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An Angular Futuristic House in Georgia

The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure. "It has energy and does not feel heavy or is static," says architect Staffan Svenson of Atlanta-based firm Dencity Design. Inside, Svenson divided the house into seven levels and introduced a vibrant color palette and rich material program at the residents' request. The resulting modern live/work abode gives the owners a sense of adventure as they traverse the spaces.
October 9, 2013
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Design Tips for Privacy: Solutions to Common Issues

To further explore privacy in the modern world, we present three common problems—from noise to peeping neighbors—and a fleet of products to solve your woes.
October 8, 2013
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Fun and Funky Modern Tableware

Set a table that will be the envy of everyone you know with Dwell's latest favorites for fun and funky modern tableware. From sleek and swooping flatware to bold place settings to a cheerful cake stand, your table will be bright and inviting for all your guests.
October 8, 2013
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5 Modern Apartments in Paris

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.
October 8, 2013
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Design Tips for Privacy

As the lines between our public and personal lives become increasingly blurry, designers are helping redefine privacy for the 21st century. Here we explore the new frontiers­—in residential architecture, product design, and furnishings.
October 8, 2013
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Toronto's Tetris Inspired Home

We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives. We were mesmerized by the magic of geometry and rewarded by our efficiency. For rzlbd Tetris is not just a game of block arrangement and fast performance, but it is a quest of effective design. If a designer of space was to be structured as Tetris blocks, there would be virtually zero wasted space within a building.
October 8, 2013
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5 Modern Courtyards Part Two

As Previously looked at in 5 Cool Modern Courtyards, Dwell takes another glance at 5 modern homes with outstanding elevated terraces.
October 8, 2013
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Meet the Nest Protect Smoke Detector

Palo Alto–based product design company Nest Labs—known for its slick Learning thermostat—announced its next venture today: the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector. "This is a product category prime for disruption," says Maxime Veron, director of product marketing at Nest. In homes, most technology has been steadily updated—think appliances, security systems, lighting, heating and cooling—but smoke detectors haven't seen much innovation in the past few decades. We can all identify with the qualms of these archaic devices: fussy batteries, false alarms, and ear-splitting noise (it is supposed to get your attention, after all). This version aims to make smoke detectors easier to use, more effective, and something to covet. "Things don't need to be ugly or dumb" says Veron. "This thinks before it speaks." Have a look at some of Nest Protect's features in the following slideshow.
October 8, 2013
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