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  1. Michael Murphy's Midcentury-Inspired Supersonic Series
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    Michael Murphy's Midcentury-Inspired Supersonic Series

    San Francisco artist Michael Murphy’s latest series of prints, Supersonic, depicts a mod, mod world.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.03.14

  2. Printed Matter
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    Printed Matter

    Considering his cache of bold-faced employers, the Swiss-born graphic designer and photographer Herbert Matter (1907–1984) should loom larger in the mid-century design canon than he does....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.11

  3. How to: Designing for Warm Weather
    Houses We Love

    How to: Designing for Warm Weather

    A layout, strategic window placement, and bright colors can help keep things cool and connected to the outdoors.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.17.14

  4. "Living in a Modern Way" at LACMA
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    "Living in a Modern Way" at LACMA

    For their part in the citywide "Pacific Standard Time" exhibition, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has just opened “California Design 1930–1965: Living in a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.06.11

  5. How To Decorate with Patricia Urquiola Furnishings
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    How To Decorate with Patricia Urquiola Furnishings

    Furniture designer Patricia Urquiola is known for her bright, overstuffed upholstery for the likes of B&B Italia and Moroso as well as her slightly exotic, woven outdoor pieces for brands like...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.22.14

  6. 7 Modern Kitchen Hoods
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    7 Modern Kitchen Hoods

    Want to know how to ruin a dinner party really quickly? Fill the house with smoke. A functioning ventilation system in the kitchen is without a doubt a cooking essential and yet is an oft...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.06.14

  7. 7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood
    Renovation

    7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood

    As dedicated modernists, we consider sustainability a baseline need, not an added bonus. One method is reusing existing materials in new way, so we've rounded up a few inspiring projects that...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.18.14

  8. It's Musical in the Modern World
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    It's Musical in the Modern World

    Dwell has been exploring how acoustics factor into architecture, most recently in contributor William Hamilton's essay "The World of Sound" and in the forthcoming May issue on Steven Holl's Daeyang...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.29.13

  9. 7 Examples of Beautiful Bamboo
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    7 Examples of Beautiful Bamboo

    Bamboo: It's beautiful, it's sustainable, and it's versatile. What's not to love? Here we take a look at seven examples of architects, homeowners, and landscape architects that have used this...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.22.13

  10. Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock
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    Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock

    Newly released by Harper Collins, Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywod Art Direction is a compendium of images celebrating iconic interiors and architecture. Interior designer and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    12.13.10

  11. Back in Black
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    Back in Black

    Black is the color (or absence of color, rather) of choice for these twelve homes from San Francisco to Berlin to Tokyo and beyond.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.15.13

  12. Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
    Week in Review

    Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

    Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    06.14.13

  13. A Dwell Guide to the California Wine Country
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    A Dwell Guide to the California Wine Country

    From beautiful places to stay, to modern places to sip, to yummy places to eat, and even some stunning places to live—if you can get the owners to sell—we take you through some of our favorite...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.04.13

  14. 8 Ideas for Designing Breakfast
    Design 101

    8 Ideas for Designing Breakfast

    Breakfast: the most important meal of the day! Here's how to do it right, from architectural dining nooks to gadgets geared towards making your morning pour as painless as possible.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.12.13

  15. Cardboard Workshop
    Travel Reports

    Cardboard Workshop

    A celebration of all things impromptu and participatory, Kawamata's Cardboard Workshop at the Centre Pompidou in Paris has seen many different rebirths over the past few months. Over the weekend,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.04.10

  16. 7 Beautiful Ways to Decorate with Wall Sconces
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    7 Beautiful Ways to Decorate with Wall Sconces

    When overhead lighting is too harsh and floor and tabletop space is limited, opt for the ambiance of beautiful wall sconces. Check out these seven homeowners who have used wall sconces in creative...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.28.13

  17. Dwell on Design Awards 2013
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Awards 2013

    On Friday, June 21, we presented our third-annual Dwell on Design Awards, in which we handed out custom-made awards designed by Dwell creative director Alejandro Chavetta and the San Francisco...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.09.13

  18. 8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables
    A Great Idea

    8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables

    Picnic tables. They work well inside or out, and they conjure happy memories of lazy summertime afternoons spent with friends and family. They're also simple and not fussy, and they allow for clear...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.19.13

  19. 11 Creative Uses for Ladders
    Houses We Love

    11 Creative Uses for Ladders

    As we prepare for our November issue, which is all about small spaces, we’re thinking small, and that often means creative use of otherwise wasted space above the main floor. Getting to these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.08.13

  20. Modern Homes in Mexico
    Houses We Love

    Modern Homes in Mexico

    In honor of our just having landed at Design Week Mexico, Dwell presents a few of our favorite modern houses in the country.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.18.13

  21. 7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen
    Design 101

    7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen

    Danish designer Poul Henningsen had us at the Artichoke lamp, its 72 leaves bursting forth from it like fireworks. Henningsen's other lamps hang in many modern interiors around the world—we thought...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.29.13

  22. 8 Creative Bedside Tables
    Design 101

    8 Creative Bedside Tables

    Reimagined, repurposed, and recycled, the following 8 cool solutions for your bedside should get you thinking beyond boring tables.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.01.14

  23. Secretly Modern: Low-Profile Houses
    Houses We Love

    Secretly Modern: Low-Profile Houses

    It can be tough fitting in, but these clever, unobtrusive homes manage to fit a dose of modernism into the nooks and crannies left over from piecemeal urban expansion, or by gently settling into...

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    03.31.14

  24. Design Icon: Walter Gropius
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    Design Icon: Walter Gropius

    Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture design. Best-known as the founder of the German art school...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.19.14

  25. Orange Accents For The Modern Home
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    Orange Accents For The Modern Home

    As previously looked at in Color Story: Orange, we take another glance at a selection of modern homes, which incorporate the inviting, warm, and eccentric color.

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.22.14

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