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12 Sleek and Minimal Furniture & Accessory Designs

The colder months don't have to be all about cozy all the time, some of us may prefer the sleek, minimal look year-round. Here, we've pulled together twelve of our favorite pieces for those with a tendency toward the straight, smooth, and ultra-chic.
September 30, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed

Each week delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
September 27, 2013
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Friday Finds 09.28.13

Reel in the weekend by checking out what our editors' found on the World Wide Web this week!
September 27, 2013
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What Design Can Do For New York City: A City Modern Preview

After Hurricane Sandy brought New York City’s precarious coastline to the forefront of the city’s collective attention last year, heads turned toward the design community and their proposed solutions to lessen and prevent the disastrous effects of another super storm. Next week Paola Antonelli, senior curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, will lead a group of her peers in a discussion how the design community can help with this issue and others to advance urban living. Joined by Pentagram's Michael Beirut, architect Deborah Berke and architecture critic Justin Davidson, the group will be moderated by New York design editor Wendy Goodman.
September 26, 2013
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Curtain Call: 8 Unique and Beautiful Uses for Curtains in the Home

Everyone knows that window treatments can make or break a room but the windows are not the only place to use curtains in a home. Here, we take a look at some great examples of unique uses for curtains as well as a couple traditional uses that really do their job.
September 26, 2013
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Exploring the Future of 3D Printing: Day 2

The second day of the Media Bistro–sponsored 3D Inside Printing Conference and Expo offered more exploration of the industry, including an exploration of the coding associated with creating 3D objects, and its potential for growth. Here’s what we found on wrapup day.
September 25, 2013
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Creativity and Constraint: A City Modern Preview

Who better to speak to the topic of authentic design than a man with numerous creative collaborations under his belt in addition to his own (vast!) undertakings? Author, designer and ceramicist Jonathan Adler has worked with brands as varied as footwear designer TOMS and e-stationer Paperless Post and next week at City Modern, he’ll sit down with art law specialist Amy Adler (she also happens to be his sister), to discuss the intersection of design authorship and design inspiration. In advance of his City Modern panel at #DellVenue, Adler answered a few of our questions about authentic design and also gave us a sampling of some of his favorite recent additions to his collection.
September 25, 2013
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7 Wall-Mounted Storage Solutions

Display your prized collections elegantly with wall-mounted shelves. From custom outfits to modular installations, we share seven solutions for hanging storage.
September 23, 2013
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A Surfer's Paradise

For those that love salt in the air and sand in their hair, these seven shops and homes from the Dwell archives should have you busting out the wet suits and boards. Here, we highlight some of our favorite surf shops and the homes of the people who might frequent them.
September 22, 2013