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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables
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    8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables

    Picnic tables. They work well inside or out, and they conjure happy memories of lazy summertime afternoons spent with friends and family. They're also simple and not fussy, and they allow for clear...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.19.13

  6. Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World
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    Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World

    In the Kindle era, it's possible to do away with ink-on-paper books in the name of decluttering. And yet there's something about those old volumes that, for many of us, helps make a house a home....

    written by: William Lamb
    11.30.13

  7. 7 Uses of Perforated Metal
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    7 Uses of Perforated Metal

    A laser cutter or water-jet cutter can add a whimsical, decorative flourish to virtually any space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven creative uses of perforated metal.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.27.14

  8. 7 Creative Uses of Mosaic Tile
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    7 Creative Uses of Mosaic Tile

    Whether in the shower, on a kitchen wall, or simply on the backsplash above the cooktop, mosaic tile can lend both a dash of color and a light personal touch to a space with relatively little fuss....

    written by: William Lamb
    01.13.15

  9. A Modern Trailer is an Experiment in Small-Space Living
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    A Modern Trailer is an Experiment in Small-Space Living

    In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.22.15

  10. 8 Clever Uses of Curtains
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    8 Clever Uses of Curtains

    The right window dressing can turn virtually any room into a beautiful space. Here are some examples of deftly deployed drapes and curtains.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.03.15

  11. 7 Stunning Waterfront Structures
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    7 Stunning Waterfront Structures

    The best architecture takes full advantage of a setting without upstaging it. Here are seven buildings that make the most of their waterfront perch.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.02.15

  12. 7 Modern Homes With Exposed-Brick Accents
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    7 Modern Homes With Exposed-Brick Accents

    Exposed brick walls add a warming element to these contemporary interiors.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.10.15

  13. 5 Perfectly Framed Views
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    5 Perfectly Framed Views

    The architects behind these structures use windows as apertures to deftly capture stunning vistas.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.11.15

  14. 8 Dazzling Double-Height Spaces
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    8 Dazzling Double-Height Spaces

    A double-height space can really open a house up, as seen in these examples from Dwell's archives.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.03.15

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

  16. Bookshelves for All Spaces
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    Bookshelves for All Spaces

    Whether you have a large or small space, these bookshelves will fit right in.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.13.14

  17. 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

  18. 7 Ideas for Landscaping with Gravel
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    7 Ideas for Landscaping with Gravel

    Great for adding texture to a yard or driveway, gravel is a low-maintenance, eco-friendly landscaping choice.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.17.15

  19. 7 Instantly Appealing Awnings
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    7 Instantly Appealing Awnings

    Sometimes a little sliver of shade at midday is all the vacation you need.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.03.15

  20. 5 Carefree Hammocks
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    5 Carefree Hammocks

    Swaying in the breeze is an inherently laid-back activity, but these homes take relaxation to the next level with carefully-manicured gardens, spectacular views, and just the right amount of shade...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.22.15

  21. 5 Clever Under-Stair Offices
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    5 Clever Under-Stair Offices

    Tucking a tiny office under your

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.30.15

  22. Recline Into These 5 Sunken Hangouts
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    Recline Into These 5 Sunken Hangouts

    There are no fondue sets to be found in these sunken spaces, just great conversation brokered by inviting design.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.08.15

  23. 5 Modern Outdoor Living Areas
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    5 Modern Outdoor Living Areas

    It's time to bring your patio furniture out of storage. To celebrate, here are a few stunning spaces for outdoor living.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.13.15

  24. 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

  25. 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

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