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Happy Birthday Route 66 - 10 alternative road trips you could try this summer in celebration

This year the most famous road trip in the world, Route 66, celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sprawling across the USA, it truly is a life-changing experience for anyone who’s made the journey. But at 2,451 miles, most people don’t have the time to drive from Chicago to Los Angeles. We asked expert …

Hiking

<em>Outside</em> Reveals the Best Trips of 2016

2016 may already be two months old, but not everyone has made their travel plans for the months ahead. If you're still thinking about where you want …

Articles about dwell editor chief shares her favorite homes and stories 2015 on Dwell.com - Dwell

A perennial highlight of Dwell on Design are our professional consultations—a chance to sit down with licensed architects,...<p>Highlights from the products, furniture, and lighting at Dwell on Design 2013, handpicked by Dwell editors.<p>Native stories offer your brand a chance to seamlessly integrate …

Home Tours

Recipe: Sparkling Espresso with Mint

Learn how to make this refreshing, iced coffee drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled espresso drink.<p>01<p>Fill cocktail shaker with ice.<p>02<p>Add classic or …

8 New Bathroom Decor Trends You Need to Bring Home

With new decor trends popping up left and right, it can be easy to feel like every room you <i>just</i> decorated already needs to be re-decorated. However, we’ve had our eye on a few design trends that look like they’re going to stick around for a while. The eight trends (and fab finds!) below will keep …

The 12 coolest neighborhoods in Europe

Europe's hottest neighborhoods are home to cutting-edge art, hip restaurants, and eclectic bars.<p>Some of these neighborhoods were once areas of political turmoil that have been transformed into creative hubs. Others have stood as artistic gems for years.<p>From Kreuzberg, where Berlin's punk rock …

17 Restaurants Worth An Entire Trip (PHOTOS)

Sometimes a stellar restaurant is all the reason you need to jet off to some corner of the world. Maybe it's an earthy soil soup that beckons from Tokyo or an edible cocktail in Chicago, a piquant shaving of sheep's milk cheese in rural Tennessee or simply a fresh filet of snapper caught somewhere …

15 Surprising City Gems That Prove You Should Always Ditch The Beaten Path

(Photo Credit: Sam Ciurdar/Snapwire)<p>Some well-known tourist attractions are totally worth visiting, but often the building, street, garden or gallery that captures a city best is hidden far, FAR from the beaten path.<p>To find these spots, we asked Snapwire's community of photographers for hidden gems …

Dwell

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Home Tours

The Monochrome Home: The Richness of Limited Palettes

When it comes to décor, restricted palettes of black, white and gray don’t have to be dull, says interiors stylist Hilary Robertson. The potential for textural and tonal variation is...unlimited<p>THE APPEAL of a monochrome interior scheme is pretty simple: It’s timeless and practical, a calm beach in …

Art Deco

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>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of …

Logging

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Travel Photography

Articles about smart interior update shows when gut renovation isnt necessary on Dwell.com - Dwell

An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2015 issue.<p>A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site of 17th-century ruins …

San Francisco

Articles about inside renovated cottage marin on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Bay Area landscape designer works her yard like a jigsaw puzzle, packing a bevy of distinctive destinations into a steep and...<p>A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.<p>With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter …

Lake Erie

Articles about southern greens on Dwell.com - Dwell

Louisville, Kentucky, is a river town built around 19th-century commerce and trade.<p>A metal-and-cedar home rises on farmland in East Tennessee.<p>Our latest stop in the Monogram Modern Home Tour took us to Atlanta, Georgia, where District Design Week at Westside Provisions...<p>If good fences make good …

Architecture

Articles about 7 modern dwellings south mason dixon on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>Originally hired to complete an extension, AR Design Studio …

South Carolina

Articles about colorful remodel los angeles on Dwell.com - Dwell

For the bathroom inside a renovated Hollywood bungalow, architect Noah Walker used a simple palette of gray and white tile, black...<p>Though Los Angeles offers Lindsay Lohan sightings at Pinkberry and addresses on L.Ron Hubbard Way, Dwell explores a different...<p>Along with West Elm, CB2, and Ikea, …

Los Angeles

Articles about quintessential california 5 indoor outdoor homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Southern California often conjures up visions of sun, sand, and surf—but for the modernist, it also brings to mind midcentury...<p>Who doesn't love a good patio or back deck? We sure do. Take a peek at our favorite homes this week that will have you remodeling...<p>At their house and flower farm in Los …

Southern California

Articles about amazing house half historic and half modern on Dwell.com - Dwell

A historic home in Phoenix steps into the 21st century.<p>Designer and builder Damian Velasquez of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is exhibiting his all-metal outdoor furniture line, Half13, at...<p>A ribbon of light ties a concrete kitchen to its picturesque landscape.<p>In this episode of Predicting Our Future, …

Architecture

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Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>It's the one place in the house where we celebrate the art of feasting, family, and friendship.<p>When it comes to outdoor adventure, the folks at AutoCamp are experts.<p>Don’t …

Napa Valley

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Articles about sustainable home silicon valley on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Back by popular demand, the Dwell Home Tours series will make its way back to Silicon Valley this year.<p>For our last stop on this year’s Dwell Home Tours program, we’ll be making our way to …

Silicon Valley

Articles about dreamy reading nooks made modernists on Dwell.com - Dwell

One of our New Year's resolutions? To read more.<p>Looking for a little light literature to while away the hours? We suggest a quartet of (fictional) titles for the design minded.<p>Luis G. López, Realtor, discovers the Modernist home amongst oak trees and more traditional homes in Houston's Inner Loop...<p>…

Architecture

New Year, New You: 6 Unusual Detox Destinations

Detox is quite the buzzword these days. Right as the clock strikes midnight on the new year, many a resounding promise to achieve better health crosses glittery, wine-stained lips. Detox seems to be the obvious answer -- rid yourself of all the nastiness once and for all so you can start off fresh, …

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

Places I'd Like to See in Japan

There are some many beautiful places to see in Japan. Here are a few of the destinations that I'd like to see during my travels.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>What I'd Like to See in Japan<p>Follow Claudine Williams on Twitter: www.twitter.com/somewherelux

Painless ways I save money in every category of my budget

<b>This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong.</b><p>I get frustrated when people don’t understand what it means to be frugal. A few criticisms of frugality …

This Charming Tiny House Has Everything You Need (And It Travels With You!)

The interior looks surprisingly comfortable.<p>The tiny house trend is still going strong, but even though these homes help families minimize living costs and are often dolled up in bright colors, most of us remain skeptical about how long we could actually stay in one (even if it tries to entice us …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Chocolate Lover's Guide to Paris

In the last five years, Paris has witnessed an explosion on the chocolate scene to rival any city on the planet. While boutiques are proliferating all over the city, Paris's chocolate epicenter, Saint-Germain-des Prés, is now home to no fewer than a dozen world-class chocolatiers--from small …