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Architecture and Design Longreads

You might have come to know and love Dwell through the stunning modern homes featured throughout the magazine's 12-year history but interspersed between the interiors stories and idea books are informative pieces on design history and critical pieces on contemporary issues. Take a deeper dive into modernism in via this collection of essays.
September 13, 2013

Friday Finds 09.13.13

From a tranquil tree museum to embroidered paintings to a medium format digital back for your iPhone, hop on in to see what our editors found this time around. Happy 13th!
September 13, 2013
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Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents

Yup, the warm metallics are still going strong. This is the trend that just won't quit, but that's ok because we love it. This fall, try incorporating some gold, brass, or copper accents into your home design for a rich yet not too opulent look. Check out more fall design trends like Warm Woods and Comfortable Kitchens.
September 12, 2013
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6 Ways to Add Throw Pillows

They haven’t always been in design favor, but throw pillows, when done right, can add warmth, color, and texture to a room like nothing else can. Six designers show us how.
September 11, 2013
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The Ultimate Modern Ski Houses

As summer wanes, we present Dwell's favorite modern ski houses—high-design buildings built for tough winter weather, rugged activity, and easy access to the slopes.
September 11, 2013
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5 Modern Kitchen Countertops

Countertops are an important part of a kitchen renovation, and they can be everything from earthy to space-age. Here are five Dwell favorites.
September 10, 2013
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Fall Design Trend: Warm Woods

One Fall design trend that we are really loving this season is warm wood tones. Whether in the building material, the furniture, or accessories you choose, this Fall is all about those rich welcoming hues you can only get from the grain of natural wood. Check out our ten inspirational examples for incorporating this Fall trend into your own home. See more fall trends like Gold, Brass, & Copper Accents and Comfortable Kitchens.
September 10, 2013
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10 Ways to Use Benches

"Warming the bench" takes on new meaning when used as a feature in modern homes. From patio perches to living room seats, the versatile piece of furniture is a welcome addition in the 10 residences featured in our slideshow.
September 10, 2013
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Green Car Buying Advice

Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, dispenses buying advice for the latest fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly models.
September 9, 2013