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  1. Togo Sofa by Ligne Roset Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
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    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

  2. Art and Tech Worlds Collide in 5th Annual Seven on Seven Conference
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    Art and Tech Worlds Collide in 5th Annual Seven on Seven Conference

    Walking into Rhizome’s Seven on Seven art and technology conference in New York City last Saturday, May 3, 2014, was like arriving to an intimate dinner party an hour late. The project pairs seven...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    05.08.14

  3. Designs for patients with dementia
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    Designs for patients with dementia

    Stanford’s Center on Longevity recognizes a colorful table set designed to aid Alzheimer's patients.

    04.14.14

  4. 3-D Printed Canal House in Amsterdam
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    3-D Printed Canal House in Amsterdam

    An in-progress 3-D printed house could impact the future of urban housing.

    written by: Tim Hanrahan
    06.05.14

  5. French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo
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    French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo

    A French architect and designer makes her saturated mark on Tokyo’s streetscape.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    08.19.14

  6. Stunning Architectural Drawing Museum in Berlin
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    Stunning Architectural Drawing Museum in Berlin

    A stunning feat in concrete and glass, the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin, designed by Russian firm SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    photos by: Roland Halbe
    09.09.14

  7. Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture
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    Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture

    The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.17.14

  8. Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens
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    Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens

    A modular culinary concept addresses the mass movement toward small-space living.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.07.14

  9. How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults
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    How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults

    Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.

    11.11.14

  10. Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population
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    Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population

    New advancements in aging-in-place strategies provide a positive outlook for the long term.

    12.11.14

  11. 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

  12. Valerie Casey
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    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

  13. Modern Getaways
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    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

  14. Walk This Way
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    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

  15. Designing Women
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    Designing Women

    Blazing a trail through the canon of design, these 25 artisans worked to make some of the modern era’s most recognizable furniture, lighting, and objects. From the sculptural pottery of Eva...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.09

  16. By the Book
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    By the Book

    Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for the past fourteen years. Here she shares a few pages and...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    photos by: Tom Schierlitz
    08.17.12

  17. Protect and Conserve
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    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

  18. In the Doghouse
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    In the Doghouse

    A new project by Muji mastermind Kenya Hara celebrates the relationship between humans and dogs, one downloadable blueprint at a time.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.16.12

  19. Bridges We Love
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    Bridges We Love

    Cables and abutments went fancy for a distinct purpose: to convey passersby—not folks whizzing past on vehicles—with personality. Here’s a selection of bridges that are anything...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    01.27.12

  20. Blogging it all Back Home
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    Blogging it all Back Home

    We are nothing but domestic voyeurs. More home owners are turning to the web to record the juicy ups and downs of tackling a grand remodel. We take a grand tour.

    written by: Sonia Zjawinski
    03.20.11

  21. Party Down
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    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

  22. Restoration Station
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    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

  23. The Ringmaster
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    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

  24. Blogger Focus: Design Destinations
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    Blogger Focus: Design Destinations

    Some of our favorite bloggers handpicked design hotspots from around the globe. Here are their answers.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.31.13

  25. Lucy Feagins' Local Discoveries from Australia
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    Lucy Feagins' Local Discoveries from Australia

    In our September 2013 issue, we asked some of our favorite online design writers to introduce their latest local discoveries. Check out Diana Moss of Miss Moss and Katie Treggiden of Confessions of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.06.13

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