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Emerging Voices Lecture Series: cao | perrot Studios & PRODUCTORA

Last Thursday, the Architectural League hosted the final lecture in a series featuring the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique paths in architecture, the eight firms presented lectures on their personal philosophies last month. Last week’s lecture featured Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot of cao | perrot studio and Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, and Abel Perles of PRODUCTORA. Kate Orff, a Vice President of the Arch League, praised the site-specific sense of form in both firms’ works and their unique ability to engage in “direct dialogue with landscape in a fresh way.”
April 5, 2013
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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.
April 5, 2013
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Five New Generation Materials in the Upscale Market

A creative imagination is a key ingredient in timeless, luxury designs. Clients are often seeking surprises in design, like furniture as art. A good interior designer will look for the newest and most advanced products and materials to incorporate into projects to make the unexpected happen. Today there are some truly innovative changes with materials, their use and application, which are impacting the luxury market. Herewith, a few of these exciting new materials and finishes that have been popping up.
April 5, 2013
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Kitchens Have Needs

Kitchens are the heart of the home, so make sure yours is up to date with these eight accessories every modern kitchen should have.
April 5, 2013
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Kickstarter of the Week: DHaus Dynamic Living

Our favorite Kickstarter this week is an exciting new project that runs the gamut from furniture to architecture. Modeled on English mathematician Henry Earnest Dudeney's clever way of transforming a square into an equilateral triangle, the D*Table, from the D*Haus Company comes in four pieces connected by removable hinges. Move the four components around from square to triangle, or any shape your space dictates, and you'll find one of the most versatile low tables out there. Each module has different shelving and facets too, giving you a raft of options as you configure the design. DHaus Dynamic Living goes a tick farther than furniture in its video though, suggesting the eventual application of this system in architecture. They envision a house that literally folds out to meet its surroundings, a truly dynamic piece of architecture designed to embrace the outdoors. That does feel rather far away at the moment, but the D*Table looks to be a worthy investment indeed.
April 5, 2013
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A Look at Reading Nooks

Building on the 8 Libraries We Love post, here are six reading nooks crafted for the modern bibliophile.
April 5, 2013
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Modern Farmer's 10 Ways to Update the Classic Farmhouse

Print quarterly, website, and online marketplace dedicated to the art of farming and the people doing it well, Modern Farmer, offers up ten ways to update the classic farmhouse.
April 4, 2013
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8 Modern Roof Designs

As San Francisco prepares for a few showers in the next few days, we've gathered up eight of our favorite roofs we'd like to take cover under.
April 4, 2013
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Modern Farmer

Farming has come a long way since the quaint notion of a red barn and flowers resting in mason jars. With the launch of Modern Farmer, a print quarterly, website, and online marketplace dedicated to the art of farming and the people doing it well, a new breed of "rurbanista" has its go-to guide. Founder Ann Marie Gardner (who helped launch Monocle and New York Times' T Magazine) was inspired to create Modern Farmer through travels as a journalist and her country life in the Hudson Valley. She saw the need for a media outlet that could address serious issues around food and farming with a global perspective and modern aesthetic.
April 4, 2013
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