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  1. Edward Fields Iconics
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    Edward Fields Iconics

    Edward Fields—an American carpet maker whose rugs dress the floors in the Glass House, Hollyhock House, and Lever House—recently released "Iconics," a collection of eleven...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.04.11

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 7 Facades Full of Color
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    7 Facades Full of Color

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

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.05.13

  7. 8 Modern Carports
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    8 Modern Carports

    Though it's sometimes looked down upon as a dowdy counterpart to its enclosed cousin, the garage, the carport is a functional and—as these examples from Dwell's archives suggest—often elegant touch...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.02.14

  8. A Seat at the Bar
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    A Seat at the Bar

    Belly up to the bar (or kitchen island) and perch atop one of these seven modern stools.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.07.14

  9. How To: Home Office with Built-Ins
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    How To: Home Office with Built-Ins

    Carving out a study niche doesn't mean adding on an extension to your house; instead, consider built-ins—they can change the entire function of a room, or simply create some much-needed workspace.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.11.14

  10. 8 Modern Laundry Rooms
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    8 Modern Laundry Rooms

    Dirty laundry tends to pile up. Here are eight homes from Dwell's archives that use smart design to keep it from becoming an eyesore.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.07.14

  11. Detail We Love: Butterfly Roofs
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    Detail We Love: Butterfly Roofs

    Along with the gable and the A-frame, the butterfly roof is among the most distinctive of silhouettes. Seven Dwell favorites follow.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.03.13

  12. Design Detail: More Modern Bridges
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    Design Detail: More Modern Bridges

    Footbridges can join an older structures to a new additions, or close a gulf between a house and the street. And when good design is part of the mix, they can add a decorative touch. Following this...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.03.14

  13. Clever Ideas for Loft Beds
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    Clever Ideas for Loft Beds

    In apartments where every square foot counts, lofted beds can act as both a stylish and space-saving element.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  14. Reign of Thrones
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    Reign of Thrones

    Bathrooms are one of the most frequently renovated rooms in the house. Sure, armchairs, chaise lounges, and sofas get all the glory seatingwise—but these seven porcelain thrones will make your...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.07.13

  15. Bar, Desk, NewYorker
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    Bar, Desk, NewYorker

    The NewYorker is a savvy bit of furniture by designer Jen Turner that is at once a desk and a bar. We featured it in the November 2011 issue's 101 story on renting and here we present the fine bit...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.06.11

  16. A BoConcept Makeover
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    A BoConcept Makeover

    When we moved into an Edwardian apartment in San Francisco's Mission District four years ago, we trucked in our furniture, set the pieces where we thought they made sense, and haven't changed much...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.11.11

  17. 7 Modern Mezzanines
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    7 Modern Mezzanines

    Mezzanines are, by definition, in-between spaces—neither here, nor there; neither upstairs nor down. But mezzanines needn't be wasted space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven examples of...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.17.13

  18. 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

  19. How to Design with Hexagon Patterns
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    How to Design with Hexagon Patterns

    The hexagon has been long favored in design, most often implemented in tile. Here are examples from our design archives, plus our favorite products that celebrate the motif.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.03.13

  20. Old and New: Antiques in the Modern World
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    Old and New: Antiques in the Modern World

    Who says antique furnishings have no place in a contemporary living space? Smart design can bring old and new elements together, making for modern spaces that bask in the warmth that vintage...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.17.14

  21. 7 Staircases We Love
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    7 Staircases We Love

    Seven staircases that take their respective interiors to the next level.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.22.13

  22. Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
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    Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

    Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.08.11

  23. 6 Rainscreens We Love
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    6 Rainscreens We Love

    Rainscreens are the modern architect's best friend. In addition to protecting structures from moisture, these application let designers experiment with an array of facade treatments. Six Dwell...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.01.13

  24. A Second Look at Japanese Soaking Tubs
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    A Second Look at Japanese Soaking Tubs

    For centuries, the Japanese have enjoyed a relaxing ritual of steaming in neck-high water at the end of each day. Like other aspects of Japanese design, this simple yet harmonious custom has become...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.26.13

  25. How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes
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    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

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