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  1. 10 Things to See at the London Design Festival 2014
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    10 Things to See at the London Design Festival 2014

    Our picks for the must-see showcases, installations, and more at one of the fall's blockbuster design fairs.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.12.14

  2. Forging a New Path for the Waterways of New York City
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    Forging a New Path for the Waterways of New York City

    With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team sets out to revitalize New York City’s waterways.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.10.14

  3. NYC Subway Graphics Manual Gets Reissued
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    NYC Subway Graphics Manual Gets Reissued

    For much of the twentieth century, the New York City subway system was seen as a terrifying place—often compared to a lurking, underground monster where crime was rampant and rats roamed. It didn't...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.10.14

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Best of Maison & Objet 2014
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    Best of Maison & Objet 2014

    We spent the week in Paris, scoping out the new designs unveiled at Maison & Objet. Click through the slideshow to see our editors' favorite finds at the show and beyond, as documented on Instagram...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.09.14

  7. Reimagining the San Francisco Waterfront
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    Reimagining the San Francisco Waterfront

    One of five shortlisted design teams, Snøhetta proposed a scheme for 13 acres of new parkland in San Francisco's Presidio district that celebrates the natural beautiful of the waterfront site....

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.08.14

  8. 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

  9. Can the Los Angeles River Start a New Chapter?
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    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

  10. 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

  11. 6 Beautiful Courtyards
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    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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

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

  20. 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

  21. 8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks
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    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

  22. Furnish a Room Virtually with this App
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    Furnish a Room Virtually with this App

    Take a photo of a bare room and—through partnerships with IKEA, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Herman Miller—the Furnish app places furniture candidates in the room so you can see how the space...

    written by: Alexander George
    08.22.14

  23. 10 Bedroom Design Ideas
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    10 Bedroom Design Ideas

    It's tempting to place the most design attention on the public spaces in your home, but these bedrooms show the power of a great sleeping space.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.20.14

  24. Inspiring Tree Houses of Instagram
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    Inspiring Tree Houses of Instagram

    We're currently ruminating on small spaces of all configurations. But while small spaces often call to mind tiny urban apartments and compact cabins, how could we forget about another classic type...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.19.14

  25. Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape
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    Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape

    German photographer Ken Schluchtmann documents over 12,000 miles of Norway’s rugged landscape.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ken Schluchtmann
    08.19.14

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