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What Do You Love About Your Neighborhood?
It’s peaceful and surrounded by nature. @oil.studio.skin North End, Boise, Idaho Walkability. @wenyiwangg Lincoln Park, Chicago Access to the coast. @mcdhaley East Boston, Boston The quiet. @claudz510 Bernardston, Massachusetts It isn’t gentrified by
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Amy Stelly
“When I was a kid, I vowed to take it down with my bare hands,” says Amy Stelly about the hulking concrete I-10 overpass that towers over Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans’s storied Treme neighborhood. Speaking with her today, it’s clear she’s never lo
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Rising from The Ashes
The adage “once burned, twice shy” held no sway for Buttons and Ridgie Barton. In October 2017, the catastrophic Nuns fire incinerated the ’70s-era A-frame in Napa County, California, that had served as a family retreat for 20 years and that the coup
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Our New Climate Reality
Last summer, scorching heat melted streetcar cables in Portland, Oregon, and smoke from simultaneous Western wildfires drifted across the continent, triggering “code red” air-quality alerts in Philadelphia. Hurricane Ida formed in the Caribbean, stru
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Comments
[Re: “Studio Visit: Patrick Tighe,” July/August] One of the accusations regarding the misuse of money designated for low-cost housing is that the majority of the funds are eaten up by contractors’ fees. I read a report that said there is so much mone
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Lichen
Walking into Lichen’s East Williamsburg storefront feels like dropping by a stylish friend’s house: Music is playing, people are chatting on sofas, and there are beautifully crafted objects—lamps, vases, handloomed textiles—placed on shelves and tabl
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Spartan Shop
Currie Person likes Spartan Shop to constantly evolve. Take the pandemic: Person closed the brick-and-mortar location in Portland, Oregon, for 16 months and emerged with a new vision, moving away from her original concept for “an elevated general sto
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Good Neighbor
Shawn Chopra and his wife, Anne Morgan, drew inspiration from their respective Indian and Egyptian heritages when they established Good Neighbor, a design shop-cum-cafe in Baltimore’s lively Hampden neighborhood. “The whole concept was like going to
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Return to Form
There are two types of people in this world: those who see a listing for a decaying 1,400-square-foot home built in 1954 and grimace, and those who make a viewing appointment. “We were looking for a new place and I thought, This one looks weird and u
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New Kids on the Block
You can map the distance to public transportation or groceries, read school ratings and crime statistics, or consider any number of “livability” rankings, but your mileage with these sources may vary when it comes to assessing a community according t
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Power House
People who move to New Urbanist communities tend to be fans of traditional architecture. But architect Barry Alan Yoakum was drawn to Harbor Town, a 32-year-old enclave just north of downtown Memphis, not by the historical styles of its homes but by
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Sourcing
Cast Architecture castarchitecture.com Construction by dBoone Construction dbooneconstruction.com Structural engineering by Swenson Say Fagét ssfengineers.com Landscape design by Maggie Payne Lighting design by Luminous NW luminousnw.com 29 Walnut fl
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Livable America
What makes some places more “livable” than others? The question has a new importance as many Americans, unmoored from the office, decamp for Phoenix, Boulder, or other spots that frequently rank near the top on lists of U.S. cities with the highest q
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One Last Thing
When I became an adult, my mother passed these gloves on to me. I always knew they were special because of the way she cherished them. They belonged to my great-grandfather, who had a small farm, and these were his working gloves. You don’t see these
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Nordic by Northeast
Brendan Ravenhill likes to describe his summers in Maine as half vacation, half working meditation. Most of the year, he’s in Los Angeles, where his design studio is primarily known for lighting fixtures. But when he returns to his family’s homestead
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Modern Market
Smart Shopping For the Design Obsessed. Find what you love in our expertly curated selection of finely crafted home, office, travel, and lifestyle products. More at Dwell.com/Shop Wear Your Art Timeless & minimal. Petite Titanium Box necklace on Ital
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Market Value
A chance stop at a Phoenix grocery store checked off an unexpected item on Ryan Tyner and Kim Moellenberndt’s shopping list. It was 2018, and the two were looking for their first house as a couple. They had just viewed a disappointing home in the cit
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Layers of interest
Red Hook is “the farthest you can get from New York while still being in New York,” quips Anna Clark of the once-industrial waterfront area of Brooklyn. The village-like neighborhood’s sense of remove from the wider city and opportunities for live/wo
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Coming Into Focus A Stylist And A Photographer Reenvision A 1950s Los Angeles Bungalow.
Kate Brien Kitz and David Kitz had braced themselves for Los Angeles’s overheated housing market when they set out to buy their first home together. But after purchasing a 1,600-square-foot 1950s bungalow in Mar Vista in 2019, Kate, a stylist, and Da
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Modern World
Independent design shops are hubs for creative communities. Here, we celebrate some of our favorites. View the full list on Dwell.com, and DM us @dwellmagazine with your recommendations. We profile five shops from across the country and ask their pro
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Yowie
Shannon Maldonado founded her Philadelphia boutique, Yowie, with the goal of giving creatives a platform. “We love being the first to carry a designer’s collection,” says Maldonado, who notes that “the home and furniture space hasn’t always felt incl
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The Ups and Downs of Livability Rankings
The felonious Goldilocks, who broke into an unoccupied home and ranked the temperature of porridges and the comfort level of mattresses, might have avoided a lot of trouble by consulting livability lists, the popular rankings meant to help people dec
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Stranger & Co.
Maura Doyle has Marcel Breuer to thank for her obsession with form and function. The owner of Stranger & Co. grew up near the hulking concrete church Breuer designed for Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. Doyle’s curatorial tastes were fu
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Modern Market
Smart Shopping For the Design Obsessed. Find what you love in our expertly curated selection of finely crafted home, office, travel, and lifestyle products. More at Dwell.com/Shop Premium Quality Solid Wood Products We are a manufacturer of quality s
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Big Plans
1. 13 Floor Plans for Beach Houses That Celebrate Coastal Living Perfectly positioned to embrace ocean views and salt-tinged breezes, these layouts make the most of their seaside settings. 2. 14 Cabin Floor Plans to Make Your Outdoorsy Dreams Come Tr
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What Issues Should Emerging Designers Be Concerned With?
How to cope with climate change without making the climate worse. @f28278 Sustainability and affordability. @myfordbox Social responsibility! Giving voice and opportunity to a diverse community. @larderlover Eliminating plastics. @teq.parts Sustainab
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Cultivating Community
@BENJAMINRAS Just outside East Austin lies the Community First! Village, a 51-acre development of micro-homes and RVs that offers affordable, permanent shelter to individuals who have lacked housing for extended periods. Many of the dwellings in the
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Just Like Heaven
@ALANJENSEN About 20 miles from Amsterdam, an old monastery stands amid a lively garden in the quiet town of Bennebroek. Franciscan sisters once lived in the imposing brick structure, built in the 19th century, but they departed late in the 20th, and
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Shifting Gears
@ROBERTRIEGER When artist Nata Lee Hahn approached Studio Karhard’s Alexandra Erhard and Thomas Karsten in 2018 to convert a former car repair shop into a studio space in Berlin’s bohemian Kreuzberg district, she was a self-described “single painter
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