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Chelsea Flower Show 2016: Plant of the Year revealed

For many years it was always the show gardens that hit the headlines at the Chelsea Flower Show but they came with an uneasy question: How relevant are the show gardens to what we can expect to achieve in our own back gardens across the country?<p>When it comes the plants, the story is very different. …

Plants

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The FDA Wants Pharma to Ditch its Archaic Drug Making Process

The process of biopharmaceutical drug manufacturing is stuck in the past. And the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now openly calling for …

Surreal Sculptures of Disintegrating Animals

Tomohiro Inaba is a creative sculptor who produces eye-catching figures that look like they are disintegrating into thin air. The Japanese artist's steel sculptures titled <i>Promise of Our Star</i> and <i>Next to the World</i> are particularly effective in the visual illusion. Each figure offers a duality that …

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings | Colossal

<p>Artist Paco Pomet who lives and works in Grenada, Spain possesses a wonderfully bizarre sense of humor that manifests itself in each of his oil …

Fish & Rose

During the holiday season, celebratory eating out can sometimes get a little too decadent—leaving you with a tummy ache and regrets. For a different kind of dining experience, have a taste of Martha's Vineyard at the pop-up restaurant Fish and Rose in between Chinatown and Soho. Just opened this …

The Art of Lorella Paleni

Dreamlike Paintings.<p>Selected paintings by Lorella Paleni. The artworks look as if someone cut them out of a dream. Lorella Paleni mixes different …

Art

Continuous Lines Delivering an Elegant Seating Unit: Lyubkka by Nuvist

Lyubkka seating from Nuvist (you may also remember the studio’s recent designs Nasvtia Bar Lounge and Evfyra Table, which we presented on Freshome a …

Articles about 8 great modern interiors japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even...<p>These modern gems are slated for demolition, in need of repair, or the subject of fundraising campaigns.<p>For book enthusiasts who are up to their eyeballs in books, …

Metaphor for the Uprising Generation: School Extension Integrating a Crinkled Wall

There’s a large number of buildings with a long standing tradition in Kufstein, but only few of them are subjected to modern architectural …

Spacious Apartment With A Perfect Family Home Feel

Finding an apartment with a layout and design suitable for a family with children is always a challenge. A house with a yard and garden is a …

Urban Seating Unit Adorned by Miniature Grass Island: Saturnia Bench

Designer Philippe Nigro envisioned a creative bench that allures passers-by to have a break and enjoy nature, even if this happens at a small scale. …

Old Farmhouse Converted Into A Contemporary Family Home In Lennik

There are several ways in which you can get a new home. One would be to build one of your own. Another option is to buy one. Then there’s also the …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 1 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

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Articles about color coded 7 vibrant exteriors on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s...<p>Architect Pedro Gadanho brings a body of hypercolorful …

Architect Visit: Barn-Like Living (Only Better)

Do you dream, like I do, of living in a barn? The big caveat, of course, is that you need to have a barn to convert. Typically that involves either …

Architecture

Feather Sculptures by Kate MccGwire | Colossal

<p>British sculptor Kate MccGwire (previously) creates uncanny organic sculptures from layers of bird feathers. The objects she creates are so …

An Old Metal Workshop Becomes A New Studio

German design studio Designliga renovated an old metal workshop in Munich into a modern studio for themselves. Preserving the character of the space …

Beautiful Houses: Alemanys 5

This week we will show you a beautiful restoration in Girona, Spain, a project by Anna Noguera. This place is amazing! The mix of old and new, the …

Articles about innovative wooden homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.<p>New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's …

Articles about 6 homes fit chefs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>The refrigerator in your kitchen may be humming a pricey song—to the tune of hundreds of dollars and thousands of kilowatts a...<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few …

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix …

A Floating Home Reflects The Story Of The Many Who Lost Theirs

In a ghostly art pavilion, a minimalist (and made-up) home symbolizes the economic devastation of Flint, Michigan.<p>Last year, a young Flint, Michigan, resident and his family found themselves without a home. Like many in the neighborhood, the Hamiltons had acquired their 1890s Tudor house with a …

Urban Villa in Amsterdam by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

Urban Villa is a minimalist house located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, designed by Pasel Kuenzel Architects. The building was recently completed, …

Articles about 8 sophisticated rooms around world on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every traveler is different—some want the comforts that come with staying in a conventional hotel, while others crave adventure...<p>In our long history of construction, paneling has run the gamut from ornate boiserie to simple sheets of plywood.<p>Though it's not typical, building a home underground can …

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Articles about 7 great green walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.<p>Creative reuse projects and green proposals give stadiums a longer life.<p>Dwell.com is never short of informative, inspiring, and engaging articles and slideshows for your viewing …

Articles about 7 cozy cottages on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>An architect builds an energy-efficient home near one of France’s most popular pilgrimage sites.<p>A simple cabin on the banks of Lake Erie packs function into just 510 square …

Beautiful Houses: K House

This week we will show you the beautiful K House in Nosara, Costa Rica, a project by Datum Zero. This house is amazing. The open spaces, wood and …