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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
The six-by-six-foot shower boasts a hardwood-slatted deck, which allows water to seep into a concrete pan that empties into the main drainage system. The cage of bamboo poles provides the requisite privacy to the bather.

7 Examples of Beautiful Bamboo

Bamboo: It's beautiful, it's sustainable, and it's versatile. What's not to love? Here we take a look at seven examples of architects, homeowners, and landscape architects that have used this magnificent material in lovely and unique ways.
September 22, 2013
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A Surfer's Paradise

For those that love salt in the air and sand in their hair, these seven shops and homes from the Dwell archives should have you busting out the wet suits and boards. Here, we highlight some of our favorite surf shops and the homes of the people who might frequent them.
September 22, 2013
The facade of the Belmont Street Lofts in Portland, Oregon, is an interwoven matrix of permeable wire-mesh balconies, wood cladding, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

5 Modern Houses in Portland

Building on our Modern in the City of Roses slideshow, we share five more residential projects from Portland, Oregon, ranging from a multi-family development to renovations.
September 21, 2013
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6 Ways to Design with Marc Newson

Can’t afford to drop $2 million on a Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge? Relax, for to follow is a study of rooms from the pages of Dwell that incorporate a range of designs by the modern industrial master.
September 21, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed

Each week delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
September 20, 2013
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Up in the Woods: 8 Forest Homes

Eight riffs on the cozy cabin typology that make the most of a forest setting with modern architecture that connects to the outdoors.
September 20, 2013
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5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi

With a body of work spanning sculpture, dance, furniture, lightning, and landscapes, Isamu Noguchi is one of the most revered figures in the 20th-century canon. Buckminster Fuller once called described him as "a scientist-artist…one of the rare question-askers and responders" and others have said he's a traditional sculptor who makes contemporary images that relate to history. Historian Martin Friedman notes that "his large-scale architectural conceptions have more in common with the awesome structures of Mesoamerica, Borobudur, and Angkor Wat than current forms." Here, we take a look at four of his public spaces, which feature abstracted forms, monolithic elements, organic influences, and visual references to history.
September 20, 2013
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Young Designers on Display in Milan

It's no secret that during the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, one of our favorite stops is SaloneSatellite, the portion of the fair devoted to young designers under the age of 35. Curated by an esteemed jury of international design stars and spearheaded by the indomitable Marva Griffin-Wilshire, SaloneSatellite is one of the most important opportunities for young designers to get noticed by the world at large. This year 11 designers have been selected to display and sell their creations for a short time during the holiday season (September 27-December 25), at Milan's premier shopping destination—the Design Supermarket at La Rinascente. Here we share a sneak peek at the offerings from each of the 11 young designers.
September 19, 2013