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Furniture Building Tips: How to Remove Dents and Holes in Wood Using Steam

Furniture builders who distress wood have their own sets of tricks. We've seen bike chains, bottlecaps, and even beloved, uniquely-shaped rocks all …

Articles about 6 modern lakeside homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace.<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home …

Architecture

A Bamboo House That Weathers Storms

Vietnamese Firm H&P Architects builds a prototype house to keep inhabitants safe from floods, rainstorms, and more.<p>Every year, floods, storms, and landslides plague Vietnam’s cities and countryside. These natural disasters, though not always devastating enough to attract international media, take a …

10 Easy Pieces: Freestanding Wood Stoves

Not your grandmother’s wood stove. A new generation of wood stoves offers high fuel efficiency, high combustion temperatures, and lower emissions. …

Camping

Massive White Silhouette Above Lake Lugano, Switzerland: House Lombardo

Integrated in a dream location, high above Lake Lugano, Switzerland, House Lombardo by Philipp Architekten has an imposing appearance. The four level …

Playfully Eclectic Residence in Queensland, Australia: Mooloomba House

Creative and colorful, the design of Mooloomba House steps out of the conventions imposed by minimalist contemporary architecture. Envisioned by …

Organic And Minimalist Interior Inspirations From The Far East

Interior design styles often vary as you move across the globe. From the cool Californian Coastal style to the magical Mediterranean and from the …

Interior Design

11 Times Old Furniture Gained New Life

One man's trash became these designers' serious treasures.<p>One man's trash became these designers' serious treasures.

Top Pin of the Day: A Modern Living Room

See what's trending today. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>The 20-foot-tall living room in a West Hollywood house, as viewed from the home-office loft. A photograph by Robin Layton conceals a flat screen. "I hate TVs above fireplaces," designer and owner Mark Egerstrom …

Uplifting New Design Enhancing the Feeling of Space: Westgate Residence, Brentwood

The <b>Westgate Residence</b> is a 1948 house located in Brentwood (California), recently renovated by Kurt Krueger Architect, a design centered …

11 Things Every Kitchen Should Have

Updating your kitchen? We asked designer Mick De Giulio — who designed his first kitchen when he was 19 and has 3,000 projects under his belt — to give us a list of what he thinks are the essentials.<p><b>1. Natural Light</b><p>Look for ways to maximize light, from eliminating cabinets next to windows to using …