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  1. 7 Elegant Closet Solutions
    Rooms We Love

    7 Elegant Closet Solutions

    From a luxurious midcentury changing room to under-stair solutions, these closets show graceful ways to store clothes and kitchen gear.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.03.14

  2. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Entertainer
    Gift Guides

    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Entertainer

    If you have someone on your holiday list who loves hosting anything from a book club to a dinner party, consider a gift from the Dwell Store’s guide. Including bar accessories, serveware, and...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    11.19.14

  3. A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa
    Shops

    A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa

    Earthworld Architects & Interiors, based in Pretoria, the South African capital, was hired to design a coffee shop for the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company outside Johannesburg with used...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.02.14

  4. Piles of Fallen Leaves Got You Down? This Leaf Blower Will Change All That
    Product Reviews

    Piles of Fallen Leaves Got You Down? This Leaf Blower Will Change All That

    While effective, leaf blowers generally and deservedly draw ire from neighbors for being loud and polluting. The EPA has cracked down on emissions and noise laws, so new blowers are built with...

    written by: Alexander George
    12.03.14

  5. 8 Incredibly Slender Houses
    Houses We Love

    8 Incredibly Slender Houses

    Narrow sites present designers with a unique spatial challenge. Building upward might add square footage, but it won't make a structure the width of a subway car feel any less claustrophobic. These...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.02.14

  6. Calling All Designers: Submit Your Project for the Architizer A+Awards
    Event Spotlight

    Calling All Designers: Submit Your Project for the Architizer A+Awards

    Submit your architecture, interiors, and products for a chance to be honored at the Architizer A+Awards.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.03.14

  7. Space-Saving Wood Furniture Designed in California
    Product

    Space-Saving Wood Furniture Designed in California

    The LAXseries by MASHstudios celebrates natural materials and tight quarters.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.01.14

  8. Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School
    My House

    Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School

    A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  9. Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views
    Houses We Love

    Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views

    Christian Tonko designs a delicate artist's studio that hugs the hilly landscape.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.02.14

  10. Spacious All-White London Flat Is—Surprise!—Less Than 600 Square Feet
    House Tours

    Spacious All-White London Flat Is—Surprise!—Less Than 600 Square Feet

    With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.

    written by: Luke Tebbutt
    08.18.14

  11. Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water
    A Great Idea

    Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water

    The modular Jellyfish Barge could be a solar-powered solution to food shortages.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  12. Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings
    Houses We Love

    Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings

    Melding corrugated metal with Douglas Fir wood, a sustainable home in Seattle brings nature inside while preserving a couple’s privacy.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    12.04.14

  13. Chicago's Green Mile
    Interviews

    Chicago's Green Mile

    Chicago bills a one-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of Cermak Road as "the greenest street in America," a surprising characterization considering it was once one of the grittiest industrial...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.24.13

  14. Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Caroline Baumann of Cooper Hewitt
    Product

    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Caroline Baumann of Cooper Hewitt

    The director of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum lists her favorite belongings and gifts.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.04.14

  15. Three Sisters Renovate Their Parents' Midcentury Home
    Renovation

    Three Sisters Renovate Their Parents' Midcentury Home

    When a couple was looking to update their 1960s house in Brentwood, California, they didn't have to look far for help. Their daughters, who make up the Los Angeles- and New York-based design...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.01.14

  16. Vespa Revamped
    Post

    Vespa Revamped

    While probably not ideal for rainy climes, Portuguese carpenter/designer Carlos Alberto built a Vespa that could be reason enough for some people to move to a desert (one without sandstorms,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.21.09

  17. Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from David Alhadeff of The Future Perfect
    Product

    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from David Alhadeff of The Future Perfect

    David Alhadeff, the owner of The Future Perfect, suggests products he loves to give and receive.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.05.14

  18. Fuel Up at These Super Charming Coffee Shops
    Shops

    Fuel Up at These Super Charming Coffee Shops

    Here at Dwell, we're always on the lookout for coffee shops that are as passionate about design as java. Drawn from our archives, these are six delightful cafés where you can relax and recharge.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.03.14

  19. Design Your Dwelling Winner Announced
    Post

    Design Your Dwelling Winner Announced

    This just in: After countless hours of tense deliberation, labored hand-wringing, and heated debate, the Google SketchUp and Dwell.com Design Your Dwelling contest grand prize winner has been...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    09.10.08

  20. Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations
    House Tours

    Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations

    On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.

    written by: Dan Oko
    photos by: Collin Hughes
    12.05.14

  21. The Design Lover's Ornament: Hang These Typographic Symbols From Your Tree
    Product

    The Design Lover's Ornament: Hang These Typographic Symbols From Your Tree

    These holiday ornaments from font foundry House Industries are defined by their graphic composition. Launched in 1994, the Delaware-based company is one of the most prolific typography houses in...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    12.05.14

  22. Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More
    Renovation

    Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More

    Garages are loaded with untapped potential, but many homeowners take their outbuildings for granted. Here are five garages that were transformed from dusty storage units into functional spaces.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.05.14

  23. Scandinavian-Inspired Office Design in NYC
    We Recommend

    Scandinavian-Inspired Office Design in NYC

    When Dots, a mobile gaming brand, wanted to set up an office to accommodate their growing needs in New York City, they turned to designer Sheena Murphy of Sheep + Stone to create an inviting,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.17.14

  24. A Modern House in Rural Spain
    Houses We Love

    A Modern House in Rural Spain

    In central Spain, a pair of architects craft a modern vacation home attuned to its pastoral setting.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Fernando Guerra
    12.05.14

  25. Iconic Eclisse Light from 1967 Gets a Fresh Start with a Brilliant New Hue
    Sponsored Post

    Iconic Eclisse Light from 1967 Gets a Fresh Start with a Brilliant New Hue

    An icon of Italian design, the Eclisse light—designed by Vico Magistretti in the 1960s—is being reissued by Artemide in red, just in time for the holidays.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.08.14

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