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  1. Walk This Way
    In The Modern World

    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

  2. Valerie Casey
    In The Modern World

    Valerie Casey

    Maybe it was jet lag, or the incipient echo of Al Gore’s recently revealed truth. Meetings devoted to diaper design might have played a part, though SkyMall’s seatback brand of...

    03.11.10

  3. Togo Sofa by Ligne Roset Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
    In The Modern World

    Togo Sofa by Ligne Roset Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

    Love it or hate it, the distinctive silhouette of Ligne Roset’s most enduring sofa model celebrates 40 years of booming business.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.16.13

  4. The Simpsons Meet Dwell
    In The Modern World

    The Simpsons Meet Dwell

    In a recent episode, Springfield underwent a modern architectural renaissance with the arrival of a cool couple who move in next door to Homer, Marge, and company after finding the house has ...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.26.13

  5. The Ringmaster
    In The Modern World

    The Ringmaster

    In February, Murray Moss closed his landmark SoHo design emporium to open a smaller headquarters. Now he’s pursuing a new agenda: marrying art and design in a 21st-century Wunderkammer.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.12

  6. The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier
    In The Modern World

    The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier

    Los Angeles architect Linda Taalman made a rare visit to Le Corbusier’s fraught masterpiece, the capitol complex of the city of Chandigarh. Here she offers her take on Corbu’s vision for a modern...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.07.13

  7. Studio Juju
    In The Modern World

    Studio Juju

    Since their debut at SaloneSatellite in 2009, Singaporean design duo Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui have been sprinting ahead of the competition. Appropriately, Rabbit and the Tortoise, one of their...

    04.17.13

  8. In The Modern World

    Space of Diplomacy

    On August 7, 1998, two car bombs went off nearly simultaneously in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 220 people and all but destroying the U.S. embassies there. The...

    01.09.09

  9. Second Look: Henry Wilson
    In The Modern World

    Second Look: Henry Wilson

    With Australian designer Henry Wilson's new A-Joint Mini, a flexible joint used to connect standardized timber, it's possible to construct simple, strong furniture on a budget using wood from a...

    04.25.13

  10. Restoration Station
    In The Modern World

    Restoration Station

    A Burnham and Root–designed train depot in small-town Iowa scores a $10,000 preservation grant.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    09.28.12

  11. Q&A: IDEO Looks Into the Future of Design
    In The Modern World

    Q&A: IDEO Looks Into the Future of Design

    A multimedia brainstorm from the acclaimed design firm explores how tech’s next steps will shape tomorrow.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.18.14

  12. Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney
    In The Modern World

    Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney

    Prefab builder Blu Homes, helmed by CEO Bill Haney, aims to disrupt the construction industry supply chain by interacting directly with clients.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  13. Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz
    In The Modern World

    Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz

    Nelson Byrd Woltz carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates a nest for its human and avian inhabitants.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Eric Piasecki
    10.07.13

  14. Protect and Conserve
    In The Modern World

    Protect and Conserve

    In construction-mad Beijing, “development happens at a crazy speed, like a tsunami,” says Matthew Xinyu Hu, the former managing director of the nonprofit Beijing Cultural Heritage...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.10.10

  15. Product Spotlight: Schola Desk by Yota Kakuda
    In The Modern World

    Product Spotlight: Schola Desk by Yota Kakuda

    Traditional English school desks were the inspiration behind London-based Japanese designer Yota Kakuda's workstation. He used just one sheet of plywood to fashion the compact piece.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.29.13

  16. Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture
    In The Modern World

    Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture

    The photographer's large-scale interior photos function like architectural character sketches.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.09.14

  17. Philippe Malouin
    In The Modern World

    Philippe Malouin

    From his studio in London’s Hackney Central borough, Philippe Malouin is constantly testing ideas. “It’s sort of a cross-pollination of failed experiments that eventually leads to something...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.17.13

  18. Pauline Deltour
    In The Modern World

    Pauline Deltour

    As haute apprenticeships go, few have fared better than the French designer Pauline Deltour. After studying at the tony École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she spent the late...

    04.22.13

  19. Party Down
    In The Modern World

    Party Down

    Congratulations, you’ve decided to throw a party! Not only will you be paying for everyone’s meal and putting undue strain on your relationship, but you will now need to make sure you...

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    08.22.12

  20. New Duivendrecht
    In The Modern World

    New Duivendrecht

    Industrial designers Frederik Roijé and Victor le Noble founded New—a manufacturer of contemporary pieces by young Dutch designers—less than a year ago in an unlikely creative hot spot:...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.22.13

  21. Modern Getaways
    In The Modern World

    Modern Getaways

    Enjoy the salty air and coastal views—without having to invest your nest egg in a ground-up build. These modern marvels offer stays from one night to one month (or more, if you can swing it!).

    written by: Heidi Mitchell
    08.04.11

  22. Modern Artist's Fortress Studio in Helsinki
    In The Modern World

    Modern Artist's Fortress Studio in Helsinki

    Two young designers happily make their home inside an 18th-century fortress, reborn as a thriving artists’ enclave, off the coast of Helsinki.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.29.13

  23. Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow
    In The Modern World

    Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow

    An unsung mid-century designer is poised for a triumphant revival.

    06.17.13

  24. Micro-Dwellings Across America
    In The Modern World

    Micro-Dwellings Across America

    From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are popping up all across America.

    written by: Tafline Laylin
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    10.23.13

  25. Mermeladaestudio
    In The Modern World

    Mermeladaestudio

    Behind each of Mermeladaestudio’s many projects is a story: “We love to have products with meaning, products with a rich language and smart details to discover once you watch and use them,” the...

    04.18.13

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