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Jaime Hayon Reimagines a Room in an Iconic Copenhagen Hotel

In 1958, Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen—an emblem of midcentury Scandinavia. Every detail from the structure (which was Denmark's first skyscraper) to the cutlery, furniture, and lighting was of Jacobsen's design. Over the years, the hotel changed ownership and most of the original interiors have been lost. To celebrate the 2014 reissue of the Drop chair, which was one piece Jacobsen specifically created for the hotel, furniture maker Fritz Hansen invited Spanish designer Jaime Hayon to renovate Room 506 in the manner of the iconic designer.
December 11, 2014
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Jet Set: 8 Modern Airport Designs

Flying—as 3.55 million Americans are expected to do this Thanksgiving weekend, according to projections by AAA—can be an unpleasant slog. But it doesn't have to be. Here are eight airports whose modern design can take the edge off when it comes to holiday travel.
November 28, 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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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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10,000 Bones Cover the Walls of this Mexico Restaurant

Ignacio Cadena’s new Jalisco, Mexico restaurant concept, the aptly named Hueso, is covered in bones.
November 6, 2014
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Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow

El Blok, a 22-room hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico, strikes a unique profile—its meandering shape features numerous cut-outs that let light in, casting playful shadows. The LEED Gold-certified property, designed by San Juan-based firm Fuster + Architects, opened this fall. Click through the slideshow to peek inside.
October 27, 2014
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Every Room is a Different Hue in This Bright Manhattan Hotel

A Manhattan hotel uses color to create an immersive experience that brings together art, architecture, and interior design.
October 23, 2014
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Travel Pick: The Dean Hotel in Providence

In Providence, Rhode Island, Ari Heckman and his design firm ASH NYC transform a century-old structure with a storied past into a boutique hotel that pays homage to its roots. With affordable rates, a central location, and warm-modern style that blends hand-picked European antiques with locally crafted wares, the Dean Hotel is our go-to destination for stays in the city.
October 20, 2014
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Dwell Guide to Los Angeles Design

Dwell—which maintains two primary offices in San Francisco and New York—considers Los Angeles, host to our annual Dwell on Design show, as its third home. In homage, we've put together a local guide to modern design, from midcentury architecture to emerging designers.
October 20, 2014
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