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  1. An Atypical Tree House
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    An Atypical Tree House

    When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover and a philanthropist, let it lie. The tree revived itself,...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.28.09

  2. Startin' Spartan
    My House

    Startin' Spartan

    When Jay Atherton and Cy Keener met in grad school at the University of California, Berkeley, they discovered in each other a rare constellation of common interests: minimalist architecture, rock...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    11.22.10

  3. Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
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    Creative Renovation in Brooklyn

    When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous library, and a parcel of paintings in tow—they didn’t...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    07.29.09

  4. Green Living in Barcelona
    House Tours

    Green Living in Barcelona

    For some, living “green” is all about making a statement. But for Petz Scholtus, it boils down to common sense. The eco-designer was raised on a farm in Luxembourg, and she’s...

    04.11.11

  5. A Tale of Two Houses
    Design 101

    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

  6. Space-Efficient Renovation in New York
    Design 101

    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

  7. Hollywood Renovation: Week 11
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 11

    When you have a small footprint and you need more space, sometimes the only place to go is up. Our downstairs space is only 750 square feet and accommodates both living and working, so space is at...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    07.17.11

  8. Modern Workspaces and Study Nooks
    Rooms We Love

    Modern Workspaces and Study Nooks

    Modern design does a workspace good. Here are seven offices and study nooks sure to help inspire your next great idea.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.06.13

  9. Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow
    Renovation

    Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow

    Austin architect J.C. Schmeil converted his family's 1935 bungalow into a spacious modern family home on a modest budget and with tons of ingenuity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  10. Office Space
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    Office Space

    We sifted through some past issues to find images of what some may argue to be the hardest working room in the house.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  11. Family Matters
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    Family Matters

    The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    07.18.11

  12. Cutting Edge
    Profiles

    Cutting Edge

    Asked to design a space for an art collector whose body and walls were already covered in decoration, architect Thom Faulders capped off the project by creating a piece of art out of an often...

    written by: John King
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.26.09

  13. Mid-Century Finds
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    Mid-Century Finds

    Too much time has passed since we last checked in with mid-century furniture aficionado Sam Kaufman, whose diminutive gallery on Beverly Boulevard is always stocked with the most wonderful things....

    02.01.13

  14. 6 Product Designs by Danish Company Essey
    Product Reviews

    6 Product Designs by Danish Company Essey

    In the design world, products often only bear a slight resemblance to their function, if at all. Danish company Essey was founded around the concept of using symbolism to promote a given function...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    05.07.13

  15. 101 The Modern Office
    Design 101

    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

  16. How To: Home Office with Built-Ins
    A Great Idea

    How To: Home Office with Built-Ins

    Carving out a study niche doesn't mean adding on an extension to your house; instead, consider built-ins—they can change the entire function of a room, or simply create some much-needed workspace.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.11.14

  17. 9 Modern Metallics for Spring
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    9 Modern Metallics for Spring

    These metallic accessories for home and garden reflect the bright light of spring.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.22.14

  18. Offices With A View
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    Offices With A View

    We’ve all dreamed of kicking back in an office with a view; these three residents built their own.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.31.13

  19. Desk Typography: A Font Based on the Open Office Plan
    In The Modern World

    Desk Typography: A Font Based on the Open Office Plan

    French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the office.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.23.14

  20. 7 Innovations from the 2014 International CES Part One
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    7 Innovations from the 2014 International CES Part One

    Here are seven striking finds from Dwell's first day roaming the sprawling floor (or floors, really) of the 2014 International CES, formerly known as the International Consumer Electronics Show in...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.09.14

  21. 6 Historic Furniture Collaborations
    Rewind

    6 Historic Furniture Collaborations

    Collaborations between academic institutions and design greats have exposed students around the world to masterful lessons in furniture. Get schooled on some of the smartest partnerships from the...

    written by: Liz Arnold
    10.11.13

  22. Modern Desktop Accessories
    Product Reviews

    Modern Desktop Accessories

    To help you get organized this year, we first brought you our favorite office space inspirations. Now we have the desktop accessories to take you rest of the way. From scissors to staplers to pens...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.13.14

  23. Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago
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    Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago

    New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's creatives work.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.04.14

  24. Smart Live-Work Spaces
    Design 101

    Smart Live-Work Spaces

    Our current model of efficiency is the live-work space, and everyone deserves their own modern version. Hint: Keep it clean, clutter-free, and bright. Here are seven to inspire you to create your...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.30.13

  25. The History of the Modern Workspace
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    The History of the Modern Workspace

    Power dynamics, economic upheaval, and design thinking: cubicles aren’t just a Dilbert punch line.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.20.14

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