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5 Things You Always Forget to Check at an Apartment Viewing

It's easy to get caught up in square footage or closet space when looking for an apartment, but there are some other less obvious things that are …

Real Estate

You Have to See Inside This Mid-Century Modern Time Capsule

Name: Taylor, a husband named Ross, a cat named Simba, a dog named Chili, and a baby named Seven. Location: Wilmington, North Carolina Size: 2,500 …

Buick Regal TourX shows off the secret cool of station wagons

The station wagon is the vinyl record of the car industry. Rare, purist, and extremely cool when you find one, which means they are primed for a comeback.<p>So then it’s not shocking that the Buick Regal TourX I test drove stopped folks in New York traffic. It’s still an anomaly on public streets; GM …

13 Modern Prefab Cabins You Can Buy Right Now

Construction in a controlled factory setting means these cozy prefab cabins are not only space-efficient, but also carefully built.<p>Prefabricated homes are known for their high quality of construction and quick build times—but that doesn’t mean that these residences sacrifice on design. Here, we …

Prefab Homes

Racing Stations: The 10 Best Sport Wagons

Station wagons – or, as many prefer, shooting brakes – get a pretty bad rap in the car world. And that’s probably the fault of automotive companies …

Travel Experts Explain Why People Return To The Same Places Again And Again

Even the most adventurous travelers have their favorite repeat destinations.<p>Travel enthusiasts typically want to visit as many different parts of the world as they can. Some destinations, though, are just so special that even the most adventurous travelers want to return again and again.<p>But what …

Travel

Seattle to Vancouver: 7 Things to See on the Road

There are a few ways to get from Seattle to Vancouver BC—you can fly, you can ride the train, you can take the BoltBus or Greyhound. Or you can …

The 5 best shipping container houses of 2017

Repurposed with style<p>If there’s anything 2017 taught us, it’s that we have an insatiable desire for well-designed tiny homes and innovative campers. The other big trend of the year was another quirky style of dwelling: the shipping container house.<p>Made from the thousands of surplus containers that …

A Smart Layout Makes This Studio Feel Big and Bright

<b>Name:</b> Emily <b><br>Location:</b> Lincoln Park — Chicago, Illinois<p>My apartment is a 400 square foot studio located in a lively Chicago neighborhood. I would …

Interior Design

Bourdain on food, travel and politics

Impassioned and perceptive, the king of TV travel doesn’t disappoint in his interview. We talk about Persian chicken, interviewing Obama in Vietnam and the sauces of Oaxaca, Mexico.<p>More than 15 years in, Anthony Bourdain is still the king of TV travel. His show Parts Unknown – in which food, …

Anthony Bourdain

Ultimate midcentury fixer-upper asks $1.3M just outside Chicago

The interiors will surprise you<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Glencoe, Illinois<p><b>Price:</b> $1,350,000<p>Its white exterior leaves a lot to be desired, …

Italy's six best road trips

With a network of well-maintained roads that weave through a landscape of snow-capped peaks, plunging coastlines, lakes and historic towns, Italy offers plenty of epic driving. And while some routes are undeniably challenging, they all make for unforgettable experiences.<p>Here we highlight six …

The most scenic routes near the Bay Area

Nothing is quite as serene as hitting the open road and taking in the views. Lucky for Bay Area residents, there's a wealth of beautiful roads just waiting to be driven on.<p>We’ve rounded up the most scenic routes found in or near the Bay Area, from the more touristy routes such as 17-mile drive …

8 Beautiful Houses That Were Very Cheap To Build

Less is more with these modern home designs, using sustainable architecture and low-cost housing technology to construct your dream home on a small …

Green and Affordable Structure Fits Three Families in One 28-Foot-Wide Lot

Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.<p>Stroll down a number of streets in Capitol Hill, one of Seattle’s most popular enclaves, and you’ll encounter restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries, and myriad public transit offerings. In 2008, …

Architecture

West Elm launches furniture line with L.A.’s Commune Design

We’re feeling the west-coast-luxe vibes<p>Hot on the heels of news that West Elm has teamed up with upstart mattress company Casper to allow consumers to test mattresses in stores, West Elm has announced another collab with Los Angeles firm Commune Design that is sure to interest fans of a particular …

Why Midcentury-Modern Architecture Endures

A new book on the masterful architect William Krisel documents the golden age of midcentury-modern design.<p>The midcentury-modern houses of Palm Springs, California, are unmistakable. With their strong geometric lines, post-and-beam construction, open-plan interiors, and floor-to-ceiling windows, …

A California Home Built to be Sustainable & Energy Efficient

Spanning three levels and built on a hillside, this Mill Valley, California house was designed by Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction to be …

Botswana: the rewards of self-drive safaris

Botswana may have a reputation as the most exclusive safari destination in Africa, but it does offer an incredibly tempting alternative to the fly-in, upmarket-tented-camp experience: the more budget-friendly self-drive safari.<p>Botswana is made for road (and road-less) trips – it is big-sky country, …

How To Dress Up White Sneakers With Menswear

Sneaker freakers, rejoice. The common leather shoe has officially made its transition from the gym to the street to the club.<p>But, there is one style …

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

Costa Rica

Decorating Lessons to Steal from Pro Photographers

(Image credit: Kim Lucian)<p>So here's the deal: I'm not a photographer. But I <i>have</i> taken some photography classes to support my creative little hobby. …

Landscape Photography

How to have a budget break in Iceland

‘Iceland is too expensive to visit if you’re on a budget’. Along with ‘don’t eat the street food – it will make you ill’<i>,</i> this is one of the great travel myths. And it could lead you to miss out on some amazing experiences.<p>True, Iceland can be eye-wateringly pricey, but with some planning it is …

Articles about 6 homes framed trees on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>With greenery dwindling in urban areas, an architecture firm in Ho Chi Minh City designs a home to bring nature back to the...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves …

Los Angeles

Articles about beautiful homes middle nowhere on Dwell.com - Dwell

As more and more people choose alternative ways to live, homes fashioned from old shipping containers are mushrooming up all over...<p>Here at Dwell we've always acknowledged the power of great art, whether it's adorning the walls of a modern house, or gracing...<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing …

Architecture

Articles about most popular homes 2014 built budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.<p>A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact …

Los Angeles

Articles about most popular homes 2014 indoor outdoor living on Dwell.com - Dwell

At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet...<p>Southern California often conjures up visions of sun, sand, and surf—but for the modernist, it also brings to mind midcentury...<p>More than ever, this renovated Eichler …

How to travel Iceland on a budget

I seem to be drawn to the world’s most expensive countries. Having already drained my bank account during a five-week stint around Ireland this year, …

Articles about 5 midwestern renovations we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, industrial-inspired lighting that …

San Francisco