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  1. 10 Ways to Use Benches
    A Great Idea

    10 Ways to Use Benches

    "Warming the bench" takes on new meaning when used as a feature in modern homes. From patio perches to living room seats, the versatile piece of furniture is a welcome addition in the 10 residences...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.10.13

  2. 5 Smart Modern Homes in Japan
    Houses We Love

    5 Smart Modern Homes in Japan

    Time and again, so many modern architects tell us that they are heavily influenced by Japanese design. We go straight to the source with 5 of our favorite homes in Japan from the pages of Dwell.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.24.13

  3. Last Chance: Lessons from Modernism
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    Last Chance: Lessons from Modernism

    Modern-minded New Yorkers have just a few more days to swing by Cooper Union’s Lessons From Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture, 1925-70 exhibition at the...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.20.13

  4. All the Home's a Stage
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    All the Home's a Stage

    In a Melbourne suburb, a family of four redefines “interior design” with a private house that doubles as a public art gallery.

    written by: Rowan McKinnon
    photos by: Dianna Snape
    06.17.12

  5. Barbara Bestor's Colorful Modern Home in Silver Lake
    House Tours

    Barbara Bestor's Colorful Modern Home in Silver Lake

    We first documented the ten-month renovation of Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor's 1950s bungalow here, but gather your things and get ready to soak in some sun rays yet again by visiting...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Dabito
    08.22.13

  6. 5 Great Rooms from New Dutch Apartment Huys in New York City
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    5 Great Rooms from New Dutch Apartment Huys in New York City

    Dutch designer Piet Boon's first major multi-residential project in the US arrives at 404 Park Avenue South, and Dwell has an exclusive sneak peek.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Paul Barbera
    07.25.13

  7. Furniture by Color: Purple
    Product Reviews

    Furniture by Color: Purple

    Because of its vibrancy, purple can be a difficult color to work into an everyday space. But whether, woven into a throw or set upon a side table, it can be a regal accent, adding richness and...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.31.14

  8. Through House in Toronto, Canada
    House Tours

    Through House in Toronto, Canada

    A house from the 1880s that's narrow, small, and in terrible shape: is this the place for a great modern interior? In the hands of Toronto architect Heather Dubbeldam, it turned out to be exactly...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Bob Gundu
    04.25.13

  9. 7 Modern Outdoor Fireplaces We Love
    Outdoor

    7 Modern Outdoor Fireplaces We Love

    There's no better time to gather around an outdoor fire pit then on a windy Autumn night. Check out these cozy outdoor areas, equipped with the latest technology and embracing timeless traditions...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.17.13

  10. Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
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    Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers

    We appreciate a good magazine cover here in the Dwell offices (we spend hours picking them out, after all), so it was a pleasant surprise to receive Postcards from Vogue: One Hundred Iconic Covers...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.08.13

  11. A Look at Staircases
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    A Look at Staircases

    Whether you're going up or going down, an artfully constructed staircase never takes you in the wrong direction. Take a look at some of our favorite examples, taken from our photo library from...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  12. 7 Nightstands and Bedside Tables
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    7 Nightstands and Bedside Tables

    Be it a perch for an alarm clock, reading lamp, or glass of water, the nightstand is a furniture staple in the bedroom. Here we show seven options.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.14.13

  13. Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius
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    Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius

    In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the mass-produced in surprising new ways.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    06.20.11

  14. 10 Light-Filled Kitchens
    Rooms We Love

    10 Light-Filled Kitchens

    A bright kitchen can transform a home and energize its residents as much as the day's first cup of coffee.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.08.14

  15. The Alessi 9090
    How To

    The Alessi 9090

    Alessi—In the 1970s, Alessi invested $300,000 to develop its first cooking appliance: a stovetop espresso maker by Richard Sapper. The northern Italian family business had made stainless...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    02.26.09

  16. Soak up the Sun: 4 Amazing Atriums
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    Soak up the Sun: 4 Amazing Atriums

    Here we take a look at four homes in which the true star is the atrium. A perfect architectural detail for letting the outside in, an atrium can be great way to open up a home and soak up a little...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.25.13

  17. Blogger Focus: Trend Forecast
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Trend Forecast

    We asked some of our favorite bloggers what they see in the near future for interiors, graphic design, travel, and more.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.11.13

  18. 5 Cool Modern Courtyards
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    5 Cool Modern Courtyards

    What's better than a backyard? In these modern homes, a courtyard offers its residents the same benefits—outdoor space for hanging out and entertaining—plus the coziness that comes from enveloping...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.01.13

  19. Amazing Futuristic Homes from Austria to Spain
    Houses We Love

    Amazing Futuristic Homes from Austria to Spain

    As the writer Victor Hugo once said, "There is nothing like a dream to create the future." These three unconventional homes from Llers, Spain to The Big Apple transcend from the norm with their...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.19.13

  20. Making Order From Chaos: 8 Beautifully Busy Homes
    Houses We Love

    Making Order From Chaos: 8 Beautifully Busy Homes

    These eight homes turn clutter into decoration through the careful arrangement of eclectic belongings.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.10.13

  21. 6 Australian Homes from the Design Files
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    6 Australian Homes from the Design Files

    Lucy Feagins has been curating stylish Australian interiors for her site, the Design Files, since 2008. We recently featured her favorite local discoveries in our September 2013 issue and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.16.13

  22. Sitting Pretty
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    Sitting Pretty

    These 6 seats are as aesthetically pleasing as they are well-designed.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.13.13

  23. Trend Spotting: Bare Bulbs
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    Trend Spotting: Bare Bulbs

    Lately we've noticed a resurgent love affair with the lightbulb. Whether it's unique shades acting as a glowing showcase or the bare bulbs themselves, we dig this look. Here, we've pulled together...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.28.13

  24. Open Studios at City Modern
    Event Spotlight

    Open Studios at City Modern

    Thirteen Brooklyn design studios—with locations ranging from Red Hook to the Navy Yard to Bushwick, and practices varying from furniture design to brand consulting to woodworking—opened...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    10.03.12

  25. Optical Illusions in Product Design
    Product Reviews

    Optical Illusions in Product Design

    Visual illusions in design can bring a bit of magic to your modern space. From floating lamps to two-legged tables, we've gathered a few products to deceive your eyes and heighten your curiosity.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.11.13

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