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Raffles Paris: A True Art Hotel

April 15th marks the final day of the 2013 YIA Little Art Fair (for Young International Artists), hosted by Raffles Paris and featuring a selection of contemporary painters and sculptors from France, Italy and the US as selected by three Paris galleries (Galerie Natalie Obadia, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, and Galerie Laurent Godin) who chose rising stars of the contemporary art scene for a group exhibition.
April 15, 2013
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Coffee Break: Third Wave Kiosk

A new coffee kiosk clad in reclaimed Cor-Ten steel sheet piles references local landscape and culture. It's located in Torquay, Australia, a beachside town about 60 miles south of Melbourne. architectureau.com ran a story about the cafe, praising it for "celebrating a spirit of invention, opportunity and making do with little means." We wholeheartedly agree with the assessment. Local architect Tony Hobba designed the structure, which looks modern, feels like it's been part of the coastline for years, and uses materials wisely (the metal used in the envelope was used as temporary formwork during the 2010 floods in Victoria).
April 15, 2013
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World’s Most Spectacular Skylines

Something about the outline of a city against its clear, crisp sky stops us in our tracks and commands our attention. City skylines stand as testaments to human engineering and architectural advancements. Its shape reveals our history, our culture, our beliefs, our beauty to the infinite universe. How can we not stop and stare?
April 13, 2013
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Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013 in Review

Bongiorno! Our editors have been on the scene at the annual furniture fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, in Milan, Italy. For the past week, we've been vicariously living through their design notes and snaps and with two days to go, we can't wait to show you more. Keep up with our discoveries through our Instagram and check back next week for more of our reports from Salone!
April 12, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Reads you May Have Missed

Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
April 12, 2013
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Kickstarter of the Week: Desk Rail

Cluttered desk? Can't ever find a pen? Rat's nest of cables? If so, the Desk Rail might just be the thing for you. But to see this product by a pair of young Austin, Texas designers through to market, you're gonna have to cough up a little cash, Kickstarter cash.
April 12, 2013
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Tumblr of the Week: Remash

Featuring "architecture and other stuff for the visually inclined," Remash puts forth a selection of photographs culled from blogs like ArchDaily, Designboom, Dezeen, and ArchitectureAU. If your heart beats for crisp, minimalist design, then this site's for you. We've collected a few of our favorite shots in the slideshow that follows. Find last week's featured Tumblr here.
April 12, 2013
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May Issue Sneak Preview! Global Style

The Dwell editors go global with 14 houses across five continents to share great design from all over the world. We also bring you a special guide to the newest up-and-coming designers and architects, as well as checking back in with our Young Guns featured in last year’s May issue. Plus, don’t miss our insider’s guide to Istanbul’s design scene, and a home inspired by a never-performed symphony. Find it on newsstands now or order a digital edition. And, enjoy a sneak peek here!
April 11, 2013
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Illustrator We Love: Olimpia Zagnoli

You may have seen her colorful, quirky illustrations in the paper or those charming landmark icons on the travel itinerary tome of the New York Times, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada, so it's no surprise that we're taken with the tiny red bike riding illustrator's work. Based in Milan, Italy, Olimpia Zagnoli has been proving her gifted handiwork chops to clients such as Taschen, Air France, and Columbia University and was awarded New Visual Artist of 2012 by Print Magazine. Click through to see a few of our favorites from the T. Rex listening, postcard sending, stripe wearing illustrator below!
April 11, 2013
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