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10 Minutes with Michael Graves at the JCP Home Launch

Last week, JCPenney (now known as JCP) launched several collaborative home collections from renowned designers. We sat down with architect Michael Graves to chat about designing for large retailers, Habitat for Humanity housing, and his upcoming Dwell on Design appearance.
June 10, 2013
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Modern Storage Solutions: 5 Smart Built-Ins and Closets

When space is tight, designers often eke out additional (hidden) square footage by going deep—into the walls and furnishings themselves. Built-in shelving, closets, and creative, multipurpose built-ins maximize storage and can make even a tiny space more functional and beautiful. Here are some of our favorite examples of smart storage in small spaces.
June 10, 2013
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Promo Daily: Andrew B. Myers

Photographer Andrew B. Myers caught our eye with his fun promo of a Scrabble board. The simple and strong composition combined with the pastel color palette work well together. The checkered background mirrors both the squares on the board and the letter tiles. We also get introduced to Myers personality. He clearly has a sense of humor, something we like to know when sending a photographer on a shoot. All in all, this is a successful and clever promotional piece that made us chuckle and drove us right to his website.
June 10, 2013
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A Five-Act History of Urbanism in Barcelona

Labyrinthine alleys, majestic avenues, meandering parks, and pristine beaches—this is the urban fabric of modern Barcelona, a city 2,500 years in the making. We've traipsed the Catalonian capital's streets this past week and to provide orientation and context to the photos shared via our Instagram feed, here's a brief history of the city divided into five acts.
June 9, 2013
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Onstage Preview: A Renovation by Mike Jacobs

The cover story on our June furniture issue details the Los Feliz residence of actors Adam Jones and Jayma Mays. Now it's a sterling example of modern design, but prior to architect Mike Jacobs's deftly executed renovation, it was a crumbling mess.
June 9, 2013
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Behind the Scenes at Cosentino's Factory

Beginning in the 1950s, photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher traveled Europe documenting the architecture of industry. Inspired by their perspective, we captured a few images of Cosentino's sprawling headquarters in Almeria, Spain, which produces engineered and natural-stone surfaces—it's a place where high-tech processes and very traditional techniques come together. Click through this slideshow for a look at shots that didn't make it into our step-by-step look at the marble manufacturing process.
June 8, 2013
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5 Modern Hotels We Love

Summer time means it's time to travel! Whether you're planning on staying stateside or reslishing in a beachside oasis south of the border, Dwell has you covered with these five modern hotels. For more lodging options check out our post highlighting 9 of the best-designed hotels worldwide.
June 8, 2013
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5 Lust-Worthy Living Rooms

Make the living room a central space in your home with loads of colorful accessories and a trapeze or two.
June 7, 2013
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WEEK IN REVIEW: 7 GREAT READS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

Each week Dwell.com 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.
June 7, 2013
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