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  1. Tabletop Idea: Colored Glass
    Product Reviews

    Tabletop Idea: Colored Glass

    Seeing the world through rose colored glasses is easier with these glassware sets that add modern oomph to a tabletop setting.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.07.14

  2. Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings
    Outdoor

    Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

    A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.20.14

  3. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
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    Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

    Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: John Linden
    04.02.14

  4. Small-Scale Architecture Around the World
    Books

    Small-Scale Architecture Around the World

    Philip Jodidio's new book visits innovative projects across the globe, investigating the ingenuity of small-scale design.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.25.14

  5. Sixty Restaurant & Bar and Sushibaba Sushi Bar in Moscow
    Food

    Sixty Restaurant & Bar and Sushibaba Sushi Bar in Moscow

    Situated on the 62nd floor of Moscow's Federatsia Building, the Sixty Restaurant and Bar, which shares a space with Sushibaba Sushi Bar, offers what many would call the best view of the city. But...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    01.29.14

  6. Q&A with Ceramist Virginie Besengez
    Interviews

    Q&A with Ceramist Virginie Besengez

    Up and coming ceramist Virginie Besengez discusses shape, space and her inspirations.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.11.14

  7. Modern Renovations of Period Homes
    Renovation

    Modern Renovations of Period Homes

    Some of our favorite renovation stories involve recasting period architecture into modern residences, and these seven projects give historic structures a new history to call their own.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.12.14

  8. Modern Homes Built Around Trees
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    Modern Homes Built Around Trees

    Wishing to preserve existing sites and the natural beauty of original trees, these seven homes use nature as their centerpiece.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.19.14

  9. Minimalist Wire-Framed Furniture Designs
    Product Reviews

    Minimalist Wire-Framed Furniture Designs

    With slim profiles and economical materials, these wire furnishings and accessories have modern design in their DNA. Following up our small spaces story on wire furniture, here are ten more...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.11.14

  10. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
    Renovation

    Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.26.14

  11. McLeod Kredell: Locavore Architects in Vermont
    Profiles

    McLeod Kredell: Locavore Architects in Vermont

    Taking a down-to-earth, locavore approach to architecture, the firm McLeod Kredell brings modernism to the traditional region of New England.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.14.14

  12. How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes
    A Great Idea

    How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes

    The front door is a sure sign of a successful journey home, and as these houses prove, modern architecture can be just as homey and inviting as its traditional counterparts.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.27.14

  13. How To: Indoor Concrete Floors
    Design 101

    How To: Indoor Concrete Floors

    Concrete flooring is cheap, durable, and not as cold as its reputation suggests—these eight homeowners show how to get the look.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.21.14

  14. How to Design with Gray
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    How to Design with Gray

    Modernists love to play with color, and the absence of it. Gray, the color of steel and concrete, has participated quietly in countless facades. But inside these homes, the cool hue moves into the...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.09.14

  15. How to Build A Modern Beach House
    Houses We Love

    How to Build A Modern Beach House

    Eight modern homes that incorporate sustainable building practices into their oceanfront locations.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.15.14

  16. Hotels We Love: El Cosmico Hotel in Marfa, Texas
    Outdoor

    Hotels We Love: El Cosmico Hotel in Marfa, Texas

    Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community. Guests stay close to the land, experiencing it in their teepees,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Nick Simonite
    02.25.14

  17. Get the Look: Marcel Wanders Furniture
    Rooms We Love

    Get the Look: Marcel Wanders Furniture

    2014 is a big year for Dutch designer designer Marcel Wanders, with a major retrospective of his work at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum and Moooi opening its first New York City flagship store. Here,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.18.14

  18. Furniture by Color: Purple
    Product Reviews

    Furniture by Color: Purple

    Because of its vibrancy, purple can be a difficult color to work into an everyday space. But whether, woven into a throw or set upon a side table, it can be a regal accent, adding richness and...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.31.14

  19. Dwell's 8 Favorite Playrooms
    Rooms We Love

    Dwell's 8 Favorite Playrooms

    In these kid-friendly rooms, design is more than mere child's play.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.28.14

  20. Designing with Eero Saarinen's Tulip Dining Set
    How To

    Designing with Eero Saarinen's Tulip Dining Set

    Eero Saarinen's fiberglass-and-aluminum Tulip table and chairs, designed in 1950s for Knoll, were among the futuristic furnishings found in the 1960s classic Star Trek series. Today, the industrial...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.30.14

  21. Design Icon: Walter Gropius
    Profiles

    Design Icon: Walter Gropius

    Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture design. Best-known as the founder of the German art school...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.19.14

  22. Clark Institute to Unveil Ando-Designed Visitor Center
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    Clark Institute to Unveil Ando-Designed Visitor Center

    This summer will see the completion of the final stages of the Clark Art Institute's campus expansion program. Located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.20.14

  23. Bauhaus-Influenced Furniture from New Tendency
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    Bauhaus-Influenced Furniture from New Tendency

    Collaborative Berlin studio New Tendency offers a collection of restrained, elegant, and mostly monochromatic furniture for the home.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.20.14

  24. Alessi Taps Experimental Designers for WantedDesign 2014
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    Alessi Taps Experimental Designers for WantedDesign 2014

    The Alessi Design Lab exhibit will showcase the work of promising young designers at the 2014 WantedDesign conference in New York.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.23.14

  25. A Striking Slovakian Apartment Building
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    A Striking Slovakian Apartment Building

    North Star Rising—the four story brick housing project designed by the Slovak architectural firm Nice Architects—is stylish down to its reinforced concrete floor slabs.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.20.14

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