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  1. '9 + 1 Ways of Being Political' Exhibition at MoMA
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    '9 + 1 Ways of Being Political' Exhibition at MoMA

    Spanning utopian works from the 1960s to a performance piece examining present-day domestic spaces, the exhibition 9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 years of Political Stances in Architecture and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.06.13

  2. Color Story: Yellow
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    Color Story: Yellow

    We continue our exploration of color in the modern home with this installment on bright, cheery yellow. As these seven projects show, a wash of yellow does wonders for interiors by providing a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.19.13

  3. Color Story: Red
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    Color Story: Red

    Did you know that red was the first color after black and white to be named? It has been found in cave paintings dating from 15,000 B.C., is the most frequently found color on national flags, and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.25.13

  4. A Weekend Retreat in the Forest
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    A Weekend Retreat in the Forest

    Built on a challenging hillside site and tucked behind a thicket of trees, the Bridgman, Michigan, house designed by Scott Rappe provides a modern weekend retreat for a Chicago couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.21.13

  5. lamesadevenn: Part Seven
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    lamesadevenn: Part Seven

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    03.27.13

  6. Tumblr of the Week: Subtilitas
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    Tumblr of the Week: Subtilitas

    Take a visual tour of Subtilitas, "a collection of images, moments, ideas, and spaces that inspire, inform, agitate, and influence a Los Angeles–based architectural designer."

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.22.13

  7. Six More Modern Sofas
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    Six More Modern Sofas

    Our June Furniture issue features a handy guide to shopping for sofas. Here, we've corralled six more designs we love.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.13

  8. Modern Design and Architecture Across Spain
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    Modern Design and Architecture Across Spain

    Take a photographic odyssey through a sample of the best architecture and design on the Iberian peninsula.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.31.13

  9. Tumblr of the Week: Usrdck
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    Tumblr of the Week: Usrdck

    "Cool things around the globe. Every day. Always fresh."—that's the motto of Frankfurt, Germany–based photographer Maik Lipp's Tumblr. We like Lipp's mix of architecture, interiors, products, and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.11.13

  10. 7 Modern Residential Architecture Rebels
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    7 Modern Residential Architecture Rebels

    Modern homes that buck the expected vernacular? Sign us up. See an array of residences from Boise to Charleston that express unconventional twists on regional styles.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.14.13

  11. 7 Historic Architectural Projects
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    7 Historic Architectural Projects

    In our Rewind section, we comb the archives to find historic architectural projects that beg to be revisited, from modernist baseball stadiums to retro airports to an imperial villa in Japan.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.18.13

  12. Material Focus: Concrete
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    Material Focus: Concrete

    In this Material Focus installment, we examine béton brut—roughly finished exposed concrete—a modern design idea popularized by architects like Le Corbusier and Auguste Perret.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.13

  13. 6 Color Stories for Modern Interiors
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    6 Color Stories for Modern Interiors

    We recently posted a story on ways to color accent your home. Here, we delve deeper into six of the most-popular color stories for modern interiors: white, blue, green, orange, yellow, and red....

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.23.13

  14. Material Focus: Marble
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    Material Focus: Marble

    In this spotlight on materials in the modern home: marble. We examine four residences that make use of the natural stone.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.31.13

  15. Modern Design and Architecture Across Denmark
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    Modern Design and Architecture Across Denmark

    In our September Designers' At Home issue, we traveled to the Copenhagen residence of Kristina May Olsen and Morten Bo Jensen—a study in the contrasts of black and white, natural and refined...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.01.13

  16. A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks
    Houses We Love

    A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks

    It's our firm belief that morning toast and coffee taste better in a cozy breakfast nook—a design feature made popular in Craftsman homes of the early 20th century. We've gathered five modern...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.07.13

  17. 5 Modern Saunas
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    5 Modern Saunas

    A stint in a sauna rumored to have myriad benefits from the social and heath standpoints and if you've considered building one of your own, here are five examples from the Dwell archive. For more...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.08.13

  18. 2013 Architecture and Design Film Festival Highlights
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    2013 Architecture and Design Film Festival Highlights

    Part of New York's architecture month, this year's Architecture and Design Film Festival will feature 25 shorts and features spanning topics from the historic to the contemporary, urban planning to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.12.13

  19. Design Detail: Modern Bridges
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    Design Detail: Modern Bridges

    From a striking catwalk to a glass-walled skybridge, we cover walkways and platforms the span great divides.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.19.13

  20. 5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi
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    5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi

    With a body of work spanning sculpture, dance, furniture, lightning, and landscapes, Isamu Noguchi is one of the most revered figures in the 20th-century canon. Buckminster Fuller once called...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.20.13

  21. David Adjaye for Knoll
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    David Adjaye for Knoll

    It's no wonder that Ghana-born, London-based architect David Adjaye routinely tops lists of favorite living architects and is one of the most sought after contemporary practitioners. His...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.02.13

  22. Detail We Love: Porthole Windows
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    Detail We Love: Porthole Windows

    Nautical influences run deep in modern design, from the blue-and-white color palette to spatial organization. One maritime element that's cropped up on occasion is the porthole—a creative...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.10.13

  23. 7 Creative Wallcoverings
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    7 Creative Wallcoverings

    An aptly placed pattern does a modern interior good. Spy seven of our favorite wallcoverings in the following slideshow.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.15.13

  24. A Gothic-Inspired Modern Home
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    A Gothic-Inspired Modern Home

    Modernism's crisp lines and ornament-free surfaces bear little resemblance to Gothic architecture's gingerbread house–like flourishes. But in the North Carolina residence belonging to a musician...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Raymond Goodman
    10.17.13

  25. Material Focus: Brick
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    Material Focus: Brick

    The materials most closely associated with modernism are steel and concrete but the building block of the ages is—and will likely remain—brick. Used as early as 7500 BC, the material now crops up...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.17.13

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