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Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

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Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
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  TINY ARCHITECTURE: 5 MODERN OUTBUILDINGSWho doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone, even if it's just in your backyard.  Photo by: Arsi Ikäheimonen

    TINY ARCHITECTURE: 5 MODERN OUTBUILDINGS

    Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone, even if it's just in your backyard.

    Photo by: Arsi Ikäheimonen

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  THE FIRST LEED GOLD-CERTIFIED FAMILY HOME IN SAN DIEGOA multi-generational home in San Diego, California, elegantly combines sustainability and luxury.  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

    THE FIRST LEED GOLD-CERTIFIED FAMILY HOME IN SAN DIEGO

    A multi-generational home in San Diego, California, elegantly combines sustainability and luxury.

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  6 AMAZING REPURPOSED DESIGNSFrom varnished drainage pipes to old sailcloths with a second wind, these six projects utilize rescued, revamped, and reused materials.

    6 AMAZING REPURPOSED DESIGNS

    From varnished drainage pipes to old sailcloths with a second wind, these six projects utilize rescued, revamped, and reused materials.

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  5 COOL MODERN COURTYARDSWhat's better than a backyard? In these modern homes, a courtyard offers its residents the same benefits—outdoor space for hanging out and entertaining—plus the coziness that comes from enveloping walls and a view back into the living spaces. Here are some of our favorites.

    5 COOL MODERN COURTYARDS

    What's better than a backyard? In these modern homes, a courtyard offers its residents the same benefits—outdoor space for hanging out and entertaining—plus the coziness that comes from enveloping walls and a view back into the living spaces. Here are some of our favorites.

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  9 GREAT BUNK BEDSBunk beds are a double design whammy when it comes to kids' rooms: They encourage imaginative play and save space in one fell swoop.  Photo by: Mark MahaneyCourtesy of: photograph by Mark Mahaney,all rights reserved

    9 GREAT BUNK BEDS

    Bunk beds are a double design whammy when it comes to kids' rooms: They encourage imaginative play and save space in one fell swoop.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    Courtesy of: photograph by Mark Mahaney,all rights reserved

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  8 PENDANTS, AND HOW TO HANG 'EMThe most buoyant of the lighting family, pendant lamps are awfully fun but take a bit of planning; here's how to do it right.  Photo by: Mark Seelen

    8 PENDANTS, AND HOW TO HANG 'EM

    The most buoyant of the lighting family, pendant lamps are awfully fun but take a bit of planning; here's how to do it right.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  HUMBLE BEAUTY: 4 CREATIVE USES OF PLYWOODAs these residences prove, you don't need pricey, high-end materials to craft a high-design home. In the right hands, even humble sheets of plywood take on a luxurious new dimension. Click through the slideshow to see more examples of creative, modern uses of plywood.  Photo by: Simon DevittCourtesy of: © 2011 Simon Devitt

    HUMBLE BEAUTY: 4 CREATIVE USES OF PLYWOOD

    As these residences prove, you don't need pricey, high-end materials to craft a high-design home. In the right hands, even humble sheets of plywood take on a luxurious new dimension. Click through the slideshow to see more examples of creative, modern uses of plywood.

    Photo by: Simon Devitt

    Courtesy of: © 2011 Simon Devitt

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