Web Site of the Week: Dwell
The Dwell website is a rich resource for vernacular design – inviting visitors to “explore modern homes through the eyes of the people who live in them.” There’s a Products section, but those who are not looking to purchase right away will find plenty of inspiration in the Homes section, where there are links to house tours, including apartments, off-the-grid homes, and renovations. In the Ideas section, there’s Dwell 101, a design primer, as well as subsections such as Going Green and Kitchens. There’s also a section of slideshows and videos that can be browsed by room type or topic – for example, see approximately 70 kitchens from locales ranging from Toronto to Brooklyn, with a stop in Portland, of course – and across the Atlantic to the UK and Denmark. All in all great fun for armchair home remodelers, and much less precious than Kinfolk (http://www.kinfolkmag.com/).
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