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Modern Mornings

Admittedly, our pre-coffee state is less than cutting-edge with the new time change in effect, but these new coffee serving staples make our morning routines far more modern (if not less miserable).
March 12, 2013
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The Bookmarks of Dwell: 5 More Blogs We Love

This week’s cold weather has us spending more time on the internet than ever. Here are five fresh art and design blogs that make staying inside cozier. Don't miss our other favorite blogs, or ten Tumblrs every architecture aficionado should follow.
March 7, 2013
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Where to See Art in Portland, Maine

Guide yourself through downtown Portland’s gallery district.
March 2, 2013
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Roost Restaurant in Greenville, South Carolina

A new restaurant in an under-the-radar South Carolina city taps into the local Slow Food community.
March 1, 2013
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Mid-Century Makeup: The Fontenell in Palm Springs

A mid-century oasis in the desert, The Fontenell, was built in the late '50s for the family of makeup and cosmetics icon Max Factor. Seeking a place his family could relax together, seven fully-equipped bungalows in fashionable Palm Springs fit the bill. A mid-century Melrose Place of sorts, the compound circles a courtyard equipped with a triangular pool. The setup allowed for easy family gatherings, but also enabled an easy escape to privacy if needed. With the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop, the rooms have been completely restored to their mid-century glory, with carefully selected furnishings and accents. The very colorful kitchens (in pink, yellow, or turquoise) contain original cabinetry, countertops, and appliances—including rarely seen eye-height refrigerator and iceboxes. Surrounded by a plethora of mid-century touches, it’s not hard to imagine The Fontenell playing host to many a martini-strewn after-party following a night of dancing at the iconic Chi Chi Club back in the day.
February 28, 2013
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Succulents 5 Ways

We look at five fresh ways to enjoy the It plants of design aficionados: succulents.
February 27, 2013

Pinterest Board of the Day: Hotels and Travel

Over 10,000 fans follow our Pinterest board devoted to modern hotels and travel (you should, too!). Enjoy a few of our favorites places from around the globe at a glance here.
February 26, 2013
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Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell

Mid-century modernism is a way of life in Palm Springs, California, and the community continually celebrates the look, feel, and style of the era. So when the Paul Kaplan Group and Dwell invited Modernism Week attendees to celebrate The Cocktail Hour last night, a crowd clad in mid-century garb showed up at The Fontenell. Completely restored to its mid-century glory, the estate was a family vacation home for the Max Factor family in the 1950s. Its courtyard and pool provide the perfect setting for a party. Cocktail in hand, party goers were treated to a fashion show hosted by Bill Miller of Palm Spring's vintage clothing destination Dejà Vu Vintage Finery. Models took to the stage dressed in cocktail attire of the '50s and elicited audible cries of dress envy. After the show, conversations centered on Modernism Week festivities: lectures attended, the upcoming 'it' parties, and which house tours are not to be missed.
February 22, 2013
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Guide to the Uptown Design District in Palm Springs

Work your way up North Palm Canyon Drive, and you'll hit the highest concentration of modern shopping and dining in Palm Springs. The Uptown Design District brims over with contemporary and mid-century design, a fantastically colorful trio of boutiques from local star Trina Turk, toothsome California fare from Jake's and Trio, and the high-design concept shop Raymond | Lawrence. Trading yesteryear's kitsch for today's sophistication, the savvy design shopper can't afford to miss these few blocks.
February 21, 2013
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