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A New L.A. Exhibition Celebrates California Modernism

Two artists working in different media—painting and silk screening—join forces at a gallery near downtown to focus on midcentury architecture and design. The show, “California Modernists,” opens tomorrow at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra.
February 20, 2015
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8 Modern Lighting Options for Every Room

Although often sought for its function, lamps, and light fixtures are a simple way to add personality to an interior. A sculptural table lamp and artful chandelier can double as pieces of art, while minimalist sconces and task lights add a sense of serenity to a room. Browse some of our favorite pendant, table, floor, and wall lights here, and be sure to view the complete collection at the Dwell Store. 
February 19, 2015
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The Complete Dwell Guide to Eames Shellspotting

Yeah, yeah: We know. Dwell homeowners love an Eames shell chair, and our readers love to point out just how much. Still: It's an enduring modern classic for a reason. See how it works in every interior, and glean some historical facts along the way.
February 19, 2015
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Dreamy Reading Nooks Made for Modernists

Classic chair and lighting combos make up these modernist-approved reading nooks.
February 19, 2015
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Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages

Remember when you were a kid and you'd knock on walls trying to uncover hidden staircases? Of course, you do. These five homes make good on that childhood dream with carefully concealed private spaces.
February 19, 2015
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A Plugged-In Home Rises in Prague

A family villa takes advantage of the latest in smart-home technology.
February 19, 2015
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5 Brass Accents to Brighten Any Home

Brass is back. See how its warm glow can brighten practically any room or object.
February 19, 2015
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Best Color Moments from Our Interior Design Issue

Our March 2015 issue highlights inspiring interiors around the world. From subdued palettes to brilliant ones, all of the spaces find tasteful ways to incorporate color. Here, check out a few of our favorite moments.
February 19, 2015
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House Reopens After a $4.3 Million Restoration

We have oil heiress Aline Barnsdall to thank for bringing Frank Lloyd Wright to Los Angeles to design and build Hollyhock House, completed in 1921. Barnsdall’s 5,000-square-foot home and adjoining theater campus, which she donated to the city of Los Angeles in 1927, is the first of many iconic Wright projects. Some consider Hollyhock House to be the representational foundation of California modernism, although Wright simply referred to it as California Romanza, to reflect the musical symbolism of having the “freedom to make one’s own form.”
February 19, 2015
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