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Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
33 A-Frame Homes We Love
The classic cabins have stood the test of time—and they continue to capture the imagination today.
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Known for his stripped-back approach to home design, RIBA award-winning architect Piers Taylor focuses more on light and space...
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12 Renzo Piano Buildings We Love
Regularly cited as the father of "high-tech" buildings, Pritzker Prize-winning Italian architect Renzo Piano's designs showcase...
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Almost as important as the clothes you buy is how you store them.
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We’re celebrating the birthday of the iconic designer and architect by looking back at some of his best work.
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Glass blocks—the old-school square blocks of translucent glass found in many buildings constructed from the 1940s through the...
Modern Lofts We'd Love to Call Home
While loft living might not be for everyone, others find it dream-worthy.
This Vibrant Singapore Apartment Is a Love Letter to Wes Anderson
Interior designer Ponnie Tan of EightyTwo infuses a Singapore apartment with a striking play of tones, forms, and graphics.
10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings We Love
“The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the...
6 Modern Modular Homes We Love in Colorado
From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.
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6 Modern Midwest Prefab Homes We Love
Don’t fly over these compact but cool prefabs in the American Heartland.
5 Kitchen Renovations Done for Less Than $100K
Kitchen renovations can be daunting, but here’s some expert inspiration to get you going.
10 I.M. Pei Buildings We Love
We pay homage to renowned architect I.M. Pei, who recently passed away at the age of 102.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Awe-Inspiring Renovations
Rearranged home layouts, refreshed kitchens, and updated dining rooms take these modern home renovations to the next level.
Top 5 Jaw-Dropping Home Renovations of the Week
The best renovations restore homes without sacrificing their original essence.
15 Products Designed by Naoto Fukasawa That We Love
With an eye for divining the essence of objects, Naoto Fukasawa has emerged as one of Japan’s most influential designers.
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A Kickstarter cult brand promises users a lifetime of free sharpening.
23 Charming Outdoor Coffee Tables We Love
Enjoy your morning cuppa en plein air.
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These sweet cribs and bassinets are the perfect centerpieces for your bundle of joy’s new space.
Submit Your Brilliant Daylit Designs to Andersen’s Bright Ideas Awards, Powered by Dwell
Enter your residential projects with outstanding fenestration, solar orientation, or other inspired daylighting strategies by...
5 Indie Ceramic Brands We’re Currently Crushing On
Who knew a cereal bowl could make us feel this way?
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