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  1. The New Old Commodore Hotel
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    The New Old Commodore Hotel

    The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon (population 10,000) is not exactly conveniently located, tucked away near the ocean's edge at the mouth of the Columbia River. But the mysterious tale of the...

    written by: Charlotte West
    08.17.09

  2. Brook Farm General Store
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    Brook Farm General Store

    If you've been longing for the timeless kitchen and home goods stocked on the shelves of Labour and Wait in East London but aren't in the UK (and thus can't have them shipped to you), Brook Farm...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.10

  3. Revival of the Fittest
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    Revival of the Fittest

    Located at the ever-shifting intersection of design, fine art, and craft, R 20th Century has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small vintage boutique in Brooklyn over a decade ago....

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    04.17.10

  4. W New York Downtown
    Finishing Touch

    W New York Downtown

    While in New York City last month, I spent a night at the new W New York hotel, downtown in Wall Street. Like all W's, this one was peppered with self-consciously 'cool' design-y touches, some of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.21.10

  5. Text Appeal
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    Text Appeal

    Will Robison and Jacob Krupnick believe that transforming basic transactions into “retail experiments” will change the rapport we have with what we buy. Subports launched in late 2009...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Anna Wolf
    11.24.10

  6. Design Shop: The Future Perfect
    Shops

    Design Shop: The Future Perfect

    When David Alhadeff opened The Future Perfect in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2003, he made it his mission to showcase new and fresh design. Seven years and three retail outposts later, he’s...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Reed Young
    12.15.10

  7. Five Boroughs in 48 Hours
    House Tours

    Five Boroughs in 48 Hours

    When Dwell proposed that I undertake a design writing variant of Supermarket Sweep—visiting five projects in five boroughs in two days—I had a single thought: Why me?

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.15.11

  8. Less Is Amore
    House Tours

    Less Is Amore

    With its architectural history reaching back to the ancient Greeks, Syracuse, on the island of Sicily, has plenty of old bones. In 2001, while still students, native sons Francesco (now an...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    05.08.11

  9. Visiting H.D. Buttercup
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    Visiting H.D. Buttercup

    Without condoning knockoffs, let me say: It is a thrill to walk into a furniture shop and discover a slew of handsome and vaguely familiar-looking design pieces that I can actually afford. This was...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.17.11

  10. Consumer Retorts
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    Consumer Retorts

    Chris Houston, the charmingly curmudgeonly owner of Modern Artifacts in San Francisco, is not your typical retailer. Though his shop is packed to the rafters with an eclectic and highly covetable...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Chloe Aftel
    05.27.11

  11. Spicing Things Up
    Food

    Spicing Things Up

    Chipotle’s recent approach to restaurant design aims to transform the traditionally tasteless experience of eating fast food into something more refined.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.20.11

  12. A Visit to HAY Copenhagen
    Travel Reports

    A Visit to HAY Copenhagen

    I just returned to the office from a trip to Copenhagen spent reporting a handful of stories for the magazine and scouting future projects. A highlight of the trip was my visit to HAY, a fantastic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.15.11

  13. Kex Hostel, Reykjavik
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    Kex Hostel, Reykjavik

    Any traveler who’s been drawn to the magical desolation and unique energy of Iceland and its people knows that finding interesting places to stay has been quite a challenge. Last May this all...

    written by: Jeff Wardell
    01.31.12

  14. The Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm
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    The Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm

    Greetings from Sweden! I'm traveling in Stockholm to cover the 2012 Furniture and Light Fair and my home away from home for the next few days is the Grand Central, the flagship of Swedish super...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.05.12

  15. Hotel Fasano Boa Vista, Brazil
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    Hotel Fasano Boa Vista, Brazil

    Just a few months ago, Fasano Hotels opened a sprawling property in Sao Paolo, Brazil, that highlights the natural beauty of the area. It's so easily accessible from the city that guests are...

    02.07.12

  16. Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric
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    Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric

    I have always associated the Portland-based company Schoolhouse Electric solely with classic, vintage-inspired lighting, and only recently discovered that they sell much more than that in their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.10.12

  17. Friday Finds 05.04.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 05.04.12

    Editor Real Talk, a Ryan Gosling–like meme featuring econospeak, a young design company out of New Zealand, and more in this installment of Friday Finds. 

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.04.12

  18. The NoMad Hotel, New York
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    The NoMad Hotel, New York

    One block away from the scene-making New York outpost of the Ace Hotel, in a district mostly known for its wholesale garment industry, is a Beaux Arts showstopper anchoring the corner of Broadway...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.12

  19. Porches Inn, North Adams, Massachusetts
    Hotels

    Porches Inn, North Adams, Massachusetts

    In 1985, the Sprague Electric Mill in North Adams, Massachusetts, closed down. Like many similar western Massachusetts towns supporting heavy industry, North Adams relied on its factories to...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    07.17.12

  20. The Conservatorium, Amsterdam
    Hotels

    The Conservatorium, Amsterdam

    The Conservatorium is among the newest in the European crop of design hotels. Architect Piero Lissoni has added his touch to what was originally a 19th-century bank by Dutch architect Daniel...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.16.12

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