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Modern Across America: Cincinnati, Ohio

In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. Once commonly referred to as the “Paris of America” due to its significant architectural projects, this 19th-century boomtown is experiencing a 21st-century design boom. Here are some of our favorite Cincinnati projects from the Dwell archives.
June 26, 2014
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Modern Across America: Charleston, South Carolina

In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. Known in part for its well-preserved architecture, Charleston is making a new name for itself as a modern craft and design hub. Here are some of our favorite of the city's projects from the Dwell archives.
June 26, 2014
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Modern Across America: Baltimore, Maryland

In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. With a slew of significant buildings by architects like Mies van der Rohe and I.M. Pei already under its belt, Baltimore continues to build upon its history of excellence in architecture and design. Here are some of our favorite Baltimore projects from the Dwell archives.
June 26, 2014
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City Guide: 8 Places to Visit in Pittsburgh

In our July/August 2014 issue, architect Andrew Moss walks us through the home he and his wife, electrical engineer Michelle Yanefski, built for their family in Pittsburgh's up-and-coming Lawrenceville neighborhood. Here, in his own words, Moss offers his take on the rapidly evolving city—a once-industrial beacon in the midst of transforming into a creative hotbed. (And click through the slideshow for his top design picks in Steel City, from where to shop for Eames furniture to the best place for Mexican dinner.)
June 17, 2014
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Freunde von Freunden and Vitra’s Berlin Apartment

A design collaboration between European furniture manufacturer Vitra and lifestyle voyeur Freunde von Freunden lays out a blueprint for contemporary living in Berlin's Mitte.
March 15, 2014
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The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined

In a campaign pledge last week that resembles a high school candidate’s promise to give out free pop during lunchtime, Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right UMP party, floated the idea of reworking the abandoned “ghost stations” on the Paris metro. Photos released by her campaign, created by architects Manal Rachdi and Nicolas Laisné, show unused stops reimagined as public hotspots boasting amenities such as a swimming pool, theatre and concert hall, nightclub, art gallery and restaurant. While the move hasn’t made waves with the voting public, we love the idea. Here’s a selection of other plans, proposals and projects that reconceptualize what can be done underground.
February 11, 2014
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City Guides for the Design-Savvy Traveler

Take a photographic trek through cities like Melbourne, Australia; Istanbul, Turkey; Mumbai, India; Oslo, Norway; and more, in our anthology of must-stop destinations for the design-savvy traveler.
August 27, 2013
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Destination of the Week: Palm Springs

Palm Springs is one of our perennial favorite destinations for design; the region is positively riddled with midcentury modern architecture and vintage shops, and the natural landscape is breathtaking, too. We've covered the place frequently over the years, including visiting for Palm Springs Modernism Week in February. Here, a few of our favorite destinations in one of California's most glamorously time-stopped towns.
April 12, 2013
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Destination of the Week: São Paulo

To call São Paulo—the largest city in Brazil and one of the largest in the world—overwhelming is an understatement. To help you navigate this teeming megalopolis, we've pulled together some resources from Dwell.com for the design-minded traveler.
April 5, 2013
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