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  1. Inexpensive Gabled Garden Shed in Belgium
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    Inexpensive Gabled Garden Shed in Belgium

    Using workaday materials, architect Indra Janda creatively constructs a backyard retreat that looks opaque during the day and glows at night.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    04.01.14

  2. Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures
    Product Reviews

    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

  3. 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

  4. Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances
    Product Reviews

    Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances

    We've noticed a curious trend of disappearing appliances, planar sinks, and subdued surfaces. Just like the flat design that is becoming popular in technology interfaces, this kitchen is excess...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.31.14

  5. A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley
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    A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley

    Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: Bruce Damonte
    03.29.14

  6. 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

  7. A Scandinavian-Inspired Modern Kitchen
    Rooms We Love

    A Scandinavian-Inspired Modern Kitchen

    To celebrate the launch of American Standard's DXV line, designer Susan Serra creates a modern kitchen inspired by Nordic crafts and contemporary furniture. “Scandinavian design is my personal...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.27.14

  8. How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes
    A Great Idea

    How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes

    The front door is a sure sign of a successful journey home, and as these houses prove, modern architecture can be just as homey and inviting as its traditional counterparts.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.27.14

  9. 5 Green Homes from Dwell's April Outdoors Issue
    Outdoor

    5 Green Homes from Dwell's April Outdoors Issue

    Dwell's April 2014 issue is now on newsstands—here's a sneak peek of the intelligent homes, outdoor products, and green building methods you'll see in its pages.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.26.14

  10. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
    Renovation

    Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.26.14

  11. 10 Modern Baking Essentials
    Product Reviews

    10 Modern Baking Essentials

    Ancient wisdom has it that the hearth is the heart of the home, and these modern products are a baker's delight.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.26.14

  12. Bay Area Ipe-Clad Backyard Getaway
    Outdoor

    Bay Area Ipe-Clad Backyard Getaway

    An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Ike Edeani
    03.26.14

  13. A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California
    Renovation

    A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California

    Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab worked to replace austerity with intimacy. Adding fencing and windows,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Scott Hargis
    03.25.14

  14. Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
    Outdoor

    Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

    At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.24.14

  15. Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island
    Outdoor

    Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island

    In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Dustin Cohen
    03.24.14

  16. 9 Modern Metallics for Spring
    Product Reviews

    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

  17. Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings
    Outdoor

    Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

    A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.20.14

  18. Modern Homes Built Around Trees
    Outdoor

    Modern Homes Built Around Trees

    Wishing to preserve existing sites and the natural beauty of original trees, these seven homes use nature as their centerpiece.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.19.14

  19. Get the Look: Marcel Wanders Furniture
    Rooms We Love

    Get the Look: Marcel Wanders Furniture

    2014 is a big year for Dutch designer designer Marcel Wanders, with a major retrospective of his work at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum and Moooi opening its first New York City flagship store. Here,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.18.14

  20. Landscape Design for All Climates
    Outdoor

    Landscape Design for All Climates

    Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their regions.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.18.14

  21. 13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials
    Product Reviews

    13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials

    Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor furniture. When going the wood route, opt for teak, which oxidizes naturally.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.18.14

  22. 12 Outdoor Furnishings for Spring
    Product Reviews

    12 Outdoor Furnishings for Spring

    Cozy up to nature with an all-encompassing look at terrestrial life from Dwell's April 2014 issue. Deck out a backyard with durable furniture; arrange an alfresco dining spot; or take to the yard...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.17.14

  23. 4 Heavy-Duty Fabrics for Indoor-Outdoor Use
    Product Reviews

    4 Heavy-Duty Fabrics for Indoor-Outdoor Use

    Unyielding in the face of weather and backsides, the latest outdoor fabrics are as durable as they are eye-popping—in fact, each of these qualifies as heavy-duty in Martindale or Wyzenbeek abrasion...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.17.14

  24. A Modern House in Elizabeth Beach, Australia
    House Tours

    A Modern House in Elizabeth Beach, Australia

    Architect Shane Blue crafts a modern home on a remote plot of land in southeastern Australia.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.13.14

  25. A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place
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    A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place

    An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate the greenery of its Northwestern site.

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    03.12.14

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