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  1. At Ground Zero Bedrock, the 9/11 Museum Prepares for Visitors
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    At Ground Zero Bedrock, the 9/11 Museum Prepares for Visitors

    The architects and exhibition designers behind the National September 11 Memorial Museum offer a behind-the-scenes look before it opens next week.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.14.14

  2. 7 Minimalist Living Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Minimalist Living Rooms

    Uncluttered and pared back to the fewest of items, these seven living rooms make minimalism shine.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.18.13

  3. 7 Snug Fireplaces for Winter
    A Great Idea

    7 Snug Fireplaces for Winter

    Cozy up with modern fireplaces for all kinds of spaces.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.03.13

  4. 7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen
    Design 101

    7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen

    Danish designer Poul Henningsen had us at the Artichoke lamp, its 72 leaves bursting forth from it like fireworks. Henningsen's other lamps hang in many modern interiors around the world—we thought...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.29.13

  5. Wendell Castle's Volumes
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    Wendell Castle's Volumes

    Published to coincide with designer, artist, and visionary Wendell Castle's 80th birthday at the end of 2012, writer Alastair Gordon's biographical monograph of Castle's work is a juicy read, full...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.06.13

  6. The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two
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    The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two

    From a sleek Eichler-inspired prefab in Emeryville to a barnhouse-turned family home in Oakland, we highlight five more of our favorite abodes from the west coast. Click here to view our previous...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.15.13

  7. Well Pruned
    --Done Right

    Well Pruned

    There is such a variety of well-executed residential landscape designs, it is difficult (and arbitrary) to cite one as being superlative. However, each of the following projects deals well with a...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  8. 8 Ways to Decorate with Herman Miller Furniture
    House Tours

    8 Ways to Decorate with Herman Miller Furniture

    Herman Miller is the Michigan-based manufacturer of all things modern—along with Knoll, and a handful of other companies, one of the grandparents of American modernism.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.02.13

  9. Shine On
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    Shine On

    From a witty golden keychain to a sleek, reimagined classic steel coffee pot, prepare to get distracted by these eight seriously shiny products.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.07.13

  10. Modern Bite
    Food

    Modern Bite

    Modern graphics have been applied left, right, and center—to posters, textiles, t-shirts, and more—but at a new business in Los Angeles (with an architect as a cofounder) has affixed...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.13.11

  11. The First IPA-Specific Beer Glass
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    The First IPA-Specific Beer Glass

    One of the oldest glassmakers of the world, Amberg, Germany-based Spiegelau will be releasing the first IPA-specific beer glass April 2013. A collaboration between Spiegelau, Dogfish Head, and...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.07.13

  12. A Sustainable Educational Center for the Boy Scouts of America
    Finishing Touch

    A Sustainable Educational Center for the Boy Scouts of America

    The Boy Scouts of America builds a sustainable tree house in West Virginia.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    11.18.13

  13. Design Miami and Art.sy: Partners in Design
    Event Spotlight

    Design Miami and Art.sy: Partners in Design

    It’s that time of year again, and we don’t mean mistletoe and merriment. We’re referring to Design Miami, the annual fair that gathers together a global network of influential...

    written by: Kim Derby
    12.06.12

  14. Invincible Cities
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    Invincible Cities

    The exhibition "Harlem 1970-2009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara," opens at the New-York Historical Society on April 30, but you can see Vergara's photos anytime at his "...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.27.09

  15. Music for the Modern World
    Green

    Music for the Modern World

    We are always interested in people who are doing things never-before-done and pushing the boundaries of sustainability and innovation. Blackbird Guitars, a small San-Francisco based maker, has been...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.21.13

  16. Color Story: White
    House Tours

    Color Story: White

    While white may be interpreted as an absence of color, it is by no means absent of major impact when used in design. Here, Dwell looks back on 10 favorite homes that center around a white schema...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    09.27.12

  17. Berber Ragtime
    Product

    Berber Ragtime

    While on a trip to Marrakech late last year, Fort Street Studio owners Brad Davis and Janis Provisor came across a cache of boucherouite rugs made by Berber women most likely between the 1950s and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.01.11

  18. Collection Reform
    Design 101

    Collection Reform

    Regional and world-class museums alike must daily contend with the same pedestrian woe: How can we show all this art? Limited by space, most museums manage to show only a tiny fraction of what they...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  19. 5 Product Picks for Party Snacks
    Product Reviews

    5 Product Picks for Party Snacks

    Take it cheesy with these five serving pieces perfect for everyone’s favorite snack.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.19.13

  20. Q&A With American Dream Builders Finalist Lukas Machnik
    Profiles

    Q&A With American Dream Builders Finalist Lukas Machnik

    Over the past 10 weeks on NBC’s new series American Dream Builders, host Nate Berkus has led us through inspiring interior design makeovers, meant to help a family in need. (Read Berkus's...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    05.22.14

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