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Photography Focus: Jeannette Montgomery Barron

Jeannette Montgomery Barron found her way into some of the most socially renowned 1980's NYC underground artist culture and turned those infamous artists into her subjects. Scene is a new book—more like an album—of her portraiture of such personalities as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, and Keith Haring, to name a few. The artists who she captured are all famously known for their art, so to see them as a subject in someone else's work makes it so much more surreal. Barron's black and white portraits are not of the underground Factory scene, but of the calm nature of the musicians, painters, writers, actors, and filmmakers who changed our culture and the way we know art today.
May 23, 2013
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Facade Focus: Charred Cedar

Siding is a pretty dull subject—unless you're talking about charred cedar cladding, which makes our hearts go pitter-patter. It's beautiful to look at and practical, too—the ancient Japanese technique seals the wood against rain and rot, and makes it fire resistant. Here, a look at some houses that feature this ancient—and yet so modern—material. For additional examples of dark-colored exteriors, check out our slideshow Back in Black.
May 22, 2013
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Photographer Focus: Ward Roberts

Empty sporting courts and fields have never looked so beautiful. Photographer Ward Roberts travelled the globe to shoot this pastel-hued series Courts. While being completely devoid of life and people, Roberts’ photographs prove striking for their linear properties and architectural contexts. These color-drenched images are worth looking at!
May 22, 2013
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5 Fancy Storage Furniture Solutions

You know the stuff, the stuff that is necessary but not so pretty. Here are five fancy storage suggestions to hide your not-so-fancy stuff.
May 22, 2013
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Angular Architecture: 5 Modern Homes We Love

From an angled contemporary retreat in Martha's Vineyard to a German prefab metal castle, these five homes call attention to the exceptional beauty of angular architecture.
May 21, 2013
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5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses

It's always fascinating to see how designers deal with tiny lots and small spaces. But when a house is also unusually narrow, that brings additional spatial challenges—often provoking out-of-the-box solutions from designers and inhabitants. Check out these five examples of surprisingly small and narrow modern houses, plucked from the pages of Dwell, and proffering unexpected approaches to storage, custom built-ins, and creative ways of cohabitating.
May 21, 2013
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Get This Room: Playful Minimalism

Texas-based designer Barbara Hill is a pro at striking the right note between modern and playful, we took apart an informal dining room she designed in Atlanta, Georgia, to help readers recreate the look at home.
May 20, 2013
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Branding and Design by Tatabi Studio

Thanks to the multi-talented trio behind Tatabi Studio—an independent graphic and web design studio based in Dublin, Ireland—things are looking a little more brighter, cleaner, and delightful.
May 20, 2013
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Top Picks from Noho Design District 2013

With a bevy of design fairs taking place in New York this week, it was impossible to venture far in the city without stumbling across an exhibition of new design. From Wanted to ICFF, we criss-crossed the island to cover it all. Saturday, we pounded the pavement in NoHo to scope out the goods on view as part of the 4-day Noho Design District show curated by Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer of Sight Unseen. The hip downtown neighborhood is a design destination, luring tourists and natives alike interested in getting a sneak peek of what’s to come from young designers. Click through for a look at some of our NDD picks.
May 20, 2013
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