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  1. A Tale of Two Houses
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    A Tale of Two Houses

    When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and office space, he was looking for a deal. Fleischmann wanted two houses...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  2. Space-Efficient Renovation in New York
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    Space-Efficient Renovation in New York

    “A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects, 
who along with partner Kari Anderson handled the renovation of this Upper West Side apartment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.01.09

  3. The Farm Project
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    The Farm Project

    For the Farm Project, Mike Meiré abandoned the idea of the hyper-designed kitchen in favor of one where life—of all manners—happens.

    01.30.09

  4. 8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream
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    8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream

    The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu. Here are 8 Airstream renovations that promise to inspire you to hit the road in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.06.13

  5. 7 Modern Sofas We Love
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    7 Modern Sofas We Love

    If you’re on the hunt for a great modern sofa, consider the following from our pages—some iconic, some off the beaten path.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.13.14

  6. How To: Indoor Concrete Floors
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    How To: Indoor Concrete Floors

    Concrete flooring is cheap, durable, and not as cold as its reputation suggests—these eight homeowners show how to get the look.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.21.14

  7. Mod-Inspired Home Furnishings
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    Mod-Inspired Home Furnishings

    The 1960s mod subculture which revolved around mopeds, modern jazz and dandy fashion has grown to influence the design world in countless ways. Here are only a few home furnishings out of the many...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.01.13

  8. 6 Famous Brutalist Buildings
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    6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

    Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.07.13

  9. Collecting Case Studies: Lawrence Rinder
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    Collecting Case Studies: Lawrence Rinder

    Lawrence Rinder is a San Francisco–based collector and dean of graduate studies at California College of the Arts. He was formerly the curator of contemporary art at the Whitney Museum of...

    written by: Natasha Boas
    02.01.09

  10. Un'Introduzione al Disegno Italiano
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    Un'Introduzione al Disegno Italiano

    From Marble to mobili, Italy has been a, if not the, design mecca for the last century. Here's why.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    06.15.11

  11. Improve Your Design Vocab
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    Improve Your Design Vocab

    We searched through the Dwell archives to bring you our favorite lists of words you should know from building codes or restaurant jargon.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.27.13

  12. Dwell How-To: Buy and Sell Your Dream Home
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    Dwell How-To: Buy and Sell Your Dream Home

    Combing the Dwell archives for our best, all-time tips on buying and selling your own modern abode.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.24.13

  13. Brazilian Design 101
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    Brazilian Design 101

    Don’t know your Tonico from your Mole? Fear not, as today we offer a Cliffs Notes of basic Brazilian furniture design, including the top names associated with Brazil and the pieces they are known...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.19.13

  14. 101 The Modern Office
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    101 The Modern Office

    Swamped by TPS reports? Driven to distraction by your cubicle mate? Don't let office life get you down—instead, look to these examples of modern workplaces to put some pep into your proverbial step.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.01.13

  15. 6 Homes Fit for Chefs
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    6 Homes Fit for Chefs

    We can learn a thing or two from foodies about kitchen design, as the following modern Dwell kitchen-centric homes—the stuff that culinary dreams are made of—so elegantly prove.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.15.13

  16. 8 Ways to Design with Pine
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    8 Ways to Design with Pine

    It’s readily available, affordable, fairly sustainable, and hardy—what’s not to love about pine? Architects, designers, and homeowners show us how to use the wood to its best advantage in these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.24.13

  17. 7 City Lofts We Love
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    7 City Lofts We Love

    We take a journey from San Diego to Brooklyn to Warsaw and beyond to check out the myriad ways to rework a loft space.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.09.13

  18. 10 Space-Saving Desk Designs
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    10 Space-Saving Desk Designs

    No matter how tiny your abode, a proper desk is still attainable. These 10 smart setups make the most of small spaces with big style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.15.13

  19. How To: The Modern Kitchen
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    How To: The Modern Kitchen

    No matter how cozy your living room or den, the kitchen is usually the heart of a home. Whether you use yours to mimic Nigella or zap a TV dinner, you'll find helpful how-tos and insightful...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.17.13

  20. 8 Ways to Make a Modern Vignette
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    8 Ways to Make a Modern Vignette

    You may have heard the maxim "God is in the details"—and it's especially true when it comes to arranging your stuff. (Remember: There's a difference between an artful display and a hoarder-style...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.14

  21. 9 Stainless Steel Kitchens
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    9 Stainless Steel Kitchens

    From a single sheet to a shiny-metal extravaganza, stainless steel remains a very viable way of modernizing your kitchen. Here are 9 ways to incorporate the low-maintenance material.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.02.14

  22. 7 Modern Shingled Houses
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    7 Modern Shingled Houses

    Shingle style takes on a new meaning in the following 7 modern houses that approach the genre in innovative ways.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.07.14

  23. 10 Ways to Use Shoji Screens
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    10 Ways to Use Shoji Screens

    Shoji screens are used everywhere from George Nakashima's Reception House to actor Vincent Kartheiser's tiny Hollywood bungalow, and they remain a time-tested way of allowing light in and keeping...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.25.13

  24. 10 tips for clutter-free bedrooms
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    10 tips for clutter-free bedrooms

    For our first post in a series featuring inspiring, clutter-free rooms, we begin with the space that is arguably the most important to keep clear of all visual noise: the bedroom.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.09.14

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