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  1. This Mug Makes Iced Coffee in Under 5 Minutes
    Product Reviews

    This Mug Makes Iced Coffee in Under 5 Minutes

    There are plenty of commuter mugs that are insulated to keep coffee and tea hot, but there are few options for making home iced coffee from a fresh-brewed pot. The Zoku takes a hot 11 ounces of...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  2. Friday Finds 4.10.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.10.09

    This week on Dwell.com we had some new modular architecture, a Q&A with Sebastian Wrong of Established & Sons, and a slideshow of some of the best kitchens in our features archive. We...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.10.09

  3. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Design Seeker
    Gift Guides

    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Design Seeker

    This holiday season, the Dwell Store has assembled a series of gift guides to help find something for everyone on your list. This assortment of design gifts includes thoughtfully designed personal...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    10.27.14

  4. Cutting-Edge Knife Requires Sharpening Once Every 25 Years
    Product Reviews

    Cutting-Edge Knife Requires Sharpening Once Every 25 Years

    Since the purpose of a chef’s knife hasn’t changed much in the last century, the design hasn’t really evolved either. Still, one given flaw is that almost all knives, with any amount of use,...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  5. Get the Look: Wood Bathrooms
    Rooms We Love

    Get the Look: Wood Bathrooms

    Though hard, nonporous surfaces like glass, steel, and tile typically come to mind in bathroom design, marine-grade wood can be a smart choice to warm up a bathing space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.27.14

  6. Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition
    House Tours

    Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition

    Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an angular home expansion brings focus to a new live/work space.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.22.14

  7. Modern Take on a Classic Cast-Iron Stove
    Product

    Modern Take on a Classic Cast-Iron Stove

    An Oslo design duo create a modern iteration of the cast-iron stove with a timeless silhouette.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    10.28.14

  8. A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber
    Renovation

    A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber

    The chamber, originally a gift of Norway, is revived as part of a $2.1 billion overhaul of the U.N. complex.

    written by: William Lamb
    10.22.14

  9. 10 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers
    Post

    10 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers

    The first thing a good chef will tell you is to season, season, season. If we're going to season, why not look good doing it? We've put together a list of our current favorite products for shaking,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.19.13

  10. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
    A Great Idea

    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  11. Eco-Friendly Device Charges Your Phone and Shuts Off When It's Done
    Product Reviews

    Eco-Friendly Device Charges Your Phone and Shuts Off When It's Done

    Smartphones may be mobile devices, but their short battery lives mean that users need to constantly tether themselves to wall outlets. With this in mind, Velvetwire set out to design a more stylish...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.28.14

  12. Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine
    A Great Idea

    Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

    A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.28.14

  13. Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington
    Houses We Love

    Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington

    Nestled in a subalpine meadow valley in Washington, the Ranchero House is surrounded by a beautiful but demanding landscape. A Seattle family had frequented the area for years, making the three...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Stefan Hampden
    10.28.14

  14. San Francisco Design Goes Superlocal with Heath’s 8 Favorite Makers
    Event Spotlight

    San Francisco Design Goes Superlocal with Heath’s 8 Favorite Makers

    Heath Ceramics is hosting "Under One Roof," an exhibition showcasing the diverse array of makers who have studios at its San Francisco outpost. Bet you didn't know that the ceramics factory is also...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.28.14

  15. The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?
    Product Reviews

    The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?

    The ice cream scoop's basic features haven't changed much in over a century. It's design is so taken for granted, in fact, that it literally took a rocket scientist to improve upon it. Michael Chou...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.29.14

  16. This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think
    A Great Idea

    This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think

    A motivated group of young architects is working toward constructing a massive floating pool for the New York City public.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.29.14

  17. All About Japanese Soaking Tubs
    Post

    All About Japanese Soaking Tubs

    For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular indoors, too. Relaxing in steaming neck-high water marks the end of...

    written by: Silvia Cavallini
    02.05.13

  18. 6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation
    How To

    6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation

    With the average kitchen remodel costing around $55,000, it’s easy to see why homeowners look for ways to save money on a renovation. And considering how many decisions are made with this highly...

    written by: Anne Reagan
    10.28.14

  19. Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget
    Finishing Touch

    Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget

    In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.24.14

  20. Sustainable Modern School Planned for Rural Mexico
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    Sustainable Modern School Planned for Rural Mexico

    Designed by the firm AT103, the award-winning design is meant to serve as a model for sustainable educational design.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.29.14

  21. Restaurant Design by Roman and Williams
    Food

    Restaurant Design by Roman and Williams

    Established in 2009, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams has been churning out tenacious restaurant designs in The Big Apple and beyond. Strong believers that architecture and...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.24.13

  22. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Jet Setter
    Gift Guides

    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Jet Setter

    This collection of gifts for the jet-setter from the Dwell Store will give you an early start to gift-buying. From busy work travelers to weekend adventurers, all of the jet setters on your list...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    10.29.14

  23. Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures
    Product Reviews

    Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures

    Sinewy lines and subtle contours abound in organic bathroom fixtures—plus, three engineered materials that are increasingly indistinguishable from their natural counterparts.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.01.14

  24. Modular Platform Makes Outdoor Cooking a Breeze
    Product Reviews

    Modular Platform Makes Outdoor Cooking a Breeze

    Extend barbecue season as long as possible with the Ulaelu, a modular outdoor cooking platform that can be outfitted with every tool necessary for preparing meals outdoors. Add-ons, which include a...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.30.14

  25. Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna
    A Great Idea

    Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna

    Münster-based firm Modulorbeat recently built a one-man sauna on an abandoned steel factory site as part of a year-long festival exploring the economic uncertainty of the region surrounding Bochum,...

    written by: Nadja Sayej
    10.23.14

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