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  1. A Carpenter's Tool Box
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    A Carpenter's Tool Box

    I was a carpenter and architectural woodworker in Northern California for 12 years before sidestepping into a related writing, photography, and editing career in 1988. I’ve also been swinging...

    written by: Bruce Greenlaw
    photos by: Bruce Greenlaw
    03.23.10

  2. 20 Modern Home Facades
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    20 Modern Home Facades

    While we can all heed that age-old axiom, "Never judge a book by its cover," we're swooning over the façades of these homes. Whether your design curiosity is piqued by the sight of a cozy...

    written by: Sara Ost
    11.28.12

  3. A Knight's Retail
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    A Knight's Retail

    "I can never understand why people employ decorators," posits Sir Terence Conran, a man whose surname is synonymous with design. "One of the great joys in life is collecting things...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Paul Wetherell
    06.14.10

  4. Eames Words
    Event Spotlight

    Eames Words

    The A+D Museum on L.A.’s Museum Row has just opened "Eames Words," named for its highly conceptual, and lexical, approach to the Eames legacy. “The whole idea is based on an...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.12.11

  5. 15 Modern Summer Rentals
    Houses We Love

    15 Modern Summer Rentals

    Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design. Warning: You may want to stay indoors during your vacation.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.26.14

  6. Friday Finds 7.9.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.9.2010

    Lotsa good stuff today: things to watch, things to do, things to covet. We're also excited to share the very first Friday Find contributed by our brand-spanking-new editor, Jaime Gross! Here's to...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.09.10

  7. Compound Addition
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    Compound Addition

    A pair of environmentally attuned architects combined adjoining properties in a Los Angeles canyon to house their modernist menagerie.

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    05.13.09

  8. The Urban Housing Handbook
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    The Urban Housing Handbook

    The Urban Housing Handbook from Wiley Publications, a new tome from Paris-based architects Caroline Stahl and Eric Firley, is a guided tour through urban housing typologies from all over the world....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.03.09

  9. Miami Modern Metropolis
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    Miami Modern Metropolis

    Aaron Britt: Having been to Miami several times now, most recently for Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach just last month, I've grown increasingly fond of the place. Equal parts pleasure center...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.14.10

  10. Landscape of Infrastructure
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    Landscape of Infrastructure

    Though museums and skyscrapers are often the comissions that catapult contemporary architects into the design stratosphere, increasingly we're seeing what was once the demesne of engineers (bridges...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.22.10

  11. A Look Inside V&A Pattern
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    A Look Inside V&A Pattern

    London's Victoria and Albert Museum has opened up its extensive archives and published the fantastic V&A Pattern volumes. The first four hardcover editions in the series are William Morris,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.30.10

  12. Favorite Play! Spaces
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    Favorite Play! Spaces

    We love to play and love places that celebrate our inner, creative, kidlike selves—we dedicated our July/August 2011 issue to the subjects of families, kids, and play after all. The editors...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.28.11

  13. Anna Carnick's Design Voices
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    Anna Carnick's Design Voices

    In her new e-book, Design Voices, Anna Carnick puts eight designers—Milton Glaser, Massimo Vignelli, Stefan Sagmeister, Giulio Cappellini, Ross Lovegrove, Tokujin Yoshioka, Dror Benshetrit,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.01.12

  14. Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 1

    At the end of September, I hopped across the pond to visit Basel, Switzerland, and the nearby Laufen bathrooms factory and showroom. Basel is bisected by the Rhine and sits just south of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.10.11

  15. In the Material World: Susan Weber
    Interviews

    In the Material World: Susan Weber

    Long before Peggy Guggenheim bought her first Jackson Pollock, the Wittlesbach Dukes of Bavaria were snapping up antiquities. Before Philip Johnson’s Glass House or even modernism, the...

    written by: Joanne Furio
    08.06.12

  16. The Modern Baby: Part Four
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    The Modern Baby: Part Four

    Infant brand Oeuf has been celebrated by celebrities and design magazines alike for its sophisticated yet whimsical products for children. They have gained a solid reputation for their high-quality...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.09.12

  17. Milan Furniture Fair 2009 Day 3
    Travel Reports

    Milan Furniture Fair 2009 Day 3

    Day three of non-stop design action at the Milan Furniture Fair delivered another great slideshow of new furniture and lighting.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.08.13

  18. Stanley Kubrick Retrospective at LACMA
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    Stanley Kubrick Retrospective at LACMA

    Calling all film and design buffs! The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently showing the first U.S. retrospective of master director Stanley Kubrick's prolific 45-year life and career in...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Eujin Rhee
    02.11.13

  19. Wake up Your Walls: 10 Wall Decor Ideas
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    Wake up Your Walls: 10 Wall Decor Ideas

    Nothing ruins a potentially fabulous room design like boring blank walls. Wall decor is often the last bit that really brings it all together or adds that extra little touch of personalization....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.20.13

  20. 7 Tiny Backyard Retreats
    Outdoor

    7 Tiny Backyard Retreats

    From a nature writer’s off-the-grid Puget Sound getaway to a Texan’s shipping container guesthouse, these retreats may inspire you to make that backyard retreat you’ve been dreaming of a reality.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.27.13

  21. 7 Incredible Rooflines
    Houses We Love

    7 Incredible Rooflines

    Many architects say that the roof is the fifth facade. Here, we prove how true that sentiment is with 7 projects from our archives that allow the roof to be the star attraction.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.15.14

  22. USA Fellows Announced
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    USA Fellows Announced

    The United States Artists announced the USA Fellows on December 14. The goal of the fellowship program is to support the arts by each year awarding $50,000 unrestricted grants to 50 artists, a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.15.09

  23. lamesadevenn: Part Three
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    lamesadevenn: Part Three

    A joyous moment: The site that Alba and Lopez discovered, on the developing southside of Santa Fe, offered the space, the views, and a promising pack of neighbors. The land also came with a well,...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    10.06.11

  24. Beauty vs. Politics: The Architecture, Art, and Design of Washington DC
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    Beauty vs. Politics: The Architecture, Art, and Design of Washington DC

    In light of the government shutdown there has been a lot of negativity swirling around Washington DC. While the shutdown and threat of a crippled economy are very serious topics, Washington DC...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.15.13

  25. Young at Any Age
    Interviews

    Young at Any Age

    Japanese designer Mikiko Endo lets her wild imagination go to work—–so we can play.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    07.24.11

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