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10 Scenic Horizontal Homes

In an increasingly urbanized society, vertical building has become the MO, but if you have the space, consider building outwards instead. These low-slung structures are easy on the knees and on the eyes.
August 28, 2014
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Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers

Bauhaus member and modernist pioneer Josef Albers was best known as an influential color theorist, writer, teacher, and painter. But the artist took his exploration of color into furniture design, creating pieces that married the Bauhaus ideals of elemental form, intersecting planes, clean geometry, lightness, and darkness, with thoughtful experimentation with color. These four furniture pieces, all of which were preserved before the onset of World War II, have been expertly reproduced and are available at the Dwell Store.
August 27, 2014
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Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home

Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.
August 26, 2014
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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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