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Articles about 4 high tech houses dwells first ever smart home issue on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's July/August 2015 issue.<p>RM-3 Episode One shines a light on zinc, the hardworking, versatile metal that always has your back.<p>The writers and photographers that made our July/August 2016 issue possible.<p>Covered in mirrored glass that’s …

Smart Homes

Can You Spy the DIY in This Bright and Airy Dining Room?

(Image credit: Marie-Lyne Quirion)<p>This bright, organic and industrial dining room certainly has a lot of great elements to envy, but which one is …

How to Make a Custom Bench People Will Never Believe You DIYed

You may have noticed that lately we’ve been getting into DIY furniture. From reupholstering ottomans to building vertical gardens, we are having a bit of a romance with all things furniture. Today we’re taking that one step further and making a bench from scratch. Jury is out on its weight-bearing …

This House with Observation Deck is a Dream for Lake Lovers

Chicago's Linc Thelen Converts Old Church into a Modern Wonder

Five Happy Colors to Boost Your Mood

There’s no question about it: adding a little color is one of the easiest ways to bring some happy into your home. But what are the happiest hues out …

This Tiny Home On A Trailer Is Styled After Famous Wisconsin Vacation Cottages: the new Escape Traveler

The Escape Traveler – a tiny home on trailer – is designed to look like “prairie style” cottages at the famous couples only Canoe Bay Resort in …

A Dark and Calming Bachelor Bad with Natural Wood and Concrete

• 1 |<p>The main living area is fairly spacious with a huge, comfortable sofa (from Minotti) that dominates a large portion of the area. The grey color …

How to Automate Your Home With These 8 Devices

Here are some of the great technologies that I've seen in the past couple months to make your home life easier.<p>Ever since moving to Silicon Valley I've gotten into the Internet of things. I've been pitched almost every device known to man and get to see some of the best innovations that the world …

5 HomeKit Compatible Devices to Start Your Home Automation System

[UPDATE – Check out The Best Value Way to Start Your HomeKit Smart Home Setup] If you’re thinking of dipping your toe into the world of home …

What's Driving All The Home Automation Growth?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what exactly is driving the recent explosion of home automation applications and equipment. Over the past few years we have seen a great deal of change. The plethora of equipment includes (and this is a small sample, not an exhaustive list):<p>Do it yourself …

Vifa Copenhagen Wireless Speaker

Are you still looking for a wireless speaker? Save your pennies, because this one earns top marks for its pared down design and integrated handle. …

Audiophile

Current Obsessions: Summer Story

Here are a few things we loved this week.<p>Tiny Poolhouse, Big Views in Sonoma.<br>• Take a dip in seven modern pools.<br>• This is the last weekend to enjoy …

Articles about rural retreat brings family together without making them give their gadgets on Dwell.com - Dwell

A smart vacation home fosters connectivity in every sense of the word.<p>Diane Cheatham and Edward Baum team up to try to make the Dallas of their design dreams a reality.<p>When architect Greg Torchio first began conceptualizing a contemporary home project in Centreville, Maryland, he quickly realized...<p>…

San Francisco

10 Ways to Create a Colorful, Vintage-Style Kitchen

Take cues from Junk Gypsy Jolie Sikes-Smiths's charming, kick-off-your-boots cooking space.<p>Jolie Sikes-Smith knows a thing or two about making flea market finds look fresh. Along with her mom and sister, she runs the Junk Gypsies shop and stars in the Junk Gypsies show. Here's how she filled her …