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Photographer Jodi Coleman's Urban Graphics

Photographer Jodi Coleman, based in Portland, Oregon has a new abstract photography series on the unseen objects on the street that the rest of us tend to ignore. Here's a taste of her new work, Urban Graphics.
May 6, 2013

Alexander McQueen and the Meaning of Life

I did not attend “Savage Beauty,” the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, thinking that I would fall to my knees and weep at the recognition of some finite and indefinable quality (genius?). With the awareness of fashion of an underfunded graduate student, I expected luxurious fabrics and clothing that spoke of wealth and extravagance.
May 4, 2013
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Destination of the Week: Istanbul

As writer Shonquis Moreno put it, after traveling to Turkey’s most cosmopolitan city for the first annual Istanbul Design Biennial, "Istanbul is a city of chaos, improvisation, and irony, where a canon of calls-to-prayer ripples through a secular republic five times a day. Megaprojects born of an unsustainably strong economy rule the day: The city is carving a 30-mile canal—a second Bosporus—from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and a cross-continental metro tunnel, from Europe to Asia, beneath the strait." Today, a modern heart beats within its ancient walls. Here, a compilation of Dwell's favorite finds in the city that bridges—both literally and figuratively—Europe and Asia.
May 3, 2013
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Amazing Modern Backyard Office

When it comes to DIY ingenuity, we applaud Scott Dorman of Marietta, Georgia, for designing, overseeing, and erecting a modern office/shed that makes a striking addition to his backyard. Click through the slideshow to see the shed in action and to hear Dorman candidly discuss the challenges and success of his project.
May 3, 2013
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Frieze Art Fair: 7 Things Not to Be Missed

The Frieze Art Fair made quite the first impression last spring when it hopped the pond for its inaugural New York exhibition. Ever since, we’ve been jonesin’ to get back in the massive snaking tent by architecture firm SO-IL to check out contemporary art from around the globe. Over 180 galleries will be taking part in the four-day fair, making the journey to Randall’s Island well worth its while. With so much to see, picking a route through the grounds might be daunting, so to help you get a leg up on it, we’ve put together a list of seven things not to be missed. Frieze New York takes place May 10 – 13, 2013, on Randall’s Island. For more information, click here.
May 3, 2013
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A Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

Each week Dwell.com 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.
May 3, 2013
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Kitchens We Love: Part 2

As previously explored in 20 Modern Kitchens We Love and Dwell's Coolest Kitchens, we take a look at five more well-lit, spacious beauties that are bound to inspire even a professional chef.
May 3, 2013
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How to Design with Purple

From a renovated cottage in England to a family home in Brooklyn, these modern homes make the last letter on the color wheel look regal by its creative insertions indoors and out.
May 3, 2013
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5 Modern Beach Accessories

It's too darn hot and half of us in Dwell's San Francisco office almost took the N-Judah straight to the beach on our lunch break. With beach-going on the brain, we thought we'd put together some of our modern beach accessory picks. Now get out and enjoy the sun!
May 3, 2013
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