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The Right Way to Hang Art Every Time & Not Screw It Up

I have always loved art and thought that it was the most personal part of any home, but I never knew how to make it all look good on the wall.<p>Then a …

Woodworking

The 10 best midcentury modern homes of 2017

Midcentury modern homes never go out of style<p>No matter the year, midcentury modern homes never seem to go out of style. In 2017, we saw a wealth of these architectural gems all over the country, from extremely reasonably priced fixer-uppers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to over-the-top time capsules …

3D Zebra Stripe Crosswalk in Iceland Slows Traffic with Stunning Optical Illusion

The use of illusion in art is nothing new, but a small town in Iceland is using the effect to help with public safety and traffic issues. In the small fishing village of Ísafjörður, a 3D pedestrian crossing was painted last month in an effort to slow traffic on a narrow street. The eye-popping …

Old houses for sale! Historic homes to browse, day dream or inspire you.

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him

American artist Tom Bob is running loose in the streets of New York, and let's hope nobody catches him.<p>Using street "furniture" like poles or …

Designer creates daredevil secret studio under a bridge

No trolls, just a design studio under that bridge<p>The phenomenon of pop-up, guerilla architecture is nothing new, but rarely is it as thrilling as Fernando Abellanas’s hidden design studio. Affixed to the underside of a concrete traffic bridge in an unnamed location in Valencia, Spain, the space …

Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home, And The Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

When Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973, he immediately saw a world of possibilities. <i>La fábrica</i> was born, and almost …

Architecture

The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and …

A Mind-Bending Renovation Brings a Bold, Modern Addition to an Old Farmhouse - Dwell

Givone: Their only directives to me were open space and lots of light. The house was a lot like other similarly aged homes that had been updated over the years—the 70s called and wants its linoleum back. But I knew that the good stuff, like the original wide plank floors and hand-hewn beams, was …

Architecture

Warren, R.I., is where it’s at

WARREN, R.I. — On a crisp afternoon, my daughter and I stopped by a friend’s furniture studio housed in a cavernous mill. Our girls raced among rows …

Nonprofits

A Converted Firehouse Fit For an Artist Is Listed at $749K - Dwell

Leaving their old stomping grounds in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in search of more space and freedom to work, artist couple Jason Reed and Jean Blackburn leapt at the opportunity to convert an old firehouse into a single-family home with an enviable amount of studio space. In 2000, they purchased the …

Rhode Island

Mike D of the Beastie Boys Lives in This Modern Malibu House

The musician enlisted architect Barbara Bestor to devise a haven that celebrates the best of California living<p>Thirteen years ago, my wife, Tamra, and I were living in a beautiful, spacious Spanish Colonial house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. It was a California dream: three stories, …

11 of Our Favorite Pacific Northwest Homes From the Community

If the Pacific Northwest conjures up images of homes that are closely connected with waterways, mountain ranges, or forests—you're on the right track.<p>This relationship with the outdoors is clearly reflected in each of these 11 modern homes, thanks to careful design, placement, and material</i> …

Barcelona

12 Hauntingly Beautiful Images of Palm Springs at Night

Photographer Tom Blachford turns his lens on moonlit modernist architecture with captivating results<p>Created over the course of three years, Australian photographer Tom Blachford's new book, <i>Midnight Modern</i> (Powerhouse Books, $65), which will be released on February 14, is a surreal ode to the …

A Perfectly Preserved 1950s Ranch House

<b>Name:</b> Andrea & Christopher <b><br>Location:</b> Coventry, Rhode Island<p>We visited this 1958 mid-century ranch on a miserable New England winter day. We weren't …

Rhode Island

Draw floor plans and arrange furniture freely

<b>Sweet Home 3D</b> is a free interior design application<br>that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in</i> …

Furniture

The Future Perfect opens its first outlet in LA—in a midcentury modern residence

Casa Perfect is, well, perfect<p>Turns out, a midcentury modern home also makes a beautiful showroom of covetable furniture and decor objects—in addition to being a desirable place to live.<p>Nestled in the West Hollywood Hills is “Casa Perfect<i>,”</i> a 3,000-square-foot house designed in 1957 by the late …

America’s new most expensive house lists for $250M

Wowza<p>Move over Florida megamansion with 33 bedrooms, there’s a new top dog in the national real estate market. Just listed for a bonkers $250 million in L.A.’s Bel Air, this lavish pile of glass, white walls, and turf is the work of luxury developer Bruce Makowsky, who famously sold a Beverly Hills …

Bed, Beer, and Breakfast: Hotel Emma - Dwell

An on-trend industrial interior maintains the authenticity of the building and its original purpose, while its peeling walls stand to remind us of the power of time. It’s evident that the architects "are devoted to rebelling against modern disposability and the common stereotypes of what it means …

Hospitality

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Plastic

10 Modern Home Decor Stores (That Aren't IKEA)

Don't get me wrong. I love IKEA. Many of the core pieces in my home came from the Swedish retailer, and of course, the prices are hard to beat. …

Prefab Home Guide

ModernPrefabs Is Your Guide To Prefab Homes<p>ModernPrefabs is a guide to modern prefab homes. We provide a database of prefab homes, modern prefab …

Prefab Homes

Surf Shacks 032 - Matt Olerio + Joanna Zamora - Dwell

How did you two first meet?<p>JZ: We met while attending different colleges in Boston. My best friend from high school introduced us. She lived on the same dorm floor as Matthew and told me he was the funniest guy she ever met. I remember going to his room and he was in a bad mood and I didn’t really …

Rhode Island

Cottage Industrious - Dwell

One hot summer night in 2012, Gerard Damiani and Debbie Battistone, the husband-and-wife team behind Pittsburgh's studio d'Arc, took themselves out, and, over margaritas, decided to buy a weekend home.<p>They had just one sticking point: price. "I want cheap," Damiani told his wife. She spent the rest …

Lake Erie

Cape Cod Modern House Trust » Stay in a Modern House

Hatch Cottage, Wellfleet, 1961<p>The Kugel/Gips House, Wellfleet, 1970<p>Weidlinger House, Wellfleet, 1953<p>Jack Hall, courtesy of Noa Hall<p>© K. Schoenfelder …

Architecture

These Brutalist Sandcastles Are Temporary Masterpieces

If you're jonesing for a beach day, look no further than than sculptor Calvin Seibert's Flickr account. His collection of impressive sandcastles will …

Architecture

Behold, an Early Look Inside Eataly Boston

Photos: An Early Look Inside Eataly Boston<p>Here's what you'll find when the Italian food complex opens its doors November 29.<p>By · 11/18/2016, 3:09 p.m.<p>…

Italy

Reaching for sky in Providence: Proposed high-rises include 55-story tower

PROVIDENCE — An out-of-state developer unveiled plans Monday to build three high-end residential towers on former Route 195 land, with the tallest at …

Urban Design

Vespa is making an electric version of its iconic scooter

Electric scooters aren't hard to find, but you haven't had any luck if you wanted the most recognizable scooter of them all, a Vespa -- the Italian machine has run on fossil fuels since its inception. At last, though, the brand is catching up with the times. It recently unveiled a Vespa Elettrica …

Tesla Solar Roof

<b>Value of energy</b><p>The value of energy your Solar Roof is expected to produce over 30 years is based on the average price of electricity in your area, …

Solar Power