Simple Modern Ideas

April 2015,
Vol. 15
Issue 04
dwell april issue 2015
57 Clever Ways to Spruce Up Your Kitchen or Bathroom
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A Home with Eclectic Style Looks Just Right

A couple bring cohesion to an architectural mishmash in San Francisco.

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14 Colorful Kitchen Accessories for Under $100

Adding a splash to your kitchen needn't break the bank.

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A Sophisticated Renovation of a 19th Century Manhattan Town House

Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.

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Miele Through the Years: Q&A with Markus Miele & Reinhard Zinkann

The great-grandsons of the founders of German appliance company Miele are in it for the long haul.

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New Addition Yanks a New England Home into the 21st-Century

A pavilion adds modern edge to a Dutch Colonial–style house in Rhode Island.

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Young Guns 2015

Dwell’s annual survey of the best emerging designers who are shaping the look of tomorrow is here.

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This Couple Merrily Floats Along in Seattle

A prefabricated floating home drops anchor in the Pacific Northwest.

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DacorMatch Lets You Customize Your Oven Color in Literally Unlimited Ways

Custom colors extend to wall ovens courtesy of Dacor.

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An American Ex-Pat Renovates a Tiny London Apartment on Her Own Terms

Playfully flouting convention, an American-born architect creates a deceptively spacious home for herself in a tiny London apartment.

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A Kansas City Home Packs Quite the Surprise

An architect pushes the vernacular architecture of Missouri into the modern realm.

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Kitchen Update: Energy-Efficient Fridges, Dishwashers, and More

If your current appliances are on their last legs, consider swapping them for new models that help conserve power.

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A Childhood Home in Madrid Grows Up

A man and his wife make an emotional return to an apartment building he loved as a kid.

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Would You Ditch Your Stainless Steel Appliances for These Rainbow Hues?

Stainless-steel appliances may be a surefire bet for the kitchen, but color packs a mighty punch in the personality department.

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These Art Prints Were Made for Architecture Lovers

Copenhagen-based designer Kristina Dam experiments with an architectural toolkit in her work—perspective, geometric forms, and line.

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History Stays Alive in This Brooklyn Home

A creative couple flips the script on their family home, a former workman’s cottage on the northern edge of Brooklyn.

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This Home Will Make You Want to Build Your Own Sauna

A modern home in Finland revolves around three pillars of traditional family life: the kitchen, the fireplace, and the sauna.

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A Floor-To-Ceiling Cutout Makes Quite the Statement

This nontraditional home is full of bold moves.

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How Induction Cooking Works

Considering taking the induction cooking plunge? We've broken down how it works in four steps.

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A Serene Nakashima Bathroom Survives

George Nakashima’s sublime Japanese-style bathroom endures at his rural estate.

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Meet the Faces Behind Our Kitchen and Bath Issue

Our April 2015 issue spotlights modern residences from Madrid to Auckland with remarkable kitchens and bathrooms.

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Why Kitchens and Bathrooms are Essential to the Modern Home

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's April 2015 issue.

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Instagram Account We Love: Kansas City Design-Build Firm Hufft Projects

For a behind-the-scenes look at how a modern design-build studio works, follow the Instagram of Hufft Projects, the Kansas City, Missouri, architecture firm that designed this house featured in our…