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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
Thibaud Herem Grand Budapest Hotel

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
Patio of modern renovation in London

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 crated 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
Untitled 7/7/14, 60”x72”, acrylic on canvas

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
ESCAPE Traveler exterior

This Travel-Ready Trailer May Look Small, But It Can Sleep Six

Capacious enough to fit full-size appliances and a party of six, the 269-square-foot ESCAPE Traveler redefines roughing it. For more mobile inspiration, check out this
October 13, 2015
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A Tiny, DIY Trailer Home Built by a Couple on a Budget

A young couple on the move build a small home that will go wherever life takes them.
October 10, 2015