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In Situ Studio revives mid-century modern home in North Carolina

American firm In Situ Studio has overhauled a mid-century modern dwelling in Raleigh, North Carolina, that had been "haphazardly chopped up" over the …

Architecture

The best cat litter you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Though cats can certainly be difficult at times, they are a low-maintenance pet in the sense that you don’t have to take …

9 Things Design-Obsessed Cat Lovers Need in Their Home

(Image credit: Modkat)<p>From aesthetically pleasing litter boxes to posh kitty beds, the pet industry is starting to cater more and more to the …

How the Eames Bentwood LCW Chair is Made

Technically speaking, the chair's development was paid for by the U.S. Navy<p>It's been referred to as both the LCW, for Lounge Chair Wood, and the …

20th Century

Eames Lounge Chair Porn

An unapologetic look at how the classic Eames lounge chair has been featured in Dwell over the years.<p>The Eames lounge chair is the definition of iconic. Everybody wants one. I want two. One to sit in while I look at the other. Below you'll find a plethora of photographs showcasing the chair in all …

10 Little Luxuries That Make Lovely Gifts

What are the holidays all about (aside from family, spiritual connections, and reflection)? They're about giving gifts that people wouldn't …

5 Awesome and Adorable Products You Can Get at CatCon

This weekend, CatCon—the convention for people who love cats—returns to Los Angeles. Visitors will brush paws with Lil Bub, Pudge, and Nala cat, hear …

Iconic Midcentury Chair by Danish Designer Just Relaunched

Get your hands on a Finn Juhl classic<p>Is there a better form for showing off midcentury design than the humble chair? We think not, which is why this reissue of midcentury master Finn Juhl's iconic France chair is so exciting.<p>Denmark-based furniture manufacturer Onecollection relaunched the FJ 136, …

The Mid-Century Modern craze: clean-looking furniture for a dirty world

I moved apartments recently and figured I should buy some new furniture to fit the new space: a lounge chair, a couple of lamps, maybe a nightstand for the bedroom. I thought I'd find a wide, even paralyzing range of options, but everywhere I turned stores were pushing variations on the same style: …

Furniture

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Virtually Untouched Case Study House #26 Lists For $1.85M

<i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p>All photos via Zillow<p><b>Location:</b> San Rafael, California<b><br>Price:</b> $1,850,000<p>The influential Case Study Houses program …

Northern California

Edward Fields Revives George Nakashima Rug Collection

Back in 1959, designer George Nakashima started developing a collection of rugs for Edward Fields that was never produced. Now, with the help of …

Harry Gesner's 1960 Triangle House Comes With a Little Guesthouse Replica of Itself

4946 Vanalden Ave Tarzana, CA 91356 Harry Gesner<p>Photos via Sotheby's<p>Badass architect <b>Harry Gesner</b> is known for his dramatic and pointy structures, and the <b>Triangle House</b> in the Valley fits right in. The compound is made up of a 4,600-square-foot main house, a guesthouse that's a <b>tiny replica</b> of the …

Wine Cellars

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10 Ways Retailers Rode the Midcentury Decor Craze in 2014

In 2014, furnishing retailers have been riding the wake of the <i>Mad Men</i> design craze, banking on the new-found love for everything low-slung and midcentury. Older companies like Ikea, Fritz Hansen, and Dansk have even taken to remanufacturing pieces they sold in the '50s and '60s. Here now, a look at …

Handmade Holiday: 14 DIY Origami Ornaments

'Tis the season for holiday decorating! If you looking to get crafty (or if you are on a small budget this year), here are 14 cool origami projects …

25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Hazelnut biscotti

A great recipe from former Test Kitchen director Donna Deane, who writes: "Most holiday cookies are high in fat and calories. Biscotti are a light alternative. I've made these biscotti even lighter than usual by using egg whites and egg substitute. But the combination of dried cherries and …

9 Easy Recipes for Homemade Holiday Gifts

Homemade treats make wonderful holiday gifts -- and wouldn't you rather spend time in your kitchen than brave the crowds at the mall?<p><b>1. Homemade Granola</b><p>Packed in a jar or pretty tin, homemade granola makes the perfect edible gift. This version, inspired by the granola served The Inn at Occidental …

10 Smart Gifts for Travelers

Have a friend or family member who loves to travel? Make their adventures easier and more enjoyable with one of these ten smart and handy gifts you …

Lovely Mid-Century Modern Post & Beam by Whitney Smith Asking $710k in Altadena

4010 canyon dell<p>Hitting the market for the first time in a decade is this spiffy Mid-Century Modern located just north of Millard's Canyon in western Altadena. Built in 1959, the 1,656-square-foot post and beam was designed by Case Study architect <b>Whitney R. Smith</b>, who's also known for his work with …

Give the Gift of Better Gadgets

Who doesn't love getting a new gadget? Even if you can't afford to give the latest smartphone or HDTV as a gift, you can probably give some gadget-y …

Travis Price Architects designs a home in the forest

Travis Price Architects have designed the Hayes Residence, a home located in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.<p>From the architect<p>The home is a path …

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: All Things Chocolate

Chocolate! Chocolate Chocolate! Our top picks for chocolate bars in our 2014 holiday gift guide. Did we mention chocolate?<p>"<b>Everyone loves chocolate—and the newest wave of small-batch bars look as good as they taste</b>," says <b>Elizabeth Jaime</b>, photo assistant. Here are seven chocolate bars that left us …

Dessert

Articles about space-saving-wood-furniture-designed-california on Dwell.com - Dwell

Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.<p>Ikea's biannual PS collection delves into small space living, inviting young designers from diverse cities across the world to...<p>When shopping for wooden furniture pieces that will last a lifetime, it is important to understand …

Cool Gifts & Gadgets for the Tech Lover on Your Christmas List

(Image credit: LAMPA)<p>It's rare to be surprised anymore by new innovations coming out of the tech industry. After all, it's not been that long since …

Tech the Halls: 10 Holiday Gifts for a High Tech Home

Mother Home Sensor<p>With new devices to digitize every corner of the domestic space, there's never been a better time to help make someone's home a …

Fun & Festive Gifts For Under $25

You have loads of gifts to buy, but you also have a wary eye on your wallet. Don't despair! There are tons of budget-friendly gifts available for …

Shopping

According to Realtors, This Was the Domestic Ideal of 1941

<i>Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design of yesteryear. Have a find you want to share? Hit up the tipline; we'd love</i> …

Articles about 6 midcentury modern interiors we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior design.<p>Rugs don't just belong in cozy mountain lodges—as proven by a new summer collection from Brooklyn dealer Aelfie.<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range …