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NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios

The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the six winners of its biennial New Practices New York competition, which singles out promising and pioneering city-based architecture and design firms founded within the last decade. The jurors selected the winners from among 64 entries.
February 4, 2014
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First Moleskine Store Opens in NYC

Moleskine opens its first shop in the U.S. today in New York City's Time Warner Center, following a spate of recent store and kiosk launches in the UK including London's Heathrow Airport, Asia, and Italy.
March 22, 2013
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The Wearable Architecture of Karen Konzuk

We recently caught up with designer Karen Konzuk, founder of Konzuk Jewelry, to talk about the process and inspiration behind her architectural concrete and stainless steel creations.
November 28, 2012
Minneapolis Hyatt Hotel renovation

Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis

When Michael Suomi of Stonehill & Taylor describes the $25 million interior redesign process of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, he calls it a "multi-part architectural narrative." Included in the story line are themes of industrial production and a broader "Made-in-America" strategy. Though materials and manufacturers were priced globally, Minnesotan options turned out to be both less expensive and more fitting, making this project a worthy prototype for designing with regional sustainability in mind. We tour the hotel to see the efforts in action.
August 23, 2012
The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

The Conservatorium, Amsterdam

The Conservatorium is among the newest in the European crop of design hotels. Architect Piero Lissoni has added his touch to what was originally a 19th-century bank by Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel. One of the adaptive reuse plan's boldest moves includes retaining the original facade and adding a multistory glass atrium. There, guests of the hotel can take a lounging break or dine on a meal while gazing up at one of Amsterdam's historic buildings. Due to its proximity to many of the city's museums, the hoteliers also hope that the Conservatorium also strikes a chord with locals. Arresting as the public spaces of this contemporary-meets-classic hotel are, the interior boasts all the marks of luxury accommodations: restaurants, a bar, spa and wellness center, and 129 guest rooms and suites. Let's take a look inside...
August 16, 2012
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Encuentro Guadalupe , Mexico

In recent years, Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe, only an hour and a half from the San Diego airport and 40 minutes from Ensenada, has emerged as Mexico’s wine country. In order to showcase the best that this region has to offer, The founders of Antiresorts™ decided to develop a property in the area that "combines amazing dry weather, rich new wines, incredible seafood and produce, impressive light, and human talent." And so, Encuentro Guadalupe came to be. The project, whose moniker suggests that it is a "wild reserve" and "native to its environment," is slated to open this July. It features two main components: Vinícola Encuentro, the winery and restaurant, and Encuentro Resguardo Silvestre, twenty high-end bungalows, which offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the outdoors while still enjoying modern comforts.
May 14, 2012
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The Modern Honolulu

In early April I was invited out to Honolulu to give a talk at the Hawaii Build and Buy Green Expo, an offer I could hardly refuse. And wanting to be as close to the Hawaiian Convention Center as I could, I took up a two-day residence at the Modern Honolulu, a rather cool new hotel just on the other side of the Ala Wai Canal. The hotel has changed hands lately, it was an Ian Schrager property just last year, but much of the design by Yabu Pushelberg and landscape designer Deborah Nevins remains intact. I had a grand time in the sophisticated spot. Read on for my little tour.
April 25, 2012
Caesarstone Challenge

The Caesarstone Challenge Winners, Unveiled

At Dwell we know that no space is complete without the right materials. But in today's modern world of myriad options, designing for your space involves some tough deliberation. So we teamed up with Caesarstone and invited you to share the ways you've used their surfaces in your spaces. Judges pored over the 320+ entries and selected the best from each of the four categories: Small Space, Kitchen and Bath, Commercial and Hospitality, and Unique Application. Out of a total of 323 entries received, 29 were selected as finalists and the final decision was left to popular vote. 7,000+ votes later, the winners of The Caesarstone Challenge are...
March 22, 2012
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Occupy George

Though the sprawling Occupy movement may not be able to agree to a central compact, or even list of demands, its message that wealth inequality in America is untenable is a pressing, and salient, one. And a pair of San Francisco graphic designers are putting their shoulders to the wheel with a series of deft infographics highlighting precisely that point. What's more, they're printing their manifesto and distributing it on just what they're most critical of: money. Occupy George is the work of Andy Dao and Ivan Cash, and by printing a handful of simple charts and graphs on dollar bills, they're literally stamping the medium with the message. Check out their designs and hear what Dao and Cash have to say.
November 8, 2011
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