• A-frame roofs typify Charles DuBois' Swiss Miss houses in Palm Springs
    As we near the end of our series celebrating Palm Springs' mid-century architecture, coinciding with the city's Modernism Week, here's a look at the chalet-esque houses that Charles DuBois designed to stand out from their neighbours. The Swiss Miss Houses were built in the Vista Las Palmas neighbourhood of Palm Springs, which... Read more »
  • Joe Doucet's graphic rugs celebrate America's transgender community
    New York-based designer Joe Doucet has designed a collection of rugs bearing bold graphics, supporting the rights of transgender people living in the US. Doucet and rug company Odabashian were already developing ideas for a collection last year when US president Donald Trump tweeted his plans to ban transgender people from... Read more »
  • Competition: win a book of photos showing New York and Los Angeles from above
    Dezeen is giving away five copies of LA NY: Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York – a book brimming with aerial images that architect Jeffrey Milstein took while leaning out of helicopters and small aeroplanes. Dezeen is giving away five copies of LA NY: Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles... Read more »
  • Donald Wexler pioneered prefab living in Palm Springs with Steel Houses
    The seven experimental steel-framed houses that architect Donald Wexler built in Palm Springs are early examples of customisable prefab homes, and are next in our series celebrating the city's mid-century architecture for this year's Modernism Week. Palm Springs-based Wexler and his partner Richard Harrison designed the seven Steel Development Houses to... Read more »
  • MIT predicts 10 breakthrough technologies of 2018
    The MIT Technology Review has released a list of technologies it believes will make the most impact over the next 12 months, including smarter cities, genetic fortune telling and "babel fish" earphones. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's magazine has published the annual list online in its March/April 2018 issue, and based... Read more »

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