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11 Modern Ceiling Fans That Are Actually Attractive

(Image credit: Rejuvenation)<p>Have you ever tried to find an attractive, modern ceiling fan? It is hard. Like, really hard. Ceiling fans seem to fall …

Domino Effect: How a Bedroom Refresh Jump-Started a Whole-House Remodel For a Tech Exec

How a bedroom remodel jumped the threshold and infiltrated every room in the house.<p>When Tom Conrad, VP of Product at Snapchat, and his wife, Kate Imbach, a writer and documentary filmmaker, went house hunting back in 2010, the first place they saw was also the last—the top unit of a spanking new …

Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

10 Open Kitchen Solutions That Will Get Things Cooking

In some sense, the kitchen is the center of the home—a warm, cozy spot where everyone tends to gather.<p>Today, modern living frequently calls for an open plan, where the kitchen, living, and dining rooms merge into one great room. Though this is the perfect solution for hosts who like to entertain …

I've Traveled to 70 Countries Solo—This Is the One Everyone Should Visit

Packing up your possessions, booking a ticket, and venturing to a foreign country on your own is one of the most daunting but liberating things you …

Victorian Revival

A couple’s dinner out at their neighborhood bistro provides just the right impetus for their restaurant-inspired kitchen renovation.<p>As soon as Suzanne Feld walked into the popular Universal Café in San Francisco’s Mission district in 1995, she knew she’d found the concept she wanted to follow in …

12 Secret Caribbean Hotels for a Crowd-Free Beach Getaway

1 of 6<p>Fowl Cay, Bahamas<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>Lighthouse Bay Resort, Barbuda<p>3 of 6<p>Hotel Bois Joli, Les Saintes, Guadeloupe<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 6<p>Hotel Deep …

Beaches

22 Travel Pros Share the Best Place They’ve Ever Been

In honor of the new year, when the whole curious, beautiful world seems to loom expectant with possibility, we asked 22 travel experts: “Where’s the best place you’ve ever been?”<p>Those we spoke to — among them, the founder of <i>Tiny Atlas Quarterly</i>magazine, the director of the world’s largest adventure …

Everest Base Camp

Goodbye Grid and Cushy Beds, Hello Pool in the Wilderness - Dwell

An off-the-grid house that is little more than a decked campsite—albeit with a roof—includes a swimming pool for a family that loves to enjoy the elements.<p>Five years ago, Jeff Baird, a financial investment manager and his wife, Millie, an avid environmentalist, acquired 165 wooded acres in a valley …

Inspired Indoor Teak Looks

If you think teak looks great outside, just wait until you see it shine inside.<p>Famous for it's beauty, durability, and water resistance, teak has always been a top choice for outdoor furniture designs. What's not so well known is that designers have been incorporating teak into more places than …

THE ROLEX PRECEDENT

Five words sum up the statement made when wearing a Rolex: “The International Mark Of Success”. And the Rolex watch that perhaps embodies this moniker the most is the Day-Date model, known for decades as the “Rolex President”. The Rolex President was not made overnight, it was born and grew into …

ROLESOR

The juxtaposition of gold and stainless steel with their contrasting colours and radiance: this is Rolesor, an auspicious meeting of two metals on a single Rolex watch. One, noble and precious, is coveted for its lustre and stability; the other, renowned for its resistance, brings strength and …

20 Dream Kitchens

The kitchen can often be the main gathering point of a home, so why not make it stand out?<p>Here are a few of our favorite kitchens from over the years at Dwell...

Kitchens

The Ikea Essentials: Editors’ 10 Favorite Kitchen Tools

When it comes to kitchenware, Remodelista editors are known to stockpile a few trusty (and inexpensive) Ikea standbys. Here are our most-reached-for …

IKEA

Trending on Remodelista: Ikea Essentials and Budget Remodels

This week the Remodelista editors showed their frugal side. With Ikea hacks and tips for budget remodels, they figured out how to save money on …

The Best Places to Shop for Design-Savvy Men Photos

The term <i>bachelor pad</i> tends to conjure visions of unkempt lairs replete with stacks of dirty dishes and mismatched furniture. But plenty of guys of all ages take pride in their homes, and for good reason: There are many stylish design companies geared toward men determined to outfit their pads in …

Ralph Lauren

The eco-friendly villa in the tropics, too good to be true

As the days get shorter in the northern hemisphere, most of us will spend our time dreaming about migrating to warmer climates, or to sunny beaches. …

This May Be the Best Use of 240 Square Feet We've Ever Seen

A lot of tiny houses look a bit like little dollhouses on wheels—peaked roof, petite double-hung windows, a tiny, almost vestigial porch. While these …

Ikea Kitchen Upgrade: 9 Custom Cabinet Companies for the Ultimate Kitchen Hack

Love the price and functionality of Ikea kitchen components but not the cabinet front choices? An array of new companies is offering custom cabinet …

Kitchens

Why Italian Craftsmanship Is Superior to Everything Else

Legendary furniture mogul Roberto Minotti explains the history and quality of his country's design tradition<p>There's no doubt that Italians know good design. From Ettore Sottsass's whimsical Memphis furniture to Gio Ponti's sleek wares, Italy has been a leader in innovative, beautiful, and …

Furniture

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Architect revamps Victorian townhouse into airy family home

Gorgeous<p>London, full of handsome Victorian townhouses that certainly can’t grow on their sides, is no stranger to fabulous backyard extensions. What sets this project apart is its subtle combination of the horizontal and vertical, the transparent and opaque.<p>Originally a teaching facility owned by …

The bespoke furniture makers plying their trade

Functional plywood takes new shape in the hands of two ‘masters of detail’. Eva Wiseman meets them<p>RIP the shiny fitted kitchen. Goodbye wonky cupboard doors, farewell dodgy chrome fittings. Uncommon Projects is a design company that is changing what we expect from a kitchen – with …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

11 things I stopped doing when I moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles

1. I stopped taking public transportation.<p>In San Francisco, I did not own a car. The public transportation system was very efficient, and having a …

The 13 Best Countries for Americans Who Want to Live Abroad

America's classic shut-down line is "Love it or leave it," which, strictly speaking, is a false choice. You can love your country and leave it. Now …

Skills Every Young Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in</i> …

How to Treat a Bee Sting | The Art of Manliness

Were it not for their stings, bees would likely be viewed with the same playful fascination we give to butterflies and worms. But the reality is that …

Fly from the US to Iceland for $250, Round Trip

Iceland is so hot right now. Well not in the literal sense, but as a holiday destination it most certainly is. A once awkward location to reach from …