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Hotel Focus: Ale House Inn

A former brewery warehouse has taken on a new life as a modern luxury hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Located amongst the cobblestone streets of Portsmouth, the Ale House Inn was purchased by Doug Palardy and Daniel Innis in 2009 and underwent an extensive renovation, turning it into one of the finest east coast inns with a modern take.
March 14, 2013
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MUJI Makes a Move

MUJI, Japan’s legendary “brand-less brand,” is expanding its West Coast empire. With ultra-basic furniture, clothing, electronics, and more headed for San Jose, California in April, we decided to stop by the company’s flagship store in Tokyo to see the latest in self-effacing design. MUJI lovers be forewarned: the full MUJI experience can still be had only in Japan!
March 13, 2013
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Modern Mornings

Admittedly, our pre-coffee state is less than cutting-edge with the new time change in effect, but these new coffee serving staples make our morning routines far more modern (if not less miserable).
March 12, 2013
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The Bookmarks of Dwell: 5 More Blogs We Love

This week’s cold weather has us spending more time on the internet than ever. Here are five fresh art and design blogs that make staying inside cozier. Don't miss our other favorite blogs, or ten Tumblrs every architecture aficionado should follow.
March 7, 2013
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Where to See Art in Portland, Maine

Guide yourself through downtown Portland’s gallery district.
March 2, 2013
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Roost Restaurant in Greenville, South Carolina

A new restaurant in an under-the-radar South Carolina city taps into the local Slow Food community.
March 1, 2013
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Mid-Century Makeup: The Fontenell in Palm Springs

A mid-century oasis in the desert, The Fontenell, was built in the late '50s for the family of makeup and cosmetics icon Max Factor. Seeking a place his family could relax together, seven fully-equipped bungalows in fashionable Palm Springs fit the bill. A mid-century Melrose Place of sorts, the compound circles a courtyard equipped with a triangular pool. The setup allowed for easy family gatherings, but also enabled an easy escape to privacy if needed. With the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop, the rooms have been completely restored to their mid-century glory, with carefully selected furnishings and accents. The very colorful kitchens (in pink, yellow, or turquoise) contain original cabinetry, countertops, and appliances—including rarely seen eye-height refrigerator and iceboxes. Surrounded by a plethora of mid-century touches, it’s not hard to imagine The Fontenell playing host to many a martini-strewn after-party following a night of dancing at the iconic Chi Chi Club back in the day.
February 28, 2013
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Succulents 5 Ways

We look at five fresh ways to enjoy the It plants of design aficionados: succulents.
February 27, 2013

Pinterest Board of the Day: Hotels and Travel

Over 10,000 fans follow our Pinterest board devoted to modern hotels and travel (you should, too!). Enjoy a few of our favorites places from around the globe at a glance here.
February 26, 2013