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In Cape Town, a Creative Duo Forges a Unique Approach to Furniture Design

Combining clean lines with traditional craftsmanship, a pair of Cape Town–based surfers help stoke, and satisfy, a demand for South African design.
August 26, 2014
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Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center

Heralded as the “Versailles of Industry” when it opened in 1956, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, remains symbolic of cutting-edge design.
August 26, 2014
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8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks

Cement blocks, commonly used to strengthen and insulate a building, are usually covered up. Left bare, they can also offer a minimalist variation on the traditional red brick theme.
August 26, 2014
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Modern Tea Shop in San Francisco

With smart interiors by Arcanum Architecture, a shop in the Mission District attempts to put a new spin on the venerable cup of tea.
August 25, 2014
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Midcentury Modern Architecture of Sarasota

The inaugural SarasotaMOD festival in Sarasota, Florida, will introduce visitors to the area’s rich midcentury architecture from October 9 to 12, 2014. The event includes a tour of Florida Southern College, a campus of 12 iconic structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright over two decades, and conversations led by architects and critics such as Lawrence Scarpa, Carl Abbott, John Howey, Raymond Jungles, and Alastair Gordon.
August 25, 2014
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5 Portable Sound Devices We Love

These slim, portable speakers and radios are a convenient option for listening to your favorite tunes and podcasts. Minimally designed with clever details, these five devices from the Dwell Store add a modern touch to your audio setup.
August 22, 2014
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Furnish a Room Virtually with this App

Take a photo of a bare room and—through partnerships with IKEA, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Herman Miller—the Furnish app places furniture candidates in the room so you can see how the space would look. The app was originally known as IKEA Now, but changed it to Furnish after some legal issues over the name. Free in the iTunes store.
August 22, 2014
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10 Back-To-School Essentials

Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, or heading back to work after a vacation, it’s important to outfit your workspace with functional design items that inspire creative thinking. The Dwell Store has assembled a collection of ten items that will get you ready for school, work, and commuting.
August 21, 2014
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Striking Pool and Guest House in Virginia

A new guest house and shading structure add a dynamic touch—and extra space for entertaining—to a Virginia property.
August 21, 2014
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