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The Architecture Buff's Guide to Chicago

After the Great Fire of 1871 leveled Chicago, the "Windy City" took the opportunity to reinvent itself, setting off a campaign of reconstruction that saw the city welcome some of the biggest names in architecture to the Midwest. Over the decades that followed, Chicago became a proving ground for innovative new designs and techniques. Today, downtown Chicago is one of the world’s great open-air museums, showcasing masterworks by luminaries like Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. In a city famous for its architecture, here are some of its best buildings.
March 16, 2013
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Hotel Focus: Ale House Inn

A former brewery warehouse has taken on a new life as a modern luxury hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Located amongst the cobblestone streets of Portsmouth, the Ale House Inn was purchased by Doug Palardy and Daniel Innis in 2009 and underwent an extensive renovation, turning it into one of the finest east coast inns with a modern take.
March 14, 2013
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MUJI Makes a Move

MUJI, Japan’s legendary “brand-less brand,” is expanding its West Coast empire. With ultra-basic furniture, clothing, electronics, and more headed for San Jose, California in April, we decided to stop by the company’s flagship store in Tokyo to see the latest in self-effacing design. MUJI lovers be forewarned: the full MUJI experience can still be had only in Japan!
March 13, 2013
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Frank Gehry-Designed Hong Kong Maggie’s Centre Opens

Maggie’s Centre, an organization dedicated to helping people with cancer and their families, opened their Hong Kong center designed by Frank Gehry on March 7th.
March 8, 2013
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Design Indaba Expo 2013

Southern African designers showcase their wares at Cape Town's annual Design Indaba Expo.
March 7, 2013
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Where to See Art in Portland, Maine

Guide yourself through downtown Portland’s gallery district.
March 2, 2013
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Roost Restaurant in Greenville, South Carolina

A new restaurant in an under-the-radar South Carolina city taps into the local Slow Food community.
March 1, 2013
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Guide to the Uptown Design District in Palm Springs

Work your way up North Palm Canyon Drive, and you'll hit the highest concentration of modern shopping and dining in Palm Springs. The Uptown Design District brims over with contemporary and mid-century design, a fantastically colorful trio of boutiques from local star Trina Turk, toothsome California fare from Jake's and Trio, and the high-design concept shop Raymond | Lawrence. Trading yesteryear's kitsch for today's sophistication, the savvy design shopper can't afford to miss these few blocks.
February 21, 2013
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Forever Modern: Palm Spring's Design Scene

In our February 2013 issue, we looked back at the mid-century majesty of Palm Springs, California. Here, we report on today’s design scene, one that nods to the town’s postwar masters but looks squarely to the future.
February 21, 2013