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Moving Over
When massive glaciers made their way across Wisconsin 18,000 years ago, they left behind long, fingery strands of ice that collided, scraping and shaping the earth into the rocky terrain now known as the Kettle Moraine. Architect Sebastian Schmaling
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I just want to thank you for offering varied glimpses of homes around the world. They have been a great source of inspiration, a welcome distraction, and in some ways a source of solace during these uncertain times. TIOMBE OLUMIJI, PIKESVILLE, MD You
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Modern Market
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Where We Live Now
A decades-long housing policy that perpetuated segregation in U.S. cities continues to marginalize Black communities today. The recent removal of statues calls into question the meaning and permanence of monuments themselves. Joseph Eichler not only
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One Last Thing
I go to Nigeria several times a year, but I visited my parents’ hometowns in that country for the first time when I was 11. It was such a special experience to see my aunties and uncles sitting under a cashew tree, drinking palm wine from calabash bo
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What Design Object Have You Had The Longest?
A Knoll floating rosewood credenza made by Forma Brazil that I found in a thrift store and restored myself. @chookie_pots An Akari light that I picked up on a solo trip to the Noguchi Museum. I stayed from open to close. @elvinwilfred The Jo Hammerbo
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Brick Layers
“‘This house doesn’t belong here.’ That’s what they told us,” says Enzo Mancuso, recounting the hard-fought battle that he and his wife, Erminia, along with architects Jodi and Andrew Batay-Csorba, waged to build their home in Toronto’s High Park nei
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Modern World
Here are the up-and-coming designers who need to be on your radar right now. The New York design fair Wanted Design helped us create the list—we’re highlighting several studios that would have exhibited at its events. We asked The Dwell 24 about how
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The Dwell 24
Serge mobile ceiling lamp. Emmanuel Aguilar, Mool Everything I want is already in my house. My wife and my two cats are the most important things I can’t live without. Cathy Lo, Brave Matter Ultrafragola mirror by Ettore Sottsass, a pair of armchairs
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To See or Not to See?
When televisions began taking over our living rooms after World War II, how they looked was as important as the images they broadcast. Manufacturers hid their bulging picture tubes behind the sliding or hinged doors of beautifully crafted cabinets, p
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Maya Bird-Murphy
Designer Maya Bird-Murphy wants kids to know about architecture. She grew up surrounded by Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and her own youth was steeped in the lessons of good design. Local summer camps and field
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Mountain Majesty
“It’s like an apple you took a bite of,” says architect Marlon Blackwell, describing a cabin designed by his firm on a sloping bluff overlooking Beaver Lake in the Ozark Mountains. Its boxy shape has a section carved out of one side that creates a se
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Course Change
In a Northeast Portland neighborhood filled with old Craftsman houses, a 1920s Prairie-style residence has always stood out for its clinker brick facade and double corner lot. “We fell in love with it because of the uniqueness of the architecture,” s
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The Box Outside
When Andrew Zuckerman and Niki Bergen decided to build a large guesthouse behind their home in upstate New York, they didn’t ask their designers for two bedrooms, two baths, or any of the other usual requirements. “We led with a narrative rather than
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Hillside Hideaway
Ever since Jeff Albertson was a child, weekends at the beach have revolved around one particular stretch of western Washington State. After decades of vacations here, he decided it was time to establish a permanent place to stay. He and his spouse, B
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Tight Schip
Even on a sunny day like today, this part of Amsterdam is stark. North of the city’s historic center, the canal is straight as an arrow and unforgiving, the sheds and warehouses on its concrete banks proof that the area’s industrial origin is not far
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A Structure Rediscovered
When it comes to midcentury houses in Southern California, there’s not much that Valerie Levitt Halsey and Brett Halsey haven’t seen. The pair, who run a Los Angeles–based design firm (Levitt Halsey is also a real estate agent), were confident that t
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There Will Be a Future
We already knew this would not be a normal year, but when Salone del Mobile, the massive annual furniture fair in Milan, was canceled in late March, it hit home that the design world’s busiest season would essentially be written off. For designers ju
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Out Of The Blue
“The idea of that element of color is to draw your eye up and through the opening,” says architect Barbara Bestor, describing the bright blue volume that rises playfully—like a tiny house on top of a house—from the second story of the residence she d
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Kitchen
PORTLAND, OREGON The first thing I do for a kitchen remodel is give clients my remodel form. It’s a document of about five pages that asks them questions like, “Are you right- or left-handed?” “What’s your food shopping pattern like?” “How many peopl
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Living Room
LOS ANGELES QUEENS ROAD INTERIOR FOR A HOME IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, ROMANEK PUNCTUATES THE LIVING ROOM WITH A SUNNY PAIR OF FACETT CHAIRS BY RONAN AND ERWAN BOUROULLEC. It’s not a competition. The most important thing is that pieces in a room are harmonio
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Bedroom
SAN FRANCISCO CALISTOGA RESIDENCE LARGE WINDOWS AND A WHITE BEDSPREAD LEND AN AIRY ATMOSPHERE TO A CALIFORNIA BEDROOM IN THE FIRST HOME GEREMIA DESIGNED FROM THE GROUND UP. Know your audience, know your budget. Design for longevity with the big, expe
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Dining Area
LONDON THE WEAVERS HOUSE CHAN + EAYRS TRANSFORM AN 18TH-CENTURY HOUSE IN EAST LONDON, COMBINING CONTEMPORARY FURNISHINGS WITH HISTORIC OBJECTS, INCLUDING A HEFTY ANTIQUE FARM TABLE IN THE DINING AREA. The dining area is a very personal space, where y
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Laundry
SCOTTS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA MODERN FARMHOUSE LISAC’S LAUNDRY ROOM FOR A HOME IN APTOS, CALIFORNIA, INCLUDES ROLLING BINS FROM STEELE TO KEEP UP WITH WASHING FOR A FAMILY OF SIX AND A DEEP SINK TO ACCOMMODATE DAD’S FIREFIGHTER GEAR. A laundry room needs
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The Backyard House
It was his father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis that motivated Bo Sundius and his wife, Hisako Ichiki, to design the green pitched-roof cottage behind their house for Sundius’s parents. In the years since they left so his dad could get more specialized car
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Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley
Writers Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley saw this coming. They knew a global pandemic was entirely plausible, even likely. But the couple couldn’t have guessed that they would be wrapping up a book on quarantine architecture in the midst of one. The
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The Complete Set
When Kali Nikitas and Richard Shelton began renovating a neglected Rudolph Schindler home in Inglewood, California, about 13 years ago, they didn’t realize they were starting what would become a small community. The couple’s 1,000-square-foot, 1937 h
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House Made
Annemie Lathouwers grew up in a forested enclave on the outskirts of Antwerp, Belgium. A nature preserve filled with stately pines, the area lured her back when she and her husband, David D’Hulst, began thinking about trading their house in the city
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Where We Live Now
There is a protest happening on the street where I live, in Brooklyn, as I write this. Just as there have been protests daily for weeks here and in cities around the country and around the world. We’ve seen this before. Somewhere in the United States
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