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  1. How to Design with Gray
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    How to Design with Gray

    Modernists love to play with color, and the absence of it. Gray, the color of steel and concrete, has participated quietly in countless facades. But inside these homes, the cool hue moves into the...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.09.14

  2. How to Design with White
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    How to Design with White

    While white may be interpreted as an absence of color, it is by no means absent of major impact when used in design. Here, Dwell looks back on some of our favorite homes that center around a white...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    09.27.12

  3. How to Design with Pink
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    How to Design with Pink

    The color pink is traditionally associated with many things, including love, luck, and good health; perhaps that's why these homeowners chose to include splashes of the color throughout their abodes.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.04.13

  4. How to Design with Black
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    How to Design with Black

    If your answer to “How much more black could this room be?” is “None more black,” then we have some recommendations for you. From jet-black facades to walls to furniture, adding a touch of midnight...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.13

  5. How to Design with Red
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    How to Design with 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

  6. How to Design with Blue
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    How to Design with Blue

    Blue: the color that helped catapult the careers of artist Yves Klein and musician Miles Davis, the most-prized and most-expensive hue in the Renaissance. We also think it makes for striking design...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.25.13

  7. How to Design with Orange
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    How to Design with Orange

    Dwell's favorite homes featuring orange hues all show that the secret to using this often-avoided color is a balance of neutral tones and plenty of natural light.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.12.12

  8. How to Design with Yellow
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    How to Design with Yellow

    As these projects show, a wash of yellow does wonders for interiors by providing a lively contrast to more somber materials like steel and concrete.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.19.13

  9. How to Design with Green
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    How to Design with Green

    In honor of the verdant and vibrant color green, we've collected a handful of projects that'll make you green with envy.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.13.13

  10. How to Design with Purple
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    How to Design with Purple

    From a renovated cottage in England to a family home in Brooklyn, these modern homes make the last letter on the color wheel look regal by its creative insertions indoors and out.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    05.03.13

  11. 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

  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. 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

  14. Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat
    A Great Idea

    Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat

    Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.08.14

  15. Sergio Rodrigues
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    Sergio Rodrigues

    We were saddened to hear of the death of Sergio Rodrigues, known as the father of Brazilian modernism, recognized both for his architecture and interior design. Rodrigues, who died yesterday at the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    03.02.10

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Celebrating Anniversaries of Iconic Design
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    Celebrating Anniversaries of Iconic Design

    In 2014, many design and manufacturing greats are celebrating significant milestones. We take a look at some of their most popular designs.

    written by: Dora Vanette
    05.14.14

  20. 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

  21. 12 Tips for a Clutter-Free Home Office
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    12 Tips for a Clutter-Free Home Office

    The next post in our series dedicated to eradicating clutter focuses squarely on the home office, where simple storage and design solutions promise to help you dump those extra papers and think...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.12.14

  22. 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

  23. Archtober: A Monthlong Celebration of Design and Architecture Returns to New York City
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    Archtober: A Monthlong Celebration of Design and Architecture Returns to New York City

    With Dwell on Design New York as an anchor, the festival enters its fourth year with programs and tours in all five boroughs.

    written by: William Lamb
    09.09.14

  24. Modern Accessories by Yield Design Co. Blend Old and New
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    Modern Accessories by Yield Design Co. Blend Old and New

    Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming founded Yield Design Co. in San Francisco in 2012. Now based in Saint Augustine, Florida, the studio designs items that blend traditional values with modern...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    09.09.14

  25. Captivating Sound Sculptures by Design Icon Harry Bertoia
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    Captivating Sound Sculptures by Design Icon Harry Bertoia

    Harry Bertoia's Sonambient sound sculptures create an all-encompassing experience that appeals to the visual, aural, and tactile senses. "It becomes an entire physical experience," says his...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.12.14

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