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Little Cabin In the Woods: 7 Homes We Love

Nothing screams "late fall" like a trip to a cabin. These seven homes fit the coziness bill, but with a modern slant that brings the housing typology into the 21st century.
October 18, 2013
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Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan

In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a 793-square-foot home out of canted concrete boxes.
October 18, 2013
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Modern Homes in Mexico

In honor of our just having landed at Design Week Mexico, Dwell presents a few of our favorite modern houses in the country.
October 18, 2013
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Time to Gather: A Modern Tablescape

When it comes time for the big feast, be ready with dinnerware, servingware, glasses and more all in seasonal style. This Dwell approved assortment will help you set a simple yet elegant and inviting table for your nearest and dearest.
October 17, 2013
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7 Favorites from A2 Designers

A2 Designers, is yet another Scandinavian success creating visionary pieces of furniture since 2008. Based out of the Swedish province, Småland, their working designers and craftsmen utilize local resources and materials to construct contemporary items. Take a look at 7 of our favorites!
October 17, 2013
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Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland

Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.
October 17, 2013
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7 Modern Outdoor Fireplaces We Love

There's no better time to gather around an outdoor fire pit then on a windy Autumn night. Check out these cozy outdoor areas, equipped with the latest technology and embracing timeless traditions with modern design.
October 17, 2013
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Material Focus: Brick

The materials most closely associated with modernism are steel and concrete but the building block of the ages is—and will likely remain—brick. Used as early as 7500 BC, the material now crops up in modern homes, like in the handful we've gathered in the following slideshow. (If you need further convincing, Louis Kahn loved brick, too.)
October 17, 2013
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A Gothic-Inspired Modern Home

Modernism's crisp lines and ornament-free surfaces bear little resemblance to Gothic architecture's gingerbread house–like flourishes. But in the North Carolina residence belonging to a musician and his son, Medieval structures informed the contemporary design. Michael Rank approached Raleigh-based firm Tonic to create a house that emphasized his love of tall, vertical spaces and staircases. A professional musician, Rank also requested space for a recording studio. Privacy was paramount as was room for his collection of art and muscle cars. Tonic took all the requirements and delivered a thoughtfully planned two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath house at about $200 per square foot.
October 17, 2013
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