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  1. Yummy Interiors
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    Yummy Interiors

    These designers believe that dining out definitely shouldn’t make you feel like you’re staying in.

    written by: Ken Scrudato
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  2. Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture
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    Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture

    Derived from a descriptive term used by Le Corbusier, béton brut (raw concrete), Brutalist architecture is an offshoot of modernism that trades the spatial poetry of steel and glass for grounded,...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.19.14

  3. 101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power
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    101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power

    If necessity is the mother of invention, then the coupled concerns of population growth and resource depletion might be considered the parents of energy innovation.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  4. All the Home's a Stage
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    All the Home's a Stage

    Whether you’re selling a hillside Neutra or a modest carpeted condo, home staging has become the norm in today’s uber-competitive real estate market.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    01.27.09

  5. 6 Famous Brutalist Buildings
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    6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

    Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.07.13

  6. The Postmodern Movement
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    The Postmodern Movement

    Manifesto: Robert Venturi, “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture” (1966)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  7. 101 Bathrooms: Plastic
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    101 Bathrooms: Plastic

    The same qualities that make plastic so prized by designers—malleability, translucency, vibrancy—also make for one-of-a-kind pieces to place in your bathroom

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  8. An Introduction to Modern Textiles
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    An Introduction to Modern Textiles

    If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all. Take a look at how leading manufacturers make what they make...

    written by: Akiko Bush
    04.27.10

  9. Coffee Talk
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    Coffee Talk

    I love coffee. It’s coffee shops I have a problem with. Whenever someone suggests we “grab coffee and catch up,” I instinctively shudder and suggest instead a nice cocktail or...

    written by: Heather Bradley
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  10. The Architectural Insider
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    The Architectural Insider

    The old joke “Enough about me, let’s talk about you. What do you think about me?” isn’t a joke to architects, it’s part of their profession. Dwell asked one design...

    written by: Donlyn Lyndon
    05.27.09

  11. 8 Modern Paneled Rooms
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    8 Modern Paneled Rooms

    In our long history of construction, paneling has run the gamut from ornate boiserie to simple sheets of plywood. To follow are 8 very different rooms that implement paneling in a modern way.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.20.13

  12. Color 101: Hueless
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    Color 101: Hueless

    Most modernists find color as attractive as traditional Tudors. Fred Bernstein, a resolute lover of neutrals, attempts to expand his horizon of hues.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  13. Color Story: 10 Ways to Design in Black
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    Color Story: 10 Ways to Design in Black

    If your answer to “How much more black could this room be?” is “None more black,” then we have some recommendations for you. From jet-black facades to walls to furniture, adding a touch of midnight...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.13

  14. 101 Bathrooms: Metal
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    101 Bathrooms: Metal

    An easy conduit for hot and cold water alike, metal assumes a multiplicity of contemporary shapes, from globular showerheads to rectilinear radiators.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  15. An Introduction to Kitchen Design
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    An Introduction to Kitchen Design

    The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams of domestic fulfillment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

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