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  1. A Memphis Landmark Finds New Rhythm
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    A Memphis Landmark Finds New Rhythm

    The storied residence of blues musician John Len Chatman—aka Memphis Slim—kicks off its next chapter as a creative hub.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ken West
    06.24.14

  2. DIY Furniture Ideas for Modern Makers
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    DIY Furniture Ideas for Modern Makers

    DIY Furniture 2 offers instructions and inspiration for furniture making.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.04.14

  3. Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles
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    Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles's downtown has seen a rebirth recently thanks in part to a host of design-forward businesses opening their doors. One of them is Austere, a conceptual shop where Scandinavian...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.22.14

  4. Shinola Expands its Detroit Manufacturing Space
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    Shinola Expands its Detroit Manufacturing Space

    Shinola brings leather making in-house with a new 12,000-square-foot studio.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.13.14

  5. Shops We Love: Hugh
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    Shops We Love: Hugh

    In Detroit's Cass Corridor, retailer Joe Posch has created a destination for those seeking furniture and housewares that nod to the midcentury.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.12.14

  6. Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco
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    Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco

    Sightglass Coffee's 20th street outpost is an archetypal San Francisco cafe—a space built to reflect the same values as the coffee sold within. The interior, masterminded by local firm Boor Bridges...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    04.04.14

  7. A Dramatic Viewing Platform in Tasmania
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    A Dramatic Viewing Platform in Tasmania

    Australian firm Room11 creates a viewing structure that helps visitors understand their surroundings.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ben Hosking
    04.03.14

  8. 'Grant Mudford: Building' at Woodbury University
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    'Grant Mudford: Building' at Woodbury University

    Grant Mudford is the 2014 winner of the Julius Shulman Award for Excellence in Photography. To celebrate the Australian photographer's prolific body of work—which ranges from architectural to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.01.14

  9. 7 Bestsellers from the Dwell Store
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    7 Bestsellers from the Dwell Store

    Since the Dwell Store launched last fall, a handful of items from the selection of furniture, accessories, lighting, and outdoor pieces have become front runners. See the full array of bestselling...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.08.14

  10. Coffee Break: San Francisco’s Saint Frank
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    Coffee Break: San Francisco’s Saint Frank

    A recent addition to San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood, Saint Frank Coffee serves its brews in a geometrically inclined modern space by local firm Openscope Studio. Formerly a nail salon,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.06.14

  11. Michael Murphy's Midcentury-Inspired Supersonic Series
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    Michael Murphy's Midcentury-Inspired Supersonic Series

    San Francisco artist Michael Murphy’s latest series of prints, Supersonic, depicts a mod, mod world.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.03.14

  12. Honeycombers' Design-Forward Solution to a Pesky Problem
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    Honeycombers' Design-Forward Solution to a Pesky Problem

    With Honeycombers, a salon in Menlo Park, California, designer Nicole Hollis thoughtfully deploys modern touches to create a warm, welcoming environment for a somewhat troubling service: delousing.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ben Mayorga
    02.24.14

  13. The Alpine Lodge by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
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    The Alpine Lodge by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

    At the January edition of Pitti Uomo—a bi-annual men's fashion event held in Florence, Italy—accessories brand Want Les Essentiels de la Vie exhibited within the Alpine Lodge, a conceptual...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.12.14

  14. David Weeks' New NYC Gallery
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    David Weeks' New NYC Gallery

    Furniture and lighting designer extraordinaire David Weeks has a new showroom and gallery at 38 Walker Street in Manhattan.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.07.14

  15. An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington
    Houses We Love

    An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington

    On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.16.14

  16. How to Shop for Marble
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    How to Shop for Marble

    There's no denying the appeal of marble in the home—it's one of the most prized materials in kitchens and baths. To shed some light on the buying process, we interviewed expert Arthur Moloian,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.15.14

  17. Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe
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    Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe

    Proving that creative problem solving can add more gusto to a project than a large budget, these 10 houses show that cost-consciousness reaps big rewards.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.13.14

  18. Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review
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    Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review

    We recap 2013's top headlines related to design and architecture. The year's top-of-mind issues—privacy rights, government's reach, the increasing income gap, economic vitality, and gender politics...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.16.13

  19. Jose Dávila's Compilation of Architecture That's 'There But Not'
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    Jose Dávila's Compilation of Architecture That's 'There But Not'

    In a new book, artist Jose Dávila ponders, "How many buildings around the world have such distinctive designs that simply their outline, and nothing else, is enough to identify them?" Focusing on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.26.13

  20. A Sustainable Educational Center for the Boy Scouts of America
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    A Sustainable Educational Center for the Boy Scouts of America

    The Boy Scouts of America builds a sustainable tree house in West Virginia.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    11.18.13

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