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August 30, 2013
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Modern kitchen with white Carrara marble countertops and cypress cabinets

5 COOL KITCHEN ISLANDS

A delicious slab of white Carrara marble, a couple of planks of plywood, and 20,000 Legos: These are among the inventive materials used for some of our favorite kitchen islands from the pages of Dwell.

Photo by Ian Allen

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Originally appeared in Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco
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Modern black and white minimalist Danish design kitchen

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-out rooms embrace the dark side.

Photo by Anders Hviid

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Originally appeared in Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen
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Local sailboat shops wanted thousands to make the 13-by-13-foot curtain that hides the Wall of Storage. "We we called my parents in Bangkok, gave them the dimensions, and they got it made for 150 bucks." says Im.

5 SURPRISING CLOTHING STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Sure, clothes can go in a standard-issue dresser or closet, but where's the fun in that? Here, five unconventional and surprising approaches to clothing storage, from pegs on the walls to cubbies in the floor.

Photo by Misha Gravenor.

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Originally appeared in Living Room
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Barbara Hill renovation bathroom

10 TIPS FOR CREATING A WELL-DESIGNED BATHROOM

A functioning, well designed and beautiful bathroom is a true luxury. Here, we present ten tips from an interior design pro on how to deck out your bathroom in style.

Photo by: Misty Keasler

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Originally appeared in Dance Dance Renovation
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Londoner Marcus Lee turned a narrow lot next to a pickle works into a high-flying wood retreat with a garden out back and plenty of soaring space upstairs.

HOW DESIGNERS LIVE AT HOME

From architects to industrial designers working for Apple, Dwell has featured a wealth of designers' own houses. See how they carve out their own space in these eight great examples.

photos by: Jeremy Murch

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Originally appeared in Slanted and Enchanted
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DWELL'S COOLEST MODERN BACKYARDS

Dwell spotlights the coolest modern backyards from the pages of our magazine.

Photo by Stacey Brandford.

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Originally appeared in Play's the Thing
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backyard studio

7 TINY BACKYARD RETREATS

From a nature writer’s off-the-grid Puget Sound getaway to a Texan’s shipping container guesthouse, these retreats may inspire you to make that backyard retreat you’ve been dreaming of a reality.

Photo by Uwe Schneider

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Originally appeared in Backyard Retreat
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Modern kitchen with white Carrara marble countertops and cypress cabinets

5 COOL KITCHEN ISLANDS

A delicious slab of white Carrara marble, a couple of planks of plywood, and 20,000 Legos: These are among the inventive materials used for some of our favorite kitchen islands from the pages of Dwell.

Photo by Ian Allen

Photo by Ian Allen.

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