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Room to Create
Kim Schoen is used to thinking outside the box, but when rising rents prompted the artist to give up her workspace in L.A.’s Chinatown, she didn’t imagine the replacement would turn out to be literally in her own backyard. That is, not until designer
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Trading Places
For three years after buying and renovating a farmhouse for their family in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, Christian Élie and Marie Guilmette watched as a hulking, dilapidated cow barn on the property slowly sank into the earth and reached t
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OAKVILLE‚ ONTARIO | @SAMSON_FURNITURE Trained as an engineer in aircraft repair‚ Canadian furniture designer Samson Wang‚ 30‚ brings his knowledge of physics to dynamic pieces. His sense of movement is most prominent in Rhythmic Serenity‚ a lounge ch
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One Last Thing
My husband and I went to Japan three years ago with some friends‚ including Michiko Sakano‚ a glassblower I’ve worked with for about 15 years. She took us to her hometown of Kanazawa‚ an area known for its traditional crafts. While we were there‚ we
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WORDS of ADVICE
“First‚ never listen too much. I have two daughters‚ and naturally I tell them my point of view‚ but as you grow‚ you don’t have to listen to Papa and Mama anymore. In life and in design it’s the same. I love the word ‘culture.’ It represents your co
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Diébédo Francis Kéré
Diébédo Francis Kéré smiled with nervous pride as he led a group on a tour of his pavilion at Tippet Rise Art Center, a 12,000-acre ranch, sculpture park, and classical music venue in southern Montana. A strong sun filtered through the structure’s ci
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The Power of Light
“Neuroscience shows that all the things that ignite the senses—art, scents, music, design—actually have a positive effect on you on a cellular level,” says Ivy Ross, vice president of design for hardware products at Google. “Of course, I know that as
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Box Set
Valle de Bravo is two hours and a world away from the commotion of Mexico City. Set on the shores of Lake Avándaro, it’s a popular weekend destination for well-todo residents of the capital, who flock to the town to savor its colonial charm and to sa
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Artful Craftsman
The floors were sloping and the kitchen pantry was in the basement, but Dana Ferestien and Megan Landis happily lived with the quirks of their 1901 Craftsman home in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood. “As two adults, we could just shrug them off,” Dana
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Mix It Up
As one of the home’s most-used spaces, kitchens have to balance functionality and efficiency with style—whether traditional, contemporary, or a little bit of both. Open floor plans and central island designs increasingly expose the kitchen to other p
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Learning Curve
After renting in San Francisco for 10 years, Molly Fiffer and Jeff Waldman wanted more: more autonomy, more of the outdoors, and more space to host their tight-knit community of friends. The couple just weren’t sure what “more” would look like. They
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Curtain Call
Homeowners Sunil and Shalizeh “Shelly” Patel weren’t totally sure how to select shades and draperies for their Houston remodel, completed by StudioMET Architects. A visit to The Shade Store eventually helped the couple identify unexpected options in
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The Path Taken
For two years following his relocation to San José from Los Angeles, architect Richard Hammond ran the same route through the southwestern foothills of Costa Rica’s capital two or three mornings a week. On a June day in 2015, something compelled the
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Sand Castle
A sea breeze wafts through Janette Sosothikul’s home in Oxnard, California, ruffling the curtains as her grandkids bound in from the dunes for a game of Ping-Pong. Arrayed on three floors, with wall-to-wall glass sliders along the ocean facade and a
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Divine Intervention
“I need you. I bought a f*cking church!” With this blunt text message to his friend, architect Carlos Garmendia of Garmendia Cordero Arquitectos, Tas Careaga kicked off a three-year design adventure. “Back in 2016, I was looking for some land with an
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High Drama
As you walk toward Cornerstone House in Melbourne’s leafy suburb of Northcote, you are treated to the first glimpses of a performance that is about to begin. Long ribbons of black plate aluminum, twisted to create the sense of a rippling curtain, run
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What Comes Next
Design is getting decadent. Until recently, an ascetic Scandinavian simplicity held sway over the home. Our houses were boxes sealed in wood. The crime of wearing shoes too far past the threshold led to lost friends and broken families. Dangerous hyg
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That’s a Wrap
On a perfect Saturday afternoon this summer, Lindsay Pauly stood in the kitchen of her vacation house in central Wisconsin, the calm eye of a family whirlwind. Her 4-year-old twin boys were bent intently over a mountain of Legos on the dining table,
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Stay Cool
You may be enjoying the longer summer days by spending more time outside, relaxing with friends, or enjoying dinner on the patio. But when you step back inside the house, you want a perfectly balanced temperature. With a variety of factors to conside
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Olafur Eliasson
Olafur Eliasson is happy to talk about the weather. Over coffee at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, the conversation moves quickly from pleasantries about the rain to the profound sociobiological effects of sunlight on the human body. The leap
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A New Leaf
Malik Ashiru was in Bali when he heard that his ambitious plans for renovating a Brooklyn condo could move forward. He had an exacting vision for the space that required nearly gutting it. To pass the time while the city reviewed the paperwork, Malik
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Family Gathering
Sunil and Shalizeh “Shelly” Patel knew they would build a home tailored for their family when they moved to Houston in 2005. The two medical professionals live with their daughters and Shelly’s parents, and they wanted a design that would encourage c
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Farm to Gable
Carlo Zingaro, a cardiac surgeon, and Eugenia Morgano, a nurse, had been partners in the operating theater for two years and in life for one when they moved in together in 2012. They rented a rustic cottage near the town of Ancona in Italy’s rural Ma
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Home Away From Home
Airbnb changed everything. Yes, there were vacation rental services long before the home-sharing juggernaut launched, but its software and scale have opened up a completely new way of exploring the world. Travelers once limited to hotels in tourist q
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Jet-setter Style
Design tastemakers Tanya Meda and Kelly Lee didn’t earn influencer status by following everyone else. In increasingly crowded social feeds, the standouts are the ones who do it differently. Meda and Lee have mastered this approach, amassing admirers
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The Life Nomadic
Jay Nelson felt the spark the moment he finished his first one. “In my mind it was such a hit,” he says. “I felt like I had made something super functional, and I kind of amazed myself. It inspired me to keep going down that path and to explore other
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In the most recent issue, on page 22 [“Dwell Asks”], someone is quoted as stating that on his coffee table there is a camshaft from a 1964 Camaro. Oops. The first Camaro wore the model year 1967. Chevrolet did not undertake development on the project
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