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Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Kitchen

While renters might not be able to rip out cabinets or excise egregious countertops, there are practical fixes that needn’t last longer than your lease. Deb Perelman, author of the food blog Smitten Kitchen, has encountered her share of cook space conundrums in the 14 years she’s been a New York City renter—insufficient storage, unsightly counters, and one kitchen that was a mere 42 square feet. Despite those challenges, she’s been able to make do with a few effective, affordable, and temporary solutions. “I look for things I can take with me to the next apartment,” she says. Here, Perelman shares her tips.
September 30, 2014
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Iconic Midcentury Bank Repurposed in Palm Springs

E. Stewart Williams’s Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan building from 1961 gains new life as the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.
September 30, 2014

Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete

An Australian renovation uses industrial materials both indoors and out.
September 30, 2014
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Design for Humankind at Dwell on Design NY

Professionals examine solutions for the needs of all people in this onstage discussion at Dwell on Design NY.
September 29, 2014
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Explore the Modern Workplace at Dwell on Design NY

At Dwell on Design NY, Cornell University professor Franklin Becker and Los Angeles–based architect Kulapat Yantrasast delve into the zeitgeist of modern workspace design. By exploring the intersection of technology, behavior, and design, Becker and Yantrasast dissect the latest trends to see what advancements are making work lives easier.
September 29, 2014
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Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM

A panel at Dwell on Design NY will explore how tech-forward teaching and learning is changing how we conceptualize academic spaces. Joining the discussion is Colin Koop from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, who led the construction of The New School's University Center. Click through the slideshow to see the building, along with other educational spaces that Koop has helped transform.
September 26, 2014
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Exhibitor Spotlight: Dwell on Design NY

Dwell on Design New York, October 9-11, 2014, broke with the trade show tradition in offering large-scale installations that transcend the boundaries of the booth. Click through the slideshow for a glimpse of some of the exhibitors who joined us for the first annual conference.
September 25, 2014
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Modern Wood Pavilion Joins 19th-Century Home

A Swedish guesthouse is built with modern sensibilities and centuries-old techniques.
September 25, 2014
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Tour Stunning Apartments on Dwell Manhattan Home Tours

For the third consecutive year, Dwell Home Tours take place across Manhattan on Saturday, October 11, 2014. It’s a rare opportunity to experience a group of private homes curated by Dwell’s editors, from a converted industrial building in Tribeca to a green renovation in Harlem. Plus, join us on October 10 to hear each of the architects speak about their challenges, inspirations, and successes in designing and building the featured homes. Both the Home Tours and Meet the Architects Night are approved for AIA CEU accreditation. Click through the slideshow for a preview of the spaces.
September 24, 2014
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