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  1. Furniture by Little-Known Midcentury Designer Ernest Race Gets a New Life
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    Furniture by Little-Known Midcentury Designer Ernest Race Gets a New Life

    Responding to a wartime call for furniture, British designer Ernest Race began producing pieces using available materials—particularly aluminum and steel—in the late 1940s. While lesser known than...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.19.14

  2. A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs
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    A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs

    From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed by America's most famous architect.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    01.07.15

  3. Why So Serious? 8 Whimsical Designs
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    Why So Serious? 8 Whimsical Designs

    Modern design doesn't always have to be so highbrow, sometimes it can be downright whimsical. Here, we've gathered up eight of our favorite playfully and amusing modern designs.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.02.13

  4. Q&A with Autograph Creative Directors
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    Q&A with Autograph Creative Directors

    Donerik Dela Cruz and Aaron Pou describe their business as a “design start-up in challenging times,” but since launching Autograph, a brand consulting, art direction, and graphic design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.05.09

  5. Energy Storage Expert Jim Kelly Brings Renewables to Railroads
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    Energy Storage Expert Jim Kelly Brings Renewables to Railroads

    Jim Kelly first began pondering the possibilities and limitations of renewables as a senior vice president of transmission and distribution for Southern California Edison. After 38 years with the...

    written by: William Lamb
    05.09.15

  6. Wright at Home: 1930-1965
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    Wright at Home: 1930-1965

    While airport terminals aren't necessarily known as venues for stellar art exhibits, it's always a nice surprise to find some visual stimulation while floating down the conveyor belt in a travel...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.11.09

  7. Bangkok's Storied Shophouses
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    Bangkok's Storied Shophouses

    Cities and countries have many faces, and the one known to travelers and foreigners often differs from that of the everyday. In his photo series "Shophouses" German photographer Peter...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Nitsch
    09.14.10

  8. Aerial Modernism
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    Aerial Modernism

    Some of the most famous modern buildings are now preserved as public landmarks, which anyone can visit and tour. Others remain private, viewed only through architectural photography and magazine...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.20.10

  9. Yard Works
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    Yard Works

    “Mother Nature is too powerful to try and mimic,” says Shane Coen, whose firm is known for its minimalist approach to the residential landscape.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  10. Frei Otto Wins 2015 Pritzker Prize Posthumously
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    Frei Otto Wins 2015 Pritzker Prize Posthumously

    The late German architect, who passed away the day before the announcement, was just awarded the 2015 Pritzker Prize.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.10.15

  11. An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
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    An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California

    If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever. They invite us past the charred cedar facade of their Southern California home. 

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    08.04.11

  12. Casa Study House #1
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    Casa Study House #1

    Traditions collide in Los Angeles when architect Jeremy Levine hotwires SoCal Spanish with international haute-moderne. The resulting house of courtyards, shelves, and even some repurposed car...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Tom Fowlks
    06.17.09

  13. Brass Lighting by Raymond Barberousse
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    Brass Lighting by Raymond Barberousse

    We've been hitting a brassy note lately, as evidenced by our recent round up of six products made of the gold-like alloy. Chicago based designer and architect Raymond Barberousse ups the ante with...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.01.13

  14. Graphic Designer We Love: Romualdo Faura
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    Graphic Designer We Love: Romualdo Faura

    Romualdo Faura is a graphic designer based in Murcia, Spain known for his minimal color palette, flat shapes, simplicity and focus on corporate branding, illustration, editorial and icon design...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.11.13

  15. Icon Design: Google Play Music by Zachary Gibson
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    Icon Design: Google Play Music by Zachary Gibson

    These icon designs by San Francisco-based graphic designer Zachary Gibson for Google Play Music All Access are hitting all the right notes.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    06.29.13

  16. This May Be the Cutest Math Classroom of All Time
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    This May Be the Cutest Math Classroom of All Time

    Math classrooms are not known for their design, but Greek graphic designer Marios Karystios managed to turn the typically dreaded room into this bright, playful space in Cyprus.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.13.15

  17. 4 Modern Homes in Germany
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    4 Modern Homes in Germany

    Innovative green design meets historical renovation in the world of contemporary German architecture.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.02.13

  18. Piet Hein Eek
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    Piet Hein Eek

    Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek is best known for his intricately composed scrap wood furniture—each piece a one-of-a-kind creation that merges artisan handcraft with skilled design processes....

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.30.09

  19. Raise High the Roof Beams
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    Raise High the Roof Beams

    Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    08.29.11

  20. Bringing It All Back Home
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    Bringing It All Back Home

    Relying on local materials, local craftsmen, and the land her family has farmed for over two centuries, a New Yorker rediscovers her Midwestern roots.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Kyoko Hamada
    02.08.10

  21. Innovative German Designs We Love
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    Innovative German Designs We Love

    From Bauhaus to the latest automobile designs, a great amount of industrial design and modernism originated in Germany and continues to inspire on a global scale. Here are seven of the latest...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.20.13

  22. Nike Flyknit: Innovating Design
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    Nike Flyknit: Innovating Design

    In the wake of the London Olympics, Nike teamed up with global curator Neville Wakefield and six other designers to dream up a structure that celebrates its latest product release, the Flyknit...

    written by: Maggie Nolin
    10.02.12

  23. Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed
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    Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed

    Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.27.13

  24. Michele De Lucchi Channels Aristotle for His 2015 Salone del Mobile Concept
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    Michele De Lucchi Channels Aristotle for His 2015 Salone del Mobile Concept

    Michele De Lucchi is having a well-deserved moment in the sun. Not only was he just named Designer of the Year by Germany’s publication A&W Architektur&Wohnen, the famed Memphis designer also...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.19.15

  25. Emerald City: 5 Modern Homes in Seattle
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    Emerald City: 5 Modern Homes in Seattle

    Surrounded by lush evergreen forests and famously known for its cup of Joe, this cool quintet of our favorite homes also resides in the Emerald City known as Seattle.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.14.13

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