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Friday Finds 06.07.13

Welcoming warmer weather and wrapping up this week, the Dwell team shares our favorite internet finds from the week! Happy Friday everyone!
June 6, 2013
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5 Texas Homes We Love

June 6, 2013

The California Museum’s exhibit "Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design"

February 23, 2013 - February 23, 2014 "Celebrating the centennial of legendary designer Ray Eames, this all-new exhibition is the first to explore the early life and work of the Sacramento native who broke barriers during an era of limited opportunities for women in the arts. Although the work of Eames Office is well-known for innovations in modern architecture, furniture, films, toys, photography, textiles, exhibition design, and more, Ray Eames often remains often overlooked or mistaken for the brother of her husband and business partner, Charles, in history."
June 6, 2013
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A Modern House and Studio for a Marble Sculptor

On Sunday, June 23, we will welcome architect Michael Lehrer to the Demo Stage at Dwell on Design. Lehrer will take us inside a house and art studio he designed for the marble sculptor Charlie Kaplan—an epic commission and collaboration that stretched across 12 years. Since Kaplan will be traveling and won't be able to attend, we reached out to him ahead of the event to get his take on the challenges, rewards, and lessons drawn from the architectural collaboration.
June 6, 2013
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New Home Collection at JcPenney

With lines from Jonathan Adler, Michael Graves, and Sir Terence Conran, jcpenney’s new home collection includes modern interpretations of everyday items, from sofas to TV cabinets and floor lamps to rugs. Adler, who began his career with a ceramic collection, has expanded into home furnishings, established collaborations with companies as diverse as Mattel and Starbucks, and authored several books. He describes his new line, Happy Chic, as “uplifting—like hearing your favorite song on the radio—but with a foundation that is chic, chic, chic. It's colorful patterns and great design in a glamorous collection that'll make you smile.”
June 6, 2013
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Krion Solid Surfaces by SystemPool and Porcelanosa

Dwell was kindly invited by Spanish tile manufacturer Porcelanosa to tour their facilities and explore two of Spain's most highly populated cities, Valencia and Madrid. On this trip, we checked out SYSTEMPOOL's Krion showroom in Madrid to see what everyone is raving about.
June 6, 2013
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Hang it Up: 5 Artful Coat Racks

We know the drill: you come home, dump everything on the nearest chair, and head straight to the kitchen for dinner. Elevate your nightly routine with some of our favorite sculptural coat racks that double as design elements.
June 5, 2013
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5 Cool Modern Backyards

Clean, modern design need not end at your front door. As these five backyards show, a single bold move—geometric pavers, a sculptural firepit, a water feature, or even a concrete slide—can make the space. Steal these ideas to create your own modern yard! For more outdoor ideas, check out our roundup of 33 Landscaping Ideas.
June 5, 2013
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A Look Inside a Marble Factory

We're reporting from Almeria, a province in southwestern Spain where surfaces company Cosentino is headquartered. For the past couple of days, we've gotten a first-hand look at how the company manufactures its products—natural stone and engineered surfaces Silestone and the just-announced Dekton. Here we share the journey of a natural marble slab from mountaintop to manufacturing.
June 5, 2013
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