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Toilets in Color • Whether they’ve hung around our bathrooms through the decades or they’re new throwbacks, colorful toilets are again in vogue. Here, our readers tell us whether the trend is worth holding on to or giving the flush.
houses we love • Here, our staffers pick some of their favorite projects championing budget-friendly practices and materials that architects and designers have uploaded to Dwell.com.
Renting in Office • Across the United States, a new generation of government officials are taking their personal struggles with housing and making them political.
An Exceptional Vintage • A family turns a double-wide trailer on a California vineyard into the perfect place to relax and digest.
Helping Hands • A design-loving couple with five young children weren’t sure how to afford building their first home. Then some friends dropped by.
A Rainbow Grows in Brooklyn • In artist Lizzy Plapinger’s railroad-style rental, secondhand steals and DIY updates create a maximalist interior at minimal cost.
In the Clear • A determined couple build a spot in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for $150K—without borrowing a cent.
Past to Present • A Bay Area couple find each other decades after growing up nearby and create a welcoming home and office together.
The Kids in the Hall • A new development in Zurich takes some of its inspiration from former squatters. Should other cities be paying attention?
Making It Work • An architecture insider and her designer find that transforming a dream home into a reality requires some negotiation.
The Tiny Home Hope • The creators of small-scale shelters have touted them as a solution for people in need of housing. But what is it like to actually live in one? We went to Oregon to find out.
CONSTRUCTION DIARY • Scaling Up The proprietors of an Indiana furniture company take on a bigger project: their own house.
CONSTRUCTION DIARY • Testing Ground A couple pining for their woodsy upbringings experiment with a retreat in the Pacific Northwest.
modern market • Smart Shopping For the Design Obsessed. Find what you love in our expertly curated selection of finely crafted home, office, travel, and lifestyle products.
sourcing • Explore the products, furniture, architects, designers, and builders featured in this issue.
one last thing • Mélanie Masarin, founder of nonalcoholic aperitif company Ghia, looks to her grandmother’s cookbook to remind herself that no moment is too small to savor.