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  1. European Plants Generate Energy—and Pride—from Waste
    Green

    European Plants Generate Energy—and Pride—from Waste

    With Europe leading the way, waste-to-energy plants are turning an unlikely resource—garbage—into electricity.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.04.14

  2. An El Salvador Beach House with an Interior Courtyard
    House Tours

    An El Salvador Beach House with an Interior Courtyard

    By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and inspired El Salvador beach house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Jason Bax
    04.18.14

  3. A Pine Box Vacation Home in Sweden
    House Tours

    A Pine Box Vacation Home in Sweden

    Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast of Sweden.

    written by: Alyn Griffiths
    photos by: James Silverman
    04.23.14

  4. A Dramatic Viewing Platform in Tasmania
    Finishing Touch

    A Dramatic Viewing Platform in Tasmania

    Australian firm Room11 creates a viewing structure that helps visitors understand their surroundings.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ben Hosking
    04.03.14

  5. Home Bar Essentials for Any Sized Space
    Product Reviews

    Home Bar Essentials for Any Sized Space

    For those who wish to entertain but have limited space, these versatile products can help—without taking up too much room or breaking the bank.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.24.14

  6. Modern Sustainable Kitchen Renovation in Pennsylvania
    Rooms We Love

    Modern Sustainable Kitchen Renovation in Pennsylvania

    A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul by Danny Seo relies on American-made goods to forge its identity.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: David Engelhardt
    07.07.14

  7. Potted Plants Delivered to Your Door
    Green

    Potted Plants Delivered to Your Door

    In New York, you can get virtually anything delivered, but The Sill, a houseplant shop delivery service, is tops.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.10.14

  8. Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories
    Product Reviews

    Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories

    Earthy materials like wood and natural textiles have been popular for making phone cases and even speaker housings. Such materials look wonderfully incongruous next to the glass and polished metal...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  9. 6 Savvy Notebooks for Work and Travel
    Product

    6 Savvy Notebooks for Work and Travel

    The introduction of smartphones and tablets has made it easy to let your tech take over in the note-taking department, but there is something undeniable about the appeal of putting pen to paper....

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.10.14

  10. Finn Juhl Centennial at Designmuseum Danmark
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    Finn Juhl Centennial at Designmuseum Danmark

    This fall we had the opportunity to pay a visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, where design buffs and locals alike are honoring what would have been the 100th birthday of one of the most influential (and...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.27.12

  11. How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious
    How To

    How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious

    We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is. Whether your yard consists of a large grassy area, narrow lot, or small...

    written by: Porch
    07.11.14

  12. This Device Helps You Find Your Missing Keys
    Product Reviews

    This Device Helps You Find Your Missing Keys

    Shrinking circuits and displays means devices are easier to lose in couches and cars. When having a friend call your missing phone doesn’t work, you can use Tiles, matchbook-sized transponders that...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  13. 7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens
    Green

    7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens

    These gardens blur the boundaries between natural and manmade landscape, providing a welcome escape from the bustle of daily life.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.10.14

  14. MASHstudios Height-Adjustable Work Table
    Product

    MASHstudios Height-Adjustable Work Table

    Bernard Brucha of Venice, California–based MASHstudios was inspired by 20th-century industrial design for the form of the height-adjustable work table, originally created as a custom piece for...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.09.14

  15. 10 Museum Renovations Across America
    Renovation

    10 Museum Renovations Across America

    Even the most time-honored institutions can sometimes use a facelift. These venerable museums across the country are being revitalized with modern renovations.

    07.14.14

  16. Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries
    Superstructure

    Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries

    Not many architects can say that their father invented a new way of building. Nicoló Bini, however, is adapting his dad’s 1960s air-formed Binishell concept for a new generation.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.14.14

  17. Eco-Friendly A-Frame in the French Countryside
    Houses We Love

    Eco-Friendly A-Frame in the French Countryside

    A serene French country house expresses a reverence for wood.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Hervé Abbadie
    05.07.14

  18. Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland
    Renovation

    Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

    A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.14.14

  19. Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York
    Green

    Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York

    An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.14.14

  20. Amazing Modern Backyard Office
    Post

    Amazing Modern Backyard Office

    When it comes to DIY ingenuity, we applaud Scott Dorman of Marietta, Georgia, for designing, overseeing, and erecting a modern office/shed that makes a striking addition to his backyard. Click...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.03.13

  21. Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand
    Outdoor

    Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

    A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    07.14.14

  22. Sustainable Retreat on a Fire-Devastated Site in Boulder
    House Tours

    Sustainable Retreat on a Fire-Devastated Site in Boulder

    A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to build their green dream home.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: David Lauer
    07.09.14

  23. Innovative Wireframe Storage Solution
    Product

    Innovative Wireframe Storage Solution

    Whether you're looking to add storage to a small space or seeking a distinctive wall hanging, the Coverboy wire system has your walls covered. Available in two Dwell Store exclusive sizes and...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.14.14

  24. Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach
    Houses We Love

    Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach

    A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    07.15.14

  25. Architecture Across Germany
    We Recommend

    Architecture Across Germany

    German architecture is known for its clean lines, cutting-edge design, and elements of play. Here, we share seven examples of architecture across the country.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.14.14

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