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  1. Commute in Style with a Modern Bicycle
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    Commute in Style with a Modern Bicycle

    Never mind that it's close to freezing outside, you still need to get where you’re going with speed and style. Take one of these dashing bikes out for a spin.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.24.14

  2. Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway
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    Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway

    Set in a beautiful stretch of fjord country about 250 miles northwest of Oslo, the Juvet Landscape Hotel is the kind of place you could not even dream up.

    written by: Robert Landon
    12.18.14

  3. You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues
    In The Modern World

    You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues

    Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.

    12.16.14

  4. Starbucks Unveils Giant Roastery for Small-Batch Coffee in Seattle
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    Starbucks Unveils Giant Roastery for Small-Batch Coffee in Seattle

    Blocks away from its original store, Starbucks unveils a 15,000-square-foot facility dedicated to roasting and tasting small-batch beans.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.12.14

  5. Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas
    In The Modern World

    Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas

    Responding to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of easy-to-build prefab shelters for the Philippines.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.12.14

  6. Jaime Hayon Reimagines a Room in an Iconic Copenhagen Hotel
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    Jaime Hayon Reimagines a Room in an Iconic Copenhagen Hotel

    In 1958, Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen—an emblem of midcentury Scandinavia. Every detail from the structure (which was Denmark's first skyscraper) to the cutlery,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.11.14

  7. An Exhibit Tells the Story of Legendary Design Brand Vitra
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    An Exhibit Tells the Story of Legendary Design Brand Vitra

    "Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: a European Project with American Roots" is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through April 26.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.05.14

  8. Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Bibliophile
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    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Bibliophile

    When it comes to giving books, one size (usually) fits all, there's no need to find an additional box with which to wrap it, and it lasts a lifetime. We've handpicked a few of our favorites along...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.04.14

  9. Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water
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    Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water

    The modular Jellyfish Barge could be a solar-powered solution to food shortages.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  10. Fuel Up at These Super Charming Coffee Shops
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    Fuel Up at These Super Charming Coffee Shops

    Here at Dwell, we're always on the lookout for coffee shops that are as passionate about design as java. Drawn from our archives, these are six delightful cafés where you can relax and recharge.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.03.14

  11. Decades Old, the Modernist Houses of New Zealand Have No Shortage of Charm
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    Decades Old, the Modernist Houses of New Zealand Have No Shortage of Charm

    In a new book, photographer Mary Gaudin gives readers an intimate tour of New Zealand's modernist houses, offering a look at the way residents have lived in and loved each one. From worn-in Eames...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.02.14

  12. Jet Set: 8 Modern Airport Designs
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    Jet Set: 8 Modern Airport Designs

    Flying—as 3.55 million Americans are expected to do this Thanksgiving weekend, according to projections by AAA—can be an unpleasant slog. But it doesn't have to be. Here are eight airports whose...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.28.14

  13. Transportation of the Future—Or Past? One Artist Captures Retro-Inspired "Flying" Cars
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    Transportation of the Future—Or Past? One Artist Captures Retro-Inspired "Flying" Cars

    French artist Renaud Marion has created a mind-bending collection that depicts futuristic "flying" cars, based off of classic, 20th-century models. Marion shot the majority of the cars against the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.25.14

  14. Beautiful Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv Transformed into Hotels
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    Beautiful Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv Transformed into Hotels

    Tel Aviv’s UNESCO-inscribed White City, a neighborhood that houses some of the city’s more historic Bauhaus architecture, is undergoing a revival: as gorgeous boutique hotels and eateries have...

    written by: Gemma Price
    11.25.14

  15. How to Take a Dwell Photo with Photographer Matthew Williams
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    How to Take a Dwell Photo with Photographer Matthew Williams

    Dwell architecture and interiors photographer Matthew Williams offers his expert opinion on how to frame a shot and the best time of day for a photograph.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    11.24.14

  16. A Chocolate Bar that Tastes as Good as it Looks
    Food

    A Chocolate Bar that Tastes as Good as it Looks

    When it comes to confections, packaging often gets the high design treatment. But what about the treat itself? Dandelion, a San Francisco–based purveyor of ethically sourced chocolate, teamed up...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.24.14

  17. Coffee Break: Verve, Santa Cruz
    Food

    Coffee Break: Verve, Santa Cruz

    For a coffee roastery and storefront in a century-old structure, Fuse Architecture stuck to the three Rs: recast, repurpose, and reimagine.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ted Holladay
    11.19.14

  18. 7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home
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    7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home

    To coincide with our gift guide featuring modern gifts for the consummate host, we've rounded up a few crucial tips for entertaining at home from Dwell residents past.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.19.14

  19. Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Antiques Dealer Joel Chen
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    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Antiques Dealer Joel Chen

    Los Angeles-based antiques dealer Joel Chen shares his gift-shopping advice.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.18.14

  20. Improving Lives Through Accessible Design
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    Improving Lives Through Accessible Design

    Industry leaders gather in Boston to brainstorm human-centric solutions.

    11.14.14

  21. Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Mini Modernist
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    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Mini Modernist

    Jump start a child's design education with a savvy gift—from a smart game to a playful lamp—this holiday season.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.13.14

  22. 8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles
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    8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles isn't all mansions and superhighways. As these eight homes demonstrate, sustainability is within reach in America's second largest city.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  23. Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget
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    Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget

    In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Narayan Mahon
    11.12.14

  24. How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults
    In The Modern World

    How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults

    Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.

    11.11.14

  25. The Ultimate Ride: VIP Helicopter with Plush Interior
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    The Ultimate Ride: VIP Helicopter with Plush Interior

    Italian and Singaporean design team Lanzavecchia + Wai dreamed up a luxury ride for helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland. Featuring a light palette, plush leather seats, and LED lights, the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.11.14

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