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  1. Rodrigo Nino Wants to Crowdfund Your Next Hotel
    Hotels

    Rodrigo Nino Wants to Crowdfund Your Next Hotel

    Getting in on the ground floor of a Manhattan real estate development can be a prohibitive investment for many. The ambitious 17 John project, an extended stay hotel being proposed by Rodrigo Nino...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.13.14

  2. AIANY Releases Winning Designs for Queens Greenway Project
    Latest

    AIANY Releases Winning Designs for Queens Greenway Project

    The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of a design competition for a vertical gateway to a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens....

    written by: William Lamb
    02.12.14

  3. Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project
    Post

    Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project

    While history and tradition inform so much of contemporary craft, the history of makers themselves isn’t always a priority. It’s a realization that struck Bard Assistant Professor Catherine Whalen...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.12.14

  4. The Alpine Lodge by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
    Superstructure

    The Alpine Lodge by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

    At the January edition of Pitti Uomo—a bi-annual men's fashion event held in Florence, Italy—accessories brand Want Les Essentiels de la Vie exhibited within the Alpine Lodge, a conceptual...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.12.14

  5. PP Møbler Produces Rare Hans Wegner Prototypes
    Product of the Day

    PP Møbler Produces Rare Hans Wegner Prototypes

    You might want to sit down for this: Danish company PP Møbler is set to begin production on a rare prototype designed by Hans Wegner in the 1950s, which they'll be exhibiting at Salone del Mobile...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.12.14

  6. 8 Iconic Chairs by Hans Wegner
    Rewind

    8 Iconic Chairs by Hans Wegner

    Hans Wegner's name is synonymous with Danish design the world over, and his seemingly simple chair designs helped usher in an appreciation for Scandinavian modern design in the United States. Here...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.11.14

  7. The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined
    City Guide

    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...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.11.14

  8. Q&A with Ceramist Virginie Besengez
    Interviews

    Q&A with Ceramist Virginie Besengez

    Up and coming ceramist Virginie Besengez discusses shape, space and her inspirations.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.11.14

  9. The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Reveals Plaza Plans
    Latest

    The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Reveals Plaza Plans

    The Broad, the new contemporary art museum being built in downtown Los Angeles, unveils plans for a 24,000-square-foot outdoor plaza.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.10.14

  10. Designing with Plywood in the Modern Home
    A Great Idea

    Designing with Plywood in the Modern Home

    Without compromising design-forward thinking these seven beautiful residences made use of the economical material to carve out a place to call home. For more inspiration be sure to check out 8 Ways...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.10.14

  11. Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen
    Profiles

    Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen

    Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents Modernism’s playful side in bloom. His iconic buildings, from the Gateway Arch...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.10.14

  12. Things We Saw in Paris (Maison&Objet 2014 Part Three)
    Travel Reports

    Things We Saw in Paris (Maison&Objet 2014 Part Three)

    Following our editors' dispatches from the Maison&Objet furniture fair in Paris (here and here!), we rounded up a few more points of excellence from the French design capital.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.10.14

  13. Stylish Modern Housewares from Finell
    Product Reviews

    Stylish Modern Housewares from Finell

    Designer Rebecca Finell debuted an impressive new line of tabletop items and decorative accessories at NY Now this week. Her eponymous line, Finell Co., includes stylish, functional, and forward...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.09.14

  14. Carbon-Neutral Brick Tower Coming to MoMA's PS1 This Summer
    Green

    Carbon-Neutral Brick Tower Coming to MoMA's PS1 This Summer

    MoMA/PS1 announces its 2014 Young Architects Program winner, The Living, who will build a zero-carbon brick shelter in the museum's courtyard this summer.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.08.14

  15. Nendo and BoConcept Collaborate on a New Line of Furniture
    Latest

    Nendo and BoConcept Collaborate on a New Line of Furniture

    A new line of furniture by BoConcept and Nendo marries Danish functionality with Japanese whimsy.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.07.14

  16. Week In Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
    Week in Review

    Week In Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

    Each week Dwell.com delivers many great original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.07.14

  17. 7 Modern Shingled Houses
    Design 101

    7 Modern Shingled Houses

    Shingle style takes on a new meaning in the following 7 modern houses that approach the genre in innovative ways.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.07.14

  18. David Weeks' New NYC Gallery
    Latest

    David Weeks' New NYC Gallery

    Furniture and lighting designer extraordinaire David Weeks has a new showroom and gallery at 38 Walker Street in Manhattan.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.07.14

  19. Pauline Deltour's Geometric Accessories for Puiforcat
    We Recommend

    Pauline Deltour's Geometric Accessories for Puiforcat

    At Maison&Objet, French silversmith Puiforcat debuted a line designed by Pauline Deltour called Argent de Poche. Meaning “pocket money” in French, the concept of the line was to include objects you...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.07.14

  20. Designer Spotlight Ettore Sottsass
    In The Modern World

    Designer Spotlight Ettore Sottsass

    Italian designer and founder of the Memphis movement, Ettore Sottsass is widely known for his expressive furniture and futuristic, sometimes goofy visions of everyday objects. On paper, Sottsass’s...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.06.14

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