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Modern Wood Pavilion Joins 19th-Century Home

A Swedish guesthouse is built with modern sensibilities and centuries-old techniques.
September 25, 2014
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Elevated 606 Park Will Transform Chicago

A decade in the making, an unused 2.7-mile rail line is set to become Chicago's great new park.
September 18, 2014
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Reimagining the San Francisco Waterfront

One of five shortlisted design teams, Snøhetta proposed a scheme for 13 acres of new parkland in San Francisco's Presidio district that celebrates the natural beautiful of the waterfront site. Click through the slideshow to see the proposal. Snøhetta director Claire Fellman will join us at Dwell on Design New York to discuss New York City's terra firma and pedestrian-friendly future.
September 8, 2014
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6 Beautiful Courtyards

Whether within a home's perimeter or outside of it, these modern courtyards provide a breath of fresh air.
September 4, 2014
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Inspiring Tree Houses of Instagram

We're currently ruminating on small spaces of all configurations. But while small spaces often call to mind tiny urban apartments and compact cabins, how could we forget about another classic type of small space—the tree house? We took to Instagram for a dose of woodsy inspiration.
August 19, 2014
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Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters

New Zealand–based Bosske derives its name from “bosky,” an old English word meaning “small forest.” Expanding on this concept, Bosske creates gardening products for small spaces, including indoor environments like apartments. Bosske’s line of products also includes self-watering reservoirs that enable them to practically care for themselves, making them ideal planters for busy professionals. Find the planters in the Dwell Store.
August 8, 2014
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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.
July 18, 2014
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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.
July 18, 2014
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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.
July 17, 2014