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  1. Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway
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    Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway

    Set in a beautiful stretch of fjord country about 250 miles northwest of Oslo, the Juvet Landscape Hotel is the kind of place you could not even dream up.

    written by: Robert Landon
    12.18.14

  2. Starbucks Unveils Giant Roastery for Small-Batch Coffee in Seattle
    Shops

    Starbucks Unveils Giant Roastery for Small-Batch Coffee in Seattle

    Blocks away from its original store, Starbucks unveils a 15,000-square-foot facility dedicated to roasting and tasting small-batch beans.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.12.14

  3. City Guide: 10 Places to Visit in Mexico City
    City Guide

    City Guide: 10 Places to Visit in Mexico City

    Michel Rojkind and Gerardo Salinas of Rojkind Arquitectos have taken on commissions all over the world, but the work they have done in their hometown of Mexico City reflects a glowing pride of...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.12.14

  4. Jaime Hayon Reimagines a Room in an Iconic Copenhagen Hotel
    Hotels

    Jaime Hayon Reimagines a Room in an Iconic Copenhagen Hotel

    In 1958, Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen—an emblem of midcentury Scandinavia. Every detail from the structure (which was Denmark's first skyscraper) to the cutlery,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.11.14

  5. Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water
    A Great Idea

    Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water

    The modular Jellyfish Barge could be a solar-powered solution to food shortages.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  6. Fuel Up at These Super Charming Coffee Shops
    Shops

    Fuel Up at These Super Charming Coffee Shops

    Here at Dwell, we're always on the lookout for coffee shops that are as passionate about design as java. Drawn from our archives, these are six delightful cafés where you can relax and recharge.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.03.14

  7. A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa
    Shops

    A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa

    Earthworld Architects & Interiors, based in Pretoria, the South African capital, was hired to design a coffee shop for the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company outside Johannesburg with used...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.02.14

  8. Jet Set: 8 Modern Airport Designs
    A Great Idea

    Jet Set: 8 Modern Airport Designs

    Flying—as 3.55 million Americans are expected to do this Thanksgiving weekend, according to projections by AAA—can be an unpleasant slog. But it doesn't have to be. Here are eight airports whose...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.28.14

  9. An Updated Design Hostel for the Belgian Socialists of Yesteryear
    Hotels

    An Updated Design Hostel for the Belgian Socialists of Yesteryear

    An old Art Deco building in Ghent, Belgium—and former headquarters for a Socialist newspaper—sees new life as a design-y hostel for travelers on the cheap.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.26.14

  10. Beautiful Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv Transformed into Hotels
    Travel Reports

    Beautiful Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv Transformed into Hotels

    Tel Aviv’s UNESCO-inscribed White City, a neighborhood that houses some of the city’s more historic Bauhaus architecture, is undergoing a revival: as gorgeous boutique hotels and eateries have...

    written by: Gemma Price
    11.25.14

  11. A Chocolate Bar that Tastes as Good as it Looks
    Food

    A Chocolate Bar that Tastes as Good as it Looks

    When it comes to confections, packaging often gets the high design treatment. But what about the treat itself? Dandelion, a San Francisco–based purveyor of ethically sourced chocolate, teamed up...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.24.14

  12. A New Modern Showroom Opens in Los Angeles
    Shops

    A New Modern Showroom Opens in Los Angeles

    From the owner of the city's Minotti showroom comes Mass Beverly, a full-service design destination.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.21.14

  13. Coffee Break: Verve, Santa Cruz
    Food

    Coffee Break: Verve, Santa Cruz

    For a coffee roastery and storefront in a century-old structure, Fuse Architecture stuck to the three Rs: recast, repurpose, and reimagine.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ted Holladay
    11.19.14

  14. 7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home
    House Tours

    7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home

    To coincide with our gift guide featuring modern gifts for the consummate host, we've rounded up a few crucial tips for entertaining at home from Dwell residents past.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.19.14

  15. Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Antiques Dealer Joel Chen
    Product

    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Antiques Dealer Joel Chen

    Los Angeles-based antiques dealer Joel Chen shares his gift-shopping advice.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.18.14

  16. Design-Friendly Destinations in Detroit
    City Guide

    Design-Friendly Destinations in Detroit

    Out of the ashes of recession rises a promising design scene in Detroit. Endemic residential vacancy and a persistent industrial core present challenges as well as opportunities for enterprising...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.07.14

  17. Shops We Love: Quitokeeto
    Shops

    Shops We Love: Quitokeeto

    It might be because Quitokeeto photographs its collection of earthy ceramics, sculptural steamers, vintage kitchenware, rare honeys (yes, rare honeys), and more against deliciously milky-white...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.06.14

  18. 10,000 Bones Cover the Walls of this Mexico Restaurant
    Travel Reports

    10,000 Bones Cover the Walls of this Mexico Restaurant

    Ignacio Cadena’s new Jalisco, Mexico restaurant concept, the aptly named Hueso, is covered in bones.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.06.14

  19. Modular Platform Makes Outdoor Cooking a Breeze
    Product Reviews

    Modular Platform Makes Outdoor Cooking a Breeze

    Extend barbecue season as long as possible with the Ulaelu, a modular outdoor cooking platform that can be outfitted with every tool necessary for preparing meals outdoors. Add-ons, which include a...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.30.14

  20. The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?
    Product Reviews

    The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?

    The ice cream scoop's basic features haven't changed much in over a century. It's design is so taken for granted, in fact, that it literally took a rocket scientist to improve upon it. Michael Chou...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.29.14

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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