Collection by Megan Hamaker

Beauty vs. Politics: The Architecture, Art, and Design of Washington DC

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In light of the government shutdown there has been a lot of negativity swirling around Washington DC. While the shutdown and threat of a crippled economy are very serious topics, Washington DC doesn't have to be all politics all the time. We thought we might take your mind off of it all for just a moment by presenting some of the incredible and beautiful architecture, art, design, and ideas to come out of our capital along the way.

The Tidal Basin is monument central.
Jake and Pum started their company in 2003. She’s the Chief Creative Officer and makes the design decisions.
Daniel Pink and his wife, Jessica Lerner, have lived in DC since the 1990s, when he was a speechwriter and she worked...
FOUNDING FARMERS While in Washington DC we popped into Founding Farmers, the District’s only LEED Gold certified...
David Mazza, 30, and Casey Patten, 28, best friends since middle school, opened Taylor Gourmet, a Philadelphia-style...
KOGOD COURTYARD AT THE SMITHSONIAN The Smithsonian's Kogod Courtyard, built in 2007 as a modern complement to the...
Installation view of Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., 2012.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA) Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership...
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS (ASID) Founded in 1975, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is...
Eli Meir Kaplan/Wonderful Machine for Dwell The home of Daniel, Sofia, Aliza, and Saul Pink and Jessica Lerner on...
Takagi's Washington DC studio "is basically just part of my house." Amidst the various stages of 3D models and...
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