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  1. Reykjavík, Iceland
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    Reykjavík, Iceland

    Gundrún Lilja Gunnlaugsdóttir of Studio Bility takes us on a guided tour of the city by the smoky bay: Reykjavík, Iceland. She tells us about the local fascination with...

    written by: Sean LeBrun
    photos by: Jesse Chehak
    02.26.09

  2. Fantastical Photographic Maps
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    Fantastical Photographic Maps

    If photography is an act of capturing reality, then artist Sohei Nishino has gone leaps and bounds further than most with his “diorama maps.” Influenced by the 18th century Japanese...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.29.11

  3. Mid-Century Makeup: The Fontenell in Palm Springs
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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...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    02.28.13

  4. Touring India
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    Touring India

    India is a country filled with rich colors and diverse patterns. Visual overload is precisely how many would describe the country. Even on a sleepy morning I could not pull my eye from the hues,...

    04.08.11

  5. The Architecture Buff's Guide to Chicago
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    The Architecture Buff's Guide to Chicago

    After the Great Fire of 1871 leveled Chicago, the "Windy City" took the opportunity to reinvent itself, setting off a campaign of reconstruction that saw the city welcome some of the biggest names...

    03.16.13

  6. The NoMad Hotel, New York
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    The NoMad Hotel, New York

    One block away from the scene-making New York outpost of the Ace Hotel, in a district mostly known for its wholesale garment industry, is a Beaux Arts showstopper anchoring the corner of Broadway...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.12

  7. Design Guide to Amsterdam
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    Design Guide to Amsterdam

    This week, we traveled to Amsterdam to check in with a few design voices from studios large and small. And while two days isn't nearly enough time to explore all that the Dutch design scene has to...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.30.14

  8. Sophisticated hostel for design-conscious travelers
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    Sophisticated hostel for design-conscious travelers

    The Generator London brings established design pieces into a playful space.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.21.14

  9. Cardboard Workshop
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    Cardboard Workshop

    A celebration of all things impromptu and participatory, Kawamata's Cardboard Workshop at the Centre Pompidou in Paris has seen many different rebirths over the past few months. Over the weekend,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.04.10

  10. The Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm
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    The Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm

    Greetings from Sweden! I'm traveling in Stockholm to cover the 2012 Furniture and Light Fair and my home away from home for the next few days is the Grand Central, the flagship of Swedish super...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.05.12

  11. 9 Well-Designed World Cup Stadiums
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    9 Well-Designed World Cup Stadiums

    Good architecture makes the beautiful game look even better.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.14.14

  12. Lima, Peru
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    Lima, Peru

    In Lima,Peru–a visually striking but geologically shaky locale–designer Jodi Puig points out ways in which the city's culturally rich past provides a solid foundation for its design...

    written by: Cristyane Marusiak
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  13. Second Chances at SFO
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    Second Chances at SFO

    One of the nicest parts of traveling through the San Francisco International Airport is its art gallery in Terminal 3. As I made my way to Las Vegas this week for Surfaces and Las Vegas Market ...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.11

  14. Visual Vacation: 8 Homes that Inspire Relaxation
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    Visual Vacation: 8 Homes that Inspire Relaxation

    You may not be able to get away from your desk today, but you can take a short visual vacation courtesy of these eight scenes from the Dwell archives. Picture yourself in any one of these amazing...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.17.13

  15. Highlights from London Design Festival 2013
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    Highlights from London Design Festival 2013

    The 11th edition of London Design Festival introduced over 300 events and exhibitions staged across the city. From interactive installations to retail events to product launches, the nine day...

    written by: Ali Morris
    10.07.13

  16. Stedelijk Museum Posters
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    Stedelijk Museum Posters

    Upon entering the bright white interior of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, a series of floor-to-ceiling posters that once advertised past exhibitions greets visitors. It's a striking display that...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.01.11

  17. Parsing Paris
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    Parsing Paris

    Critics call Paris a "living museum." If so, designer Erwan Bouroullec curates a must-see list from a compelling collection.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  18. Lost & Found, Part 1
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    Lost & Found, Part 1

    I spent last week in Los Angeles, exploring neighborhoods, poking around design shops, and hoping to finally understand how the various corners of the sprawling metropolis fit together. In between...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.06.11

  19. City Guides for the Design-Savvy Traveler
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    City Guides for the Design-Savvy Traveler

    Take a photographic trek through cities like Melbourne, Australia; Istanbul, Turkey; Mumbai, India; Oslo, Norway; and more, in our anthology of must-stop destinations for the design-savvy traveler.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.13

  20. Houston, Texas
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    Houston, Texas

    Texas is known for propagating a "bigger is better" attitude. But even in Houston—the state’s oil and energy epicenter— residents are starting to understand the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.06.09

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