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More Modern Mother’s Day Gifts

For those who overlooked our last round up of Mother’s Day ideas, we have five more gifts for the modern mom.
April 30, 2013
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An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach

A couple in Israel seizes the rare chance to rehab a 1969 Airstream to experiment with indoor-outdoor, space-efficient living.
April 12, 2013
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The Modern Baby: Part Four

Infant brand Oeuf has been celebrated by celebrities and design magazines alike for its sophisticated yet whimsical products for children. They have gained a solid reputation for their high-quality products and simple, elegant designs. Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan, a French-American couple and founders of Oeuf, invited Dwell to see how they've infused their Brooklyn residence with the same ethos that makes their company such a success. 
October 9, 2012
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Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri

Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse.
October 8, 2012
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Preview "The Modern Family" Video

If you've enjoyed our previous videos—including behind-the-scenes looks at unconventional residences in New York City and San Francisco and our recent spotlight on the preservation of a railway depot in small-town Iowa—then be sure to check dwell.com on September 12, when we'll unveil our latest video, Part One in our new two-part series "The Modern Family," sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.
September 7, 2012
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How to Throw a Great Party in Six Steps

We captured the highlights of a recent party at Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery's Los Angeles house for our September 2012 story "American Pastoral." As evidenced in the magazine and our extended photo slideshow online, this family really knows how to entertain. Here, six tips from Gabbert and Avery on throwing a fun and inviting party—plus, a recipe for a garden-fresh Gimlet.
August 13, 2012
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Rethinking Boston

How do you remake a city that's already been made? That's the question a group of students at the Boston Architectural College (BAC) will be tackling in a new design competition sponsored by the Chelsea, Massachusetts–based firm The Architectural Team. With a directive to bring the mixed and multi (mixed-use, mixed-income, multifamily) ideals of 21st-century sustainability to downtown Boston’s commercial and retail districts, students who are enrolled in the competition’s studio course will develop new visions for a downtown that they could want to—and even afford to—live in one day.
August 13, 2012
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All in the Family

Young architects often design homes for their parents. But for Toronto's Julia Knezic, it was an especially intimate job: her mom Susan Farkas's new house is next to her own. When the property became available, she lured her parents into moving from their suburban neighborhood. "My mom said, 'Fine, but I want a new house.' " It was a deal: Julia designed a new 2,100-square-foot open-plan house, with generous public rooms and only one bedroom, for the site. The process became more intense when her father passed away—and more so as Julia gave birth to her two kids. But Julia's mother moved in, and welcomed Julia's clan to live in the basement as they remodeled their own place. "This was conceived as a house for one person," Julia explains,"but the idea was to make the spaces as comfortable as possible for the whole family." And with an intergenerational mix of decor and two happy kids, it's working out fine.
August 6, 2012
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Modern Lifestyle at Dwell on Design 2012

Each year, one of the most popular parts of the Dwell on Design show floor is the Modern Lifestyle zone. New furniture, the great Remodelista Market, an array of modern playhouses thrumming with kids, and family photoshoots sponsored by Infiniti all keep the high-energy area buzzing. Here are a few highlights from one of the most vibrant bits of Dwell on Design 2012.
June 24, 2012
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