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  1. Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days
    A Great Idea

    Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days

    Swedish architect Jonas Wagell has developed a prefabricated cabin concept that takes up a mere 160 square feet.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.28.14

  2. Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington
    Houses We Love

    Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington

    Nestled in a subalpine meadow valley in Washington, the Ranchero House is surrounded by a beautiful but demanding landscape. A Seattle family had frequented the area for years, making the three...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Stefan Hampden
    10.28.14

  3. Modern Wine-Tasting Pavilions Artfully Attuned to the Landscape
    We Recommend

    Modern Wine-Tasting Pavilions Artfully Attuned to the Landscape

    In the Napa Valley, Walker Warner Architects crafted modern wine tasting pavilions designed to blend in with the bucolic California landscape. "The story of Quintessa and the intense focus of the...

    photos by: Matthew Williams
    10.28.14

  4. Eco-Friendly Device Charges Your Phone and Shuts Off When It's Done
    Product Reviews

    Eco-Friendly Device Charges Your Phone and Shuts Off When It's Done

    Smartphones may be mobile devices, but their short battery lives mean that users need to constantly tether themselves to wall outlets. With this in mind, Velvetwire set out to design a more stylish...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.28.14

  5. 8 Living Rooms We Love
    Rooms We Love

    8 Living Rooms We Love

    From pretty sitting rooms to luxurious lounge areas, these supreme living spaces show how to make the much-used room stand out.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.27.14

  6. Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
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    Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

    The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  7. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Design Seeker
    Gift Guides

    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

  8. Get the Look: Wood Bathrooms
    Rooms We Love

    Get the Look: Wood Bathrooms

    Though hard, nonporous surfaces like glass, steel, and tile typically come to mind in bathroom design, marine-grade wood can be a smart choice to warm up a bathing space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.27.14

  9. Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow
    Hotels

    Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow

    El Blok, a 22-room hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico, strikes a unique profile—its meandering shape features numerous cut-outs that let light in, casting playful shadows. The LEED Gold-certified...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.27.14

  10. 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

  11. 5 Must-Read Books On Color
    Books

    5 Must-Read Books On Color

    New releases on the wonderful world of color—or a palate-cleansing lack thereof.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    10.25.14

  12. Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture
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    Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture

    We dive into the wonderful world of color in Dwell's October 2014 issue, delving into how designers, architects, artists, hotels, companies, and educators saturate their surroundings.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.14

  13. Sneak Peek of Neri & Hu's Home Concept for IMM Cologne 2015
    Travel Reports

    Sneak Peek of Neri & Hu's Home Concept for IMM Cologne 2015

    Every year at IMM Cologne, the Das Haus installation gives a designer free reign to re-conceptualize the home in a large-scale installation. This year, Shanghai-based architecture firm Neri & Hu,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  14. Marimekko Unveils Sea-Inspired Collection
    Product

    Marimekko Unveils Sea-Inspired Collection

    Marimekko's spring/summer 2015 collection is the first line by Finnish artist and designer Kustaa Saksi. The characteristically bright array takes on an under-the-sea theme, and features variations...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  15. Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight
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    Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight

    The striking midcentury homes of Palm Springs are well-documented in photographs, books, and films. But simply by capturing the houses at night, Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford casts...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  16. Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget
    Finishing Touch

    Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget

    In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.24.14

  17. This Mug Makes Iced Coffee in Under 5 Minutes
    Product Reviews

    This Mug Makes Iced Coffee in Under 5 Minutes

    There are plenty of commuter mugs that are insulated to keep coffee and tea hot, but there are few options for making home iced coffee from a fresh-brewed pot. The Zoku takes a hot 11 ounces of...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  18. Cutting-Edge Knife Requires Sharpening Once Every 25 Years
    Product Reviews

    Cutting-Edge Knife Requires Sharpening Once Every 25 Years

    Since the purpose of a chef’s knife hasn’t changed much in the last century, the design hasn’t really evolved either. Still, one given flaw is that almost all knives, with any amount of use,...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  19. Improved Noise-Canceling Headphones by Bose
    Product Reviews

    Improved Noise-Canceling Headphones by Bose

    For over 20 years, Bose headphones have set the standard in noise-canceling technology. Their latest product, the QuietComfort 25, promises a purer listening experience by reducing the infamous ...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  20. How to Optimize Acoustics at Home
    How To

    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

  21. Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!
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    Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!

    Great buildings are fodder for Instagrams and sometimes even architectural pilgrimages. But many admirers know little beyond the architect's name—if that. "Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture"...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.23.14

  22. Every Room is a Different Hue in This Bright Manhattan Hotel
    In The Modern World

    Every Room is a Different Hue in This Bright Manhattan Hotel

    A Manhattan hotel uses color to create an immersive experience that brings together art, architecture, and interior design.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: Eric Striffler
    10.23.14

  23. Wireless Speaker That Levitates
    Product Reviews

    Wireless Speaker That Levitates

    In a marketplace crowded with wireless speakers, the Om/One has a design edge that makes it stand out. The latest product from Oakland-based Om Audio is a Bluetooth-enabled speaker built into a...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.23.14

  24. Ceramics Artist to Know: Matthias Kaiser
    Profiles

    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

  25. Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna
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    Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna

    Münster-based firm Modulorbeat recently built a one-man sauna on an abandoned steel factory site as part of a year-long festival exploring the economic uncertainty of the region surrounding Bochum,...

    written by: Nadja Sayej
    10.23.14

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