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  1. “If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education
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    “If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education

    Designer/activist duo Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton are no strangers to hitting the road for the greater good. In 2010, they left San Francisco in an Airstream trailer to embark on the Design...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.14.14

  2. Why So Serious? 8 Whimsical Designs
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    Why So Serious? 8 Whimsical Designs

    Modern design doesn't always have to be so highbrow, sometimes it can be downright whimsical. Here, we've gathered up eight of our favorite playfully and amusing modern designs.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.02.13

  3. What a Chore: 8 Modern Cleaning Tools
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    What a Chore: 8 Modern Cleaning Tools

    It's coming. Just two months away marks the beginning of the holiday entertaining season. Forget spring cleaning, this is fall guest cleaning time. Not only will you need to prep for their arrival,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.18.13

  4. West Side Story
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    West Side Story

    A comprehensive look at mid-century California design reveals a modern coming of age for the Golden State.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.28.11

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

    Each week Dwell.com delivers many great 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: Kelsey Keith
    03.07.14

  6. Web Shop We Love: Data Modern Furnishings
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    Web Shop We Love: Data Modern Furnishings

    Designed and crafted in Tennessee, we love Data Modern Furnishings streamlined wood furniture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.15.14

  7. Trend Alert: Geometric Design
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    Trend Alert: Geometric Design

    From architecture to furniture and products we are seeing geometric designs take off everywhere. The clean lines of simple geometric shapes are a perfect fit for the modern design aesthetic. Take a...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.14.14

  8. 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

  9. To the Walls
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    To the Walls

    Wallpaper is an easy way to add sophisticated visual interest to rooms when objets d’art and pricey pieces aren’t an option. From the classic Graham & Brown to quirky Wall & Decò, Dwell shares five...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.27.13

  10. Tiny Living Tales from Across the Country
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    Tiny Living Tales from Across the Country

    The tiny house movement is no longer an obscure fad—around the United States, more and more homeowners are looking to downsize given rapidly rising real estate costs. The documentary Tiny: A Story...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.28.14

  11. The New Language of Latin American Design
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    The New Language of Latin American Design

    An exhibition showcases the experimental edge of the region's design culture.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.20.14

  12. The Design Community that Defines New York City
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    The Design Community that Defines New York City

    A biennial at New York's MAD Museum, open through October 12, 2014, explores the rich design community of New York City—a group whose creations set the tone of the ever-shifting city. "It’s...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.24.14

  13. The Best of DIY Design
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    The Best of DIY Design

    When it comes to modern design, we can't all be award-winning, but we can all take on a little DIY now and then. Here, we present some of our favorite DIY supplies and projects from over the years....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.13.13

  14. That Wood is on Fire: 5 Examples of Shou-Sugi-Ban
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    That Wood is on Fire: 5 Examples of Shou-Sugi-Ban

    Shou-sugi-ban, a Japanese wood-charring technique, is emerging as one of builders' and woodworkers' favorite trends this year.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.24.13

  15. Teak Furniture We Love
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    Teak Furniture We Love

    Teak, a tropical wood known for its durability and resilience, was first used for shipbuilding. Since then, it has been used in everything from outdoor furniture to salt shakers. Here are just a...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.07.13

  16. Surviving Cold & Flu Season in Modern Style
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    Surviving Cold & Flu Season in Modern Style

    Well it's that time of the year, and no I don't mean the holidays. It's an unfortunate truth but at some point this season we are all going to get sick. Ready yourself with these modern design cold...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.03.13

  17. Surreal Architect’s Portraits (and their buildings)
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    Surreal Architect’s Portraits (and their buildings)

    We recently featured Federico Babina’s Archist City of artist’s imaginary houses, now see his newly released architect’s portraits and their buildings.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.07.14

  18. Stylish Modern Housewares and Accessories from Makr
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    Stylish Modern Housewares and Accessories from Makr

    Makr, a company based in Winter Park, Florida, offers an array of minimalist wares that we're itching to own. Jason Gregory is at the helm of the seven-person company and personally does all of the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.01.14

  19. Stunning Photographs of Modern Architecture
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    Stunning Photographs of Modern Architecture

    The disciplines of photography and modern architecture constantly intertwine, playing off each as they tell the story of society's development. An exhibition at the Barbican in London, open through...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.15.14

  20. Striking Lamps by New York Lighting Designers
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    Striking Lamps by New York Lighting Designers

    The "Let There Be" lighting exhibition opens at the Worrell Smith Gallery in Westport, Connecticut, on October 3.

    written by: William Lamb
    09.16.14

  21. Solid Conference: Hardware and the Networked Home
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    Solid Conference: Hardware and the Networked Home

    Networking technology and internet-powered apps mean interior design and architecture are about to become more personal. But with this technological shift, it’s the homes and devices that will be...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.24.14

  22. Sneak Peek: New Whitney Museum Building Designed by Renzo Piano
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    Sneak Peek: New Whitney Museum Building Designed by Renzo Piano

    For our third #ModernMonday Twitter chat with DesignMilk, the Whitney Museum of Art's new building project manager, Bill Maloney, joined us to talk about the museum's new structure in New York City...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.31.14

  23. Scandinavian-Inspired Office Design in NYC
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    Scandinavian-Inspired Office Design in NYC

    When Dots, a mobile gaming brand, wanted to set up an office to accommodate their growing needs in New York City, they turned to designer Sheena Murphy of Sheep + Stone to create an inviting,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.17.14

  24. Robots and Richard Nixon: The Mind-Bending Video Work of Artist Nam June Paik
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    Robots and Richard Nixon: The Mind-Bending Video Work of Artist Nam June Paik

    Pioneering video and performance artist Nam June Paik made his mark on the art world in the late twentieth century by exploring technology's grips on popular American culture. The Korean artist,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.05.14

  25. Restaurants and Bars by Brooklyn Studio hOmE
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    Restaurants and Bars by Brooklyn Studio hOmE

    Brooklyn design studio hOmE, run by brothers Evan and Oliver Haslegrave, is the duo behind a number of beloved restaurants, bars, and retail spaces in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Their projects are...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.01.14

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