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  • Blog Post: Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015

    Image from Modernism Week Modernism Week in Palm Springs celebrated their tenth year. The annual Palm Springs event Modernism Week took place last week, celebrating their tenth anniversary. Each year this event celebrates beautiful mid-century modern design (interior and exteriors), architecture...
  • Blog Post: Modern Stairway To Design Heaven

    All images from Arch Daily Some of the best modern stairways around. I couldn't help but document a pattern I was noticing while spending my average seven hours per day on Pinterest... There are some really amazing modern stairway designs out there! It's like these architects took every...
  • Blog Post: Architecture Trend: Glass Boxes

    Image from Dwell Modern cabin with glass box addition. We're always talking about trends in interior design and sometimes fashion, but today let's take a look at a pretty cool trend I've been noticing in modern architecture... the glass box. What better way to show off your modern...
  • Blog Post: How Well Do You Know Frank Lloyd Wright?

    Image from Dwell Just one of the many beautiful sketches done by Frank Lloyd Wright. American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator Frank Lloyd Wright designed over 532 structures. But did you know that he actually designed over 500 more than were never built?! What else is interesting...
  • Blog Post: Urban Design: Look at Des Moines, Iowa Grow

    Urban design is a key to making places that are successful both socially and economically, good to live in, and attractive to visit. Urban design is essential in creating community identity. It is effective planning in the widest sense, and it can help to deliver better public services. It also helps...
  • Blog Post: Concrete Architecture in Japan

    Beautiful concrete architecture in the Japanese landscape. While concrete as a material is known to be cold and simplistic, when you turn it into beautiful architecture it can take on a life of its own! This combination house / library was built in the South Korean countryside, designed by Seoul...
  • Blog Post: Skyline Design: New York City's Future

    With real estate prices literally through the roof, building increasingly higher is the only foreseeable course for the future of the Manhattan's skyline. Since 9/11 building plans, in the world's most competitive urban canopy, became understandably more conservative, with most buildings topping...
  • Blog Post: Poteet Architects: Collector's Loft

    Poteet Archtects , an award winning firm based in San Antonio, turned the top of this industrial building into a modern oasis. Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. As you can see, they are best known for the sensitive...
  • Blog Post: The Modern Home: Dutch Style

    Dutch architects Bas ten Brinke and Carina Nilsson designed this modern home with edge, literally. We approve of this Nordic-style villa's clean lines and beautiful landscape, giving nod to Nordic customs and architecture traditions. The entire home takes full advantage of the beautiful views...
  • Blog Post: Modern Renovations: Historical Spaces Reimagined

    Historical spaces have an unexplainable magic to them, and yet by their definition (read: old), most are in danger of coming down. Luckily, architects and designers around the world are engaging in creative, modern renovations of these spaces and breathing new life into them while retaining the charm...
  • Blog Post: International Design Pavilions: Coke in London

    Big events like the Olympics and World's Fairs are a great place to discover the best in international design, and pavilions such as Coca Cola's at last year's London games eloquently showcase the vision of contemporary artists, architects and designers. Designed by Asif Khan and Pernilla...
  • Blog Post: It's a Floating Lake House

    Many memories are made vacationing at a lake in the summertime, and often times they are too good to ever stop experiencing. Becca and Doug Worpie feel this exact way about the rugged coast of Georgian Bay where they've made a trip to every year of their life. The environment is rough and unpredictable...
  • Blog Post: Design and Architecture: Pacific Standard Time

    Pacific Standard Time, the art phenomenon that took Southern California by storm in 2011-2102 (with shows and events at more than 60 museums, galleries and other institutions) is back from now until July with something for fans of design and architecture: " Pacific Standard Time presents Modern...
  • Blog Post: Villa Armanzi In Phuket, Thailand Is Living In Harmony

    Villa Amanzi in Phuket, Thailand, takes the term "bringing the outdoors in" to an entirely different level! This home, nestled in a ravine with a dramatic slab of rock on the northern edge, overlooking the Andaman Sea on the South is at one with nature. This exciting challenge for Original...
  • Blog Post: Palihotel Interior Design Has Creative Appeal

    The Palihotel in Los Angeles is an ideally located urban hotel designed especially to appeal to creative travelers of all ages. Located in the heart of the Melrose Ave. Shopping District in Los Angeles making this the perfect place for the urban traveler to stay. It is also the first boutique hotel to...
  • Blog Post: Container Architecture: Popping Up in Your Neighborhood Soon

    So many goods are transported via container daily and these containers have shelf life just like everything else. After about 10 uses they can no longer be used and they end up piling up at ports all over. The use of shipping containers for construction is a brilliant idea. Although it is not the newest...
  • Blog Post: Venice Home Tour: Contemporary California Design

    What better place to soak in contemporary California design than Venice? Architect Daniel Monti designed this house using a brilliant mix of materials. The skillfully perforated screens add depth and visual character to the façade of this Venice house, which Monti designed for his parents. ...
  • Blog Post: Minimalist Design in Lower Manhattan

    All images from Interior Design Midtown views abound in this minimalist residence in lower Manhattan. Minimalist design. Maximized views. Those are the forces at work in the new 215 Chrystie, a Herzog & de Meuron hotel and residence in lower Manhattan featuring 11 custom residences by interior...
  • Blog Post: Modern Outdoor Living: Experience The Relaxation

    Long summer days and hot summer nights are finally upon us and now is the time to maximize your modern outdoor living experience in your own backyard. The Nevis Pool and Garden Pavilion (above) can be used year round, but when the doors open up on this glass structure, that's when you're using...
  • Blog Post: Geometric Patterns in Modern Stairway Design

    Please join us in welcoming Victoria McGinley from vmac+cheese as one of our new contributors. We're so excited to have her! Take it away Victoria… I have a new obsession. Finding ridiculously beautiful, architecturally interesting staircase railings, then staring at them for hours on end...
  • Blog Post: Schindler Houses in Inglewood - Seeing Double

    A pair of Rudolph M. Schindler houses in the Inglewood suburb of Los Angeles have been remodeled and brought into the 21st century. Schindler, of course, is one of the icons of California Mid-Century Modernism, with well-documented homes such as the Kings Road House in West Hollywood. These gems...
  • Blog Post: Urban Living In Friendly Architecture

    With a growing population preferring to stay in urban areas, rather than purchase homes in the suburbs, designer and architects are faced with the problem of maintaining the element of community in every day life. We discussed this in our Dwell on Design recap , reviewing Micro Living and sociological...
  • Blog Post: Case Study Architecture: Opdahl House

    Sometimes, what's even better than beautiful architecture is beautiful architecture brought back to life by people who truly care. Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a musician with a passion for modernism, it is celebrating...
  • Blog Post: New Porcelanosa Showroom and Dwell Architects

    Porcelanosa's beautiful West Hollywood showroom opened last week and it was the perfect place to kick-off Dwell on Design and Meet the Architects. I spent the first hour or more wandering around the showroom drooling over the beautiful displays and the latest materials. As a designer I've been...
  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture + Design: Less is More

    Please join us in welcoming Kirsten Grove from Simply Grove as one of our new contributors. We're so excited to have her! Take it away Kirsten... When I first laid my eyes on this home located in Danderyd Sweden, I gasped with sheer delight. The colors and the mix of materials make for an amazing...

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