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7 Essential Books Every Wine Professional Should Own

My first taste of wine was at friend’s Passover seder, likely around 1988 or 1989. It was Manischewitz’s Concord Grape (nonvintage). I can’t recall …

Wine

Why You Should Visit the Colorful City of Lisbon, Portugal

There's a reason the history-rich city of Lisbon is growing in popularity. Full of exceptional culinary destinations, memorable sites and independent …

European Travel

Austria’s Red Wines are Ready for Prime Time

While Austria is known for its white wines, it's time to start paying attention to their reds. Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, St. (or Sankt) Laurent and …

Wine & Spirits

German Wines Take Center Stage

Though you might know them as Pinot Noir, Sylvaner and Pinot Blanc, the German wines of Spätburgunder, Silvaner and Weissburgunder offer remarkable …

Wine & Spirits

These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.<p>Although Seattle has long been acclaimed for being surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, more recently, it's become a hotbed for modern design and high-quality …

Architecture

Germany revisited part two: into the Rhine - Travels in Wine

A stormy night in Deidesheim<p>My night in Deidesheim was stormy, the heat of the day had been stifling and by evening the stage was set for some of …

Why we should build our homes the way we build cars

<b>It's almost 2018 and we are still building our homes like it's 1918. It's time to fix this.</b><p>It's hard, finding a good contractor. The Washington Post …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

Tech startup Quirky and GE, who officially announced their partnership in April of 2013, launched seven new products that seek to reinvent home security, outlets, switches, and sensors. With the fleet, the companies believe they have the potential to make smart home technology accessible. "Through …

Home Automation

Articles about facade focus cor ten steel on Dwell.com - Dwell

Idaho-based architect Susan Desko—previously a senior design architect for Frank Gehry—created a house built of untreated steel...<p>Available for as low as $55,000, the Artist Bothy is a multipurpose, prefab hut designed to promote a creative spark in residents.<p>A Boston couple with a big extended …

Northern California

Articles about highly flexible house designed musician budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

Priced out of the modern market and stuck with a fixer-upper that seemed unfixable, a young L.A. lawyer took matters into his own...<p>At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on …

Kansas City

Articles about how buy shipping container on Dwell.com - Dwell

You've decided to join the shipping container revolution.<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>Would you like to benefit from the best construction or construction firm equipment sales through online? Then you …

Shipping Containers

Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home

An attractive shipping container house shows the benefits of prefab living.<p>It was an almost-unheard of price point in New York: $100 per square foot for a new home. That’s what a pop-up shipping container structure that was displayed in the West Village in 2010 promised Manhattanites. The sleek, …

Prefab Homes

How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet? - Dwell

Taking its lead from a Swedish building code, a new book proposes ingenious concepts that can fit in 270 square feet.<p>The Swedish building code includes a unique provision that allows owners to build small, 25-square-meter (roughly 270 square feet) structures without much oversight, as long as they …

Architecture

BIG Presents New Vision for Smithsonian Campus in Washington

The Bjarke Ingels Group proposes a new vision for the esteemed D.C. institution.<p>Unity has been a hard quality to find in the nation's capital. But if Bjarke Ingels's intuition is right, he may have found a way to bring some harmony to Washington, D.C., at least of the aesthetic kind, with an …

Museums

Articles about savvy prefab pod concept south africans on Dwell.com - Dwell

The attractive POD INDAWO concept offers South Africans a starter home.<p>It took 11 years of traversing through three different countries for Eric Bigot to develop his Zenkaya prefab housing concept.<p>Eight years after construction began, this lakeside weekend home 80 miles outside Johannesburg, South …

South Africa

Articles about 8 gabled houses we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Now that it's been decided that Munich–based firm Nimmrichter CDA won the grand prize of our Houses We Love competition, the time...<p>Boerum House and Home, a Brooklyn outpost features a roster of emerging and established designers.<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally …

Pacific Ocean

Articles about tiny house remodel bohemian la canyon on Dwell.com - Dwell

On a tight budget, a designer helps an indie film director maximize his small space.<p>At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become …

Independent Film

Articles about grid prefab cabin completely tune surroundings on Dwell.com - Dwell

A small prefab cabin in Norway is offering an alternative view on the concept of luxury.<p>A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington is one with the land.<p>On New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, two architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water,...<p>Each …

Prefab Homes

Articles about did you say dogtrot 8 modern variations vernacular style on Dwell.com - Dwell

Want to achieve that effortless, airy California style? Here are the 10 essentials you need to achieve this casual, beachy...<p>Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even...<p>These modern gems are slated for …

Architecture

Articles about 8 incredibly slender houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...<p>Beauty, convenience, and simplicity—concrete provides it all in these Latin American homes.<p>I grew up in Bethel NY, in a home that might as well have been a barn.<p>On an …

Architecture

Articles about grandson frank lloyd wright constructs peaceful prefab near legends famed school on Dwell.com - Dwell

A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>At this day and age, the name Frank Lloyd Wright is virtually inseparable from the topic of American architecture.<p>A masterful …

Architecture

Articles about sustainable second homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest...<p>As well as private clients, we work within the trade sector …

Architecture

Articles about adventurous apartment building made 36 shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>In South Korea, shipping containers have been used to build amazing projects including an art school, low-cost housing, a...<p>I wish I …

Entrepreneurship

Articles about diy kitchen renovation ikea cabinet hack on Dwell.com - Dwell

We're sharing a few useful projects from DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It Yourself Projects, a book by Sarah Beeny, that will help...<p>Joining the Grecian urn, the much-rhapsodized IKEA cabinet finally gets its poetic due as a heroic ode.<p>For their lakeside retreat in northwestern Michigan, Keith and Mary …

Kitchens

Articles about stocking stuffer homes small mighty and under 1000 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>We all know it can be hard to find modern, sophisticated, and …

Ho Chi Minh City

Articles about house week prefab cabin glass walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Inside Candlewood …

Prefab Homes

Articles about most popular homes 2014 renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

When you are involved in building renovations, whether a small scale domestic renovation project or a large scale industrial job...<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain …

Palm Springs

Articles about most popular homes 2014 prefab on Dwell.com - Dwell

It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s...<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and …

Prefab Homes

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