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  1. 8 Furniture Designs Made With Mind-Bending Materials
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    8 Furniture Designs Made With Mind-Bending Materials

    The story of modern furniture design can't be separated from material technology. Ever since Charles and Ray Eames discovered a molding process to create curvaceous pieces of plywood, innovations...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.08.14

  2. Garage Reimagined as a Family Gathering Space
    Houses We Love

    Garage Reimagined as a Family Gathering Space

    After a tree falls in Santa Monica, a garage is reborn as a 600-square-foot family gathering spot.

    photos by: Zen Sekizawa
    09.05.14

  3. Can the Los Angeles River Start a New Chapter?
    A Great Idea

    Can the Los Angeles River Start a New Chapter?

    An ambitious, year-long civic engagement project wants Angelenos to play along their waterway.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.05.14

  4. Amazing Textiles Explore the Sense of Touch
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    Amazing Textiles Explore the Sense of Touch

    Five years ago, Emily Fischer launched a startup studio called Haptic Lab that designs and creates products that explore the sense of touch, including handmade kites and intricately stitched quilts...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    09.04.14

  5. 6 Beautiful Courtyards
    Rooms We Love

    6 Beautiful Courtyards

    Whether within a home's perimeter or outside of it, these modern courtyards provide a breath of fresh air.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.04.14

  6. How Technology Informs the Craft Revolution
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    How Technology Informs the Craft Revolution

    An exhibition at Design Museum Holon showcases products that marry handicraft and high-tech.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.04.14

  7. Modern Bathroom Renovation in San Francisco
    Rooms We Love

    Modern Bathroom Renovation in San Francisco

    When Chris Brigham, founder of Knife & Saw, discovered water damage in the master bathroom of his San Francisco home, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The furniture maker and his wife...

    written by: Ali B. Zagat
    09.04.14

  8. August Smart Lock is Both Functional and Attractive
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    August Smart Lock is Both Functional and Attractive

    Smart lock systems are one of those inventions that sound like more trouble than they’re worth, but when done right, they’re a boon to anyone who shares an apartment or home, either for Airbnb or...

    written by: Alexander George
    09.04.14

  9. Early Drawings by Famous Architects
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    Early Drawings by Famous Architects

    Early architectural drawings showcase established architects' creative explorations on paper.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.03.14

  10. 8 Modern Chandeliers
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    8 Modern Chandeliers

    Stuffy crystal fixtures, take heed—these modern chandeliers give a living space a healthy dose of pizzazz, without going overboard.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.02.14

  11. Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan
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    Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan

    A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.02.14

  12. Icons of Danish Design: Wooden Ducklings and Birds
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    Icons of Danish Design: Wooden Ducklings and Birds

    In 1959, a Danish police officer stopped traffic in order to let a young family of ducks across the road. Inspired by the newspaper photographs, Hans Bøling designed duck and duckling figures to...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.29.14

  13. Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition
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    Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition

    Shuttling between her Paris apartment and her German workshop, Gesa Hansen strikes a balance while continuing a family design tradition.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    08.29.14

  14. 10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans
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    10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans

    In our October issue, we profiled Luke Pedersen and James Lennard, the designers who run Cape Town’s Field Office, a joint coffee shop and furniture showroom. Here, we take a tour through some more...

    08.28.14

  15. Danish Farmhouse Turned Contemporary Art Studio
    House Tours

    Danish Farmhouse Turned Contemporary Art Studio

    At first sight, the plain barn adjacent to Lone and Søren Asmusson’s home in Farum, Denmark, looks like any other thatched barn on a country estate. Upon closer inspection, however, it becomes...

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    08.28.14

  16. Modular Beach Home in Australia
    House Tours

    Modular Beach Home in Australia

    For this four-module prefab house off the Australian coastline, local firm Archiblox’s aim was “to create an inspiring double height living area with full glazing along the northern façade that...

    written by: Tim Hanrahan
    08.28.14

  17. 10 Scenic Horizontal Homes
    Houses We Love

    10 Scenic Horizontal Homes

    In an increasingly urbanized society, vertical building has become the MO, but if you have the space, consider building outwards instead. These low-slung structures are easy on the knees and on the...

    08.28.14

  18. Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers
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    Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers

    Bauhaus member and modernist pioneer Josef Albers was best known as an influential color theorist, writer, teacher, and painter. But the artist took his exploration of color into furniture design,...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.27.14

  19. Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home
    House Tours

    Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home

    Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Richard Powers
    08.26.14

  20. In Cape Town, a Creative Duo Forges a Unique Approach to Furniture Design
    Profiles

    In Cape Town, a Creative Duo Forges a Unique Approach to Furniture Design

    Combining clean lines with traditional craftsmanship, a pair of Cape Town–based surfers help stoke, and satisfy, a demand for South African design.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.26.14

  21. Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center
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    Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center

    Heralded as the “Versailles of Industry” when it opened in 1956, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, remains symbolic of cutting-edge design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.26.14

  22. 8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks
    A Great Idea

    8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks

    Cement blocks, commonly used to strengthen and insulate a building, are usually covered up. Left bare, they can also offer a minimalist variation on the traditional red brick theme.

    08.26.14

  23. Modern Tea Shop in San Francisco
    Shops

    Modern Tea Shop in San Francisco

    With smart interiors by Arcanum Architecture, a shop in the Mission District attempts to put a new spin on the venerable cup of tea.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.25.14

  24. Midcentury Modern Architecture of Sarasota
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    Midcentury Modern Architecture of Sarasota

    The inaugural SarasotaMOD festival in Sarasota, Florida, will introduce visitors to the area’s rich midcentury architecture from October 9 to 12, 2014. The event includes a tour of Florida Southern...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.25.14

  25. 5 Portable Sound Devices We Love
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    5 Portable Sound Devices We Love

    These slim, portable speakers and radios are a convenient option for listening to your favorite tunes and podcasts. Minimally designed with clever details, these five devices from the Dwell Store...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.22.14

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