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America's Top Design Destinations

We're hitting the road and touring the best architecture and design in the U S of A. With stops as varied as Honolulu and Portland, Maine, this trek through best design our fair cities has to offer is as inspiring as it is far-reaching.
July 1, 2013
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7 Modern Designs for Summer

Pull up a lounge chair and prep the grill. With summer in full swing, there's no better time to outfit your outdoor space with a fleet of new designs.
July 1, 2013
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Iconic Furniture Cameos on Charles Schulz's Peanuts

In a comic strip that appeared March 1, 1953, a Knoll Hardoy butterfly chair and an Eames LCW occupy a living room—the first appearance of mid-century modern furniture in Peanuts. Though author and illustrator Charles Schulz did not own these classics, the drapes are based on a pattern from his own home.
July 1, 2013
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Promo Daily: Steve Craft

Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: Steve Craft
July 1, 2013
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Mid-Century Furniture-Filled Living Room in San Rafael

"We can move out west if you can find a modern house that the furniture can go into," recollects homeowner Mark Neely after spending years collecting furniture for his apartments in Chicago and New York and taking the recent plunge settling into sunny San Rafael, California. Neely and partner Paul Kefalides' living room in their Joseph Eichler home in the Lucas Valley neighborhood from our June 'Furniture' issue is chock-full of the pair's impressive vintage finds, such as a Hans Wegner wooden Sawback chair, fur throw (albeit in need of dire repair), George Nelson's famous Ball Clock, Raymond Loewy's glossy DF-2000 cabinet, twin white floor lamps by Grta Von Nessen, and a suitably-packed cluster of Brian Willshire wooden sculptures, one of Neely’s many collections. Click here to view more of the couple's collections in their 500-plus home.
July 1, 2013
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5 Prefab Houses in Far-Flung Locations

We've corralled a collection of prefab homes located on precarious hillsides, atop mountains, in remote deserts, and next to pristine lakes to show the building method's versatility. Plus: a sneak peek of our upcoming special issue dedicated to prefab.
July 1, 2013
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European Vacation: 5 Capitals of Design

Headed back to good old Europe this summer for some design-driven travel? Our city guides offer an insider's view of what you should not miss as your travels take you from Paris to Helsinki and beyond.
July 1, 2013
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Santa Monica Public Parking Structure by Brooks + Scarpa

Los Angeles-based architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa's redesign of the Santa Monica Public Parking Structure is a modern reinterpretation of Frank Gehry's iconic steel mesh design.
July 1, 2013
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10 Radical Ideas for Improving Our Environment

In the face of often pessimistic news screens about leaking oil pipelines, clear-cut forests, and unsustainable farming, it’s nice to be reminded of neat things going on that actually improve the global environment. Here are 10 innovative environmental initiatives underway around the world. Some are grandiose projects that push the limits of science and engineering, while others involve ordinary people doing things like riding bikes and buying local produce. Will they counter the dubious practices of companies like Monsanto and Suncor? No, but they are hopeful anyway.
June 30, 2013
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