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Made in L.A.

With its diverse architectural landscape and community that thrives on robust design discourse, Los Angeles is an ideal home for the annual Dwell on Design show. In June, the city will, once again, host and inspire the great minds who descend upon it each year, further elevating our collaborative exploration of the built—and even the unbuilt environment.
April 16, 2013
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A Stylish Budget Hostel in Mexico City

Grupo Habita is known for its high-design Mexican hotels, but the firm's new hostel Downtown Beds, near Mexico City's main plaza, offers a radical sense of style for the budget traveler.
January 9, 2013
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In the Doghouse

A new project by Muji mastermind Kenya Hara celebrates the relationship between humans and dogs, one downloadable blueprint at a time.
November 16, 2012
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Hideaway Cachet

A quirky mountain refuge by French designer Charlotte Perriand is an ingenious take on small-space living.
November 1, 2012
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Insulated Weekend Cabin in South Africa

Eight years after construction began, this lakeside weekend home 80 miles outside Johannesburg, South Africa, received the long-awaited finishing touch that makes it an eye-catching thermal wonder.
October 31, 2012
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Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto

Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.
October 27, 2012
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On and On

December 2, 2011

Inspired Design

September 6, 2011
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Great Indoors

It’s not easy to transform a 15-foot-wide building site—wedged between houses in every direction—into a home that feels more spacious than its location allows. Mamm-design’s solution was to dedicate two-thirds of this tiny 653-square-foot house in Tokyo to a 20-foot-high garden room to bring a sense of the outdoors in. A centrally positioned evergreen ash anchors the airy terrace, which is paved with complementary gray bricks. The kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and workspace are all connected to the central space, transforming the covered veranda into a surrealistic theatrical setting for day-to-day life.
August 29, 2011