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  1. Lapham's Quarterly on the City
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    Lapham's Quarterly on the City

    I fell hard for Lapham's Quarterly earlier this year when by chance I happened into a bookstore shortly before founder Lewis Lapham gave not so much a reading as a recounting of his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.05.10

  2. 2012 Curry Stone Prize Winners
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    2012 Curry Stone Prize Winners

    For its fifth anniversary, the Curry Stone Foundation—a charitable organization that celebrates community-oriented design projects—has announced the five recipients in its annual...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.05.12

  3. Green

    An Architect's Tips for Creating a Garden in the Heart of the City

    In our upcoming February 2016 issue, we visit the Gowanus, Brooklyn, home of architect Philippe Baumann and his family, which includes a rooftop garden. In advance of the issue, Baumann shares his...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.17.15

  4. Post

    A Floating Theater Hides Within this Art Deco-Inspired Modern Museum

    Located on the edge of the University of California, Berkeley campus, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)'s new building was once an industrial facility housing offices and...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    11.16.15

  5. From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes
    Renovation

    From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes

    Open space, high ceilings and sizable square footage make the bones of an abandoned building the perfect template for transforming into a modern home. Environmentally-friendly and easy on the...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.01.13

  6. Salone 2012: Charlotte Perriand's Mountain Prefab
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    Salone 2012: Charlotte Perriand's Mountain Prefab

    For the first time ever, Cassina has constructed a prefab mountain dwelling conceived by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret from the drawings the pair created in 1938.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    04.16.12

  7. Remaking New York's LGBT Community Center
    Renovation

    Remaking New York's LGBT Community Center

    A $9.2 million renovation looks to the future while preserving the past.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Travis Mark
    12.21.14

  8. Eye on Design: Charlotte Perriand
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    Eye on Design: Charlotte Perriand

    A limited-edition chaise longue and a photography exhibit signal a renewed interest in the French designer and Le Corbusier collaborator.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.27.14

  9. Record Revival
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    Record Revival

    As far as we know, MP3s might be the end-all musical medium. Comforting to know, yes (no more Discmans). But it leaves us feeling a little static. Where’s the fun in MP3 files? Electronic...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    08.26.11

  10. Yesterday's Kitchen of Tomorrow
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    Yesterday's Kitchen of Tomorrow

    Did you know that you can search the archives of Life Magazine via Google? Take a look at what we used to consider a modern kitchen–the Kitchen of Tomorrow presented in Toledo Ohio in 1943.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.21.08

  11. Events this Weekend: 4.1-4.4
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 4.1-4.4

    Though this weekend sees the last days of exhibits at the Museum of Arts and Design and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, both in New York, it also brings the beginnings of shows in London...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.01.10

  12. Unseen Eames: Films from the Vault
    Dwell on Design

    Unseen Eames: Films from the Vault

    One of the events I'm most excited about at this year's Dwell on Design is Unseen Eames, a half-hour screening of rare and little-seen films from the Eames family archive at 4:00 pm on Friday June...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.21.11

  13. 12 Sofas

    12 Sofas

    We've combed through our archives to revisit an easy dozen of our favorite pieces, running the gamut from prim and proper to supple and slouchy.

    03.30.10

  14. 18 Dining Tables

    18 Dining Tables

    Pull up a chair and feast on this collection of tables, prepared using only the freshest ingredients from our archives.

    04.04.10

  15. The Museum of Modern Art: Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition
    Event Spotlight

    The Museum of Modern Art: Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition

    In February 2014, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal, an exhibition that explores Wright’s exploration of the new American city in the 1920s and 30s.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.17.13

  16. Designtex, the Fabric Manufacturer with a Pulse
    Dwell on Design

    Designtex, the Fabric Manufacturer with a Pulse

    In advance of her appearance at Dwell on Design NY, the story behind Designtex and Susan Lyons, the leader who's matched the textile company with creative partners from Charley Harper to 3M.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.23.14

  17. Unbuilt San Francisco
    Event Spotlight

    Unbuilt San Francisco

    Visions of the future have long captivated audiences—science-fiction fans, designers, and architects alike. A new exhibition organized by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture +...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.22.13

  18. Dutch Master

    Dutch Master

    Limitations—–even in choice of wardrobe—–fuel the creative fires of Dutch master Karel Martens. His influential graphic design career spans nearly half a century, and he...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    04.26.10

  19. Julius Shulman: 10/10/10
    Event Spotlight

    Julius Shulman: 10/10/10

    This Sunday, October 10, on the day that would have been architectural photographer Julius Shulman’s 100th birthday, the MAK Center for Art & Architecture at the Schindler House will...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.07.10

  20. Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts
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    Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

    An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.05.14

  21. Village People
    My House

    Village People

    Amidst the pedestrian-friendly maze of leafy streets in New York City’s West Village, LOT-EK, a firm whose designs focus on the creative reuse of industrial materials, inserted a gut...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    03.05.10

  22. Cole & Son Factory Tour
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    Cole & Son Factory Tour

    Cole & Son, a London-based wallpaper manufacturer established in 1875, recently launched its collection of autumn wallpapers, including a particularly striking harlequin pattern of overlain...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.11.11

  23. Schindler Architecture Tour with Los Angeles's MAK Center
    House Tours

    Schindler Architecture Tour with Los Angeles's MAK Center

    The MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles celebrates 20 years with a reception, discussion, and R. M. Schindler architecture tour on May 17–18, 2014.

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    05.01.14

  24. Events this Weekend: 1.14-17
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 1.14-17

    This long weekend sees two exhibition openings and two closings worth checking out: a look at Iannis Xenakis's work and the changing understanding of "landscape" in New York, Daniel...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.10

  25. SFMoMA 75th Anniversary Show
    Event Spotlight

    SFMoMA 75th Anniversary Show

    Though the iconic Mario Botta building that houses the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has only graced the city's South of Market neighborhood since 1995, the museum itself has brought modern...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.08.10

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