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5 Bay Area Homes That Tackle Tough Slopes

The notoriously steep hills of San Francisco and the surrounding area are no match for these modern homes.
January 19, 2016
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Editor's Picks: 5 Modern Homes Across America

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.
January 18, 2016
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Pioneering Graphic Designer's Tome Returns After Five Decades Out of Print

Clarity and cogency have long defined the pillars of graphic design—a medium oriented, above all, towards communication. Years before information design became a buzz term for digital media, it was an approach pioneered by Czech graphic designer Ladislav Sutnar: forefather of the modern infographic, champion of functional beauty, and an expat who practiced in the United States from 1939 through to his death, in 1976.
January 17, 2016
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Up-and-Coming Cincinnati Designer Andew Neyer Adds Color and Whimsy to Everyday Objects

An Ohio designer’s return home inspires a larger-than-life spin on the everyday.
January 17, 2016
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A Rooftop Garden Grows on This Home in a Gritty Brooklyn Neighborhood

Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving, industrial neighborhood of Brooklyn.
January 17, 2016
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In a San Francisco Workshop, Kids Take on Carpentry with Mini Chisels and Saws

A San Francisco woodworking studio for kids a both carpentry skills and an appreciation for design thinking.
January 16, 2016
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The Nonprofit That's Using Seat Belts and Super Bowl Banners to Fix Up Indianapolis

People for Urban Progress upcycles cast-off urban hardware back into the community.
January 16, 2016
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An Impressive 20-Foot Skylight Transforms a Jumbled Chicago Home

By opening up the atrium of a historic residence in Chicago, an architect shows it may take more than a first (or second) draft to make a home.
January 16, 2016