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  1. Marimekko Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Iconic Pattern
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    Marimekko Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Iconic Pattern

    Today, Finnish-brand Marimekko celebrates its 50th anniversary of their stylish, iconic poppy pattern officially known as Unikko. The revolutionary floral textile has made its way on to countless...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.04.14

  2. Mack Scogin on OSU's Knowlton Hall
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    Mack Scogin on OSU's Knowlton Hall

    A decade ago, the Ohio State University Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture called upon Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects to accomplish a formidable task: create the consummate teaching...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Ian Allen
    04.18.11

  3. Inside the VitraHaus
    Travel Reports

    Inside the VitraHaus

    One of the highlights of my recent trip to Basel, Switzerland, was crossing the border to visit the Vitra campus in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, about 25 minutes from Basel, and exploring the VitraHaus....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.15.11

  4. Dwell Around the World
    Travel Reports

    Dwell Around the World

    As we began dispersing for the holidays—heading our separate ways to SoCal and all the way to the Carribean—we take a look back at the best of what we saw worldwide in 2010.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.28.10

  5. Triangle House Tours
    House Tours

    Triangle House Tours

    On October 2 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will host the inaugural East Coast residential design home tour.  The Triangle Tour will take place between the hours of 10am-6pm in...

    written by: Hanni Chehak
    08.20.10

  6. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5
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    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 5:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    11.16.11

  7. Getting Away from it All: 7 Remote Homes
    Houses We Love

    Getting Away from it All: 7 Remote Homes

    Freed from the constraints of urban architecture, these homes luxuriate in their far away locales.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.02.14

  8. Zurich, Switzerland
    City Guide

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.21.09

  9. Weekend Detour: Beacon, New York
    City Guide

    Weekend Detour: Beacon, New York

    Located in the sleepy hamlet of Beacon, New York, Dia:Beacon attracts international visitors to its cutting edge design center and surrounding attractions. Residing on the site of a former...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    10.27.12

  10. John Cronin and the Beacon Institute
    Profiles

    John Cronin and the Beacon Institute

    For 35 years, John Cronin has safeguarded New York’s waterways, investigating dozens of pollution cases and authoring three laws to protect the Hudson River and its communities. So when...

    written by: Julie Taraska
    09.29.09

  11. Designer Gaetano Pesce
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    Designer Gaetano Pesce

    After meeting Gaetano Pesce at “Pieces of a Larger Puzzle,” his first West Coast retrospective at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Westwood, I caught up with the artist, designer and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.26.10

  12. Laurie Simmons on Tiny Furniture
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    Laurie Simmons on Tiny Furniture

    In Lena Dunham’s hit indie comedyTiny Furniture, she plays Aura, a recently minted college grad who has come home to her art star mother, overachieved high school-aged sister and the Tribeca...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.21.10

  13. Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 2

    Last month I traveled to Basel, Switzerland, a European city first founded during the Roman Empire and still boasting beautiful buildings constructed more than 1,000 years agos. In Touring Basel,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.12.11

  14. Dutch Design Week 2012, Pt. 3
    Event Spotlight

    Dutch Design Week 2012, Pt. 3

    During Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven—The Netherlands' creative nexus—we had the chance to see firsthand what conceptual thinkers, designers, and artists are working on. Demonstrated by...

    written by: Maarten Dinger
    10.30.12

  15. Mastering the Wood Grain
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    Mastering the Wood Grain

    “Process is everything in my work,” says Michael Rupich, designer and founder of EndGrain Furniture, a woodworking studio based in Fairfield, New Jersey. “The thing I want most when someone is...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    03.06.13

  16. Andy Warhol at The Brant Foundation Study Center
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    Andy Warhol at The Brant Foundation Study Center

    The first comprehensive survey of Andy Warhol's oeuvre, this extensive homage to Warhol spans his early days as an illustrator to some of his best-known works like Marilyn and Mao. The exhibition...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    08.06.13

  17. European Union: 10 Belgian Homes
    House Tours

    European Union: 10 Belgian Homes

    Is Belgium the new Netherlands? The design scenes of Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels, and Bruges are certainly heating up, and we love the houses we've seen for their playful mix of clean lines, color,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.28.13

  18. Ideas for Japan's Reconstruction
    A Great Idea

    Ideas for Japan's Reconstruction

    A new word has been added to the vocabulary of Japanese architects: 3/11. That's the date when an earthquake and tsunami killed 20,000 people, crashed through over 900,000 buildings along 300 miles...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    09.27.11

  19. Finishing Touch: Art in the Modern Home
    Finishing Touch

    Finishing Touch: Art in the Modern Home

    You've got all the practical furniture you need and even a few statement pieces for added interest (see some of our picks here, here, and here) but now it's time for the finishing touch of any...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.30.13

  20. A More Natural Life
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    A More Natural Life

    In the same fashion that we are turning to locally sourced, farm to table, slow food, our aesthetics, like our stomachs, are drawn to a simpler, cleaner, and more natural way of life. Rustic woods,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.25.13

  21. Christien Meindertsma: Act Local
    Interviews

    Christien Meindertsma: Act Local

    Since graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003, Rotterdam-based Christine Meinderstma has carved a niche for herself exploring the stories of ordinary objects. Take her book PIG (2007),...

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.02.12

  22. Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014 Highlights
    Travel Reports

    Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014 Highlights

    Taking stock of the latest and greatest furniture and lighting seen at the 2014 Stockholm Furniture Fair, including the latest color- and material-driven interior trends.

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.18.14

  23. How to Design with Red
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    How to Design with Red

    Did you know that red was the first color after black and white to be named? It has been found in cave paintings dating from 15,000 B.C., is the most frequently found color on national flags, and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.25.13

  24. 12 Tips for a Clutter-Free Home Office
    Design 101

    12 Tips for a Clutter-Free Home Office

    The next post in our series dedicated to eradicating clutter focuses squarely on the home office, where simple storage and design solutions promise to help you dump those extra papers and think...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.12.14

  25. Tour Impressive NYC Buildings
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    Tour Impressive NYC Buildings

    Just as New York weather is signaling a shift indoors, the annual Archtober event is giving design and architecture fans a month-long pass to observe and explore new and unique additions to the...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.06.14

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