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Bauhaus-Influenced Furniture from New Tendency

Collaborative Berlin studio New Tendency offers a collection of restrained, elegant, and mostly monochromatic furniture for the home.
March 20, 2014
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13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials

Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor furniture. When going the wood route, opt for teak, which oxidizes naturally.
March 18, 2014
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10 Olson Kundig Houses

If there's one material Tom Kundig of Seattle firm Olson Kundig Architects is known for deploying in his projects, it's steel. Whether polished to a spectacular luster or left to weather with the elements, used as a structural support or applied as a refined accent, steel has the flexibility to be used in myriad ways. "Steel is just such a terrific material," Kundig says. "Virtually all of my projects have some sort of steel involved and hopefully, if I'm doing my job, I'm using it appropriately." Spy 10 of Olson Kundig's projects in the following slideshow.
March 13, 2014
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Mountaintop Modern

A couple's investment of sweat equity pays dividends in a mountainside house in southwestern Colorado
March 12, 2014
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7 Essentials for the Modern Bar

These new servingware pieces show that having a well-stocked bar isn't always about what's behind the counter. Still thirsty? Find more great barware suggestions in our products section.
March 10, 2014
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10 Modern Black Lamps

The lesson of the little black dress is that the surest way to go chic is to go black. Here are ten options for when you want your lighting to go noir.
March 7, 2014
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Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand

Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte Perriand turned lofty ideals into revolutionary living spaces. Her extended collaboration with Le Corbusier made the sleek, chrome-finished future a reality, but her continued evolution and experimentation with different forms and materials made her a true icon.
February 25, 2014
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Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.
February 5, 2014
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The Hunt: Modern Trash Cans

Litter bin, trash receptacle, garbage can—there are many ways to say it, and many poor examples of the genre. Here we find a few examples that prove finding the perfect container for your trash isn't, ahem, a waste.
February 4, 2014