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An Updated Design Hostel for the Belgian Socialists of Yesteryear

An old Art Deco building in Ghent, Belgium—and former headquarters for a Socialist newspaper—sees new life as a design-y hostel for travelers on the cheap.
November 26, 2014
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Beautiful Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv Transformed into Hotels

Tel Aviv’s UNESCO-inscribed White City, a neighborhood that houses some of the city’s more historic Bauhaus architecture, is undergoing a revival: as gorgeous boutique hotels and eateries have moved in, it’s become one of the city’s most desirable places to hang out. We take a tour of some of the area's noteworthy lodging options.
November 25, 2014
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A Chocolate Bar that Tastes as Good as it Looks

When it comes to confections, packaging often gets the high design treatment. But what about the treat itself? Dandelion, a San Francisco–based purveyor of ethically sourced chocolate, teamed up with Snarkitecture to create the Break Bar to remedy that. (Queue the sugar rush.)
November 24, 2014
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A New Modern Showroom Opens in Los Angeles

From the owner of the city's Minotti showroom comes Mass Beverly, a full-service design destination.
November 21, 2014
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Coffee Break: Verve, Santa Cruz

For a coffee roastery and storefront in a century-old structure, Fuse Architecture stuck to the three Rs: recast, repurpose, and reimagine.
November 19, 2014
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7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home

To coincide with our gift guide featuring modern gifts for the consummate host, we've rounded up a few crucial tips for entertaining at home from Dwell residents past.
November 19, 2014
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Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Antiques Dealer Joel Chen

Los Angeles-based antiques dealer Joel Chen shares his gift-shopping advice.
November 18, 2014
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Design-Friendly Destinations in Detroit

Out of the ashes of recession rises a promising design scene in Detroit. Endemic residential vacancy and a persistent industrial core present challenges as well as opportunities for enterprising artists in the city. Here we round-up a few design-minded shops, businesses, and houses that are retooling Motor City's image.
November 7, 2014
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Shops We Love: Quitokeeto

It might be because Quitokeeto photographs its collection of earthy ceramics, sculptural steamers, vintage kitchenware, rare honeys (yes, rare honeys), and more against deliciously milky-white marble slabs, but we're head over heels for the household supplies on its site. Heidi Swanson, the shop's curator, tells us more about her venture.
November 6, 2014
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