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  1. Instant Building Inspiration Around the World
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    Instant Building Inspiration Around the World

    The World Architecture Festival, taking place October 1-3, 2014, in Singapore, recently announced the shortlist for its awards program. Click through the slideshow for 10 of the most inspiring...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.29.14

  2. Colorful Textiles We Love for Floors or Tables
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    Colorful Textiles We Love for Floors or Tables

    When it comes to versatile textiles, designer Sandy Chilewich's eponymous studio creates innovative products for both domestic and industrial settings. Originally introduced to the international...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.29.14

  3. 8 Amazing Concrete Renovations
    Renovation

    8 Amazing Concrete Renovations

    There are many reasons to build with concrete: it’s cheap, durable, and minimalistic. Whether adding new concrete elements or exposing old ones, these home renovations make impressive use of the...

    07.29.14

  4. Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In
    Rooms We Love

    Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In

    Often, we cleanse our duds in a wasteland of half-forgotten detergent bottles and dryer-sheet-detritus. But one creative couple in Boston’s South End have reimagined their laundry room as a sanctuary.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Eric Roth
    07.29.14

  5. Tiny Living Tales from Across the Country
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    Tiny Living Tales from Across the Country

    The tiny house movement is no longer an obscure fad—around the United States, more and more homeowners are looking to downsize given rapidly rising real estate costs. The documentary Tiny: A Story...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.28.14

  6. Essential Small-Space Living Tips
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    Essential Small-Space Living Tips

    In our September 2014 issue, we feature compact homes from British Columbia to Los Angeles that make the most of their compact square footage. Here, some of the featured homeowners share their...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    07.26.14

  7. Designing a Home to Accommodate Alzheimer’s
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    Designing a Home to Accommodate Alzheimer’s

    For a couple coping with Alzheimer’s, a thoughtful addition creates a comfortable, long-term solution.

    07.25.14

  8. Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow
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    Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow

    Built on a Hawaiian lava flow, an architect’s first substantial house in concrete reflects its craggy surroundings.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Ian Allen
    07.25.14

  9. The Design Community that Defines New York City
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    The Design Community that Defines New York City

    A biennial at New York's MAD Museum, open through October 12, 2014, explores the rich design community of New York City—a group whose creations set the tone of the ever-shifting city. "It’s...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.24.14

  10. Thriving Micro-Living Model
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    Thriving Micro-Living Model

    A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for micro-living in San Diego.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    07.22.14

  11. Playful Artist-Designed Notebooks
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    Playful Artist-Designed Notebooks

    Plumb is a new line of notebooks designed and illustrated by contemporary artists. For the fall 2014 collection, artists Jason Polan, Nathaniel Russell, and Linda Geary created eclectic journals...

    07.22.14

  12. 7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage
    Rooms We Love

    7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage

    These tips for camouflaging storage space will keep your compact home feeling clean and uncluttered.

    07.21.14

  13. 5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know
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    5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know

    These up-and-coming designers draw inspiration from their Caribbean heritage to create bold, colorful, and thoughtful objects for the contemporary home. Visit Design in Puerto Rico for more...

    07.21.14

  14. 5 Bags We Love from BAGGU
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    5 Bags We Love from BAGGU

    When Emily Sugihara and her mom, Joan Sugihara were tired of the lack of reusable totes on the market, they launched BAGGU, producing the signature foldable nylon tote in a variety of colors. Since...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.18.14

  15. Planning for a Historic Home Renovation
    Renovation

    Planning for a Historic Home Renovation

    The most successful historic home renovation is the one planned in detail. Having a plan identifies the work to be done at the approved cost and at the expected quality level. Click through the...

    written by: Porch
    07.18.14

  16. Modern Weekend Ski Home
    Houses We Love

    Modern Weekend Ski Home

    A modernist cabin in British Columbian ski country is the perfect retreat for a family of outdoor adventurers.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.18.14

  17. The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants
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    The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants

    Out of necessity, water-wise native plantings are an integral part of landscape design. We consult experts on how to acclimatize on a local and a global scale.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

  18. How to Make Your Garden Water-Free
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    How to Make Your Garden Water-Free

    Landscape architect Brennan Cox, principal of San Francisco–based Groundworks, explores the best approaches to drought-tolerant landscaping practices that can be implemented anywhere in the world.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

  19. 4 Home Security Systems to Try Now
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    4 Home Security Systems to Try Now

    Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    07.17.14

  20. Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit
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    Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit

    Somehow the toilets in bus stations and airports have technologically superseded the home commode. Toilets with motion sensors and water jets exist for civilian abodes, but they’re expensive to...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.17.14

  21. 10 Impressive Backyard Renovations
    Renovation

    10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

    A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.

    07.17.14

  22. 7 Space-Saving Products
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    7 Space-Saving Products

    In our September issue, Dwell editors round up the best multifunctional, compact furniture for small spaces. Here's a look at eight more products that will give you more room and more peace of mind.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.17.14

  23. Transportation Strides Made at New York's World's Fairs
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    Transportation Strides Made at New York's World's Fairs

    From July 26–November 2, 2014, the Transit Museum Gallery Annex in Grand Central Terminal will exhibit "Traveling in the World of Tomorrow: The Future of Transportation at New York’s World’s Fairs."

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.16.14

  24. Dogs Who Love Modern Design
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    Dogs Who Love Modern Design

    There are many ways to judge a room—its size, its shape, its furniture. But as these dogs of Dwell homes would likely attest, all it takes is good instinct. Here, we've rounded up a few of our...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.16.14

  25. Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment
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    Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

    Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Alan Tansey
    07.15.14

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