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Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Fredrik Carlström of Austere

Fredrik Carlström, the founder of Scandinavian design hub Austere, reveals the products and gifts he cherishes most.
December 8, 2014
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A Modern House in Rural Spain

In central Spain, a pair of architects craft a modern vacation home attuned to its pastoral setting.
December 5, 2014
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An Exhibit Tells the Story of Legendary Design Brand Vitra

"Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: a European Project with American Roots" is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through April 26.
December 5, 2014
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The Design Lover's Ornament: Hang These Typographic Symbols From Your Tree

These holiday ornaments from font foundry House Industries are defined by their graphic composition. Launched in 1994, the Delaware-based company is one of the most prolific typography houses in the world. Consistently creating innovative fonts, the company has made a considerable impact on the world of design via advertisements, logos, and multimedia work. House Industries artists also designs products that reflect a genuine love of typography and design. 
December 5, 2014
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Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More

Garages are loaded with untapped potential, but many homeowners take their outbuildings for granted. Here are five garages that were transformed from dusty storage units into functional spaces.
December 5, 2014
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Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations

On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.
December 5, 2014
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Aalto Isn't the Only Finnish Modernist: Meet Ilmari Tapiovaara

Looking at back at the varied career of Finnish furniture designer Ilmari Tapiovaara.
December 5, 2014
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Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from David Alhadeff of The Future Perfect

David Alhadeff, the owner of The Future Perfect, suggests products he loves to give and receive.
December 5, 2014
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Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Caroline Baumann of Cooper Hewitt

The director of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum lists her favorite belongings and gifts.
December 4, 2014