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Porcelanosa Tile Showroom Visit

Back in June, Dwell was kindly invited by Spanish tile manufacturer Porcelanosa to tour their impressive factory. We first highlighted their Krion solid surfaces and now we're back for more. Here are five tile designs that caught our eye.
July 15, 2013
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7 Dream Trips on 7 Continents

We can't all be Charles Veley, “the world’s most traveled man,” but for travelers planning their next journey, G Adventures is ready to help. Based on the core values of “Love, lead, embrace, create, and do,” G Adventures provides trips for all kinds of of travelers. Whether you’re seeking adventure experiences, wanting to travel as a family, looking to do some voluntourism, or to dive deeper into the culture of a place, G Adventures has a tour for where you want to go.
July 6, 2013
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5 Design-Minded Outdoor Summer Getaways

If reminiscing about summer camp gives you all-too-vivid memories of DEET-laced bug juice and failed make outs, you’re due for an attitude adjustment—for design-minded travelers, these nostalgic and outdoorsy getaways are right on target (insert archery joke here).
July 6, 2013
Often portrayed as little more than a dense, vertical sea of urbanity, Hong Kong’s lush Botanic Gardens, surprising beaches, and mountaintop vistas are often forgotten. We examine it all, from the ever-shrinking harbor to the bustle of Kowloon.

Asia Now: The Continent's Best Cities for Design

We love nothing more than hitting the road in search of the best in global design. Here's our tour of five Asian cities that architecture fans can't afford to miss.
July 3, 2013
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Sofia Design Week 2013: The Balkan Date

The recent fifth edition of Sofia Design Week in Bulgaria's capital city marked a milestone for this international festival devoted to design and visual culture from Eastern Europe and beyond. The theme for 2013 was 'The Balkan Date'—a fitting topic for a region brimming with innovative design ideas as well as cultural expressions that are innately complex. Sofia Design Week's curatorial team felt that is was vital for this year's program to encourage creative exchange between Balkan countries, as well as facilitate a more tangible global presence for regional contemporary design. "When speaking of design on the Balkans, the usual reaction to the topic ranges from embarrassment to bewilderment to a smile. Until recently we were surprised at the growing interest of large-scale design platforms into the region. With its fifth edition, Sofia Design Week counteracts the skepticism and scant availability of information by putting you live in contact with the new wave of Balkan designers. Here and now, Bulgarians, Romanians, Turks, Greeks, Serbs, Kosovars, Slovenians, Albanians, Montenegrins, Croatians, Macedonians, Bosnians and Herzegovians are creating a surprisingly interesting, different and potentially characteristic design. " —Sofia Design Week curators/organizers
July 2, 2013
“We are a country of earthquakes...making whole districts of the city susceptible to sudden demolition. It’s a constant struggle with our environment.”

5 Latin American Design Destinations

Should your summer travels take you south of the border, we've rounded up all the architecture and design hotspots in this quintet of Latin American city guides. From Mexico City to Lima, here's your cribsheet to the best our southern neighbors have to offer. Don't forget your passport.
July 2, 2013
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America's Top Design Destinations

We're hitting the road and touring the best architecture and design in the U S of A. With stops as varied as Honolulu and Portland, Maine, this trek through best design our fair cities has to offer is as inspiring as it is far-reaching.
July 1, 2013
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European Vacation: 5 Capitals of Design

Headed back to good old Europe this summer for some design-driven travel? Our city guides offer an insider's view of what you should not miss as your travels take you from Paris to Helsinki and beyond.
July 1, 2013
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The Ultimate Road Trip: Ireland

For many, the real Ireland is on the back roads. That’s the green isle envisioned when one closes their eyes, winding around its rocky coastline on tiny lanes lined with centuries-old stone fences. And that’s exactly what fellow MatadorU faculty member Candice Walsh and Co. did this spring on a quest to uncover her Irish heritage. For nearly two weeks, the team made their way across the southern coast, bobbing and weaving through tiny hillside towns all the way to County Sligo. What follows is a photo album-worth of images from the trip.
June 30, 2013
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