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  1. Organic Living
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    Organic Living

    As we previously explored in Modern Gables, these five homes provide a well needed break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Take a closer look at these strikingly innovative barn residences.

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.22.13

  2. Oscar Nominated Short Film
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    Oscar Nominated Short Film

    Each year the Oscar nominations come out, and while we dicker about whether Inception made any sense, or if Black Swan was high camp or high art, we usually stop and reflect "Man, it would be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.27.11

  3. Our Favorite Homes in Canada
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    Our Favorite Homes in Canada

    We've been rounding up our favorite homes region by region (check out our picks for New England) and today we turn our attention to our neighbors in the great white north. We frequently hop over...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.19.13

  4. Outdoor Lounging: 9 Patio Furniture Designs We Love
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    Outdoor Lounging: 9 Patio Furniture Designs We Love

    The perfect time for outdoor barbecues and enjoying the heat from the patio is near, so why not surround yourself with the most comfortable and colorful furniture? Here are some of our favorite...

    written by: Claire Andreas
    07.23.13

  5. P.S. 1 Young Architects Program Winners
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    P.S. 1 Young Architects Program Winners

    Of note this week in New York was the announcement of the finalists in the Young Architects Program, the competition that challenges emerging firms to design the interior courtyard of MOMA's edgy...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.30.09

  6. Palm Springs Modern: Uptown Shopping District
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    Palm Springs Modern: Uptown Shopping District

    For the past three years, thousands of architecture and design enthusiasts from around the world have flocked to Palm Springs for its annual Modernism Week. Running now through February 21, the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.18.09

  7. Palm Springs Modern: Wexler Steel Houses
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    Palm Springs Modern: Wexler Steel Houses

    Architect Donald Wexler was thinking prefab long before prefab was popular. One of Palm Springs's "big five" modernists—along with being William F. Cody, Albert Frey, William Krisel...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.09

  8. Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell
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    Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell

    Mid-century modernism is a way of life in Palm Springs, California, and the community continually celebrates the look, feel, and style of the era. So when the Paul Kaplan Group and Dwell invited...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    02.22.13

  9. Pandora's Strong-Box
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    Pandora's Strong-Box

    It was only a matter of time before the sea-going shipping containers that have entranced the prefab architecture crowd made it to the world of consumer products. Sander Mulder, the young and less...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.03.08

  10. Panel Interview: America's Embassies
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    Panel Interview: America's Embassies

    Yesterday I posted a short interview I did with Philip Kennicott, culture critic with the Washington Post, after my embassy design panel "Designing Diplomacy" in Washington DC in May...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.10.09

  11. Paneling is Cool Again
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    Paneling is Cool Again

    Back in the bad old days of design, the unholy trinity of wall coverings were harvest gold paint, flocked wallpaper, and knotty-pine wood paneling.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.01.08

  12. Paperfold Lamps
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    Paperfold Lamps

    Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail. Often, and in the best cases, this leads to beautifully uncomplicated structures and well thought out product design.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.17.09

  13. Paperpunk
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    Paperpunk

    At Dwell we take our paper very seriously and have a certain affinity for interaction with the tangible world so when we discovered Grace Hawthorne's Paperpunk, well, it was just a match made in...

    02.19.13

  14. Park(ing) Day Website
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    Park(ing) Day Website

    ReBar is a San Francisco based architectural activists who create work "situated in the domains of environmental installation, urbanism and absurdity." They're perhaps best known as the...

    05.01.09

  15. Parking Day
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    Parking Day

    After lunch today I ambled down to Spur (San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association) to see how they, and the Great Street Initiative, were celebrating Parking Day.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.09

  16. PAS House: Skater's Paradise
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    PAS House: Skater's Paradise

    Each time I spot those small, skateboard-deterring metal bars placed several feet apart on benches and other civic areas, I lament that skaters are being afforded less and less public...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.18.11

  17. Passive Houses in Stockholm
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    Passive Houses in Stockholm

    Back in early 2008, we wrote about a new suburban development by Swedish architecture firm Smedshammar + Holmberg, which was meant to set a new precedent in Sweden for housing innovation. Now...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.24.09

  18. Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists
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    Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, on Friday announced 20 finalists for its 2014 Passive House Awards, singling out houses, office buildings, and other structures designed and built to...

    written by: William Lamb
    03.28.14

  19. Past and Present
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    Past and Present

    Design*Sponge managing editor Amy Azzarito branches out with her first book, Past and Present. “I love learning about history through objects and design rather than remembering names and dates; it...

    written by: Christa Martin
    photos by: Ellen Silverman
    02.15.13

  20. Patchwork Pavilion
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    Patchwork Pavilion

    The Patchwork Pavilion in Brazil calls to mind a flurry of snowflakes, a giant scale votive, or those kitschy concrete walls in Southern California. Though the final result is decidedly elegant,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.10.08

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