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9 Nature-Inspired Furniture Designs

Designers nod to the natural world in the form of warm-toned materials, details pulled from the atmosphere, and patterns that go with the grain.
June 6, 2014
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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Frank Lloyd Wright

Unrealized projects and incredible sketches from the master architect.
June 5, 2014
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Bright Hotel with Spacious Communal Lobby in Times Square

When creating a hotel in the madhouse that is New York's Times Square, designers can go one of two ways—create a protected sanctuary that provides some quiet from the nonstop bustle on the streets, or make a 24-seven party house that attempts to capture the neighborhood's energy. The newly opened CitizenM, the European hotel brand's first outpost in the U.S., does a little bit of both. With architecture and interiors by Amsterdam-based firm Concrete, the hotel offers an ample lobby for lounging, drinking, and laptop-ing the day away (on plush Vitra furnishings, no less), while compact, streamlined bedrooms provide peaceful sleeping perches. Click through the slideshow for a tour of the bright space.
June 5, 2014
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Coolhaus Ice Cream at Dwell on Design

At Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, June 20-22, catch Coolhaus co-founder Natasha Case onstage and taste ice cream sandwiches on the show floor. Click through the slideshow to take a look at Coolhaus's delectable, architecture-inspired offerings.
June 5, 2014
3-d printed canal house on the amsterdam river

3-D Printed Canal House in Amsterdam

An in-progress 3-D printed house could impact the future of urban housing.
June 5, 2014
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How To Remodel with Douglas Fir

Warm up a new addition or highlight existing architecture with the right choice of wood—we recommend Douglas fir, an evergreen conifer native to the western coast of North America.
June 5, 2014
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Modern Studio of a Finnish Design Legend

Yrjö Kukkapuro, one of Finland’s design legends, is primed for an international resurgence thanks to a new furniture collaboration with Artek.
June 5, 2014
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7 Cutting-Edge Furniture Designs

By harnessing the latest high-tech materials and innovations, like 3-D printing and nanotechnology, manufacturers are using science to create forward-thinking design.
June 5, 2014
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A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires

Nicknamed the Green Lantern, this portable bar in Buenos Aires saves the day (and the night).
June 4, 2014