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  1. A Northern Haven
    House Tours

    A Northern Haven

    North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    06.17.09

  2. Student Project: Open Pollen
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    Student Project: Open Pollen

    High school students at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall school in Massachusetts got an early lesson in architecture and design when they built a site-specific sculpture on the grounds of their school last...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    04.07.09

  3. 7 Beach Houses Around the World
    Houses We Love

    7 Beach Houses Around the World

    Any time of year, including winter, is ideal for enjoying a home close to the shore. To follow, we offer 7 from our archives with very different points of view.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.17.14

  4. An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City
    House Tours

    An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City

    An inviting house in the Mexican capital draws the outside in.

    written by: William Lamb
    06.03.14

  5. Notes from the Underground
    Profiles

    Notes from the Underground

    “I used to care about how buildings looked on the outside,” says Malcolm Wells, a charming, self-deprecating man with a bushy beard ...

    written by: Hillary Geronemus
    04.20.09

  6. A Mama's Touch
    Profiles

    A Mama's Touch

    Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an enviable reputation in the UK.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Ben Anders
    02.26.09

  7. Designer We Love: Konstantin Grcic
    Profiles

    Designer We Love: Konstantin Grcic

    German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic is one of our favorites, a designer who marries data-driven research with an uncanny knack for form and function. Check out our greatest hits of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.12.13

  8. Soundsystem Built to Look Like a Cubist Minaret
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    Soundsystem Built to Look Like a Cubist Minaret

    A pair of architects working in the United Arab Emirates put a modern spin on minarets.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.17.14

  9. A Detroit Business Incubator with an Industrial Edge
    Renovation

    A Detroit Business Incubator with an Industrial Edge

    Ideas are forged inside this garage-turned-next gen startup space.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.03.14

  10. Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto
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    Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto

    Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.27.12

  11. Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: Tech
    Product

    Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: Tech

    From cool new toys to the cases that protect them, Dwell's technology gift guide includes something fun and functional for everyone.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.04.12

  12. Small Wonder
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    Small Wonder

    On a quaint, tree-lined street in Berkeley, California, architect Sarah Deeds of Deeds Design and carpenter John McBride placed a 120-square-foot office/art studio near their main house, a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.05.11

  13. Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
    Houses We Love

    Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan

    In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a 793-square-foot home out of canted concrete boxes.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.18.13

  14. 6 Outdoor Patio Dining Essentials
    Outdoor

    6 Outdoor Patio Dining Essentials

    Summer brings warm nights and the perfect atmosphere for outdoor patio dining. Set the stage for an evening on the terrace with these six patio dining essentials from shatter-proof wine glasses to...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.12.13

  15. Family Style
    House Tours

    Family Style

    When a Japanese couple asked architects Takaharu and Yui Tezuka to design a small home that would evoke the Italian love of food, informal gatherings, and natural settings, the result was la dolce...

    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  16. Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
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    Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California

    Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    03.28.14

  17. Red, White, and Blue: 5 Patriotic Products
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    Red, White, and Blue: 5 Patriotic Products

    Red, white, and blue are staples in the modern color palette, and the Fourth of July is the perfect time to display them all together.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.18.13

  18. Building the Maxon House: Week 21
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 21

    During the process of planning, designing, and ultimately constructing our future home, we discovered inspiration, resources, and motivation in a plethora of places, both online and off. These...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.27.11

  19. A Dutch Designer's Modern Chicken Coop
    Outdoor

    A Dutch Designer's Modern Chicken Coop

    Ton Matton’s chicken coop—a sly protest against European agriculture laws—is getting second looks for its urban-meets-rural aesthetic.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.02.14

  20. Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle
    Food

    Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle

    Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. Thanks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.27.12

  21. 101 Bathrooms: Ceramic
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Ceramic

    Long considered to be the standard bathroom material, ceramic is no longer boring. New shapes and colors help redefine what was once only basic bisque or beige.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  22. Frank Gehry Unveils Master Plan for Philadelphia Museum of Art
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    Frank Gehry Unveils Master Plan for Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Working almost entirely within the landmark museum building's shell, Gehry devises a plan to add 78,000 square feet of new gallery space.

    written by: William Lamb
    06.26.14

  23. Pinboard of the Day: Fireplaces
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    Pinboard of the Day: Fireplaces

    While we eagerly anticipate the first day of spring (one more month, one more month!), most of us will also still be dreaming of warmer days. Till then, we hope to offer you a little bit of warmth...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.19.13

  24. Tiles of Marrakech
    Travel Reports

    Tiles of Marrakech

    I was in Morocco last week and it should come as no surprise to design fans that I was ensorcelled by the variety and complexity of Moroccan tilework. From elaborate mosaics on palace walls to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.15.12

  25. Restoring Mies's Villa Tugendhat
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    Restoring Mies's Villa Tugendhat

    Most home renovations don’t require trips to New York’s MoMA to look at original construction plans. But when you are working on one of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s best...

    written by: Jacy Meyer
    photos by: David Židlický
    03.26.12

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