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Finding “contemporary” on the web

Seeing as St. Louis doesn’t have a tremendously developed modern architecture culture, I often find myself browsing the web for ideas and news. I don’t have enough time to keep up with every site I come across, but there are a few sites I find myself visiting repeatedly:

  • DWELL – A great magazine and a great website. If you’re into this kind of stuff, check out there website and definitely subscribe to the magazine.
  • METROPOLIS– Magazine and website similar to Dwell. I prefer Dwell to this one, but its definitely worth a look.
  • CONTEMPORIST – This is one of my favorite blogs. It spotlights contemporary furniture, art and housing. They update constantly and are a great source for brainstorming or just browsing for fun. The only bad thing about it is that most of the products they post on are difficult to impossible to buy. Still, its fun to look.
  • 100K HOUSE – This blog chronicles the authors efforts to create an energy efficient home for $100,000. This one has its hits and misses, but its an interesting read.

  • MATERIALICIOUS – Another one of those blogs that show off a hodgepodge of different contemporary related materials.

If you’re into contemporary design, do yourself a favor and check these sites out. They are definitely not for everybody, but you might find a few that you like. If there are any similar sites you read often and would like to share, please feel free to do so in the comment area.


Matt Kastner

Matt Kastner is an Investment Real Estate Consultant at St. Louis Real Estate Society in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also develops properties on the side through Threshold Properties. When he isn't representing investors in the purchase or sale of multifamily properties, rehabs, foreclosures and other income producing properties, he is often taking on rehab projects himself. He lives in South St. Louis and has been in the real estate business since 2004.

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One thought on “Finding “contemporary” on the web”

  • Erin & Dave

    February 29, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Hi Matt,Thanks for the mention on your blog and the comments…we will keep it in mind to try to include more ‘easy to buy’ products.Thanks again,Erin &


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