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  1. AIA|LA Announces Restaurant Design Awards Finalists
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    AIA|LA Announces Restaurant Design Awards Finalists

    The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) has announced the top nominees for the 9th-annual Restaurant Design Awards, held at Dwell on Design. This year’s jury—consisting of writer...

    written by: Kristen W. Terry
    05.30.13

  2. Alejandro Sticotti's Teahouse
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    Alejandro Sticotti's Teahouse

    I met with the Argentinian architect and furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti a few months ago while he was in San Francisco, and he showed me photos he'd snapped the previous week, while on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.04.10

  3. All the Cacti You Could Ever Need at a Shop in Los Angeles
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    All the Cacti You Could Ever Need at a Shop in Los Angeles

    When it comes to impressive indoor gardens, certain plants are having their moment in the spotlight (we're looking at you, succulents, tillandsias, and fiddle leaf fig trees). The new Los Angeles...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.21.15

  4. America's Top Design Destinations
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    America's Top Design Destinations

    We're hitting the road and touring the best architecture and design in the U S of A. With stops as varied as Honolulu and Portland, Maine, this trek through best design our fair cities has to offer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.13

  5. Amsterdam Retail Therapy
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    Amsterdam Retail Therapy

    On a drizzly afternoon in Holland's capital city, I took to the streets, armed with a map, a copy of a great little guide book, Amsterdam Made by Hand, and absolutely no problem getting lost along...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.27.11

  6. An Architect's Guide to Silver Lake
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    An Architect's Guide to Silver Lake

    One highlight of my recent visit to Los Angeles was a whirlwind tour of Silver Lake with the great architect Barbara Bestor, who has lived there since 1988. She drove me around, pointing out...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.11.11

  7. An Updated Design Hostel for the Belgian Socialists of Yesteryear
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    An Updated Design Hostel for the Belgian Socialists of Yesteryear

    An old Art Deco building in Ghent, Belgium—and former headquarters for a Socialist newspaper—sees new life as a design-y hostel for travelers on the cheap.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.26.14

  8. Apartment Decorated by Gaultier
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    Apartment Decorated by Gaultier

    Stepping into the freshly decorated apartment by Jean-Paul Gaultier at Trocadero in Paris, I felt as if I had been transported into a quixotic dream, complete with a choppy journey through a triage...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.11.10

  9. ARAM at 50: Golden Anniversary for a London Design Icon
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    ARAM at 50: Golden Anniversary for a London Design Icon

    Zeev Aram‘s Kings Road store introduced modern furniture to London.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.29.14

  10. Architecture Across Germany
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    Architecture Across Germany

    German architecture is known for its clean lines, cutting-edge design, and elements of play. Here, we share seven examples of architecture across the country.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.14.14

  11. Architecture Tour: Madrid, Spain
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    Architecture Tour: Madrid, Spain

    Architect and designer Andrés Jaque takes us on a tour of pre-modern Madrid, highlighting the spaces where progressive design is breaking the mold.

    written by: Andrew Barsch
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    02.26.09

  12. Around the World in Instagrams: Dwell's Most Popular Photos, April 2014
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    Around the World in Instagrams: Dwell's Most Popular Photos, April 2014

    In April, Dwell's editors traveled the world, making a stop in Milan for the festivities surrounding Salone del Mobile, and Detroit to explore the city's art and design scene. Click through the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.29.14

  13. Art Mecca in Leipzig: The Spinnerei
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    Art Mecca in Leipzig: The Spinnerei

    Deemed "the hottest place on earth" by art critic Joachim Pissarro, Leipzig's cotton mill turned cultural destination mixes art, history, crafts, and politics.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.27.13

  14. Asia Now: The Continent's Best Cities for Design
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    Asia Now: The Continent's Best Cities for Design

    We love nothing more than hitting the road in search of the best in global design. Here's our tour of five Asian cities that architecture fans can't afford to miss.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.03.13

  15. 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

  16. Athens, Greece
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    Athens, Greece

    Athens is home to one of history’s most important buildings, the Parthenon, but how does the city fare architecturally today? 
A spate of modern development, particularly a new museum that...

    written by: Dan Hawaleshka
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    11.15.10

  17. Austin's New Arthouse
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    Austin's New Arthouse

    This past October, the city of Austin celebrated the reopening of Arthouse at the Jones Center—the oldest contemporary art organization in Texas. New York-based architects Lewis.Tsurumaki...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Michael Moran
    02.18.11

  18. Australia's Black Granite Box at Venice Architecture Biennale
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    Australia's Black Granite Box at Venice Architecture Biennale

    An uncannily simple white cube gallery space wrapped in black granite comes to the Australian pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

    written by: Robert Landon
    06.10.14

  19. 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

  20. Barcelona's La Formiga d'Or
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    Barcelona's La Formiga d'Or

    La Formiga d'Or, an offshoot of Happy Books, is a curious little shop uniquely located in the cloister of the Cathedral of Barcelona. The selection of items includes books on religion to touristy...

    written by: Genevieve Gladson
    07.11.11

  21. Barcelona, Day One
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    Barcelona, Day One

    When the plane's wheels touched ground this morning at 7am, it was still dark in Barcelona. We, a motley crew of design-website editors, had just spent a long eight hours flying over the Atlantic...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.26.11

  22. Barcelona, Day Two
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    Barcelona, Day Two

    On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.11

  23. Beachfront Paradise in Corsica
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    Beachfront Paradise in Corsica

    The new La Plage Casadelmar hotel in Corsica is inspired by the colors and textures of its waterfront setting.

    05.13.13

  24. 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

  25. Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew
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    Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew

    William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill's new book Beer Craft: A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer is like Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything—just for homebrew hobbyists. In the book, the writer...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.19.11

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