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Facade of Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California

A John Lautner-Designed Hotel

A major perk of reporting the story "John Lautner's Desert Rose" for our June 2012 issue? Actually spending a night at the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California, which has been resurrected and reimagined by the uber-talented designers Tracy Beckmann and Ryan Trowbridge. I brought along a camera and snapped some photos while the duo toured me around the four-room inn, which the legendary architect John Lautner designed in 1947 as a model for a master-planned desert community that never came to be. Click through the slideshow to see highlights of a little-known mid-century icon that has been lovingly brought back to life. And if you like what you see and want to hear more about the renovation process, come see Beckmann and Trowbridge talk at Dwell on Design on Sunday, June 24.
May 31, 2012
Phillipe Starck Emeco Broom Chair ICFF Multiple Production award

ICFF 2012: Editors' Awards

Though there are hundreds of exhibitors at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), a select few were called out for their exceptional wares by a panel of judges who name the Editors' Awards. This year, the esteemed group included representatives from Dwell, Wallpaper*, Metropolis, Azure, Intramuros, and Interni, who took to the show floor and passionately debated the mertis of their favorite designs. In the slideshow that follows, we share a look at the 16 winning booths.
May 30, 2012
masculine design bungalow with wood fireplace

Los Angeles Home with Wood-Clad Interior

Why the clean, sophisticated interior of this Hollywood bungalow needed nothing so much as a man’s touch.
May 27, 2012
vintage Scandinavian furniture Kathryn Tyler

English Designer's Live/Work Home

In southwest England, interior designer and avid furniture collector Kathryn Tyler built her home around the vintage pieces she’d amassed over a decade.
May 27, 2012
Nienke Klunder and Jaime Hayon at home

Designer Jaime Hayon's Renovated Home in Spain

The internationally acclaimed designer Jaime Hayon takes us on a personal tour of his newly renovated home in Valencia, Spain, offering decorating tips along the way.
May 23, 2012
Marc Thorpe pixelated orange gradient fabric

Neo Knits

A pair of designers dream up a fresh way of knitting pixelated fabric, powered by a 21st-century sewing machine.
May 18, 2012
young danish designer soren rose marble table

Mining Modernity

Danish designer Søren Rose debuted eight pieces of his Park Avenue furniture collection for De La Espada at the London Design Festival last year, and though the line is for sale its origins are highly specific: a New York City apartment Rose is designing “down to the doorknobs.” Savvy design watchers will spot the origins of the High chair’s wire base (paging Verner Panton), and it turns out a marble wall in the apartment also has a lineage straight out of the high-modernist playbook. But where do the sly nods to design history end and outright piracy begin?
May 17, 2012
Hotel Endemico in Silvestre, Mexico

Encuentro Guadalupe , Mexico

In recent years, Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe, only an hour and a half from the San Diego airport and 40 minutes from Ensenada, has emerged as Mexico’s wine country. In order to showcase the best that this region has to offer, The founders of Antiresorts™ decided to develop a property in the area that "combines amazing dry weather, rich new wines, incredible seafood and produce, impressive light, and human talent." And so, Encuentro Guadalupe came to be. The project, whose moniker suggests that it is a "wild reserve" and "native to its environment," is slated to open this July. It features two main components: Vinícola Encuentro, the winery and restaurant, and Encuentro Resguardo Silvestre, twenty high-end bungalows, which offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the outdoors while still enjoying modern comforts.
May 14, 2012
Greta Lampshade by WHATSWHAT Collective

WHATSWHAT Collective

The Swedish WHATSWHAT Collective, founded by John Astbury, Bengt Brummer, and Karin Wallenbeck in 2010, creates playful pieces that invite user interaction. WE LOVE: The Greta lampshade, with a drawstring that directs light up or down. 
April 24, 2012