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Modern Dreams

October 2014,
Vol. 14
Issue 10
dwell october cover
Incredible Homes from Portland to Sweden
Uniqlo store with colorful paper strands hanging above mannequins

French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo

A French architect and designer makes her saturated mark on Tokyo’s streetscape.

Modern footpath look-out point in the mountains of Norway

Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape

German photographer Ken Schluchtmann documents over 12,000 miles of Norway’s rugged landscape.

Field Office coffee shop exterior with wood overhang and tables

Two Cool Surfers Design Some Serious Furniture

Combining clean lines with traditional craftsmanship, this pair creates a demand for South African design.

Hamptons house with a pool and cedar siding

Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home

Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.

Living room with geometric rug and gray convertible sofa

Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition

Shuttling between her Paris apartment and her German workshop, Gesa Hansen strikes a balance while continuing a family design tradition.

Affordable Portland home

An Industrial Designer's House Blends Economy and Simplicity

This house In Portland, Oregon, makes the most out of its material palette.

sea change gray basalt tile floor white oak plank ceiling kitchen dining tom dixon pendant lamps

This Glass House Conquers the Coast

Seeking a respite from the city, a Portland couple create a beachfront getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast.

Scholten & Baijings Dutch designers portrait

Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture

The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.

Modern home with brick base and cedar rain screen on top level

This Former Garage Is Clutter Free

An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.

Brick wall backyard in Bangalore

Inventive Garden Home in India

Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis.

Swedish guesthouse pavilion with pergola over the pool and george nelson benches

How a 1,000-Year-Old Technique Made This Pavilion

This Swedish guesthouse embodied Nordic building traditions for a modern extension.

american graffiti sheila hicks fiber artist palais de tokyo

Sheila Hicks's Sunbrella Color Riot in Paris

Sheila Hicks creates textile art ranging from minuscule to monumental, and has made her name subverting craft techniques into a unique modern vision.

Dichroic architectural film by 3M

3M's Iridescent Dichroic Film

The blue morpho butterfly’s wings are covered with layers of microscopic scales set at slightly different angles, so that when light hits the insect, its wings appear to change color along a…

greener building block rammed earth brick gas fireplace dining area

Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth

A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.

homeschooling swispearl siding concrete flooring walls pool facade backyard

This House Doesn't Hold Back on Colorful Details

A see-through pool wall is just one element of this vibrant home.

going dutch portrait pitched roof canal

A Modern Take on the Pitched-Roof

A family’s house outside the hustle of Amsterdam makes the most of local materials and forms.

High school hallway with color treatment by Publicolor.

Using Color for Good: Q&A with Designer Ruth Lande Shuman

Industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman, who founded the nonprofit Publicolor, expounds on color’s emotional value.

New York's newest taxi cab color.

Finding the Perfect Yellow Shade for NYC Taxi Cabs

New York’s newest taxi design proposes a dressed-up version of the classic yellow cab with a standardized hue.

Manhattan hotel room with vivid color treatment.

Every Room is a Different Hue in This Bright Manhattan Hotel

A Manhattan hotel uses color to create an immersive experience that brings together art, architecture, and interior design.

"Marimekko: In Patterns", "Less but Better" by Dieter Rams, and "Pantone on Fashion: A Century of Color in Design" by Leatrice Eiseman and E.P. Cutler

5 Must-Read Books On Color

New releases on the wonderful world of color—or a palate-cleansing lack thereof.

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