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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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Spirit of Space's Architectural Films

Not long ago we posted Chicago-based architectural film company Spirit of Space's great pair video's on architect Steven Holl's Daeyang Gallery and Home in Seoul. We were so taken with their work, however, that a larger share seems necessary. Check out this handful of videos for cutting-edge architects like Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, and Gensler translates design into image, motion, and music. Here are our favorites.
May 3, 2013
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7 Rooms with a View

As architect Frank Lloyd Wright once advised his students, "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." Inspired by the great outdoors, these seven homes from around the globe come fully equipped with a plentiful view, whether on a serene Greek island or California coastal town Big Sur. For more indoor/outdoor love, be sure to check out our issue dedicated to homes that celebrate life outside.
May 2, 2013
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Iceland Photo Portfolio by Meg Wachter

Considered to be one of Europe's sparsely populated countries, Iceland simply put, has an occupancy half the size of Vermont, but a whole lotta land. Brooklyn-based photographer Meg Wachter takes the valiant trek out to the Nordic European island, returning back with a winsome body of weathered landscape snaps so ethereal that we can almost feel the mist landing gently on our faces.
May 2, 2013
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