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  1. Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 by Philip Jodidio
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    Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 by Philip Jodidio

    Taschen’s forthcoming Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 is a compilation of pioneering works built from man’s inaugural construction material. Pushed to the wayside of late for steel, concrete, and...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    06.11.13

  2. What Design Can Do For New York City: A City Modern Preview
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    What Design Can Do For New York City: A City Modern Preview

    After Hurricane Sandy brought New York City’s precarious coastline to the forefront of the city’s collective attention last year, heads turned toward the design community and their proposed...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    09.26.13

  3. Top Picks from Noho Design District 2013
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    Top Picks from Noho Design District 2013

    With a bevy of design fairs taking place in New York this week, it was impossible to venture far in the city without stumbling across an exhibition of new design. From Wanted to ICFF, we criss...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    05.20.13

  4. The Salle Residence: A City Modern Preview
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    The Salle Residence: A City Modern Preview

    This weekend City Modern kicked off with the Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours. The tours take design fans inside the doors of some of the city’s most standout residences. This year, one of the...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    10.03.13

  5. The Ballet's Crown Jewels
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    The Ballet's Crown Jewels

    New York City Ballet goers will be treated to a healthy dose of design this season. The NYCB commissioned three New York–based studios to create seating areas for the Promenade level of the...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    10.17.12

  6. The Apprentice: A City Modern Preview
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    The Apprentice: A City Modern Preview

    Dwell and New York magazines’ second annual City Modern is kicking off in just a little over a week and we’re already looking forward to the home tours and panels featuring some of New York’s great...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    09.18.13

  7. Standing Room Only: The Vignelli Subway Map
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    Standing Room Only: The Vignelli Subway Map

    This Tuesday, we hopped a train for Brooklyn Heights. Destination: The New York Transit Museum, where a talk about the historic Vignelli subway map was being held. If you haven’t yet been, take...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.01.13

  8. Stamberg | Aferiat
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    Stamberg | Aferiat

    After visiting The Saguaro in Palm Springs during Modernism Week, we found ourselves hooked on the Stamberg Aferiat + Associates renovated hotel and wanted to see more from the duo behind it. Lucky...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    04.15.13

  9. Seismic Shifts at The National Academy
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    Seismic Shifts at The National Academy

    An exhibition currently on view at the National Academy Museum in New York, Seismic Shifts, explores paradigmatic shifts in modern culture. Featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography,...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.20.13

  10. Rock the Shack: Cabin Love
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    Rock the Shack: Cabin Love

    Sometimes the only thing getting us through the day is the dream of an escape—from work, from the city, from our day-to-day. Whether it's snow-filled windows and hot chocolate tickling your fancy...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.05.13

  11. Reclaim NYC: Design Auction for Sandy Relief
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    Reclaim NYC: Design Auction for Sandy Relief

    Reclaim NYC was formed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy by designer Brad Ascalon, writer Jennifer K. Gorsche, and Design Pages editor-in-chief Jean Lin. The three reached out to the design community...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    12.13.12

  12. Practice of Patronage
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    Practice of Patronage

    Last night in New York, the Museum of Arts & Design hosted a panel on the Practice of Patronage as part of an ongoing exhibition, After the Museum: The Home Front 2013. Dan Rubenstein, co-curator...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    04.17.13

  13. Parrish Art Museum by Herzog & de Meuron
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    Parrish Art Museum by Herzog & de Meuron

    Herzog & de Meuron design a new home for the Parrish Art Museum, providing an excuse to visit the Hamptons in the off-season.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    09.29.12

  14. Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell
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    Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell

    Mid-century modernism is a way of life in Palm Springs, California, and the community continually celebrates the look, feel, and style of the era. So when the Paul Kaplan Group and Dwell invited...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    02.22.13

  15. Off the Grid by François Chambard and Frederick McSwain
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    Off the Grid by François Chambard and Frederick McSwain

    A recent show at Gallery R’Pure in New York explored the meaning of life ‘off the grid’ for the urban explorer. While Off the Grid is nomadic by nature, a cohesiveness in color, materials, and...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    06.17.13

  16. Neo Knits
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    Neo Knits

    A pair of designers dream up a fresh way of knitting pixelated fabric, powered by a 21st-century sewing machine.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    05.18.12

  17. Nate Berkus's One Two Punch
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    Nate Berkus's One Two Punch

    Nate Berkus fans will have plenty to take in this month as the designer just released a book and a Target collaboration, both in stores now. ...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    10.24.12

  18. MyWorld Lounge System by Philippe Starck
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    MyWorld Lounge System by Philippe Starck

    Philippe Starck saw the new MyWorld sofa system in his dreams. The acclaimed designer doesn’t use computers, watch movies or television, nor find himself with much time to occupy his own couch. In...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    06.03.13

  19. Music By Design
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    Music By Design

    Last night the Red Bull Music Academy opened the doors of their new home in New York to a diverse crowd ranging from skateboard toting music lovers to architect Steven Holl. As if the allure of 38...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    05.14.13

  20. MoMA's 'Toy Story'
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    MoMA's 'Toy Story'

    MoMA’s Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 may be the world’s most engrossing toy box. Sadly, you can’t play with the 500+ items on exhibit July 29 through November...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    07.25.12

  21. Modern Undercover
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    Modern Undercover

    Just three weeks before their wedding, Jason Greenman and Jeanne Williams purchased their home in September of 2000. Having set their hopes on a mid-century modern home nestled in the Hollywood...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Michael Wells
    02.20.13

  22. Modern in the Country
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    Modern in the Country

    Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range. There would be vineyards, gardens, an orchard, bees and chickens—typical...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Lara Swimmer
    03.15.13

  23. Mid-Century Makeup: The Fontenell in Palm Springs
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    Mid-Century Makeup: The Fontenell in Palm Springs

    A mid-century oasis in the desert, The Fontenell, was built in the late '50s for the family of makeup and cosmetics icon Max Factor. Seeking a place his family could relax together, seven fully...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    02.28.13

  24. Metabolism Talks The Talk
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    Metabolism Talks The Talk

    Last night the New York Public Library hosted a sold-out talk between pioneering contemporary architect Rem Koolhaas and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist on the topic of their tome, Project Japan:...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.09.12

  25. Making Room
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    Making Room

    Making Room, an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, celebrates our growing citywide fascination with living small.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    01.23.13

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