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  1. Music By Design
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    Music By Design

    Last night the Red Bull Music Academy opened the doors of their new home in New York to a diverse crowd ranging from skateboard toting music lovers to architect Steven Holl. As if the allure of 38...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    05.14.13

  2. Events this Weekend: 1.14-17
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 1.14-17

    This long weekend sees two exhibition openings and two closings worth checking out: a look at Iannis Xenakis's work and the changing understanding of "landscape" in New York, Daniel...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.10

  3. 7 Vintage Design Picks from Etsy
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    7 Vintage Design Picks from Etsy

    While trawling Etsy for to find some vintage collectibles, these items stood out for their affordability and good looks. So in the event that you can't scour through flea markets and antique stores...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.19.12

  4. Design Icon: Walter Gropius
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    Design Icon: Walter Gropius

    Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture design. Best-known as the founder of the German art school...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.19.14

  5. Dwell Green Gift Guide: Part Two
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    Dwell Green Gift Guide: Part Two

    From a geometric container-housed candle to portable planters, take a look at the next accompaniment to yesterday's offering of green design-minded gifts.

    04.24.13

  6. Landscapes of Quarantine
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    Landscapes of Quarantine

    In the fall and winter of 2009/2010, Future Plural (the combined forces for former Dwell senior editor and BLDGBLOG author Geoff Manaugh and Edible Geography author Nicola Twilley) held a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.17.10

  7. Lumen on the Horizon
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    Lumen on the Horizon

    There’s a light at the end of the tunnel; this trio of design luminaries tells us precisely how it will work.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  8. Future Classics, Circa 2050?
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    Future Classics, Circa 2050?

    It's something every designer, design writer, and design collector wonders constantly: Will this piece of furniture I made/ hailed in print/ bought still be in vogue in ten (or fifty) years' time?...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.02.12

  9. Kirei Instead of Wood?
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    Kirei Instead of Wood?

    Among the ever-expanding sea of wood alternatives, Kirei -- the Japanese character signifying 'beautiful' or 'clean' -- makes some unique materials that can replace your typical (and potentially ...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.28.09

  10. Mold It, Cast It
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    Mold It, Cast It

    From the first copper frog cast in Mesopotamia, molding and casting has progressed a long way in the realm of architecture and design since 3200 BC. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite recent...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.27.10

  11. 5 Modern Vases in Metal, Glass, and Wood
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    5 Modern Vases in Metal, Glass, and Wood

    Sure, flowers can brighten any room, but a well-chosen vase brings a spot of beauty even when it's empty.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.22.13

  12. Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes
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    Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes

    Passive heating and cooling are both cost-efficient measures that ease a new residence's burden on the earth. From super-green homes to certified Passive Houses, here are six great examples of the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.20.14

  13. British Designers Craft for the Crown
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    British Designers Craft for the Crown

    Two radically different design installations will celebrate London’s craft heritage.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.01.14

  14. Orange Accents For The Modern Home
    A Great Idea

    Orange Accents For The Modern Home

    As previously looked at in Color Story: Orange, we take another glance at a selection of modern homes, which incorporate the inviting, warm, and eccentric color.

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.22.14

  15. Best of Studiomama
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    Best of Studiomama

    In our November issue, we got a look inside 2 Voss St., the new London guest house designed by Studiomama's Nina Tolstrup and her husband, Jack Mama. We've long been enchanted with Tolstrup's work...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.12

  16. Zaha Hadid's Milan Installation
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    Zaha Hadid's Milan Installation

    As part of last month's Milan Design Week, Zaha Hadid Architects teamed with LEA Ceramiche to create "Twirl," a mesmerizing installation in the 18th-century courtyard of the State...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.10.11

  17. Moby Tape Dispenser
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    Moby Tape Dispenser

    I've been following designer Jonas Damon for a little while now, and like most design-watchers, I rather liked his charming wooden Torch Flashlight, and the Twice Twice Clock he created...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.27.09

  18. Friday Finds 4.17.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.17.09

    For this installment of the Week in Review, the Dwell team found inspiration in the far reaches of the Web—from attachable pants-protectors for cyclists to tile designs from the London...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.17.09

  19. Home Office Design Inspiration
    Design 101

    Home Office Design Inspiration

    Let's be honest, working from home always sounds like a great idea but you need a well appointed and dedicated workspace to really get anything done. Working from your cozy bed or curled up on the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.29.13

  20. 5 More Sustainable Homes
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    5 More Sustainable Homes

    It ain’t easy being green, but it’s worth the extra effort. Here, we share five sustainable homes that don’t skimp on design.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.17.13

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