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  1. Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz
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    Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz

    How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a state-of-the-art heat pump system, and six very happy residents.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    09.17.12

  2. 10 tips for a clutter-free kitchen
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    10 tips for a clutter-free kitchen

    Kitchen counters overflowing? Utensils gone awry? Return your kitchen to ship shape by taking cues from the following 10 inspiring projects from our pages.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.15.14

  3. Ikea Furniture Designed for Small Spaces
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    Ikea Furniture Designed for Small Spaces

    Ikea's biannual PS collection delves into small space living, inviting young designers from diverse cities across the world to reimagine flexible furniture for urban spaces.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.17.14

  4. Project Runaway
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    Project Runaway

    Driven by the death of several appliances, a San Francisco family finds that a spanking new kitchen delivers a good dose of domestic harmony along with the excuse to execute a complete home makeover.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.05.10

  5. Hideyuki Nakayama's '2004' House
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    Hideyuki Nakayama's '2004' House

    Our September Japan Style issue celebrates design influenced or inpired by Japanese culture. In conjunction with the issue, guest writer Cathelijne Nuijsink will be covering residential projects by...

    08.22.11

  6. Seamless Living in Brisbane
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    Seamless Living in Brisbane

    For their family home in Brisbane, Australia, John and Cathy Dillon spent countless hours poring over design magazines and books to strike the right updated-mid-century-modern balance. "We...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: David Sandison
    01.30.12

  7. Vertical Challenge
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    Vertical Challenge

    In the lofty Amsterdam apartment of Texas-born Hunter Hindman and Shelby Carr, mid-century modern mixes freely with contemporary Dutch design in a setting transposed from the 17th century.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Rene Mesman
    01.22.09

  8. Cabin Fever
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    Cabin Fever

    Built-ins abound in this renovation of a 1970s lodge perched high in the French Alps. H2O Architectes devised a plan to increase livable space while leaving the structure intact. What results is a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.22.12

  9. 7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places
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    7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places

    Crunched for space, the residents of these homes—mostly under 1,000 square feet—have the same ideas: look upward and compartmentalize. Lofted sleeping areas, closets, and reading nooks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.15.12

  10. 6 Natural Design Accents in the Home
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    6 Natural Design Accents in the Home

    Connecting a home to its environment can be as simple as bringing parts of the natural world back inside. Click to see six homes that beautifully incorporated natural design accents.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.27.13

  11. Material Focus: Glass
    A Great Idea

    Material Focus: Glass

    As previously looked at in 5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades, Dwell takes another look at 8 contemporary structures that are recognized for their creative and daring use of combined materials and glass.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.30.13

  12. Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park
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    Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park

    Skaters, bikers, and a park advocate are breaking new ground in Chicago's Grant Park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.21.14

  13. Beneath the Streets: Photos of New York’s Secret Underground
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    Beneath the Streets: Photos of New York’s Secret Underground

    A new book opens the door to a subterranean New York only seen by transit workers and graffiti artist.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.21.14

  14. How to: The Ikea Kitchen Cabinet
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    How to: The Ikea Kitchen Cabinet

    In 2009, Dwell reported on the Ikea kitchen cabinet phenomenon, and five years later it is still going strong. From off-the-rack to custom, these kitchens use them best.

    04.23.14

  15. 6 Clever Structures People Call Home
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    6 Clever Structures People Call Home

    From tents to trailers, we take a look at homes that push the boundaries of traditional architecture.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.11.13

  16. A Modern Lakeside Home in Wisconsin
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    A Modern Lakeside Home in Wisconsin

    After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.

    written by: Tate Gunnerson
    photos by: Narayan Mahon
    06.24.14

  17. Well Thawed Out
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    Well Thawed Out

    At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based design firm Minarc, bought what was essentially a teardown in the...

    written by: Kathryn Harris
    photos by: Raif Seeburger
    02.01.09

  18. Room to Shelf
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    Room to Shelf

    Whether or not space is an issue in your home, it's always a good idea to get organized with smart shelving units. We've rounded up a handful of creative shelving and storage ideas to effortlessly...

    written by: Jami Smith
    04.03.13

  19. 5 Helpful Hideaway Beds
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    5 Helpful Hideaway Beds

    Tucked into corners or folded into walls, hideaway beds accommodate last minute guests and open up potentially cramped spaces.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.07.13

  20. 5 Modern Brick Interiors
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    5 Modern Brick Interiors

    Whether industrial, romantic, or classic, brick interiors are always modern.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.20.13

  21. 5 More Cool Kitchen Islands
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    5 More Cool Kitchen Islands

    "No man is an island," wrote poet John Donne, but in the case of kitchens an aptly placed island makes the room. "My favorite way to make a kitchen sculptural is on the island," says designer...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.02.13

  22. 5 Creative Staircase Storage Solutions
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    5 Creative Staircase Storage Solutions

    Staircases can be more than simply a way to get from floor to floor; in the right designers' hands, they can be creative storage solutions, too.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.27.13

  23. Structured Fun: Modern Playhouses We Love
    Houses We Love

    Structured Fun: Modern Playhouses We Love

    From a prefab tree house to a converted dairy, these six structures serve one purpose and one purpose only: as places to play.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.05.14

  24. How to Design with Pink
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    How to Design with Pink

    The color pink is traditionally associated with many things, including love, luck, and good health; perhaps that's why these homeowners chose to include splashes of the color throughout their abodes.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.04.13

  25. Converting a Commercial Storefront to a Home (and Studio!)
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    Converting a Commercial Storefront to a Home (and Studio!)

    Seeking more space and a connection with the city, an artist and a designer turn an old Toronto storefront in Dundas West into a home and studio.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Naomi Finlay
    03.27.13

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