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Acclaimed Architect Michael Graves Celebrates Firm's 50th Anniversary

A survey of greatest hits from the renowned architect's 50-year career.
October 21, 2014
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Modern Cottage Retreat in Quebec

A Montreal firm creates an escape for a family of four in Quebec's Laurentides.
October 21, 2014
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A Modern Kids' Room with Custom Bunk Beds

For a family with three young children, Brooklyn-based furniture company Urbangreen devised durable, modern bunk beds. In addition to incorporating two twin-size and two full-size beds into the 240-square-foot room, the designers needed to wedge in two desks and ample storage. The result: a cozy kids' room complete with cubbies, book storage, and a place to do homework.
October 21, 2014
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Celebrating Scandinavian Cuisine in Los Angeles

The pop-up Nordic Food Festival includes three exclusive tastings.
October 20, 2014
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3M's Iridescent Dichroic Film

The blue morpho butterfly’s wings are covered with layers of microscopic scales set at slightly different angles, so that when light hits the insect, its wings appear to change color along a spectrum. This physiological feat inspired a breakthrough for 3M scientists developing a substitute for dichroic glass, which is coated with metallic oxides that give it an iridescent finish. The result, 3M’s Dichroic Film, offers the lustrous look of an insect wing with an easy-to-apply coating that, at $9 per square foot, costs 90 percent less than the real glass version.
October 20, 2014
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Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth

A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.
October 20, 2014
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Stainless Steel Teapot Gives Fancy Coffee a Run for its Money

Joey Roth, the designer behind Dwell's favorite ceramic speakers, spent four years designing the perfect teapot. How does it hold up?
October 20, 2014
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Travel Pick: The Dean Hotel in Providence

In Providence, Rhode Island, Ari Heckman and his design firm ASH NYC transform a century-old structure with a storied past into a boutique hotel that pays homage to its roots. With affordable rates, a central location, and warm-modern style that blends hand-picked European antiques with locally crafted wares, the Dean Hotel is our go-to destination for stays in the city.
October 20, 2014
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Dwell Guide to Los Angeles Design

Dwell—which maintains two primary offices in San Francisco and New York—considers Los Angeles, host to our annual Dwell on Design show, as its third home. In homage, we've put together a local guide to modern design, from midcentury architecture to emerging designers.
October 20, 2014
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