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  1. Universal Appeal
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    Universal Appeal

    When David Carmel decided to propose to Kirsten Axelsen, he was at home in Manhattan and she was in Ethiopia, working to eliminate trachoma (the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness). No...

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch

  2. Cutting Edge

    Cutting Edge

    Asked to design a space for an art collector whose body and walls were already covered in decoration, architect Thom Faulders capped off the project by creating a piece of art out of an often...

    written by: John King
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen

  3. Space-Efficient Renovation in New York
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    Space-Efficient Renovation in New York

    “A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects, 
who along with partner Kari Anderson handled the renovation of this Upper West Side apartment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Raimund Koch

  4. A Tale of Two Houses
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    A Tale of Two Houses

    When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and office space, he was looking for a deal. Fleischmann wanted two houses...

    written by: Deborah Bishop

  5. Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
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    Creative Renovation in Brooklyn

    When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous library, and a parcel of paintings in tow—they didn’t...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    photos by: Dean Kaufman

  6. An Atypical Tree House
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    An Atypical Tree House

    When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover and a philanthropist, let it lie. The tree revived itself,...

    written by: J. Michael Welton

  7. Startin' Spartan
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    Startin' Spartan

    When Jay Atherton and Cy Keener met in grad school at the University of California, Berkeley, they discovered in each other a rare constellation of common interests: minimalist architecture, rock...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok

  8. Green Living in Barcelona
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    Green Living in Barcelona

    For some, living “green” is all about making a statement. But for Petz Scholtus, it boils down to common sense. The eco-designer was raised on a farm in Luxembourg, and she’s...


  9. Hollywood Renovation: Week 11

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 11

    When you have a small footprint and you need more space, sometimes the only place to go is up. Our downstairs space is only 750 square feet and accommodates both living and working, so space is at...

    written by: Linda Taalman

  10. Family Matters
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    Family Matters

    The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    photos by: Justin Fantl

  11. Mid-Century Finds

    Mid-Century Finds

    Too much time has passed since we last checked in with mid-century furniture aficionado Sam Kaufman, whose diminutive gallery on Beverly Boulevard is always stocked with the most wonderful things....


  12. Office Space

    Office Space

    We sifted through some past issues to find images of what some may argue to be the hardest working room in the house.

    written by: Dwell Staff

  13. Vintage Magazine Racks

    Vintage Magazine Racks

    Your stash of yet-to-be-perused periodicals can stack up quicker than you think. Take a cue from this gallery of vintage magazine racks, crafted by mid-century furniture designers.

    written by: Dwell Staff

  14. Live/Work It Up!

    Live/Work It Up!

    Hour-long commutes. Flaky public transportation. The congestion of crowds. It's no wonder many folk choose to work from home these days. These six creatures of comfort prove that their respective...

    written by: Eujin Rhee

  15. Amazing Modern Backyard Office

    Amazing Modern Backyard Office

    When it comes to DIY ingenuity, we applaud Scott Dorman of Marietta, Georgia, for designing, overseeing, and erecting a modern office/shed that makes a striking addition to his backyard. Click...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  16. 6 Product Designs by Danish Company Essey
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    6 Product Designs by Danish Company Essey

    In the design world, products often only bear a slight resemblance to their function, if at all. Danish company Essey was founded around the concept of using symbolism to promote a given function...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo

  17. PSFK Imagines Home of the Future
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    PSFK Imagines Home of the Future

    In case you missed Dwell's July/August issue, there's another chance to peep technology for the home of the future, thanks to a PSFK exhibition in New York City.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  18. Offices With A View

    Offices With A View

    We’ve all dreamed of kicking back in an office with a view; these three residents built their own.

    written by: Olivia Martin

  19. Playful Family Home in Belgium
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    Playful Family Home in Belgium

    A pair of interior architects with a years-in-the-making furniture collection recast an old Belgian factory as a playful family home.

    written by: Jane Szita

  20. Shop We Love: Present & Correct

    Shop We Love: Present & Correct

    A back to school vibe isn't just for kids. Peruse these modern office sundries courtesy of British design shop Present & Correct.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  21. 101 The Modern Office
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    101 The Modern Office

    Swamped by TPS reports? Driven to distraction by your cubicle mate? Don't let office life get you down—instead, look to these examples of modern workplaces to put some pep into your proverbial step.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  22. 8 Ways to Decorate with Herman Miller Furniture
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    8 Ways to Decorate with Herman Miller Furniture

    Herman Miller is the Michigan-based manufacturer of all things modern—along with Knoll, and a handful of other companies, one of the grandparents of American modernism.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  23. 6 Historic Furniture Collaborations

    6 Historic Furniture Collaborations

    Collaborations between academic institutions and design greats have exposed students around the world to masterful lessons in furniture. Get schooled on some of the smartest partnerships from the...

    written by: Liz Arnold

  24. Home Office Design Inspiration
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    Home Office Design Inspiration

    Let's be honest, working from home always sounds like a great idea but you need a well appointed and dedicated workspace to really get anything done. Working from your cozy bed or curled up on the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker

  25. Smart Live-Work Spaces
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    Smart Live-Work Spaces

    Our current model of efficiency is the live-work space, and everyone deserves their own modern version. Hint: Keep it clean, clutter-free, and bright. Here are seven to inspire you to create your...

    written by: Erika Heet