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Steal This Look: A Grand Mudroom in Virginia

When we recently toured this Virginia farmhouse (see Architect Visit: A New Farmhouse for a 100-Year-Old Barn), we were entranced by its gracious …

Landscaping

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Modern Architecture

The New Outdoor Rug: Perfect Patterns for Tile Patios

Borrowed from Moorish influences, patios with patterned tile are everywhere these days. Call it the new outdoor rug.<p>As effective as a rug when it …

Landscaping

Deep Water: 10 Modern Plunge Pools and Spas

Plunge pools and spas are a stylish solution for small gardens.<p>What’s the difference between a plunge pool and a spa? Named after the watery basins …

Landscaping

Miracle Cork: Melanie Abrantes’ Pots and Planters

In addition to its being water resistant, naturally antibacterial, sustainable, and recyclable, cork can be turned into all sorts of things. Oakland …

Ilse Crawford

Transparent Dome Shelters Campers While Offering Uninterrupted Views of Natural Surroundings

Star gazing can be a beautiful experience, but a clear view of the night sky often means a lack of privacy or protection against inclement weather. The <i>Oasis</i> (or <i>Oaze</i>) dome intends to change that with its transparent structure that offers uninterrupted 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape. …

Architecture

Shopper’s Diary: The Little Shop of Flowers in Tokyo

Hidden in a quiet Tokyo alley near the Meiji Shrine’s subway station, The Little Shop of Flowers feels a world away from the teeming crowds of the …

Japan

10 Easy Pieces: Kokedama Plants

The Japanese tradition of kokedama–in which a plant’s roots are wrapped in a moss ball–has spread worldwide and prompted many admiring variations …

Gardening

Origami Seed Kit: The Gentle Art of Sprouting Salad

Swedish design studio Tomorrow Machine and Berlin-based farming incubator Infarm have teamed up to create a miniature greenhouse that folds like …

Gardening

10 Easy Pieces: Solar Lighting

The house we rented during our last summer vacation had an outdoor solar lamp installed next to the entry door. The black bulky lamp was far from …

Outdoors

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

The Gardenista 100: Best Mini Potting Tables

We can’t help admiring how Scandinavian gardeners have it all figured out. No matter how small their living space or how short their growing season, …

Gardening

Outbuilding of the Week: A Romantic Cabin Hideaway

For most urbanites, escaping the crowds means getting out of town. Unless the retreat is in your own backyard.<p>Enter a garden cabin designed by …

Cabins

Steal This Look: The Last Outdoor Dinner of the Season

Is it just me, or do most outdoor dining and glamping scenes seem a little out of reach? Maybe too good to be true? That’s how I feel when I’m …

Outdoors

Best Garden Shed or Outbuilding Winner: Maggie Anthony Design

The winner of the Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Garden Shed or Outbuilding is Maggie Anthony Design of Nashville, Tennessee.<p>Her project …

Landscaping

Drink Up: PVC-Free Garden Hoses

Your seemingly innocuous garden hose may be brewing up a dangerous cocktail. Before taking another drink, consider investing in a chemical-free, …

Gardening

Steal This Look: Water Troughs as Raised Garden Beds

The typical rectangular raised bed is a space hog that tends to dominate a garden. The other day I ran across a stylish alternative–painted livestock …

Landscaping

Steal This Look: A Sunny Work Studio (Fiddle Leaf Fig Included)

If we’re diving back into work this week (and we will, Julie–promise), the easiest way to ease re-entry is with an office that feels like an indoor …

Plants

Outbuilding of the Week: Black and White Orangery, Scandi Style

I have a soft spot for spaces covered in windows and filled with plants; in a perfect world, I’d live in a home that closely resembles a greenhouse, …

Gardening

The Parklet Craze

This year’s international Park(ing) Day falls on September 19, a mere two weeks from now. On that day, individuals, groups, and businesses in cities …

Best Hotel Bathroom Designs (PHOTOS)

Today’s hotel bathrooms are about more than just the sum of their sinks and showerheads. These days, they serve as ultimate sanctuaries, providing the comforts of home or transporting guests to another realm.<p>Fresh air and natural light are prized commodities, as are stunning views of skylines or …

Solar Decathlon Europe Announces Winners of its 2014 Contest

On Saturday night, the awards were announced in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe, which is currently ongoing in the grounds of the Versailles Palace …

Europe

Bajo Comercial Convertido En Loft / Egue y Seta

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> From the outside, the vertical shutters draw wooden strips over a sight of a rich green hedgerow and a …

Oxlade Drive House / James Russell Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Oxlade Drive House is situated in a low lying area at the southern tip of New Farm peninsula in …

Floods

DIY: Small Space Vegetable Garden

After two years of living in a New York City apartment where the only outdoor space is a fire escape that I've been told not to use unless actually …

Gardening

Bodebo Store In Barcelona / CAVAA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Bodebo is a neighbourhood shop located in the old quarter El Farró; for a long time, it has been selling …

Architecture

Articles about 15 modern summer rentals on Dwell.com - Dwell

Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design.<p>Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design.<p>The time has come to start spending as much time outdoors as possible.<p>These days, modern coffee lovers are faced with endless options when it …

Writing

Ideal For Entertaining: 10 Open Kitchens That Flow Into Dining Rooms

Anyone who entertains frequently understands the need for access; guests want to be near you, and you want to be near your guests. By being open to …

Kitchens

Landscape Architect Visit: A Classic Lake Michigan Summer House by Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp

It’s the classic Midwestern summerhouse. And spring house. And winter house, come to think of it. For clients who wanted a yearround family retreat …

Landscaping