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Corporate high-flyers and admitted neat freaks Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton couldn’t handle the chaos anymore.
A Private California Compound Hits the Market at $5M
Comprised of a stunning grand estate, as well as a reinvented pool/guest house, this expansive private compound in Pasadena is...
Friday Finds 12.16.11
We're celebrating the holidays today in the Dwell offices, but before the bottles of wine are opened and gifts exchanged, we...
Break Out of a Shell Chair Rut with Muuto's Wood Eco-Fiber Version
Talking to designers Iskos—Berlin about their revolutionary eco-friendly composite used for Muuto's new Eames-inspired Fiber...
Joseph Joseph Prevails in Patent Lawsuit
From the glossy and the tactile to the litigous, Dwell's June issue (on newsstands now) covers every facet of interior design,...
From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban
Boldly declaring “One Chair Is Enough,” Artek, the Finnish company founded in part by legendary architect Alvar Aalto, today...
6 Modular Houseboat and Floating Home Manufacturers Around the World
If you’re bored of solid ground and want to try out a life on water, then these international companies will give you the tools...
This Hurricane-Resistant Prefab Is Made From More Than 600,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles
In Nova Scotia, a prefab beach house makes history as the first-ever home built with PET core foam technology.
5 Prefab Deck Kit Companies to Easily Upgrade Your Home
Better your home's indoor/outdoor connection with one of these DIY deck kits.
A Lake Superior Escape With a Whitewashed Masonry Sauna
Wood and masonry come together in this Minnesotan refuge that balances the built environment with the natural setting.
Sporting Stairway
While surfing around, I found this intriguing use of sports-arena flooring as a residential wall material in a house in progress...
Kodasema Launches Four Tiny Prefab Homes—Including One That Floats
The Estonian prefab company is bringing stylish, modern tiny homes to urban and rural areas alike.
An Arctic White Kitchen Renovation in Connecticut
For an architect’s family getaway in Connecticut, the kitchen is no shrinking violet.
A Los Angeles Midcentury Time Capsule by A. Quincy Jones Lists For $3M
The Richard and Helen Arens House is one of the best surviving examples of the Mutual Housing Association’s postwar experiment.
15 Trendy Home Accessories For the Terrazzo Aficionado
The terrazzo trend is alive and kicking—and we’re not complaining. Here are 15 ways to bring the “it” material into your home.
These “Just Add Water” Homes Can Be Built in Less Than 24 Hours
Paris-based architecture and design firm Cutwork plans to use roll-out cement paneling to build low-cost, durable housing units...
4 Copenhagen Hotels That Combine Good Design and Green Sensibility
Tour a crop of Copenhagen hotels that are making a strong case for eco-friendly design.
AIGA Aspen Design Challenge
How can excess hair from beauty salons be used to clean oil spills? How do you convince six- to twelve-year-old children in China...
First Look: A Gigantic Lawn Just Popped Up Inside the National Building Museum
The National Building Museum's latest block party installation is a sprawling “Lawn” that channels the spirit of summer.
A Tiny Parisian Loft Strikes Industrial Vibes With a Surprising Material Palette
Black steel accents and exposed oriented strand board redefine a tiny Parisian apartment with high ceilings and tons of natural...