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Last Chance: Lessons from Modernism

Modern-minded New Yorkers have just a few more days to swing by Cooper Union’s Lessons From Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture, 1925-70 exhibition at the school’s Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery. The comprehensive (and free!) show closes this Saturday and is well worth any Corbusier or Aalto fan’s time.
March 20, 2013
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10 Inspiring Quotes from the Eames Family

In 1988, Charles Eames’s only daughter, Lucia, inherited the iconic Eames house in Pacific Palisades, California after the death of her stepmother, Ray. The house—along with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Mies van der Rohe’s Tugendhat House—is one of the world’s most significant modern residences. Built as part of The Case Study House Program, the home (and studio) has acquired near shrine-like status in the minds of architects and designers.
March 20, 2013
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House Vision Exhibit Tokyo

What should Japan’s homes of the future look like? A few years ago, designer Kenya Hara posed that question to a group of Japanese architects and companies. The result is the House Vision exhibition, open through March 24 in Tokyo. Toyo Ito, Shigeru Ban, and Sou Fujimoto were big names in architecture participating; a carmaker, a bookstore magnate, a forestry company, and other eclectic industries joined in, as well. Here’s what they had to share.
March 19, 2013

Plant It Earth

Dwell has been getting a little garden crazy over the bright new products and planters cropping up this spring. We’ve shared some beautiful backyards and fantastic furniture, but what is the perfect outdoor space without a few accessories? Don’t worry, we found five.
March 19, 2013
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Q&A with Designer Martí Guixé

Designer Martí Guixé is well known for his conceptual food design and ex-designer approach as well as commercial projects like Camper sneaker shops. We met with Guixé at Design Indaba, where he last spoke a decade ago, when Flash was all the rage. "At that time, all the people were new media," he recalls. "For me it's strange that after 10 years, I came with the same work, just older. It's a pleasure that the work is still current." His new book, Transition Menu, is forthcoming in English and Italian from Corraini.
March 19, 2013
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10 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers

The first thing a good chef will tell you is to season, season, season. If we're going to season, why not look good doing it? We've put together a list of our current favorite products for shaking, grinding, and storing your salt and pepper.
March 19, 2013
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Dacor Introduces the Discovery WineStation

Dacor unveils an automated wine dispensing system for the home connoisseur—the first of its kind.
March 19, 2013
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Illustrator We Love: Debbie Powell

Based in New York and the U.K., illustrator Debbie Powell has been charming viewers with her watercolor, ink, linocut, pencil & pen, and printmaking handiwork. Clients include British chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver, art book purveyor Rizzoli, and children's apparel company Oshkosh B'gosh. When not doodling and cutting into linoleums, the pretzel and Laurel & Hardy-loving illustrator creates handcrafted jewelry with the family collective, Rah and Rah, as well as her own personal collection of wooden objects, brass mobiles, and handmade pots. Without further ado, click through!
March 19, 2013
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Q&A with Architectural Designer and Artist Maya Lin

The artist, designer, and architect takes us through her formative years as a maker, her dedication to environmental art, and the joys of furniture design.
March 18, 2013
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