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A Space-Saving, Flexible Retail Design in Japan

In Tokyo, the Japanese interdisciplinary design firm Nosigner has created a space-saving retail concept for the children's shop Aeru. "The space was made to be like a living room where people could relax, rather than feel like they're in a store," says Nosigner's Mayumi Tokumoto.
January 16, 2015
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Building Modern Schools in New York City

Architect Gavin Macrae-Gibson has designed dozens of educational spaces in New York City, from a renovation of the New York Public Library's Astor Hall entrance to PS 313, a new school in Sunnyside, Queens. Macrae-Gibson joined us at Dwell on Design NY to discuss what it means to create a “modern” school in New York. Here, we take a look at a few of his recent projects that have helped shape the city's academic landscape.
January 15, 2015

Date Night for Architects: New York's Newest Restaurant with Design Cred

A restrained interior by architect Annabelle Selldorf adds gravitas to restaurateur Danny Meyer's latest hotspot, Marta, inside the new Martha Washington hotel.
January 7, 2015

Habitat for Humanity Home in Kansas Channels Midcentury California

El Dorado's Habitat for Humanity prototype brings Eichler-esque style to the prairie.
January 4, 2015
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Say No to Bland Walls with These 10 Standout Artworks

If your walls could talk, they’d say “hang something nice on us!” From prints to one-of-a-kind artworks, these ten items are standouts.
December 29, 2014
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Most Popular Homes of 2014: Built on a Budget

To celebrate 2014, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on this year. Here, we've gathered the five most popular houses that were built affordably, from a family home in Pittsburgh to a prefab shelter in Vietnam.
December 28, 2014
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26 Books You Need to Read if You Love Design

Delving into everything from Alexander Girard to wabi-sabi, we take a look at 26 authoritative works on modern architecture, design, and technology.
December 28, 2014
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Drink in the Atmosphere at These Attractive Wineries

Relax, unwind, and imbibe at these five idyllic wineries.
December 27, 2014
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It Took Less Than a Month to Assemble this Entirely Modular Apartment Building in NYC

Winning the race to build the tallest prefab building in New York City, Gluck+ assembles 28 affordable housing units in less than a month.
December 26, 2014