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Dwell October 2014, Vol. 14 Issue 10: Modern Dreams
Incredible Homes from Portland to Sweden
French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo
A French architect and designer makes her saturated mark on Tokyo’s streetscape.
Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape
German photographer Ken Schluchtmann documents over 12,000 miles of Norway’s rugged landscape.
Two Cool Surfers Design Some Serious Furniture
Combining clean lines with traditional craftsmanship, this pair creates a demand for South African design.
Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home
Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.
Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition
Shuttling between her Paris apartment and her German workshop, Gesa Hansen strikes a balance while continuing a family design...
An Industrial Designer's House Blends Economy and Simplicity
This house In Portland, Oregon, makes the most out of its material palette.
Glass House with Stunning Pacific Ocean Views
Seeking a respite from the city, a Portland couple create a beachfront getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast.
Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture
The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.
One Savvy Strategy Let These Homeowners Cruise Through Planning Laws to Build Their Home in Only 9 Months
An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.
Inventive Garden Home in India
Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis.
How a 1,000-Year-Old Technique Made This Pavilion
This Swedish guesthouse embodied Nordic building traditions for a modern extension.
Sheila Hicks's Sunbrella Color Riot in Paris
Sheila Hicks creates textile art ranging from minuscule to monumental, and has made her name subverting craft techniques into a...
3M's Iridescent Dichroic Film
The blue morpho butterfly’s wings are covered with layers of microscopic scales set at slightly different angles, so that when...
Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth
A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.
This House Doesn't Hold Back on Colorful Details
A see-through pool wall is just one element of this vibrant home.
A Modern Take on the Pitched-Roof
A family’s house outside the hustle of Amsterdam makes the most of local materials and forms.
Using Color for Good: Q&A with Designer Ruth Lande Shuman
Industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman, who founded the nonprofit Publicolor, expounds on color’s emotional value.
Finding the Perfect Yellow Shade for NYC Taxi Cabs
New York’s newest taxi design proposes a dressed-up version of the classic yellow cab with a standardized hue.