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A Look at Playrooms

Don't kid yourself—playing is serious business. Here are six playrooms from our archives that we wouldn't mind pitching a fort in.
January 18, 2013
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Value Add Proposition

January 17, 2013
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Emerging Design Talent at imm Cologne

Chief among our interests at any international design show is the work of young designers. That's why on our first day of imm Cologne 2013, the fair held annually in one of Germany's oldest cities, our first stop was to spy the finalists of The [D3] CONTEST. Since 2004 the competition has honored innovation and creativity among newcomers to the design realm, and this year sparked more than 800 submissions. Here we share the finalists' pieces, a lively mix conceived by tomorrow's generation of talent.
January 17, 2013
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Enoc Perez: The Andy Warhol of Architecture

Painter Enoc Perez grew up in Puerto Rico, a place rich with modernist buildings in places like La Concha and the Hix Island House. His move to New York amplified an admiration for the style. There, he pursued a career painting modernism landmarks while surrounded by icons like Gordon Bunshaft’s Lever House and Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal. His style has a pop art quality to it. Perez uses photos and images from postcards and magazines in his designs, often combining them with primitive print-making techniques. His newest work is a panorama of the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., currently on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. It's a nostalgia trip of sorts, with Perez utilizing a painting process similar to Andy Warhol.
January 16, 2013
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Join Dwell and Zinc Details for 'Design Resolutions'

If you're going to be in San Francisco this week, please join us as we ring in a new year dedicated to good design! Enjoy an idea-packed discussion, "Design Resolutions: Six Principles of Good Design," with Dwell Media and Designers Lauren Geremia and Lorena Siminovich at SF's own Zinc Details, along with drinks, eats, and an exclusive, discounted Dwell-curated vignette.  
January 16, 2013
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Richard Meier's Practice at 50

One of the New York Five and American modernism's most-celebrated architects is celebrating his 50th year in practice in 2013. We checked in with Richard Meier to hear his thoughts on prefab, what designs he's still got up his sleeve, and that iconic shade of white paint.
January 15, 2013
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5 Designers to Watch

As we gear up for another year of trade shows, furniture fairs, and a slew of new talent, it's also fun to revisit some favorites from the past year. We look at five works from five designers sponsored by the Danish Crafts Council in 2012.
January 14, 2013
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The Most Popular Homes in Dwell: 21-40

A few months ago we presented the 20 most popular homes ever to appear in Dwell. Here we share the long-awaited second installment, numbers 21 through 40.
January 14, 2013
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Clutter Busters

January 14, 2013