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Tower House Modern Home in New York by Gluck+ on Dwell

This small vacation house is designed as a stairway to the treetops. Keeping the footprint to a minimum so as not to disturb the wooded site, each of the first three floors has only one small bedroom and bath, each a tiny private suite. The top floor, which contains the living spaces, spreads out …

Architecture

14 Totally Off-the-Grid Cabins

Operating entirely off the grid, these homes match renewable energy sources with modern design.<p>1. Prefabricated Finnish shed<p>2. Jeff and Millie Baird’s off-the-grid retreat<p>3. The Watershed, an off-the-grid writer’s retreat<p>4. DesignBuildBLUFF in Colorado<p>5. French Island in Australia<p>6. MOS's Desert …

Brooklyn Home Keeps its Historic Bones While Getting a Much Needed Interior Update

A creative couple flips the script on their family home, a former workman’s cottage on the northern edge of Brooklyn.<p>If it’s not the raw brick siding, it’s the house numbers—a sleek neon "175" in sans serif font—that give it away. The miniature, functional art piece is the work of Jill Magid, a …

Living Rooms

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The Wood Life

Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.<p>Love at first sight is a powerful thing. Wiet Hekking had worked as a buyer in the Dutch textile industry for almost two decades when, in 1988, he first spotted the chair that changed …

Furniture

Articles about bach nature on Dwell.com - Dwell

With the lightness and imagination of origami and the mathematical exactitude of digital design, this open-air chapel invites all...<p>When Dominique Gettliffe saw the site his clients had purchased in tiny Crestone, deep in southwest Colorado, he didn’t see...<p>A one-of-a-kind house on a Japanese …

Prefab Homes

Articles about goodbye grid and cushy beds hello pool wilderness on Dwell.com - Dwell

An off-the-grid house that is little more than a decked campsite—albeit with a roof—includes a swimming pool for a family that...<p>Most deserts are dry and dusty expanses of blue skies, bleached soil, and rulerflat horizons.<p>Writer and poet Haley Littleton seeks out fragile moments of being that exist …

Swimming Pools

15+ Reading Nooks Perfect For When You Need To Escape This World

Although some people claim that they can read anywhere, anytime, we all know that a comfortable, well lit, soft spot is ideal. On a blanket in a park …

Articles about house gets better age on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate Northwestern wilderness.<p>Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.<p>This Los Angeles family builds smart and plans ahead.<p>In Cardiff …

Santa Monica

Bucket list moment. Positano, Italy.

Studio Franz Messner

Some great ideas appear when an architectural firm turns its eye on its own workshop. Such is the case with Studio Franz Messner. A renovated Italian …

Architecture

How Different Seasons Affect The Way Your Brain Works

You've probably experienced fluctuating moods with the seasons, but there's a good chance you never realized that your brain activity also differs based on seasonal changes -- varying between spring, summer, fall and winter -- as a new study has shown.<p>The Belgian study, published this week in the …

The Brain

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Celebrate The 75th Birthday Of Hayao Miyazaki With These 75 Wallpapers

Hayao Miyazaki is a giant of animation without peer. And as it's his 75th birthday (yesterday), let's celebrate it with some wallpapers. After all, …

Stone-Cold Remarkable

Articles about el salvador beach house interior courtyard on Dwell.com - Dwell

A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight,...<p>On a north-sloping site in Palo Alto, CA, the High-Performance Courtyard House is carefully sited and detailed to maximize the...<p>Binburra Beach House is a minimal residence …

Architecture

15+ Strange Animal Hybrids Bred In Photoshop

Strange hybrid creatures have always fascinated society, from the Egyptian griffon, to the Persian Manticore. Now, with the advent of Photoshop, …

Online

Light works: 2015 Lumiere Durham Light Festival, in pictures - Telegraph

England

Hallstatt Austria Photo by @Golden_Heart

Kate Moss Decorated a House and It’s As Glam as You’d Expect

From her gorgeous wedding to her killer closet, we continually look to supermodel Kate Moss for a source of style inspiration. Now, in a collaboration with the design company Yoo, Kate is trying her hand at interior decor. The British beauty recently furnished a country estate in the English …

Kate Moss

Castle in Werfen, Austria.

Lion Mountain, Sri Lanka

Hobbiton, New Zealand

Articles about tiny outbuilding perfect indoor outdoor retreat on Dwell.com - Dwell

On an undesirable lot in Mexico City, architect Yuri Zagorin Alazraki created a stacked home and lush garden.<p>It is not easy to design the interior of a tiny house without making compromises in style or functionality.<p>With the official start of summer just around the corner, we decided to put …

Architecture

Become One with Nature with this Latest Spa Trend: Forest Bathing

Nature is at your disposal when you check into resorts nestled in remote settings, so why not make the most of your surroundings and convene with all …

New York City

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction<p>Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like …

Extinction

Photoshop Genius Erik Johansson Shows How His Mind-Bending Pics Are Born

Photoshop master Erik Johannsson creates optical illusions and photo manipulations so mind-bending and life-like that his work sometimes seems like …