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Portrait of Isamu Noguchi

Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi

One of the most idiosyncratic artists of the 20th century, Japanese-American designer and sculptor Isamu Noguchi fashioned a future of organic shapes and clean lines, an elegant fusion of trends and traditions. A restless thinker, world traveler and collaborator, Noguchi’s eclectic career covered so much ground, just a fragment—set design with dance icon Martha Graham or his public artworks and sculptures—would make for a distinguished career. Here we examine some of his iconic furniture and interior designs.
February 25, 2014
verner panton visiona 1970 room exhibit

Verner Panton's Visiona 1970

Verner Panton’s avant-garde, neon fever dream comes alive at a new exhibit.
February 25, 2014
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Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand

Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte Perriand turned lofty ideals into revolutionary living spaces. Her extended collaboration with Le Corbusier made the sleek, chrome-finished future a reality, but her continued evolution and experimentation with different forms and materials made her a true icon.
February 25, 2014
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Hotels We Love: El Cosmico Hotel in Marfa, Texas

Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community. Guests stay close to the land, experiencing it in their teepees, tents or trailers, a theater, a caravan, a campground, and a hotel. Bunkhouse Communications Director Isadora McKeon, who works for El Cosmico and several other Texas hotels, was happy to describe the genesis of this hotel and its unique attitude and design.
February 25, 2014
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Honeycombers' Design-Forward Solution to a Pesky Problem

With Honeycombers, a salon in Menlo Park, California, designer Nicole Hollis thoughtfully deploys modern touches to create a warm, welcoming environment for a somewhat troubling service: delousing.
February 24, 2014
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Design Travel Guide: Cape Town, South Africa

Taking the reigns as 2014’s Design Capital of The Year, Cape Town is happening. Between Design Indaba and a host of local designers, artisans, and architects, we've put together a list of a few of our favorite spots to visit in this magical city.
February 24, 2014
oscar niemeyer portrait

Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer

A look back at the iconic modernist buildings designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
February 24, 2014
dwell volvo palm springs modernism week

Dwell Media and Volvo Cars Bring The Future of Mobility to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014

On Sunday, February 16, Dwell Media and Swedish luxury automobile manufacturer Volvo activated a day of innovation to explore the Future of Mobility at Modernism Week in Palm Springs.
February 24, 2014
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Solid Conference: Hardware and the Networked Home

Networking technology and internet-powered apps mean interior design and architecture are about to become more personal. But with this technological shift, it’s the homes and devices that will be doing the personalization.
February 24, 2014
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