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New Zealand Goes Modern Part Two

From a remote and sustainable beach house, to a compact prefab vacation home, to an affordable hillside abode, we add three new stunning residences to our previously explored topic, New Zealand Goes Modern.
November 26, 2013
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A Second Look at Japanese Soaking Tubs

For centuries, the Japanese have enjoyed a relaxing ritual of steaming in neck-high water at the end of each day. Like other aspects of Japanese design, this simple yet harmonious custom has become popular the world over, as extra-deep soaking tubs are incorporated into modern bathrooms and backyards. Here's how it's done.
November 26, 2013
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Jose Dávila's Compilation of Architecture That's 'There But Not'

In a new book, artist Jose Dávila ponders, "How many buildings around the world have such distinctive designs that simply their outline, and nothing else, is enough to identify them?" Focusing on silhouettes, Dávila excises structures from photographs leaving nothing but a void. It's easy to fill in the blanks for some—like the Great Pyramid at Giza—but others—like the Burj al Arab—are a bit more obscure. In the following slideshow, spy 10 of the projects in There But Not by Jose Dávila, published by powerHouse Books. Get your thinking caps on and see how many you can identify.
November 26, 2013
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Material Focus: Custom Walnut Designs

From a warm slab countertop to a modern dining table and chairs, we love homes that customize their interiors with walnut accents.
November 26, 2013
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All in the Family: 7 Spaces Designed by Couples

They say the family that designs together stays together. OK, nobody says that, but there may be something to it. Harmony at home can enhance the creative process if these projects from Dwell's archives, all of which were tackled by couples, are any indication.
November 26, 2013
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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Table

For the enthusiastic entertainer, the plucky party planner, or the Host/ess with the mostess we've got a fantastic round up of gifts for anyone in your life that loves to throw a good dinner party and takes as much care with the tablescape as they do the food and drink.
November 25, 2013
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7 Dining Room Design Ideas

Seven striking dining room arrangements to inspire high-design mealtime.
November 25, 2013
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8 Modern Apartment Buildings

From northeastern Italy to downtown Pittsburgh, a trendy neighborhood in Melbourne, Australia, to Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, here are eight inventive, modern apartment buildings that fit in quite nicely with their surroundings.
November 25, 2013
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10 Ways to Use Shoji Screens

Shoji screens are used everywhere from George Nakashima's Reception House to actor Vincent Kartheiser's tiny Hollywood bungalow, and they remain a time-tested way of allowing light in and keeping clutter behind the scenes. Here are 10 clever ways to show some shoji style.
November 25, 2013
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