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Designing Retail Spaces at City Modern

In the final City Modern panel, a talented group of architects and designers met at the Flexform showroom in Manhattan to discuss retail design. The panelists spoke on their efforts to translate company branding into architecture and design, the challenge of adapting to diverse markets, and what contributes to a successful space.
October 8, 2012
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Friday Finds 10.05.12

In this edition of Friday Finds, Soviet bus stops, the ultimate Mad Men drinking game, and a humorous guide on how to act at a house party.
October 5, 2012
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Brooklyn Design at City Modern

The newly opened Wythe Hotel proved to be an apt setting for the City Modern Brooklyn Design panel. A converted warehouse turned boutique hotel, the Wythe is a fine case study in the types of decisions that seem most relevant to design in Brooklyn today—a respect for the old alongside a desire to create something new.
October 5, 2012
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Emerging Designers at City Modern

Tuesday night, Jerry Helling, the president and creative director of Bernhardt Design, and Wendy Goodman, New York magazine's design editor, hosted a panel of young designers and entrepreneurs at the Museum of Art and Design for City Modern. It was a collection of nascent talents Goodman dubbed “the Dream Team.” As Goodman told the audience, “Sometimes there's just a small beat inside yourself you have to listen to. These young people were all courageous enough to follow it and are now pursuing great passions.”
October 4, 2012
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Open Studios at City Modern

Thirteen Brooklyn design studios—with locations ranging from Red Hook to the Navy Yard to Bushwick, and practices varying from furniture design to brand consulting to woodworking—opened their doors to the public as part of City Modern on Tuesday. The Brooklyn design culture has proved collaborative and supportive for many of the people whose work was featured. Needless to say, we spied exciting, innovative pieces in spaces to match during the event.
October 3, 2012
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Nike Flyknit: Innovating Design

In the wake of the London Olympics, Nike teamed up with global curator Neville Wakefield and six other designers to dream up a structure that celebrates its latest product release, the Flyknit running shoe. Taking inspiration from the new product’s themes—it's lightweight, formfitting, sustainability-minded, and performance-oriented—these design leaders, who hail from engineering, education, art, and architectural backgrounds, dreamed up fantastical installations. Each designer was assigned a city to host the installation and they worked closely with the people in their respective locales, leading conversations and workshops to ensure that the sturcture would be successful. All of the designs boast a unique sensory experience, pushing the bounds of shape, color, size, and safety, and prove to be as innovative as the shoe that was the jumping off point. Structures are currently on display in New York, London, Rio, and Shanghai, with highly anticipated locations in Milan and Tokyo opening this October.  
October 2, 2012
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10 Modern Hotels Across the USA

From the high-drama NoMad in New York City to a revived mid-century gem in Desert Hot Springs, California, we've pulled together a selection of our favorite American hotels featuring modern architecture and inventive design. Even if you can't get away for one last weekend before the flurry of fall descends in full, take a moment to daydream with our slideshow.
September 27, 2012
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Join us in NYC for City Modern 2012

Love design? Don't miss City Modern, a full week of events in New York City, October 1-7, featuring expert panels, home tours, and exhibitions. Tickets are selling fast!
September 26, 2012
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Friday Finds 09.21.12

Posters celebrating bicycles, a Twitter persona straight from the middle ages, a stand-up performance that has us in stitches, and more in this installment of Friday Finds from the editors of Dwell.
September 21, 2012
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