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Starbucks Unveils Giant Roastery for Small-Batch Coffee in Seattle

Blocks away from its original store, Starbucks unveils a 15,000-square-foot facility dedicated to roasting and tasting small-batch beans.
December 12, 2014

City Guide: 10 Places to Visit in Mexico City

Michel Rojkind and Gerardo Salinas of Rojkind Arquitectos have taken on commissions all over the world, but the work they have done in their hometown of Mexico City reflects a glowing pride of place and a genuine love for the colorful, vibrant, and notoriously untamed Mexican capital. We asked them to share ten off-the-beaten path suggestions for enterprising visitors to the Distrito Federal.
December 12, 2014
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Jaime Hayon Reimagines a Room in an Iconic Copenhagen Hotel

In 1958, Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen—an emblem of midcentury Scandinavia. Every detail from the structure (which was Denmark's first skyscraper) to the cutlery, furniture, and lighting was of Jacobsen's design. Over the years, the hotel changed ownership and most of the original interiors have been lost. To celebrate the 2014 reissue of the Drop chair, which was one piece Jacobsen specifically created for the hotel, furniture maker Fritz Hansen invited Spanish designer Jaime Hayon to renovate Room 506 in the manner of the iconic designer.
December 11, 2014

Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water

The modular Jellyfish Barge could be a solar-powered solution to food shortages.
December 3, 2014

Fuel Up at These Super Charming Coffee Shops

Here at Dwell, we're always on the lookout for coffee shops that are as passionate about design as java. Drawn from our archives, these are six delightful cafés where you can relax and recharge.
December 3, 2014
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A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa

Earthworld Architects & Interiors, based in Pretoria, the South African capital, was hired to design a coffee shop for the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company outside Johannesburg with used shipping containers. The 3,165-square-foot shop, which includes a showroom for the company's coffee machines, was completed in July 2014.
December 2, 2014
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Jet Set: 8 Modern Airport Designs

Flying—as 3.55 million Americans are expected to do this Thanksgiving weekend, according to projections by AAA—can be an unpleasant slog. But it doesn't have to be. Here are eight airports whose modern design can take the edge off when it comes to holiday travel.
November 28, 2014
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An Updated Design Hostel for the Belgian Socialists of Yesteryear

An old Art Deco building in Ghent, Belgium—and former headquarters for a Socialist newspaper—sees new life as a design-y hostel for travelers on the cheap.
November 26, 2014
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Beautiful Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv Transformed into Hotels

Tel Aviv’s UNESCO-inscribed White City, a neighborhood that houses some of the city’s more historic Bauhaus architecture, is undergoing a revival: as gorgeous boutique hotels and eateries have moved in, it’s become one of the city’s most desirable places to hang out. We take a tour of some of the area's noteworthy lodging options.
November 25, 2014