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Photographer Jill Paider and Gehry's Biomuseo

Photographer Jill Paider just returned from Panama City on a fantastic architectural adventure, bringing back photographs of the much-anticipated Puente de Vida Museum, or Biomuseo for which it's better known. The museum will be Frank Gehry's Latin American design debut and exhibits designed by Toronto based firm Bruce Mau Design. Biomuseo's mission is to educate Panamanians about biodiversity and motivate them to know and appreciate this natural component of their identity, and generate to their visitors the need to protect its environment. The museum is located on the Amador Causeway in Panama City and is scheduled to open later this year. The Los Angeles-based photographer shot these images this past Tuesday in what she says felt like 200% humidity. Says Paider, "It is a very highly anticipated opening—the locals are extremely proud to have not only a new museum, but a structure built by starchitect, Frank Gehry (they've had it on the CitySightseeing tour since construction began). I walked onto the site and was immediately greeted by the foreman. I told him that I'm Frank Gehry's neighbor in Santa Monica (actually true) and that I wanted to take a few pictures close up. They gave me access up to the immediate perimeter of the building. As the pictures show, it's very Gehry and makes an interesting and unique addition to Panama City's skyline."
May 10, 2013
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5 Rugs that Brighten Any Room

Easier than painting and less of a commitment than hanging curtains, these five rugs will brighten any corner (or the center) of your home.
May 10, 2013
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Photographer Q&A: Alexi Hobbs

Whenever we have a story in Canada, we know we can count on Alexi. The talented Montreal-based photographer Alexi Hobbs has impressed us many times here at Dwell. His honest eye has a way of capturing beautiful and quiet moments that tell a strong visual story. Read on to learn more about Alexi and his experience shooting with Dwell.
May 10, 2013
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Back to the Basics: Primary Colors

Whether it was Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature red or Le Corbusier’s favorite shade of blue, the modernists loved primary colors. Here, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite furniture pieces in the classic hues.
May 10, 2013

Photo Series: Behind the Edge by Luigi Bonaventura

Italian-born, New York City–based photographer Luigi Bonaventura has impressed us with his repetitious and vibrant hotel facades shot in Jesolo Beach, Venice. His intention in the series Behind the Edge is to show each structure as its Platonic ideal—as the architect imagined it. Click through to see this eye-catching graphic series that will leave you wanting more.
May 10, 2013
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5 Alternatives to the Traditional Headboard

The bed is so much more than a place to lay your head, it's the focal point of the room and the headboard can either make or break that look. Rather than the conventional headboard, consider one of these creative alternatives from some of our favorite bedrooms featured in Dwell.
May 9, 2013
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Dwell on Design Artist in Residence Tanya Aguiñiga Is Calling All Knitters!

As part of Dwell on Design Artist in Residence Tanya Aguiñiga's audience-interactive atelier on the show floor, she will be creating and donating handcrafted blankets as part of “Move-in Kits” with basic furnishings to Los Angeles–area shelters. Tanya is seeking knitters from Los Angeles and beyond to send in a blanket you have created of any size, color, pattern, and material you can imagine to be a part of this endeavor. Get your knit on and bring some warmth to the recently housed.
May 9, 2013
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Most Stylish Architect in History: Le Corbusier

Genius, pioneer, visionary, tyrant. All fairly describe the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. But should we add style maven to the list? His eyewear has pretty much defined the profession of architecture, and if you've walked the streets of any style capital lately you've probably also seen your fair share of peaked-lapel jackets, bow ties, and high fade haircuts. Here's the visual argument for calling Corbu the steeziest gent to ever lift a T-square.
May 9, 2013
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Kickstarter of the Week: EarthBaked Footware

Call us green and groovy, but we were charmed by industrial designer Steve Boynton's idea for this lasts-a-mere-90-days bit of footwear. Made from wool and rubber, EarthBaked shoes are intended to last just a single season before you bury them in the yard or pitch them into the compost bin. He counts the idea as part of a "return-to-sender design philosophy," one that makes use of natural materials and takes into account the full life cycle of the object. More slippers than proper shoes, EarthBaked footware is ideal for hacking around the house, and insofar as they're intended to wear out after just one season, make sure you get yours for summer.
May 9, 2013