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  1. Leo Marmol on Restoration
    Interviews

    Leo Marmol on Restoration

    Which is harder? Creating a new classic or restoring an old one? Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner discusses staying consistent with the original architect’s intent while acknowledging changing...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    07.28.09

  2. Architect Barbara Bestor
    Three Buildings

    Architect Barbara Bestor

    The latest in our Three Buildings series is an architect we've admired for some time: Barbara Bestor. Keep an eye out for a Bestor–designed house in the My House section of our February 2010...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.09

  3. Preservation Recommended
    --The Future of

    Preservation Recommended

    With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in preserving “modern” architecture—–we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.09

  4. "I Live in an I. M. Pei"
    Travel Reports

    "I Live in an I. M. Pei"

    We return to our "I Live in a _____" series to glimpse inside another unconventional campus living space, this time at Princeton University.  Built in 1973 out of prefabricated...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    02.13.10

  5. atelier KS
    Three Buildings

    atelier KS

    On dwell.com, we recently featured atelier KS's Sunset District Renovation--a disaster turned modern-design beauty that we loved. Now, we asked the designers behind the renovation, Kelli Franz and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.08.10

  6. Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project
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    Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project

    As a San Franciscan I'm very fortunate to live every day with the work of landscape architecture pioneer Lawrence Halprin, who passed away last October. Yesterday I was descending the towering,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.17.10

  7. Living in Laos
    Travel Reports

    Living in Laos

    In August 2008 I moved with my family to Laos for a year. We wanted to give our children—and ourselves—a break from American, or Western culture, and experience something new and...

    written by: Marc Henrich
    photos by: Marc Henrich
    10.26.10

  8. Living in Marina del Rey
    Renovation

    Living in Marina del Rey

    When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.08.12

  9. And the Winner of Rethinking Preservation Is...
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    And the Winner of Rethinking Preservation Is...

    We received 132 total entries that featured 118 individual landmarks deserving of preserving. We posted the entries for popular vote and watched the votes roll in. With 71,000 total votes it was a...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    03.08.12

  10. Student's Dormitory Desk

    Student's Dormitory Desk

    Marcel Breuer designed this maple desk in 1938 for the dormitory at Rhoads Hall, Bryn Mawr College.

    $7500.00

  11. Nakashima Single Pedestal Desk

    Nakashima Single Pedestal Desk

    This solid walnut piece features a stout pedestal with three drawers with inset handles; Nakashima designed it to be positioned on either the left or the right, depending on the user's need. The...

    $22000.00

  12. Grass-Seated Chairs

    Grass-Seated Chairs

    A set of eight circa-1941 dining chairs by George Nakashima, constructed of one of his favorite materials, black walnut; each is complemented by a seagrass-covered seat.

    $7000.00

  13. Pair of Armchairs

    Pair of Armchairs

    Pierre Jeanneret conceived of this teak-and-cane set for Punjab University in Chandigarh, India, in 1955. One has a stenciled mark on the underside.

    $10000.00

  14. Compass Table

    Compass Table

    Jean Prouve's enameled-steel table, with a laminate top, debuted in 1953 in France.

    $5000.00

  15. AJ Flatware

    AJ Flatware

    A complete 63-piece stainless-steel service for eight, designed for Arne Jacobsen for A. Michelsen in 1957. Each piece is stamped with the manufacturer's mark.

    $4000.00

  16. Catenary Chairs

    Catenary Chairs

    A pair of Model 6380 chrome-and-leather chairs by George Nelson, circa 1962. The manufacturer's label appears on the underside.

    $4000.00

  17. Marilyn Neuhart Doll

    Marilyn Neuhart Doll

    Neuhart's handmade lion doll was created for Alexander Girard's Textiles and Objects shop in New York, circa 1961.

    $500.00

  18. Design Destination: Columbus, Indiana
    City Guide

    Design Destination: Columbus, Indiana

    Dwell readers and fans of NPR, unite. Public radio stations have been airing a summer travel series from NPR's Arts Desk called "Destination Art" that explores "off the beaten track...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.12

  19. The Artful Dodger
    Rewind

    The Artful Dodger

    In 50 years, more than 176 million fans have entered the turnstiles at Dodger Stadium, the mid-century modern ballpark nestled in Los Angeles’s Chavez Ravine. Taking a page from stat-happy...

    written by: Kevin Roderick
    10.01.12

  20. George Smart
    Profiles

    George Smart

    George Smart, executive director of Triangle Modernist Archive, is a modern-day Lorax for modern-designed houses. In early 2007, a quick Internet search for “Raleigh modernist architecture...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.02.09

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