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  1. Modern Artist's Fortress Studio in Helsinki
    In The Modern World

    Modern Artist's Fortress Studio in Helsinki

    Two young designers happily make their home inside an 18th-century fortress, reborn as a thriving artists’ enclave, off the coast of Helsinki.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.29.13

  2. 10 Buildings That Changed America
    Post

    10 Buildings That Changed America

    We got a sneak peek of the new PBS documentary '10 Buildings That Changed America', which premiered on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    05.12.13

  3. Q&A with Architectural Designer and Artist Maya Lin
    Interviews

    Q&A with Architectural Designer and Artist Maya Lin

    The artist, designer, and architect takes us through her formative years as a maker, her dedication to environmental art, and the joys of furniture design.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Michael Lewis
    03.18.13

  4. The Simpsons Meet Dwell
    In The Modern World

    The Simpsons Meet Dwell

    In a recent episode, Springfield underwent a modern architectural renaissance with the arrival of a cool couple who move in next door to Homer, Marge, and company after finding the house has ...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.26.13

  5. Celebrating 100 Years of Grand Central Station
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    Celebrating 100 Years of Grand Central Station

    In celebration of Grand Central's one-hundredth anniversary this month, W. W. Norton has reissued the incredible photographic tribute Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives, by John Belle and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.01.13

  6. Rossana Orlandi
    Profiles

    Rossana Orlandi

    During Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, there is one person that everyone watches: Rossana.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.07.12

  7. Nani Marquina
    Profiles

    Nani Marquina

    We were already big fans of Barcelona–based designer Nani Marquina, but now that we hear she helped reopen a shuttered school for 366 kids in Bhadohi, India, we're approaching swoon territory.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.21.11

  8. Stockholm Design Week 2011
    Travel Reports

    Stockholm Design Week 2011

    We've been covering the 2011 Stockholm Furniture Fair for the past week, delving into everything from the heavy hitters on the main show floor to the promising young designers debuting prototypes...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    02.13.11

  9. Barcelona, Day Two
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day Two

    On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.11

  10. Barcelona, Day One
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day One

    When the plane's wheels touched ground this morning at 7am, it was still dark in Barcelona. We, a motley crew of design-website editors, had just spent a long eight hours flying over the Atlantic...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.26.11

  11. Friday Finds 1.7.2011
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 1.7.2011

    Welcome to the very first Friday Finds of the new year! Every Friday our intrepid staff contribute their favorite links from the week. See below to get a sense of where our browsers have been...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.07.11

  12. Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock
    Books

    Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock

    Newly released by Harper Collins, Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywod Art Direction is a compendium of images celebrating iconic interiors and architecture. Interior designer and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    12.13.10

  13. Friday Finds 12.10.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 12.10.2010

    We end the week the best we way we know how—with a plethora of awesomeness, plucked from the Internet.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    12.10.10

  14. Friday Finds 9.17.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.17.2010

    Happy Friday, all. We close the week with our favorite Interwebbian finds, featuring everything from big old trampolines to jaunty paper hats.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.17.10

  15. Two Days in Marfa, Texas
    Travel Reports

    Two Days in Marfa, Texas

    It requires a long and dusty trek across the desert to reach Marfa,Texas. Situated 200 miles from El Paso, Marfa is a little burg in west Texas with a population of 2,200 and a thriving community...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    09.01.10

  16. Winner: Coolcapitals Cool Case Contest
    A Great Idea

    Winner: Coolcapitals Cool Case Contest

    This was a tough one! After much deliberation, our judges are excited to announce the grand-prize winner of the Coolcapitals Cool Case competition.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.01.10

  17. Inside the Herman Miller Headquarters
    Travel Reports

    Inside the Herman Miller Headquarters

    As part of our ongoing feature The Full Spectrum, a video series that focuses on color theory, we were invited to get a personal tour of the famed Herman Miller headquarters in Holland, Michigan....

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    08.18.10

  18. Friday Finds 8.6.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.6.2010

    Pick your poison: historical photographs rendered in glorious color? Conceptual playground design? Websites devoted to compiling urban planning data? How about time lines amassed...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.06.10

  19. Friday Finds 7.23.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.23.2010

    As usual, we end the week with a mixed bag of Internetly delights, from crowd-sourced portraiture to eerie galleries of forlorn and forgotten buildings in Detroit.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.23.10

  20. Water Wise Finalists
    A Great Idea

    Water Wise Finalists

    We are very pleased to present this gallery dedicated to our talented top finalists in our Water Wise competition, sponsored by Kohler. All the creative solutions made for a very difficult decision...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.19.10

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