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August 9, 2013
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Designer Omer Arbel's Vancouver home exterior

DESIGNER OMER ARBEL'S ECLECTIC HOME IN VANCOUVER

Designer Omer Arbel develops his latest works inside an eclectic Vancouver home filled with a teeming assortment of pets and prototypes.

photos by: José Mandojana

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Originally appeared in Designer Omer Arbel's Eclectic Home in Vancouver
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MODERN MASTERPIECES: 6 GREAT HOMES IN FRANCE

A passive home draped with bamboo shades might sound unusual, but it seems almost tame compared to other examples of contemporary French design.

Originally appeared in Modern Masterpieces: 6 Great Homes in France
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The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.

THE BEST OF PREFAB: 7 HOMES WE LOVE

The locations may be far flung—from rural Missouri to Eglisau, Switzerland—the residents might be architects, families, or weekend warriors, but the constant is prefabrication in our roundup of seven of the best prefab homes featured in Dwell.

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Originally appeared in Plan of Steel
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Modern minimalist bathroom.

8 INSPIRING MINIMALIST BATHROOMS

Streamline your plumbing and simplify your bathing ritual with inspiration from these minimalist bathrooms in the Dwell canon.

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Originally appeared in The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays
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In addition to wood and concrete, the other main material in the house is quarter-inch single-pane glass: No room is without a natural light source, whether from skylights, mitered corner windows, or clerestories, as in the old bedroom of the Kappes' son

5 HELPFUL HIDEAWAY BEDS

Tucked into corners or folded into walls, hideaway beds accommodate last minute guests and open up potentially cramped spaces.

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Originally appeared in Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles
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Pine clad dining room with built-in furniture

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 examples of these dining areas in the following slideshow.

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Originally appeared in Green Cottage Getaway in Maine
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From the deck off the master bedroom, Eric Grunbaum looks across his front yard. Barbara Bestor designed the second story to float over the ground “like a cloud.”

5 UNIQUE HOUSES IN VENICE, CALIFORNIA

Sometimes sleepy, vibrantly edgy, and always arty, Venice, California, remains a bastion of architectural freedom, where decades ago Frank Gehry famously plunked down an enormous pair of binoculars and dared his colleagues in architecture to join the fun. Here’s a selection of five unique Venice homes that have piqued our interest over the years.

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Originally appeared in Modern Surf Shack in Venice
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Designer Omer Arbel's Vancouver home exterior

DESIGNER OMER ARBEL'S ECLECTIC HOME IN VANCOUVER

Designer Omer Arbel develops his latest works inside an eclectic Vancouver home filled with a teeming assortment of pets and prototypes.

photos by: José Mandojana

Photo by José Mandojana.

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