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  1. ICFF: Day One
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    ICFF: Day One

    ICFF is finally here, and Dwell's editors are running around New York, taking it all in. Plus, we're documenting our favorite new furniture finds on Instagram—click through the slideshow to see...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.17.14

  2. Outdoor Furniture Exhibition at Jack Lenor Larsen's LongHouse
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    Outdoor Furniture Exhibition at Jack Lenor Larsen's LongHouse

    A fanciful outdoor furniture exhibition opens on the grounds of LongHouse Reserve, Jack Lenor Larsen's awe-inspiring 16-acre landscape in the Hamptons.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Daniel Gonzalez
    05.16.14

  3. Alexander Girard: An Uncommon Vision
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    Alexander Girard: An Uncommon Vision

    A pop-up exhibition in Manhattan heralds Herman Miller's first-ever archival reissues of Girard's furniture and textile designs.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.16.14

  4. A Desert Blooms: A Middle Eastern Park Plan Breaks the Mold
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    A Desert Blooms: A Middle Eastern Park Plan Breaks the Mold

    How do you design green space that can withstand Abu Dhabi’s heat? Thomas Heatherwick listened to the desert.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.16.14

  5. Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation
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    Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation

    In an attempt to bring boldness back to Chicago, a new exhibit and book re-examines the city’s architectural legacy.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.16.14

  6. 20 Things to See at ICFF 2014 and NYC Design Week
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    20 Things to See at ICFF 2014 and NYC Design Week

    Consult our guide to the most happening design events and installations during ICFF 2014, including related fairs like WantedDesign, Sight Unseen OFFSITE, and IntroNY.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.15.14

  7. Bright British Textiles by Wallace Sewell for Designtex
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    Bright British Textiles by Wallace Sewell for Designtex

    American upholstery manufacturer Designtex taps British studio Wallace + Sewell for a colorful, graphic collection of fabrics.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.15.14

  8. Celebrating Anniversaries of Iconic Design
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    Celebrating Anniversaries of Iconic Design

    In 2014, many design and manufacturing greats are celebrating significant milestones. We take a look at some of their most popular designs.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    05.14.14

  9. 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

  10. Peaking Lights: The Wobbelhead Lamp
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    Peaking Lights: The Wobbelhead Lamp

    A lamp prototype from Norway adds distinct personality to lighting design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.13.14

  11. A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing
    A Great Idea

    A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing

    How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.

    written by: Tim Hanrahan
    05.13.14

  12. Sustainable Single-Family Homes in Cambodia
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    Sustainable Single-Family Homes in Cambodia

    Three sustainably designed dwellings in Phnom Penh show how far two grand can go.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.13.14

  13. Danish Army’s Next Mission: Sustainable Building
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    Danish Army’s Next Mission: Sustainable Building

    The armed forces go mod and green with a cleverly designed set of barracks.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.13.14

  14. This Just In at the Dwell Store: Classic British Lighting
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    This Just In at the Dwell Store: Classic British Lighting

    Anglepoise is an iconic British brand that had its start in 1931, when automotive engineer George Carwadine had the opportunity to create a task lamp using his innovative balancing technique that...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    05.12.14

  15. A Gathering Spot and Emergency Resource for New York's Community Gardens
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    A Gathering Spot and Emergency Resource for New York's Community Gardens

    In a community garden in the Bronx, a structure will serve as a shelter for recreation, and as a sustainable power source in an emergency.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.09.14

  16. Ben Solemani on How to Shop for a Rug
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    Ben Solemani on How to Shop for a Rug

    Los Angeles-based rug designer Ben Solemani talks us through the do's and don'ts of floor coverings.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    05.09.14

  17. Rediscovering Icons of Norwegian Design
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    Rediscovering Icons of Norwegian Design

    This blockbuster exhibit makes it clear that Norway shouldn’t be the lesser-known country in the world of Scandinavian design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.07.14

  18. David Weeks on How to Shop for Lighting
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    David Weeks on How to Shop for Lighting

    The New York-based designer's thoughts on lighting the home, choosing the right bulb, and more.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    05.07.14

  19. Dwell Recommends: Storm King Art Center
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    Dwell Recommends: Storm King Art Center

    Storm King Art Center offers two new reasons to visit Upstate New York in the upcoming months.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    05.07.14

  20. Design Icon: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller
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    Design Icon: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller

    Bucky’s focus on innovation and efficiency willed a more enlightened, expansive future into existence.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.06.14

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