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  1. Modern Cottage Retreat in Quebec
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    Modern Cottage Retreat in Quebec

    A Montreal firm creates an escape for a family of four in Quebec's Laurentides.

    photos by: Steve Montpetit
    10.21.14

  2. Vintage, Concrete, and Color in a Palo Alto Home with See-Through Pool Wall
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    Vintage, Concrete, and Color in a Palo Alto Home with See-Through Pool Wall

    For a couple with different aesthetic and cultural backgrounds, creating a home that suited them both involved a steep learning curve. But as luck would have it, their architects are also teachers.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ian Allen
    10.21.14

  3. The New Language of Latin American Design
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    The New Language of Latin American Design

    An exhibition showcases the experimental edge of the region's design culture.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.20.14

  4. Amazing Modern Backyard Office
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    Amazing Modern Backyard Office

    When it comes to DIY ingenuity, we applaud Scott Dorman of Marietta, Georgia, for designing, overseeing, and erecting a modern office/shed that makes a striking addition to his backyard. Click...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.03.13

  5. Pitched-Roof Family Home on an Amsterdam Canal
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    Pitched-Roof Family Home on an Amsterdam Canal

    A family’s house outside the hustle of Amsterdam makes the most of local materials and forms.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    10.23.14

  6. A Modern Show House in Lima, Peru
    Renovation

    A Modern Show House in Lima, Peru

    Tom Dixon helps transform an aging mansion as part of the Casa Cor Peru design event.

    written by: Terra Hall
    10.22.14

  7. Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam
    Houses We Love

    Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam

    Amsterdam’s de Pijp neighborhood, which means “the pipe,” gets its name from the low, narrow homes that dot the area. When architect Jaspar Jansen and his colleagues at i29 Interior Architects were...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.23.14

  8. 10 Modern Cat Shelters
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    10 Modern Cat Shelters

    In Los Angeles, a fundraiser celebrates modern architecture for felines.

    written by: William Lamb
    09.19.14

  9. How to Optimize Acoustics at Home
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    How to Optimize Acoustics at Home

    You've shelled out for a top-of-the line sound system or sleek, modern speakers, but are you getting the best listening experience at home? If you haven't thought about how your furnishings affect...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.23.14

  10. The Power of Paint
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    The Power of Paint

    Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.26.09

  11. Ceramics Artist to Know: Matthias Kaiser
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    Ceramics Artist to Know: Matthias Kaiser

    Vienna-based potter Matthias Kaiser blends Japanese ceramics technique with quirky modernism.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.23.14

  12. 101 Bathrooms: Wood
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Wood

    Wood has been used for centuries to submerge bathing beauties, but most people still think of it only for cabinets, furniture, and floors. A new outpouring of innovative wood-based design, from...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  13. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Design Seeker
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    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Design Seeker

    This holiday season, the Dwell Store has assembled a series of gift guides to help find something for everyone on your list. This assortment of design gifts includes thoughtfully designed personal...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    10.27.14

  14. Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition
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    Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition

    Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an angular home expansion brings focus to a new live/work space.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.22.14

  15. A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber
    Renovation

    A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber

    The chamber, originally a gift of Norway, is revived as part of a $2.1 billion overhaul of the U.N. complex.

    written by: William Lamb
    10.22.14

  16. 10 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers
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    10 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers

    The first thing a good chef will tell you is to season, season, season. If we're going to season, why not look good doing it? We've put together a list of our current favorite products for shaking,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.19.13

  17. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
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    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  18. Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine
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    Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

    A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.28.14

  19. San Francisco Design Goes Superlocal with Heath’s 8 Favorite Makers
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    San Francisco Design Goes Superlocal with Heath’s 8 Favorite Makers

    Heath Ceramics is hosting "Under One Roof," an exhibition showcasing the diverse array of makers who have studios at its San Francisco outpost. Bet you didn't know that the ceramics factory is also...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.28.14

  20. This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think
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    This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think

    A motivated group of young architects is working toward constructing a massive floating pool for the New York City public.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.29.14

  21. All About Japanese Soaking Tubs
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    All About Japanese Soaking Tubs

    For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular indoors, too. Relaxing in steaming neck-high water marks the end of...

    written by: Silvia Cavallini
    02.05.13

  22. Sustainable Modern School Planned for Rural Mexico
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    Sustainable Modern School Planned for Rural Mexico

    Designed by the firm AT103, the award-winning design is meant to serve as a model for sustainable educational design.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.29.14

  23. Restaurant Design by Roman and Williams
    Food

    Restaurant Design by Roman and Williams

    Established in 2009, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams has been churning out tenacious restaurant designs in The Big Apple and beyond. Strong believers that architecture and...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.24.13

  24. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Jet Setter
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    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Jet Setter

    This collection of gifts for the jet-setter from the Dwell Store will give you an early start to gift-buying. From busy work travelers to weekend adventurers, all of the jet setters on your list...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    10.29.14

  25. Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures
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    Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures

    Sinewy lines and subtle contours abound in organic bathroom fixtures—plus, three engineered materials that are increasingly indistinguishable from their natural counterparts.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.01.14

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