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Calle Segunda facade

House of the Week: Historic-Modern Hybrid in Mexico

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
October 1, 2015
Twist by Astro LED light bulb and speaker

How Working in Home Automation Inspired One Developer to Rethink Smart Tech

Entrepreneur Shaun Springer turned 15 years of smart home experience into Astro, a hardware startup that aims to simplify the high-tech home. Here, he shares the revelation that changed his view of the smart home business.
September 30, 2015
House NA by Sou Fujimoto

5 Creative Uses for Ladders in Modern Spaces

Ladders aren't just for lofts—check out these contemporary spaces that are creative as their twists on the traditional climbing structure.
September 30, 2015
Above Within Beyond bronze sculpture by Wendell Castle

Iconic Artist Wendell Castle Talks Contemporary Furniture Design at Dwell on Design NY

The established artist and designer joins us for a discussion about what's next in furniture.
September 30, 2015
Outdoor fenced dining porch area in Brooklyn, New York

6 Homes with Underfloor Radiant Heating

No one likes to feel a cold floor on a winter morning; a floor with hydronic radiant heating is an efficient and eco-friendly way to keep your home (and your feet) warm. During construction, a system of pipes are embedded in house's floors. Once activated, a mixture of water and anti-freeze chemicals convey heat to the floors (and by extension, the room above it).
September 30, 2015
little by little portrait kayak mezzanine high ceilings

6 Modern Homes for Surfers

Much like modern design, surfing was once at the periphery of American popular culture. Thankfully, both gradually moved into the mainstream and even surfers have embraced modern materials and design in their surfboards. These oceanic athletes' enthusiasm for catching waves matches their love for contemporary architecture.
September 30, 2015
Modern home in Finland with sauna has custom birch cabinets and island in kitchen and a lofted family room

Take Me to Birch: 8 Houses that Make Use of Birch Wood

Affordable, durable birch wood makes an eye-catching addition to these homes.
September 30, 2015
Chong left enough space in the 16-foot-wide backyard for a garden and comfortable dining area.

7 Small Backyards in Cities

On tight urban lots from London to Toronto, these homes make way for a blissful slice of nature.
September 30, 2015
Geometric wood cabin in Oberwiesenthal, Germany

Tour 8 Awesome Tiny Cabins Around the World

Our favorite site for off-the-grid inspiration gets a new tome.
September 29, 2015