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  1. Oslo, Norway
    City Guide

    Oslo, Norway

    A sleepy capital perched by the sea, Oslo is in the midst of an architectural surge. The old port and the new opera house are just two examples of why Norway’s capital is pointing the way...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    08.05.10

  2. Playgrounds Worth A Trip
    Outdoor

    Playgrounds Worth A Trip

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.18.11

  3. Salvation Mountain and Slab City
    Travel Reports

    Salvation Mountain and Slab City

    One of the highlights of my trip down to Borrego Springs and the Anza Borrego desert, was a detour to Salvation Mountain. A kind of folk art monument to god, Salvation Mountain is just outside...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.20.11

  4. Vancouver Maneuvers
    City Guide

    Vancouver Maneuvers

    Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a dramatic natural setting, but as Omer Arbel shows us, there’s more to the city of glass than an immaculate reflection.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  5. Austin's New Arthouse
    House Tours

    Austin's New Arthouse

    This past October, the city of Austin celebrated the reopening of Arthouse at the Jones Center—the oldest contemporary art organization in Texas. New York-based architects Lewis.Tsurumaki...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Michael Moran
    02.18.11

  6. Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer
    Outdoor

    Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer

    Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sarah Wilson
    08.30.11

  7. The Dylan, Amsterdam
    Hotels

    The Dylan, Amsterdam

    Last year I spent two nights at the luxurious Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam, and I'm excited to share my photos of the place. It's located in central Amsterdam, along the Keizersgracht canal, in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.12.12

  8. Porches Inn, North Adams, Massachusetts
    Hotels

    Porches Inn, North Adams, Massachusetts

    In 1985, the Sprague Electric Mill in North Adams, Massachusetts, closed down. Like many similar western Massachusetts towns supporting heavy industry, North Adams relied on its factories to...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    07.17.12

  9. Paris Versus New York
    Books

    Paris Versus New York

    It's rare that a series of visual puns has much of a shelf life, but Paris Versus New York, a punchy book of illustrations comparing and contrasting the two cities from Vahram Muratyan merits...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.06.12

  10. London Design Festival: Day 2
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival: Day 2

    I spent my second day at the London Design Festival in the Shoreditch Design Triangle in East London. The neighborhood is a good deal scrappier than where I was in the west yesterday, but the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.11

  11. Space Living: Astro Home
    --The Future of

    Space Living: Astro Home

    You’ve known you were destined to dwell in outer space ever since you first saw The Jetsons. So, how do you do that? Your new home will be the International Space Station (ISS), the only...

    written by: Bruce Sterling
    11.24.09

  12. San Diego, CA
    City Guide

    San Diego, CA

    Nestled on the Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles’s sprawl and the Mexican border, San Diego is a surprisingly design-forward town with a handful of modern masterpieces to prove it.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.04.10

  13. Blogger Focus: Trend Forecast
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Trend Forecast

    We asked some of our favorite bloggers what they see in the near future for interiors, graphic design, travel, and more.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.11.13

  14. European Vacation
    Post

    European Vacation

    We've been all over the world in our search for the best architecture and design, and we've reported on scores of fantastic cities along the way. From uncovering the surprising modern design in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.13

  15. Cathedral Without Walls
    Travel Reports

    Cathedral Without Walls

    Walking down the narrow cobbled lanes of Seville, Spain, I keenly anticipate vibrant Moorish tile, rows of orange trees, and more than 1,200 years' worth of various architectural styles.

    written by: Pamela Peterson
    03.18.13

  16. The Internationals

    The Internationals

    From Singapore to Spain, join us on our globetrotting adventures in architecture with a bevy of slideshows and videos of several of this month's featured homes, plus selections of international...

    04.08.13

  17. Reykjavik’s New Design District
    Travel Reports

    Reykjavik’s New Design District

    What do creatives see in abandoned docks and old fishing sheds? Opportunity. Now the City of Reykjavik is working with local designers to makeover its old fishing harbor into Iceland’s first design...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.08.13

  18. Raffles Paris: A True Art Hotel
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    Raffles Paris: A True Art Hotel

    April 15th marks the final day of the 2013 YIA Little Art Fair (for Young International Artists), hosted by Raffles Paris and featuring a selection of contemporary painters and sculptors from...

    written by: Adam H. Graham
    04.15.13

  19. 9 Best-Designed Hotels Worldwide
    Hotels

    9 Best-Designed Hotels Worldwide

    From Renzo Piano's Le Meridien Lingotto in Turin, Italy to Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, check out these nine most amazing hotel designs from around the world.

    written by: Regina WB
    04.20.13

  20. 5 Australian Designers We Love
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    5 Australian Designers We Love

    Australia—the light-drenched island at the bottom of the world, the site of virgin white beaches, exotic air, and majestic wilderness, place to a vivid national surf culture, a heady tropical...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    05.02.13

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