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Artist Spotlight: Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko, apparent muse to Fall 2013 runway shows, has entered into the current design conversation in a major way (Nail polish company Butter London has even created a manicure style after his paintings). Famous for his color pairing and graphic, yet soft color blocking, we learn more about the artist and his work. Associated with the New York School group of painters in the 1940s, his work is characterized by its shapes, colors, depth of hue, and scale. His classic painting style, a series of stacked rectangles for which he would become best known, emerged in the early 1950s. He explored other themes such as surreally rendering of the anxiety over WWII, and then total abstraction of shape, but continued to return to his initial rectangular shapes. For more artist spotlights, see our exclusive video on minimalist sculptor Carl Andre.
February 28, 2013
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Bring in the Green

The Pantone color for 2013 may be emerald, but we are excited about another continuing trend in a different shade of green: The living wall. Also known as green walls or vertical gardens, these beautiful and functional living works of art are more accessible then ever. Here we present four ways to incorporate garden greens into the home.
February 28, 2013
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Mid-Century Makeup: The Fontenell in Palm Springs

A mid-century oasis in the desert, The Fontenell, was built in the late '50s for the family of makeup and cosmetics icon Max Factor. Seeking a place his family could relax together, seven fully-equipped bungalows in fashionable Palm Springs fit the bill. A mid-century Melrose Place of sorts, the compound circles a courtyard equipped with a triangular pool. The setup allowed for easy family gatherings, but also enabled an easy escape to privacy if needed. With the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop, the rooms have been completely restored to their mid-century glory, with carefully selected furnishings and accents. The very colorful kitchens (in pink, yellow, or turquoise) contain original cabinetry, countertops, and appliances—including rarely seen eye-height refrigerator and iceboxes. Surrounded by a plethora of mid-century touches, it’s not hard to imagine The Fontenell playing host to many a martini-strewn after-party following a night of dancing at the iconic Chi Chi Club back in the day.
February 28, 2013
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Mirror Mirror

Since September 2012, Greek designer Panos Papanagiotou has been documenting angular architecture buildings and structures on his aptly-titled Tumblr, Mirrors. Via the iPhone, Papanagiotou shoots and edits with various apps, resulting in a fascinating study about these futuristic squares of symmetry.
February 28, 2013
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Beaux Meets New

The St. Louis Art Museum has announced the June 29th opening of its recently completed expansion, the East Building. The walls are up, the lights are on, and all that remains to be done is the lengthy process of hanging artwork. The David Chipperfield-designed building will bring together new and old as it connects to the Cass Gilbert-designed Beaux Arts building that has housed a top tier collection of art since 1904.
February 28, 2013
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Preview: Sophisticated Auckland Kitchen

Bound by Auckland, New Zealand's strict building codes, architect Michael O'Sullivan saved the flash for the inside of the Wood family home. Here's a sneak peak of the fantastic space, codesigned with interior designer Yvette Jay, coming soon to Dwell.com and currently on the newsstands in our March Interiors Issue.
February 27, 2013
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5 Top Picks for Sliding Door Hardware

At Dwell, we're always exploring ideas for making the most of mixed-use spaces with clever modifications. Installing sliding doors can make the most of any space with versatile and affordable style. Check out our five top picks for quality sliding door hardware.
February 27, 2013
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Succulents 5 Ways

We look at five fresh ways to enjoy the It plants of design aficionados: succulents.
February 27, 2013
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Tiny House Swoon

If you haven't yet acquainted yourself with the Tiny House Swoon blog, you're in for an outsized treat. At Dwell, we love showcasing how people around the world are making the most of small spaces, from urban apartments to off-the-grid getaways. (We recently devoted an entire issue to small homes.) Here are a few of our favorites from Tiny House Swoon; check them out!
February 27, 2013
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