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Modern kitchen ideas using legos as the medium

5 Cool Kitchen Islands

A delicious slab of white Carrara marble, a couple of planks of plywood, and 20,000 Legos: These are among the inventive materials used for some of our favorite kitchen islands from the pages of Dwell.
August 26, 2013
1234 howard street house dining room

5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World

White is the traditional color for kitchens, denoting hygiene, brightness, and modernity. But these five black-clad kitchens, in houses from San Francisco to Copenhagen, show that some truly stand-out rooms embrace the dark side.
August 23, 2013
stockholm bed

5 Cozy Bedrooms

Modern should never mean austere—especially for the bedroom. Here we offer five downright dreamy spaces.
August 23, 2013
white standing desk by UpDesk

The UpWrite Convertible Standing Desk

Office design is the subject of continual research and debate and as a recent survey by global architecture superfirm Gensler found, "only one in four U.S. workers are in optimal workplace environments. The rest are struggling to work effectively, resulting in lost productivity, innovation, and worker engagement." While its unlikely that the fantastical playground-like offices of tech companies like Google (which are designed to foster greater productivity) will arrive en masse, there is a smaller yet very beneficial change that can take place: standing up instead of sitting down while working. The new adjustable-height UpWrite desk by Nashville, Tennessee–based company UpDesk makes it easier to do just that.
August 21, 2013
sofa king charles

Sofa Classics: B&B Italia

Two B&B Italia sofa designs crop up frequently in the Dwell archives: the Charles by Antonio Citterio and the Tufty-Time by Patricia Urquiola. Here are seven homes that sport the now-iconic upholstered seats.
August 20, 2013
Despite new owners and a newly designed roof, the House of Earth + Light remains a modern monument to the elements.

Modern Phoenix: 5 Houses We Love in Arizona

“The uniqueness of the horizon and the desert light encouraged everybody to try something different,” says architect Will Bruder of Phoenix, Arizona, his adopted hometown. With that in mind, we take a tour through five of the most innovative modern houses in the city.
August 19, 2013
farmhouse renovation in Eldred, New York

6 Striking Modern Home Facades Part Two

While the saying, "It's what's inside that counts" certainly rings true, the exterior matters just as much with these six homes garbed with striking facades. See Part One here.
August 18, 2013
residential urban wooden box harpoon house

5 Modern Edible Gardens

Urban gardens are cropping up everywhere, from the country to the city. To follow are five modern ways to grow your own.
August 16, 2013
Modern house with solar panels and energy systems

5 Disappearing and Invisible Walls

Now you see it, now you don't. For houses located in warm climates, sometimes the most impactful design move is something you don't even see—we're talking about sliding and accordion walls that eliminate the indoor-outdoor divide.View 10 more disappearing and invisible walls here.
August 15, 2013