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What Design Can Do For New York City: A City Modern Preview

After Hurricane Sandy brought New York City’s precarious coastline to the forefront of the city’s collective attention last year, heads turned toward the design community and their proposed solutions to lessen and prevent the disastrous effects of another super storm. Next week Paola Antonelli, senior curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, will lead a group of her peers in a discussion how the design community can help with this issue and others to advance urban living. Joined by Pentagram's Michael Beirut, architect Deborah Berke and architecture critic Justin Davidson, the group will be moderated by New York design editor Wendy Goodman.
September 26, 2013
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Curtain Call: 8 Unique and Beautiful Uses for Curtains in the Home

Everyone knows that window treatments can make or break a room but the windows are not the only place to use curtains in a home. Here, we take a look at some great examples of unique uses for curtains as well as a couple traditional uses that really do their job.
September 26, 2013
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Fall Design Trend: Native American Design

We've all seen the Native American design trend lately and we think that when mixed properly with modern pieces this trend can be really quite beautiful. When looking to incorporate this trend, look no further than famed Portland, Oregon company Pendleton Woolen Mills. Known for their intricate patterns on blankets and throws inspired by Native American designs and for the softness of their lightweight, 100% pure virgin wool clothing, Pendleton has grown over the last 150 years to provide everything from their traditional offerings to furniture, bath, tabletop and home decor. Perfect for fall, we take you through some of our favorite pieces from Pendleton.
September 25, 2013
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Exploring the Future of 3D Printing: Day 2

The second day of the Media Bistro–sponsored 3D Inside Printing Conference and Expo offered more exploration of the industry, including an exploration of the coding associated with creating 3D objects, and its potential for growth. Here’s what we found on wrapup day.
September 25, 2013
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Creativity and Constraint: A City Modern Preview

Who better to speak to the topic of authentic design than a man with numerous creative collaborations under his belt in addition to his own (vast!) undertakings? Author, designer and ceramicist Jonathan Adler has worked with brands as varied as footwear designer TOMS and e-stationer Paperless Post and next week at City Modern, he’ll sit down with art law specialist Amy Adler (she also happens to be his sister), to discuss the intersection of design authorship and design inspiration. In advance of his City Modern panel at #DellVenue, Adler answered a few of our questions about authentic design and also gave us a sampling of some of his favorite recent additions to his collection.
September 25, 2013
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5 Smart Modern Homes in Japan

Time and again, so many modern architects tell us that they are heavily influenced by Japanese design. We go straight to the source with 5 of our favorite homes in Japan from the pages of Dwell.
September 24, 2013
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6 Modern Homes in San Diego

Although at first glance San Diego is typically associated with beachside apartments and tile-roofed bungalows, it most definitely has a modern side. With architectural legends such as Louis Kahn blazing the trail, the city is holding its own: Here are six houses from our pages that show San Diego's modern edge.
September 23, 2013
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7 Wall-Mounted Storage Solutions

Display your prized collections elegantly with wall-mounted shelves. From custom outfits to modular installations, we share seven solutions for hanging storage.
September 23, 2013
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Emerald City: Modern Homes in Seattle Part Two

Surrounded by lush evergreen forests and famously known for its cup of Joe, this second cool quintet of our favorite homes also resides in the Emerald City known as Seattle.
September 23, 2013
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