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Color Story: La Vie en Rose at Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Over the past year or so, we've noticed a pink trend happening in furniture and textiles (and it's not just our rose-colored glasses). The traditionally feminine hue has staked its claim on all manner of interior spaces, from crafty upholstered pieces to sleek yet warm Scandinavian furniture. Next month's furniture issue delves into the look, but in the meantime, here's proof that the color won't look dated any time soon: a roundup of pink-toned pieces on the floor at Milan's annual furniture fair.
April 11, 2013
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Scouting Salone: Shelving and Storage

Dwell is in Milan this week, reporting on the furniture industry's biggest design fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Today we hit the ground running, and noticed quite a few storage pieces we'd like to call our own. Some have innovative operating mechanisms, and others luxe materials—either way, we're inspired to start shelving things, from books to DVD players.
April 9, 2013
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New Britannia: London’s Boomlet of Modernist Hotels

London has long drawn visitors to its traditional Tudors, Edwardians, and Vics, architectural styles by turns traditionalist and stuffy and often reflected in its hotel décor. But as the city readied itself for two epic events—the Queen’s Jubilee and the 2012 Summer Olympics—its hotel sector started adopting more modernist and contemporary styles. And this has been a boon to more modern-minded travelers. Here’s a look at ten newly opened London hotels that are taking hospitality design to new heights and reinterpreting British style and comfort.
April 9, 2013
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Reykjavik’s New Design District

What do creatives see in abandoned docks and old fishing sheds? Opportunity. Now the City of Reykjavik is working with local designers to makeover its old fishing harbor into Iceland’s first design district.
April 8, 2013
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2013 Salone Internazionale del Mobile Furniture Preview

Hello, sports fans! That's right: Milan's annual design fair happens next week, and it's big, bad, and enough of an endurance test to qualify as spring training. As you read back in February, Cosmit, the Italian organization behind Salone Internazionale del Mobile, is ensuring that 2013 will be even better than usual—including a new city and museum pass that's being incorporated into the ticket price for the fair. One thing to keep in mind (as with all design fairs worth their salt) is that the off-ground exhibitions are as exciting as what's happening on the official schedule. Click through our slideshow for a peek at what brand new furniture will debut next week, and read on below for a cheat sheet of where to go in Milan.
April 5, 2013

Hotel Focus: Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

The latest luxury boutique hotel in Philadelphia is Hotel Palomar in historic Rittenhouse Square. Yes, it's Kimpton, but Kimpton Hotels never ever let you down. The best part of this resting spot, besides the ultra affordability, is the lobby that is chock-full of art. It's filled with endless pieces of incredible sculptures and fantastic textural pieces. It also has an amazing dining lounge called Square 1682, which you must see before hitting up the Liberty Bell.
March 20, 2013
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House Vision Exhibit Tokyo

What should Japan’s homes of the future look like? A few years ago, designer Kenya Hara posed that question to a group of Japanese architects and companies. The result is the House Vision exhibition, open through March 24 in Tokyo. Toyo Ito, Shigeru Ban, and Sou Fujimoto were big names in architecture participating; a carmaker, a bookstore magnate, a forestry company, and other eclectic industries joined in, as well. Here’s what they had to share.
March 19, 2013
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Cathedral Without Walls

Walking down the narrow cobbled lanes of Seville, Spain, I keenly anticipate vibrant Moorish tile, rows of orange trees, and more than 1,200 years' worth of various architectural styles.
March 18, 2013
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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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