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City Modern Home Tours: Manhattan

The weeklong City Modern festival concluded with a bang over the weekend with the Manhattan Home Tours. The five destinations on the Saturday afternoon tour spanned from Chelsea to Union Square to Alphabet City, each offering a distinctive take on modern interiors and architecture.
October 8, 2012
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Women in Sustainable Design at SXSW Eco

Lance Hosey, co-author of the 2007 book Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design, led a panel at the South by Southwest Eco Conference in Austin last week with four women who are innovators in sustainable design to talk about how gender influences the industry.
October 8, 2012
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Women in Design at City Modern

This Wednesday evening, as part of Dwell and New York magazine's full plate of design programming for City Modern, design critic Alexandra Lange led a discussion on gender and architecture with three leading New York architects at Vitra's Meatpacking District showroom. Continuing a few of the themes explored in her essay on Architect Barbie from the July/August issue of Dwell, Lange spoke with Galia Solomonoff of Solomonoff Architecture Studio, Marion Weiss of Weiss/Manfredi, and Claire Weisz of WXY Studio, three firm principals who also teach architecture at Ivy League programs (Columbia, Penn, and Yale, respectively). 
October 5, 2012
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Brooklyn Design at City Modern

The newly opened Wythe Hotel proved to be an apt setting for the City Modern Brooklyn Design panel. A converted warehouse turned boutique hotel, the Wythe is a fine case study in the types of decisions that seem most relevant to design in Brooklyn today—a respect for the old alongside a desire to create something new.
October 5, 2012
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Thinking Beyond LEED at SXSW Eco

Bill Reed helped develop the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, but at a panel during the South by Southwest Eco conference, he explains why it’s time to move on.
October 4, 2012
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Emerging Designers at City Modern

Tuesday night, Jerry Helling, the president and creative director of Bernhardt Design, and Wendy Goodman, New York magazine's design editor, hosted a panel of young designers and entrepreneurs at the Museum of Art and Design for City Modern. It was a collection of nascent talents Goodman dubbed “the Dream Team.” As Goodman told the audience, “Sometimes there's just a small beat inside yourself you have to listen to. These young people were all courageous enough to follow it and are now pursuing great passions.”
October 4, 2012
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Open Studios at City Modern

Thirteen Brooklyn design studios—with locations ranging from Red Hook to the Navy Yard to Bushwick, and practices varying from furniture design to brand consulting to woodworking—opened their doors to the public as part of City Modern on Tuesday. The Brooklyn design culture has proved collaborative and supportive for many of the people whose work was featured. Needless to say, we spied exciting, innovative pieces in spaces to match during the event.
October 3, 2012
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'Design through the Ages' Kicks off City Modern

City Modern—Dwell and New York Magazine's collaborative week-long collection of talks, studio and home tours showcasing New York architecture and design—began Monday evening with the opening of Design Through the Ages. Four interior designers: Nate Berkus, Francis D'Haene, Thom Filicia, and Ghislaine Vinas each explore a distinct era of time. The designers hand-picked pieces from showrooms at the New York Design Center, who also hosts the exhibition.
October 2, 2012
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10 Reasons to Join the City Modern Home Tours

The Dwell home tours in Los Angeles are an annual highlight and due to popular request, we've brought them to New York for the City Modern architecture festival. Spy five stunning residences in Manhattan on October 6 and five more in Brooklyn on October 7. Tickets are available from dht.dwell.com, $120 for a single-day pass or $240 for a weekend pass, which includes entry to the Meet the Architects cocktail reception. To whet your appetite, here's a sneak peek of the homes.
September 28, 2012
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