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2009

Mid-Century Remixed

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New Lives for Classic Homes
December/January 2009,
Vol. 09
Issue 02.
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Denise Korn

"In 2003, Denise Korn marched into the Boston public school system with one goal in mind: to demystify the process of design.
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Opened House

A few years after moving into their stocky, cavelike 1970s bi-level 20 miles southeast of Milwaukee, JJ and Eric Edstrom decided it was time to renovate.
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Interior Designer Peter Bentel Reviews 5 Barstools

Frontways, sideways, backward, or leaning against the back. Breakfast, beers, or bitters. The versatile barstool is indeed a perfect place to perch.
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Walter Gropius, Hagerty House

Walter Gropius wanted the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States, to be as close to the sea as possible.
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Scrap House

"Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and knowledge of–industrial materials to create a new…
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Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park

High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the major wrongdoings of modernism, but Detroit's Lafayette Park—the…
Renovated Breuer house in Baltimore exterior with large glass windows

Marcel Breuer Hooper House II

A new owner with a light touch has kept Marcel Breuer's 1959 Hooper House II a marvel of the mid-20th century whose life will extend well into the 21st.
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Washington, DC

Washington, DC, is not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It's also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide open to modern design.
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The Alessi 9090

Alessi—In the 1970s, Alessi invested $300,000 to develop its first cooking appliance: a stovetop espresso maker by Richard Sapper.
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Paul Petrunia of Archinect

Paul Petrunia founded the website Archinect in 1997, using news, forums, and original features to connect the architecture world online.
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