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Pritzker Prize Winners SANAA Discuss Their Mind-Blowing Design for Grace Farms in Scenic New England

The award-winning Japanese architecture firm SANAA celebrates 20 years of practice with a thoughtful Stateside commission.
November 27, 2015
Dining Area, Living Room with Fireplace in Indian Summer home in Southern California

5 Modern Dining Tables Big Enough for the Whole Family

When it's time for a big meal, these well appointed dining rooms have space for even the largest guest list with tables that seat 10, 12, or even more.
November 25, 2015
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Editor's Picks: 10 Gifts for a Mini Modernist

Learning about design begins with a basic understanding of the natural environment, the creative process, and (of course) having fun! From innovative learning apps to tools that literally dig into nature, these ten gifts are ideal for stimulating play and exploration. Find more gift ideas, from textiles to furniture, in our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, on newsstands now.
November 16, 2015
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This Super Efficient E-Bike from Biomega Will Make Your Commute Fly By

The Danish purveyor of high-design bicycles breaks into the e-bike space with OKO, a lightweight ride outfitted with an electric engine for zipping around the city.
November 10, 2015
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These Private Homes Double as Modern Art Galleries

These multi-purpose homes were designed with great creative concentration, much like the artwork they display.
November 10, 2015
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Instagram Account We Love: Incredibly Detailed Drawings of London Landmarks (and Wes Anderson Sets)

Though they could pass for computer-generated renderings, French illustrator Thibaud Herem’s
November 7, 2015
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6 Outdoor Yards and Patios Designed for Entertaining and Hosting

When gathering with friends, it's only natural to want to be outdoors when weather permits. Explore these six spaces created with entertaining in mind.
October 21, 2015
Donald Judd's yellow Cor-Ten sculptures at David Zwirner Gallery.

Donald Judd's Little-Known Cor-Ten Steel Sculptures

Design heads extoll the rectilinear, plywood creations of modernist Donald Judd (1928-1994), whose four-decade body of self-described “specific objects” posed visceral meditations on scale, space, and context. But few may be familiar with Judd’s Cor-Ten steel sculptures, which he began to produce in 1989, just a few years before his death. The uniquely oxidizing metal surfaces introduced new avenues of chance, color, and tactility to his longtime signature for smooth, machine-made surfaces of Plexiglas, metal, and wood.
October 16, 2015
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Modern Architecture Firm SPF:a Brings the Mesmerizing Op Art of Lucas Blok to Southern California

Culver City–based Studio Pali Fekete architects (SPF:a) will exhibit the work of Monterey artist Lucas Blok at
October 14, 2015