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  1. Jens Risom

    Jens Risom

    In the late 1960s, designer Jens Risom sought an affordable vacation home for his family on Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island. Now some 45 years later, the prefab cottage still exists to...

    11.19.12

  2. The 2013 Interior Design Show

    The 2013 Interior Design Show

    Now in its 15th year, the Interior Design Show (IDS) brings together the newest and most innovative of international and Canadian design. With three full days of inspirational exhibits, influential...

    12.18.12

  3. Holiday Gift Picks from Mociun
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    Holiday Gift Picks from Mociun

    Caitlin Mociun has been a Brooklyn design fixture since graduating from RISD with a BFA in textile design. Her Bauhaus-inspired clothing collections put her on the map, but she's now focusing on...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.17.12

  4. Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography
    Books

    Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography

    A new biography highlights the rich, black-and-white photography of Balthazar Korab, whose sharp imagery helped give a face to modernist architecture in mid-century America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.18.12

  5. Minuscule Chair

    Minuscule Chair

    Understated Scandinavian style is translated to an uncomplicated yet sophisticated chair design, courtesy of Dane Cecilie Manz. The upholstered seat is hand-stitched where the leather piping meets...

    $2094.00

  6. Ventura Lounge

    Ventura Lounge

    Ten hues of drawstring stitching contrast Poliform’s multitude of fabric options, all wrapped around Massaud’s sinewy chair frame. We recommend the higher-contrast shades, from an electric blue to...

    $2900.00

  7. La Mise

    La Mise

    The deceptively slouchy seating collection by young Italian designer Luca Nichetto is meticulously pieced together and finished with black, red, yellow, or white macro zigzag stitching on one of...

    $4015.00

  8. PS 2012 Sofa

    PS 2012 Sofa

    This cozy three-seater is part of the retro-influenced PS collection. Moving away from what the designer calls “heavy, clumsy” modern sofas, this light and airy tubular-steel number is made with...

    $899.00

  9. Frolla Armchair

    Frolla Armchair

    Someone’s finally done it: a high-design beanbag chair for adults. Frolla’s removable cover features cordonnet stitching in an electric blue yarn; the base fabric comes in beige or gray cotton.

    $770.00

  10. Cleon Sofa

    Cleon Sofa

    This modular sectional has the low-slung, relaxed silhouette of an Italian sofa three times the price. Bright persimmon contrast stitching adds just the right amount of oomph to the otherwise...

    $2850.00

  11. Panchina

    Panchina

    Italian designer and architect Antonio Citterio has worked with Vitra for 25 years, and these benches—part of the Grand Repos collection—demonstrate how classic lines can be updated without looking...

    $1370.00

  12. Piping Hot

    Piping Hot

    Even the fluffiest sofa looks sporty and tailored when outlined in crisp edging. Whether zigzagged, contrast-stitched, or piped, the latest trend in upholstered furniture has us examining the seams.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.19.12

  13. Framed House Video Tour
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    Framed House Video Tour

    In a charming video tour of the February 2013 Houses We Love, spy the interiors and garden of an innovative abode built in Singapore for just $122 per square foot.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.21.12

  14. Slumber Party
    Hotels

    Slumber Party

    The latest trend in hotel design is none other than bunk beds. Building on the February 2013 issue's Hotel Register on Mexico City hostel Downtown Beds, we've searched high and low to find new...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.21.12

  15. Small Space Living by LifeEdited
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    Small Space Living by LifeEdited

    For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.

    written by: Chris Tackett
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    12.12.12

  16. Prefab for Humanity
    A Great Idea

    Prefab for Humanity

    In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    12.24.12

  17. Middle Ground
    Houses We Love

    Middle Ground

    Adding less than $100,000 of improvements to an off-the-shelf prefab model resulted in a clean-cut structure at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Scott Palamar
    12.19.12

  18. M.A.S.S.A.S. Sofa

    M.A.S.S.A.S. Sofa

    The M.A.S.S.A.S. collection is compact and tidy, defined by the raised, tacking-like stitching along its seams. Upholstery fabric is bonded to wadding to create an ubersturdy covering for its...

  19. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 8
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 8

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 8: How...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    01.04.12

  20. Mike Matas's Travel Videos
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    Mike Matas's Travel Videos

    In addition to working at Facebook and formerly gigging at Apple, Mike Matas is one hell of a photographer. And thanks to this trio of videos he's made of three pretty serious treks across parts of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.05.12

  21. Protect and Conserve
    Shops

    Protect and Conserve

    Driven by “an evangelical zeal to save things,” Adam Hills and Maria Speake artfully repurpose landfill-bound materials at their London architectural salvage and design business,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Ben Anders
    01.07.12

  22. Boisbuchet as a Canvas
    Outdoor

    Boisbuchet as a Canvas

    The Spanish architect, artist, and designer Luis Urculo once said, "I no longer know what an architect is and what an architect should do...." This past summer Urculo led one of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.12.12

  23. Anne Tyng, 1920-2011
    Profiles

    Anne Tyng, 1920-2011

    Just before the new year, architect and theorist Anne Tyng died at the age of 91 at her home in Marin County, California. Her extensive writings about geometric architecture explored ways to apply...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.17.12

  24. Chris Burden's Big City Dreams
    A Great Idea

    Chris Burden's Big City Dreams

    Judging from the ecstatic mood, it may as well have been Christmas morning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as Angelenos finally got a much-awaited first look at Chris Burden’s...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    01.13.12

  25. Architectural Virtual Reality
    A Great Idea

    Architectural Virtual Reality

    Last year we posted a video that architect Sebastian Mariscal shared with us; a cinematic architectural rendering that takes viewers on a virtual tour of a project he designed in Woodstock, New...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.14.12

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