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  1. Portmanteau
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    Portmanteau

    A wall of cinderblock, tiny windows, layers of dust and a steel door: for some, this is a typical Manhattan apartment. For others, it's the scene before the murder scene in a horror flick. For Jim...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.19.08

  2. Rhino
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    Rhino

    My wife "dragged" me to our local flea market spot today. We didn't get down the first isle and this hopsacky little guy charged us.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.23.08

  3. Air France Terminal 2E
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    Air France Terminal 2E

    Flying from the Air France Terminal at LAX (which has been shifted out of the outdated Tom Bradley Terminal) and arriving in Paris at Terminal 2E is like moving from a basement into a penthouse...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.29.08

  4. Referendum on High Speed Rail
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    Referendum on High Speed Rail

    In these tumultuous economic times, California voters will soon have a chance to drop a cool $9.95 billion on a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.28.08

  5. Buy Nothing Day
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    Buy Nothing Day

    This week featured 3 events: Thanksgiving, when we give thanks for what we have; Black Friday, when we buy as much as we can in a very short period of time and hopefully get some wicked deals; and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.29.08

  6. A Very Eames Christmas
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    A Very Eames Christmas

    Even if you can't pony up the cash to buy a living room full of iconic furniture by Charles and Ray Eames doesn't mean that there aren't some Eames-related stocking stuffers to splurge on.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.17.08

  7. Southern Comfort
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    Southern Comfort

    Louisville, Kentucky, is a river town built around 19th-century commerce and trade. Downtown, old brick facades remind of this era of bustling industry when riverboats and trains moved raw...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.29.08

  8. 5 Questions for Carrie and Andrew Purcell
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    5 Questions for Carrie and Andrew Purcell

    Husband and wife Carrie and Andrew Purcell are in the business of making beautiful, and mouthwatering, photographs together. They chronicle their observations on food, photography and living in Los...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.15.09

  9. Small Apple in DUMBO
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    Small Apple in DUMBO

    Perhaps it's because there are more young children in New York City than there have been in decades, according to most census reports, but stylish shops for the under-six set in Brooklyn have...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.17.09

  10. Religious Landmarks of L.A.
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    Religious Landmarks of L.A.

    As a young city built on the ruins of a Spanish mission, Los Angeles has never had much of an architectural "cathedral culture." But L.A. has always been a magnet for religious free...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.24.09

  11. Terrine: Architecture of a One-Dish Meal
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    Terrine: Architecture of a One-Dish Meal

    Cooking often requires a design sensibility, skillfully balancing various weights, textures, and colors to determine the composition and presentation of a dish. Few recipes yield a more...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.25.09

  12. Eat Love: A Book of Food Design
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    Eat Love: A Book of Food Design

    Food designer Marije Vogelzang creates recipes, plated presentations, and even molecular gastronomic buffets, turning the dining experience into a full-sensory immersion that makes us think not...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.13.09

  13. Founding Farmers
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    Founding Farmers

    While in Washington DC we popped into Founding Farmers, the District’s only LEED Gold certified restaurant and bar. A farm-to-table style establishment, Founding Farmers would be just one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.26.09

  14. Dwell in Milan—and on Twitter!
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    Dwell in Milan—and on Twitter!

    This week in Milan, designers from around the world are showcasing their latest work at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, where buyers and designophiles flock each April to hold their place at...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.21.09

  15. Caving in Wine Country
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    Caving in Wine Country

    While stem heights and glass colors change with the whims of culinary fashion, the shape of a wine glass has remained essentially the same for several centuries. One could argue it's a design that...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.04.09

  16. Foodjects: Design and Cuisine in Spain
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    Foodjects: Design and Cuisine in Spain

    The Spain-USA Foundation is organizing cultural events in Washington, DC all summer. The latest is "FOODJECTS: Design and the new Cuisine in Spain," an exhibition of over 100 kitchen...

    written by: Rachael Grad
    06.10.09

  17. Dwell's Embassy Walking Tour
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    Dwell's Embassy Walking Tour

    In May I led a walking tour of Washington DC's modern embassies. About 25 people in all, we wandered down the District's famed Embassy Row, and though we all marveled at the stately grandeur of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.13.09

  18. coolcapitals Competition
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    coolcapitals Competition

    Calling all graphic designers and overall creative types: You only have three more days to submit your geographically inspired creation for the coolcapitals contest. Time is running out!

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.24.09

  19. And the coolcapitals Winner Is....
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    And the coolcapitals Winner Is....

    After a tough round of reviewing the top finalists' submissions, we are excited to present the winner of the coolcapitals.com design competition.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.10.09

  20. Redesign Your Farmers' Market
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    Redesign Your Farmers' Market

    Now that you have all submitted your designs for the Reburbia competition and cast your vote for the Readers' Choice Award, you can turn direct your creative energy toward a new project. On Monday,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.12.09

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