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  1. 10 Iconic Philippe Starck Designs
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    10 Iconic Philippe Starck Designs

    A gregarious, whimsical and open-minded view on design animates Frenchman Philippe Starck, who has applied his singular style to literally thousands of projects, from hotel interiors and plastic...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.19.14

  2. 10 Light-Filled Kitchens
    Rooms We Love

    10 Light-Filled Kitchens

    A bright kitchen can transform a home and energize its residents as much as the day's first cup of coffee.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.08.14

  3. 10 Modern Black Lamps
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    10 Modern Black Lamps

    The lesson of the little black dress is that the surest way to go chic is to go black. Here are ten options for when you want your lighting to go noir.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.07.14

  4. 10 Modern Candelabra Designs
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    10 Modern Candelabra Designs

    Multiply the heroic candlestick by three, four, six, or ten. Add in some heavy-duty materials (iron, solid brass) and voilà: You’ve got hefty, scene-stealing candelabra for the modern age.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.23.13

  5. 10 Modern Hotels Across the USA
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    10 Modern Hotels Across the USA

    From the high-drama NoMad in New York City to a revived mid-century gem in Desert Hot Springs, California, we've pulled together a selection of our favorite American hotels featuring modern...

    written by: Sara Ost
    09.27.12

  6. 11 Bright Ideas in Lighting Design
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    11 Bright Ideas in Lighting Design

    No need to be lost in the dark when it comes to contemporary lighting—Dwell + AHAlife's latest curation is composed of 11 of our favorite pieces. From futuristic table lamps to a modern...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    10.26.12

  7. 3 Options for Outdoor Lighting
    Outdoor

    3 Options for Outdoor Lighting

    As summer nights swing into high gear, this outdoor lighting will keep your evenings bright.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.02.13

  8. 3D Printed Lighting by Exnovo
    A Great Idea

    3D Printed Lighting by Exnovo

    At Maison & Objet, Italian company exnovo debuted six new lines of 3D-printed lighting designs created by an additive process called laser sintering.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.30.14

  9. 5 Modern Matte Products We Love
    Product Reviews

    5 Modern Matte Products We Love

    By eschewing high gloss for a matte finish, these pieces tout a quiet subtlety. Lest you think them too Plain Jane, consider matte's powdery velvet texture- a tactile bonus for a low-profile look.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.19.14

  10. 5 Modern Task Lights
    Product Reviews

    5 Modern Task Lights

    The best modern lighting not only looks great, but is practical, too—adjustable, task-oriented, and durable. Here are five beautiful lights that will brighten any room.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.14.13

  11. 5 Unconventional Concrete Accessories for the Home and Office
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    5 Unconventional Concrete Accessories for the Home and Office

    Concrete isn't just for floors and walls anymore. Break out of the mold with these 5 concrete accessories for the home and office.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.16.13

  12. 5 Ways to Utilize Lighting as Art
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    5 Ways to Utilize Lighting as Art

    An inexpensive and subtle way to add a flourish to any room—make your lighting double as a design statement.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.17.13

  13. 6 Outdoor Patio Dining Essentials
    Outdoor

    6 Outdoor Patio Dining Essentials

    Summer brings warm nights and the perfect atmosphere for outdoor patio dining. Set the stage for an evening on the terrace with these six patio dining essentials from shatter-proof wine glasses to...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.12.13

  14. 6 Pieces by Paola Navone Only at Crate & Barrel
    Product of the Day

    6 Pieces by Paola Navone Only at Crate & Barrel

    The American furnishings brand partners with famed Italian designer Paola Navone for a complete, Mediterranean-influenced home collection.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.03.13

  15. 7 Beautiful Ways to Decorate with Wall Sconces
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    7 Beautiful Ways to Decorate with Wall Sconces

    When overhead lighting is too harsh and floor and tabletop space is limited, opt for the ambiance of beautiful wall sconces. Check out these seven homeowners who have used wall sconces in creative...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.28.13

  16. 7 Futuristic Lighting Fixtures
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    7 Futuristic Lighting Fixtures

    The Space Race of the 1960s greatly influenced modernism in design and architecture. Like the astronauts that inspired them, these designs dare to boldly go where no one has gone before.

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.04.13

  17. 7 Last-minute Gifts for the Interior Design Lover
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    7 Last-minute Gifts for the Interior Design Lover

    Not everyone has an eye for high design and it can be tough to shop for that person in your life that always seems to have the perfect taste and can name drop designers like hollywood celebrities....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.19.13

  18. 7 Light Fixtures We Love
    Houses We Love

    7 Light Fixtures We Love

    From glass blown pendants to contemporary chandeliers, take a look at these 7 homes to see how they have customized their space with outstanding overhead lighting.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.15.13

  19. 7 Marble Statement Pieces for the Modern Home
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    7 Marble Statement Pieces for the Modern Home

    Whether it’s the real deal or merely a facsimile, marble is both cutting-edge and classic. Here are seven pieces straight from the quarry, from small tabletop pieces to statement-making furniture.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.18.14

  20. 8 New Candelabras to Light Up Your Table
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    8 New Candelabras to Light Up Your Table

    Designers are jumping on board to offer modern takes on the classic piece of lighting, the candelabra.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.23.13

  21. 8 Pendants, and How to Hang 'Em
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    8 Pendants, and How to Hang 'Em

    The most buoyant of the lighting family, pendant lamps are awfully fun but take a bit of planning; here's how to do it right.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.03.13

  22. 8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp
    Design 101

    8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp

    Second only to the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, the Arco lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, with its super arc, is the classic go-to piece for the modern living room. Here...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.08.14

  23. A Colorful, Custom-Built Guesthouse in London
    House Tours

    A Colorful, Custom-Built Guesthouse in London

    Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful, custom-built guesthouse.

    written by: Iain Aitch
    photos by: Ben Anders
    11.05.12

  24. A Customized Prefab in California's Mayacamas Mountains
    Houses We Love

    A Customized Prefab in California's Mayacamas Mountains

    Petite spaces are given a sense of functionality with smart lighting.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Noah Webb
    11.01.13

  25. A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland
    House Tours

    A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland

    Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for 
much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    03.04.09

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