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  1. Around Manhattan Architectural Boat Tours by AIA New York

    Around Manhattan Architectural Boat Tours by AIA New York

    New York City is synonymous with the great buildings that stand within its limits: the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, and the Flatiron all scream The Big City...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Betsi Ewing

  2. Cool Cladding

    Cool Cladding

    From raw metal to classic cedar, these six structures employ creative cladding to heighten their modern cred (and curb appeal).

    written by: Sara Ost

  3. 7 Fantastic Backyard Buildings

    7 Fantastic Backyard Buildings

    Whether the room brings the backyard in or vice versa, these dwellings mesh the beauty of the outdoors with the comfort of being inside.

    written by: Olivia Martin

  4. 10 Space-Saving Modern Built-Ins

    10 Space-Saving Modern Built-Ins

    Integrated cabinets, shelves, and seating can do wonders for any-size space—to follow are 10 clever ways to carve out extra storage.

    written by: Erika Heet

  5. Building the Pentimento House

    Building the Pentimento House

    David Barragan and Jose Maria Saez call their Pentimento House "an architecture to be naked to connect with its surroundings." Built using a new, Lego-like modular prefab system the two architects...

    written by: Diana Budds

  6. Brooklyn Loft Renovation Masters Storage with a Custom Cabinet Wall

    Brooklyn Loft Renovation Masters Storage with a Custom Cabinet Wall

    A creative tear-down renovation exposes a loft to natural light.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  7. 10 Back-To-School Essentials

    10 Back-To-School Essentials

    Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, or heading back to work after a vacation, it’s important to outfit your workspace with functional design items that inspire creative...

    written by: Marianne Colahan

  8. Terunobu Fujimori at RMIT
    Travel Reports

    Terunobu Fujimori at RMIT

    Easily the best stumbled-upon finds of my trip to Melbourne, Australia, was the Black Teahouse, a small structure installed at the RMIT Gallery by Terunobu Fujimori and Jun Sakaguchi. I first...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  9. TechnoCRAFT
    Event Spotlight


    Out-of-the-box is so old school. On view now at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is TechnoCRAFT, an exhibit that exhibit focuses in on the current trend of adapting a mass...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  10. Shop We Love: Present & Correct

    Shop We Love: Present & Correct

    A back to school vibe isn't just for kids. Peruse these modern office sundries courtesy of British design shop Present & Correct.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  11. Dwell on Design 2010: Day Two
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design 2010: Day Two

    We have more from the floor at the fifth-annual Dwell on Design conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Here we present a few booths that caught our attention.  

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Williams

  12. Designs on Midtown Manhattan
    Travel Reports

    Designs on Midtown Manhattan

    I was back in New York last week, in part to attend the press preview lunch for I Saloni Milano in New York which is a six-week celebration of Italian design. The event is meant to comemorate the...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  13. SFMOMA: How Wine Became Modern
    Event Spotlight

    SFMOMA: How Wine Became Modern

    Earlier this week I attended the press preview for "How Wine Became Modern," opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, November 20. The hard-to-define exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  14. Data Modern Furnishings

    Data Modern Furnishings

    Data Modern Furnishings was founded by Ryan Richardson in the fall of 2010, after 18 months of prototyping and tweaking their products. Richardson collaborates with a team of nine woodworkers,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  15. Lost & Found, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Lost & Found, Part 1

    I spent last week in Los Angeles, exploring neighborhoods, poking around design shops, and hoping to finally understand how the various corners of the sprawling metropolis fit together. In between...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  16. Colors of Iceland
    Travel Reports

    Colors of Iceland

    I just returned from a four-day trip to Reykjavik and am still filled with excitement. Though the sky was grey for most of my time in Iceland, the visit was anything but dark and gloomy. The colors...


  17. Light Up Your Life

    Light Up Your Life

    Often neglected, yet so essential. Whether they're resting on the dining table or occupying the floor, the world would be a little darker without these beaming lights. Click through the slideshow...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo

  18. Plastic Fantastic

    Plastic Fantastic

    Container is a design studio based in Australia and Shanghai. Since 2012, the firm has been creating bespoke 2D and 3D packaging design and identity for various beauty and haircare companies.

    written by: Eujin Rhee

  19. House Vision Exhibit Tokyo
    Travel Reports

    House Vision Exhibit Tokyo

    What should Japan’s homes of the future look like? A few years ago, designer Kenya Hara posed that question to a group of Japanese architects and companies. The result is the House Vision...

    written by: Winifred Bird

  20. The Art of Brook&Lyn

    The Art of Brook&Lyn

    In her mid-twenties, Mimi Jung quit her job as a graphic designer to start her own creative studio under the name Brook&Lyn. Her bold, distinct jewelry gained near instant acclaim in the fashion...

    written by: Johanna Björk

  21. Modern Storage Solutions: 5 Smart Built-Ins and Closets

    Modern Storage Solutions: 5 Smart Built-Ins and Closets

    When space is tight, designers often eke out additional (hidden) square footage by going deep—into the walls and furnishings themselves. Built-in shelving, closets, and creative, multipurpose built...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  22. From the Page to the Stage
    Dwell on Design

    From the Page to the Stage

    You've spotted work from these architects and designers in the pages our magazine. If you couldn't get enough the first time around, catch these discussions happening at Dwell on Design.

    written by: Diana Budds

  23. Blogger Focus: Trend Forecast
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Trend Forecast

    We asked some of our favorite bloggers what they see in the near future for interiors, graphic design, travel, and more.

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  24. 5 Modern Kitchen Design Inspirations Part Three

    5 Modern Kitchen Design Inspirations Part Three

    From a colorful renovation with mid-century roots to an industrial open-plan space, here is a cool quintet of kitchens we wouldn't mind cooking in. Click here to see Part One and Two.

    written by: Eujin Rhee