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  1. Family Ski Retreat is a World Away from Cars and Cares
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    Family Ski Retreat is a World Away from Cars and Cares

    San Francisco–based designer Maca Huneeus created her family’s weekend retreat near Lake Tahoe with a relaxed, sophisticated sensibility.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    02.22.15

  2. Design Trend to Watch: 3-D Weaving
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    Design Trend to Watch: 3-D Weaving

    Twisted cord appears in lighting and furniture pieces.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.21.15

  3. How to Design with Mahogany
    How To

    How to Design with Mahogany

    Every variety of wood has its own personality. Rich yet restrained, mahogany is a soothing presence. Here's how seven modern homes put it to use.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.20.15

  4. Sling Shots: 7 Ways to Design With the Versatile Sling Chair
    A Great Idea

    Sling Shots: 7 Ways to Design With the Versatile Sling Chair

    Think of a sling chair as having the comfort of a hammock with a dressed up sensibility. From Brazilian classics to contemporary interpretations, the following are seven hot seats.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.20.15

  5. Gather Round These 5 Modern Communal Tables
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    Gather Round These 5 Modern Communal Tables

    Some designers embrace communal seating as a part of an egalitarian philosophy, others have it thrust on them by spatial constraints. Either way, elongated tables have lately become an accepted...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.20.15

  6. A Modern Family Home in Ecuador
    House Tours

    A Modern Family Home in Ecuador

    After a decade in New York, an architect returns home to design a house for his niece and her family.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.20.15

  7. The Complete Dwell Guide to Eames Shellspotting
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    The Complete Dwell Guide to Eames Shellspotting

    Yeah, yeah: We know. Dwell homeowners love an Eames shell chair, and our readers love to point out just how much. Still: It's an enduring modern classic for a reason. See how it works in every...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.19.15

  8. Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages
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    Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages

    Remember when you were a kid and you'd knock on walls trying to uncover hidden staircases? Of course you do. These six homes make good on that childhood dream with carefully-concealed private spaces.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.19.15

  9. A Plugged-In Home Rises in Prague
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    A Plugged-In Home Rises in Prague

    A family villa takes advantage of the latest in smart-home technology.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Ales Jungmann
    02.19.15

  10. 5 Brass Accents to Brighten Any Home
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    5 Brass Accents to Brighten Any Home

    Brass is back. See how its warm glow can brighten practically any room or object.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.19.15

  11. Your Next Car Might Literally Be Made of Money
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    Your Next Car Might Literally Be Made of Money

    Tomato fiber, retired currency, and used cigarette filters are just a few of the things researchers are thinking about when they're developing greener materials. Delve into the material science...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.19.15

  12. In China, a Library Doubles as an Earthquake Memorial
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    In China, a Library Doubles as an Earthquake Memorial

    In Yunnan Province, a library and community center is a cornerstone of a rebuilding effort.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.18.15

  13. Quintessential California: 5 Indoor-Outdoor Homes
    Houses We Love

    Quintessential California: 5 Indoor-Outdoor Homes

    Balmy and suburban, California is practically founded on the promise of an indoor-outdoor existence. Like Scandinavian cabins or Brooklyn brownstones, the breezy bungalow is the Sunshine State's...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.18.15

  14. The 10 Best-Designed Bars in America
    We Recommend

    The 10 Best-Designed Bars in America

    We've shared our favorite places to dine and unwind stateside, now Dwell has compiled the ten best-designed bars in America.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.15.15

  15. The Lighting Fixture That Inspired A High-Stakes Heist: The PH Artichoke
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    The Lighting Fixture That Inspired A High-Stakes Heist: The PH Artichoke

    Commissioned for a restaurant in 1958, the PH Artichoke lamp by Poul Henningsen has become a fixture in modern spaces.

    written by: Alex Ronan
    02.15.15

  16. Color Combination We Love: Peaches and Greens
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    Color Combination We Love: Peaches and Greens

    From upholstery to finishes, designers have been playing with two colors that forecast the verdant spring season ahead.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.14.15

  17. Head to 1960s Japan via AvroKO-Designed Restaurant in Chicago's West Loop
    Food

    Head to 1960s Japan via AvroKO-Designed Restaurant in Chicago's West Loop

    AvroKO—the hospitality design firm with serious muscle—expands its growing empire with an inaugural project in Chicago, Momotaro. Here's Dwell's take on the one-of-a-kind restaurant interior.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Hugo Galdones
    02.13.15

  18. Modern Valentines: A Love Letter to Eero Saarinen
    In The Modern World

    Modern Valentines: A Love Letter to Eero Saarinen

    Who says modern can't be romantic? Knoll just unearthed a trove of love letters exchanged between iconic designer Eero Saarinen and his wife, writer Aline B. Saarinen. Filled with pet names and...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.13.15

  19. 7 Rosy Design Flourishes We Love
    Houses We Love

    7 Rosy Design Flourishes We Love

    Our passion for these seven red accents burns hot.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.12.15

  20. 5 Modern Takes on the Bay Window
    How To

    5 Modern Takes on the Bay Window

    The bay window can be the stuffiest of portals to the outside world, but not when the roomy floor space it creates inside is used to great effect, or when its exterior shape takes a decidedly...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.12.15

  21. A Ranch-Style House in California Gets a Contemporary Makeover
    Renovation

    A Ranch-Style House in California Gets a Contemporary Makeover

    In Cardiff by the Sea, a client's love of yoga shines through in her redesigned home.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Martin Mann
    02.12.15

  22. 6 Savvy Uses for Reclaimed Wood
    Green

    6 Savvy Uses for Reclaimed Wood

    Designing with reclaimed wood is a smart way to save and go green, not to mention add a little rustic charm to your abode. Here are six examples of salvaged wood in the modern home.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.12.15

  23. 5 Inspired Approaches to Kitchen Storage
    Rooms We Love

    5 Inspired Approaches to Kitchen Storage

    Dwell's current Photo of the Week, which showcases rows of colorfully arranged Mason jars, reminded us there's an art even to kitchen storage. Here are few more inspired pantries.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.12.15

  24. This Smart Standing Desk Will Make Your Work Day Healthier
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    This Smart Standing Desk Will Make Your Work Day Healthier

    By now we've all been told of the negative impacts of sedentary office jobs. Some have gone so far as to call sitting the new smoking. Ergonomics experts recommend standing for 15 minutes every...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.12.15

  25. An LED Light Display Takes Over an Avenue in Quebec City
    Post

    An LED Light Display Takes Over an Avenue in Quebec City

    Lampshades by Lightemotion lend a cozy feel to the streetscape while celebrating Quebec's artistic heritage.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.11.15

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