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  1. Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston
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    Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston

    By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights.

    written by: Dan Oko
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.11.13

  2. Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks
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    Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks

    We've reported on modern skate parks before, but rarely have we seen such a perfect marriage of skating and landscape design as the one embodied by the Finnish Janne Saario. Saario started skating...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.19.13

  3. David Stone Martin's Mid-Century Jazz Prints
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    David Stone Martin's Mid-Century Jazz Prints

    Few art forms felt as thoroughly modern at mid-century as jazz. And the graphics that accompanied and adorned those classic albums were often just as experimental and exuberant. Illustrator David...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.11.13

  4. Best Modern Desert Houses
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    Best Modern Desert Houses

    Few climates offer the extreme heat and extreme cold (all in one day) of the desert. Throw in the fact that they're sparsely populated, offer few municipal services, and are often in the middle of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.20.13

  5. Amazing Modern Backyard Office
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    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
    05.03.13

  6. Valet Houndstooth by Atelier-D
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    Valet Houndstooth by Atelier-D

    Dapper chaps, you have now got the perfect modern perch for your duds, the Valet Houndstooth by Atelier-D. If you're tossing your togs on the floor tonight, you can only blame yourself.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.26.13

  7. Outdoor Lounging: 9 Patio Furniture Designs We Love
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    Outdoor Lounging: 9 Patio Furniture Designs We Love

    The perfect time for outdoor barbecues and enjoying the heat from the patio is near, so why not surround yourself with the most comfortable and colorful furniture? Here are some of our favorite...

    written by: Claire Andreas
    07.23.13

  8. A Weekend Retreat in the Forest
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    A Weekend Retreat in the Forest

    Built on a challenging hillside site and tucked behind a thicket of trees, the Bridgman, Michigan, house designed by Scott Rappe provides a modern weekend retreat for a Chicago couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.21.13

  9. A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks
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    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

  10. 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

  11. 5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi
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    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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Modern Workspaces and Study Nooks
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    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

  16. 5 Daring Hillside Homes
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    5 Daring Hillside Homes

    Clinging to their precarious sloping lots, these houses rise to challenging building sites.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.11.13

  17. 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

  18. Ceramic Tableware from Mud Australia
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    Ceramic Tableware from Mud Australia

    Australia's Shelley Simpson has been creating ceramics since 1994 and to this day, each piece is handmade in her Sydney studio. Her utilitarian wares are dishwasher-, oven-, and microwave-safe and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.21.13

  19. 5 Disappearing and Invisible Walls
    Houses We Love

    5 Disappearing and Invisible Walls

    Now you see it, now you don't. For houses located in warm climates, sometimes the most impactful design move is something you don't even see—we're talking about sliding and accordion walls that...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.13

  20. 7 Luxurious Bathrooms
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    7 Luxurious Bathrooms

    Seven luxurious bathrooms from homes in Paris, San Diego, New York, and beyond.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.04.13

  21. 7 Winter-White Kitchens and Bathrooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Winter-White Kitchens and Bathrooms

    Bright, white kitchens and bathrooms have always caught our eye. Click thorough our slideshow for a look at seven of our favorites. For more design ideas, view The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.26.13

  22. 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

  23. 5 Modern Glass Houses
    Houses We Love

    5 Modern Glass Houses

    Those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, the old adage goes. That said, the careful are rewarded with stunning views and a strong connection to the outdoors. Flip through our collection of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.30.13

  24. The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design
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    The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design

    Is your kitchen too drab? Feeling the pinch of cramped cooking quarters? Appliances dating from the stone age? We've got you covered. To coincide with our Rooms We Love special issue now on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.14.13

  25. 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

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