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  1. A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks
    Houses We Love

    A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks

    It's our firm belief that morning toast and coffee taste better in a cozy breakfast nook—a design feature made popular in Craftsman homes of the early 20th century. We've gathered five modern...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.07.13

  2. 5 Modern Saunas
    A Great Idea

    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

  3. 2013 Architecture and Design Film Festival Highlights
    Event Spotlight

    2013 Architecture and Design Film Festival Highlights

    Part of New York's architecture month, this year's Architecture and Design Film Festival will feature 25 shorts and features spanning topics from the historic to the contemporary, urban planning to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.12.13

  4. Design Detail: Modern Bridges
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    Design Detail: Modern Bridges

    From a striking catwalk to a glass-walled skybridge, we cover walkways and platforms the span great divides.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.19.13

  5. 5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi
    Outdoor

    5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi

    With a body of work spanning sculpture, dance, furniture, lightning, and landscapes, Isamu Noguchi is one of the most revered figures in the 20th-century canon. Buckminster Fuller once called...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.20.13

  6. David Adjaye for Knoll
    Event Spotlight

    David Adjaye for Knoll

    It's no wonder that Ghana-born, London-based architect David Adjaye routinely tops lists of favorite living architects and is one of the most sought after contemporary practitioners. His...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.02.13

  7. Detail We Love: Porthole Windows
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    Detail We Love: Porthole Windows

    Nautical influences run deep in modern design, from the blue-and-white color palette to spatial organization. One maritime element that's cropped up on occasion is the porthole—a creative...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.10.13

  8. 7 Creative Wallcoverings
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    7 Creative Wallcoverings

    An aptly placed pattern does a modern interior good. Spy seven of our favorite wallcoverings in the following slideshow.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.15.13

  9. A Gothic-Inspired Modern Home
    House Tours

    A Gothic-Inspired Modern Home

    Modernism's crisp lines and ornament-free surfaces bear little resemblance to Gothic architecture's gingerbread house–like flourishes. But in the North Carolina residence belonging to a musician...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Raymond Goodman
    10.17.13

  10. Material Focus: Brick
    A Great Idea

    Material Focus: Brick

    The materials most closely associated with modernism are steel and concrete but the building block of the ages is—and will likely remain—brick. Used as early as 7500 BC, the material now crops up...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.17.13

  11. Outside of the Box: 7 Delightfully Idiosyncratic Designs
    We Recommend

    Outside of the Box: 7 Delightfully Idiosyncratic Designs

    Seven of the most inventive and original architectural designs ever featured in Dwell.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.23.13

  12. Designer Spotlight: The Bouroullec Brothers
    Profiles

    Designer Spotlight: The Bouroullec Brothers

    We share our favorite designs from Paris-based Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.24.13

  13. 7 Houses in the Great Lakes Region
    Houses We Love

    7 Houses in the Great Lakes Region

    Houses we love in Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, and more (Canada included).

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.25.13

  14. An Art-Inspired Modern House in Nebraska
    House Tours

    An Art-Inspired Modern House in Nebraska

    Tasked with creating a hybrid residence and art gallery, architect Jeff Dolezal of Omaha, Nebraska, firm Tack Architects called upon mid-century influences to create a showpiece of modern design in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.30.13

  15. Hail Cedar: 7 Houses that Make Use of Cedar Wood
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    Hail Cedar: 7 Houses that Make Use of Cedar Wood

    One of the most ubiquitous materials in projects featured in our pages is cedar—a tree species that's found all around the globe. Spy seven projects that deftly use wood in the following slideshow.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.01.13

  16. Our Favorite Headlines, Part Two
    We Recommend

    Our Favorite Headlines, Part Two

    We recently rounded up our 10 favorite headlines of issues past, and in this installment we share some music-inspired titles.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.03.13

  17. Designer Spotlight: Le Corbusier
    Profiles

    Designer Spotlight: Le Corbusier

    Swiss-born architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, is one of the most venerated figures in the 20th-century canon. His oeuvre spans furniture, "machines for living," and master...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.13

  18. 7 Houses with Creative Courtyards
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    7 Houses with Creative Courtyards

    For outdoor dining or a private place to lounge in the sun, nothing beats a courtyard. Here are seven such spaces.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.13

  19. Kansas City Makes It Right
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    Kansas City Makes It Right

    Kansas City, Missouri, is the home of Make It Right's latest community revitalization project. Though the neighborhood of Manheim Park hasn't been affected by a natural disaster, it's been...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.13.13

  20. 7 Petite Places People Call Home
    Houses We Love

    7 Petite Places People Call Home

    Our annual small spaces issue is on newsstands now. To celebrate the theme—one of our most-popular—we've gathered seven petite residences from the Small Spaces, Big Ideas edition, which range from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.19.13

  21. A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos
    House Tours

    A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos

    Calling upon midcentury modern archetypes, Curt Cline of Modern House Architects designed a residence in Los Altos, California, built with Passive House principles in mind.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.21.13

  22. 7 Bedrooms We Love
    Rooms We Love

    7 Bedrooms We Love

    Our Rooms We Love special issue is on newsstands. In the edition, discover design ideas and furniture selections for every room of the house: kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.22.13

  23. Jose Dávila's Compilation of Architecture That's 'There But Not'
    Books

    Jose Dávila's Compilation of Architecture That's 'There But Not'

    In a new book, artist Jose Dávila ponders, "How many buildings around the world have such distinctive designs that simply their outline, and nothing else, is enough to identify them?" Focusing on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.26.13

  24. 7 Facades Full of Color
    A Great Idea

    7 Facades Full of Color

    No shrinking violets, these polychromatic facades are awash with bright hues.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.05.13

  25. Modern Workspaces and Study Nooks
    Rooms We Love

    Modern Workspaces and Study Nooks

    Modern design does a workspace good. Here are seven offices and study nooks sure to help inspire your next great idea.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.06.13

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