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  1. 7 Tiny Backyard Retreats
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    7 Tiny Backyard Retreats

    From a nature writer’s off-the-grid Puget Sound getaway to a Texan’s shipping container guesthouse, these retreats may inspire you to make that backyard retreat you’ve been dreaming of a reality.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.27.13

  2. 5 Creative Staircase Storage Solutions
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    5 Creative Staircase Storage Solutions

    Staircases can be more than simply a way to get from floor to floor; in the right designers' hands, they can be creative storage solutions, too.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.27.13

  3. 5 Smart Kitchen Storage Solutions
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    5 Smart Kitchen Storage Solutions

    What to do when a tightly cramped kitchen yearns for more space? Here, five great examples on how to win the storage battle with arguably the most trafficked room in the house.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.26.13

  4. Dwell's Coolest Modern Backyards
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    Dwell's Coolest Modern Backyards

    Dwell spotlights the coolest modern backyards from the pages of our magazine.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.26.13

  5. 5 Cool Kitchen Islands
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    5 Cool Kitchen Islands

    A delicious slab of white Carrara marble, a couple of planks of plywood, and 20,000 Legos: These are among the inventive materials used for some of our favorite kitchen islands from the pages of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.26.13

  6. 5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World
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    5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World

    White is the traditional color for kitchens, denoting hygiene, brightness, and modernity. But these five black-clad kitchens, in houses from San Francisco to Copenhagen, show that some truly stand...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.23.13

  7. 5 Cozy Bedrooms
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    5 Cozy Bedrooms

    Modern should never mean austere—especially for the bedroom. Here we offer five downright dreamy spaces.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.23.13

  8. Barbara Bestor's Colorful Modern Home in Silver Lake
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    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

  9. Sofa Classics: B&B Italia
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    Sofa Classics: B&B Italia

    Two B&B Italia sofa designs crop up frequently in the Dwell archives: the Charles by Antonio Citterio and the Tufty-Time by Patricia Urquiola. Here are seven homes that sport the now-iconic...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.13

  10. Modern Phoenix: 5 Houses We Love in Arizona
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    Modern Phoenix: 5 Houses We Love in Arizona

    “The uniqueness of the horizon and the desert light encouraged everybody to try something different,” says architect Will Bruder of Phoenix, Arizona, his adopted hometown. With that in mind, we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.19.13

  11. 6 Striking Modern Home Facades Part Two
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    6 Striking Modern Home Facades Part Two

    While the saying, "It's what's inside that counts" certainly rings true, the exterior matters just as much with these six homes garbed with striking facades. See Part One here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.18.13

  12. 5 Modern Edible Gardens
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    5 Modern Edible Gardens

    Urban gardens are cropping up everywhere, from the country to the city. To follow are five modern ways to grow your own.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.16.13

  13. 5 Disappearing and Invisible Walls
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    5 Disappearing and Invisible Walls

    Now you see it, now you don't. For houses located in warm climates, sometimes the most impactful design move is something you don't even see—we're talking about sliding and accordion walls that...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.13

  14. 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

  15. 10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens
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    10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens

    "A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes it is the heart and soul of family life," writes celebrated tastemaker Sir Terence Conran in Kitchen Book. Here, we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.13.13

  16. 6 Striking Modern Home Facades
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    6 Striking Modern Home Facades

    While the saying, "It's what's inside that counts" certainly rings true, the exterior matters just as much with these six homes garbed with striking facades.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.13.13

  17. 6 Indoor-Outdoor Hammocks
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    6 Indoor-Outdoor Hammocks

    Hammocks can range from casual to luxurious, showing up everywhere from backyards to boutique hotels. Here are 6 swingin’ hammock arrangements from the Dwell archives.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.12.13

  18. 5 Casual Dining Rooms
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    5 Casual Dining Rooms

    A dining room doesn’t have to stay behind closed doors and for most, an extremely formal space isn’t only unnecessary, it is uncomfortable. Here, we present five casual dining rooms with a year...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.12.13

  19. Playful Family Home in Belgium
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    Playful Family Home in Belgium

    A pair of interior architects with a years-in-the-making furniture collection recast an old Belgian factory as a playful family home.

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.10.13

  20. 5 Chalkboard Walls in Kitchens and Kids' Rooms
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    5 Chalkboard Walls in Kitchens and Kids' Rooms

    A coat of chalkboard paint on the wall adds a fun and useful accent to any room in the house, from a spot to scribble in kids' rooms to a keeper of to-do lists in the kitchen.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.09.13

  21. 6 Modern Soaking Tubs
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    6 Modern Soaking Tubs

    From a rustic, 19th-century trough clad in stainless steel to a couple’s Zen bath fronted by smooth pebbles, here are 6 modern soaking tubs designed to inspire you to find creative ways to pamper...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.09.13

  22. Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love
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    Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love

    These six homes are contemporary gems in disguise: traditional on the outside, but strikingly modern within.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.09.13

  23. 11 Creative Uses for Ladders
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    11 Creative Uses for Ladders

    As we prepare for our November issue, which is all about small spaces, we’re thinking small, and that often means creative use of otherwise wasted space above the main floor. Getting to these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.08.13

  24. 5 Modern Saunas
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    5 Modern Saunas

    A stint in a sauna rumored to have myriad benefits from the social and heath standpoints and if you've considered building one of your own, here are five examples from the Dwell archive. For more...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.08.13

  25. 5 Helpful Hideaway Beds
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    5 Helpful Hideaway Beds

    Tucked into corners or folded into walls, hideaway beds accommodate last minute guests and open up potentially cramped spaces.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.07.13

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