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The Midcentury Architecture of California Modernist John Lautner

Architect Helena Arahuete, a longtime colleague of John Lautner's, will discuss the midcentury modernist's legacy as well as her own work at
April 16, 2015
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Volunteer for the Dwell Home Tour and Get an Inside Look at Brooklyn's Most Modern Residences

Each year a team of dedicated docents helps staff the homes for the Dwell Home Tour. For the May Brooklyn Home Tour, we are once again seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist.
April 13, 2015
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Best of #ModernMonday: Manufacturing and Retailing in America

Every Monday, @dwell and @designmilk invite experts and fans to weigh in on trending topics in design. WeWork, Room & Board, The Commons, and The MiA Project joined #ModernMonday this week to discuss American-made design. Check out a few of our favorite responses, and use the hashtag #ModernMonday to join the conversation next week at 1pm EST / 10am PST.
April 13, 2015
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6 Sculptural Staircases

It's a shame the spaces we pass through most—hallways,
April 13, 2015
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10 Posters from Poland's Golden Age of Graphic Design

On his expertly curated site, James Dyer has amassed an impressive array of Polish film and political posters by the likes of Wiktor Gorka, Waldemar Swierzy, Andrzej Krajewski, Franciszek Starowieyski, and Jerzy Flisak. From the 1950s to the 1980s, the Polish School of Posters employed sophisticated graphics, strong typography, an often painterly aesthetic, and metaphor to create printed matter. Though regulated by the government, the posters remain some of the strongest examples of visual communication. Dyer lets us in on how his obsession turned into a thriving webshop.
April 13, 2015
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California Modernism and the Future of Architecture

Takashi Yanai and Patricia Rhee, partners at Ehrlich Architects—which received the highly coveted 2015 AIA Architecture Firm Award—will join us onstage on May 29 at Dwell on Design to discuss the Los Angeles firm’s work and studio culture as they blaze a trail to the future of the built environment.
April 9, 2015
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Best of #ModernMonday: Design in the Digital World

Every Monday, @dwell and @designmilk invite experts and fans to weigh in on trending topics in design. This week,
April 6, 2015
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"The Architects" Offers a Peek into New York's Architecture Firms

At the Storefront for Art and Architecture, filmmaker Amie Siegel presents a collective portrait of the New York architects shaping today's global design community.
April 3, 2015
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Ceramic Artist Francesca DiMattio Explores the Beauty in Domesticity

Francesca DiMattio's large-scale ceramic sculptures turn elements of functional design into dramatic works of art.
April 2, 2015