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  1. Postcards from the Edge of Design
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    Postcards from the Edge of Design

    An email is nice and a letter is better, but for those whose epistolary habits begin and end with the postcard, an overlooked book from 2008 is for them.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.23.09

  2. Bunker Archaeology
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    Bunker Archaeology

    Paul Virilio's classic book of wartime architectural history, Bunker Archeology, is finally back in print with a fantastic new edition from Princeton Architectural Press. The book had taken on the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.22.08

  3. The Writing's on the Wall
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    The Writing's on the Wall

    New York-based designer Sherwood Forlee, through Quirk Books, has produced the Walls Notebook, where everything you write is an act of graffiti. Forlee describes it as "a notebook / sketchbook...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.17.09

  4. Kid Lit Goes Undergound
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    Kid Lit Goes Undergound

    What is a paper engineer? Something like an architect—but for paper. (Think pop-up books and origami, not bridges and skyscrapers.)

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.08.09

  5. Urban Sprawl, Squared
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    Urban Sprawl, Squared

    The Places We Live is a new book of extraordinary photographs by Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen, documenting the teeming urban slums and shantytowns of four world cities: Nairobi, Mumbai,...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.13.08

  6. Peter Fehrentz DIY Projects
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    Peter Fehrentz DIY Projects

    German stylist and designer Peter Fehrentz presentes Made by Yourself, a step-by-step book comprising 48 do-it-yourself projects.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.11.13

  7. Promo Daily: Julia Stotz
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    Promo Daily: Julia Stotz

    In this installment of Photographer's Promotional Pieces We Love: Julia Stotz

    written by: Julia Sabot
    photos by: Julia Stotz
    06.12.13

  8. Table of Contents: A Fresh Portland Design Boutique
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    Table of Contents: A Fresh Portland Design Boutique

    Portland-based retailer Table of Contents hits all the right notes. A modern purveyor of objects and clothing from Rason Jens, Lostine, and Martino Gamper to Henrik Vibskov, Patrik Ervell, and...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.15.13

  9. The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces
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    The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces

    After reading Aaron Britt’s interview with Kyle Schuneman on masculine design for our June Interior Design issue (on newsstands now), we were excited to see what the rest of his book, ...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.14.12

  10. New York Stories
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    New York Stories

    Holly Hotchner knows New York. Here, the born-and-bred Manhattanite—and director of the Museum of Arts and Design—shares her picks for books that symbolize the spirit of her city.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.19.11

  11. Design Books: September 2009
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    Design Books: September 2009

    Check out this selection of recently released design books culled by our editors and profiled in the September 2009 issue's In The Modern World section.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.11.09

  12. Shelved By Color
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    Shelved By Color

    I went to the Dwell bookcase today to look for the tome Mutations by Rem Koolhaas and others. I was following up on a note from the fact checker on a Koolhaas quote and needed that book to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.23.10

  13. Architecture and Design Books
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    Architecture and Design Books

    Dear Dwell, I am new to modernism and eager to learn all I can about architecture and design. What books would you recommend to a novice? —Mathilda Feigenbaum, Mission Hills, Kansas

    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.01.09

  14. Postertext's Literary Wall Art
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    Postertext's Literary Wall Art

    What bibliophile, understanding that he maybe ought not cover all the walls of his apartment with shelves of books and stacks of journals, hasn't then moved onto classic book covers as his next...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.29.10

  15. The Small Stakes: Music Posters
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    The Small Stakes: Music Posters

    Graphic design rarely gets better than when it's put to music and put through a screen. And few create concert posters better than Jason Munn. In a new release published this year by Chronicle...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.07.10

  16. Dwell Book Lists for Any Occasion
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    Dwell Book Lists for Any Occasion

    The Dwell office and all of the editors’ homes are filled with books, from architecture classics to the newest covers, and some we keep around for fun. Here are four reading lists for our fellow...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.25.13

  17. 8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books
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    8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books

    We combed the latest publishing catalogs for a selection of tomes that illuminate all things green, from macro (land art) to micro (indoor planters).

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.11.14

  18. Promo Daily: Anna Wolf
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    Promo Daily: Anna Wolf

    In this installment of Photographer's Promotional Pieces We Love and Why: Anna Wolf

    written by: Julia Sabot
    photos by: Anna Wolf
    07.02.13

  19. Rock the Shack: Cabin Love
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    Rock the Shack: Cabin Love

    Sometimes the only thing getting us through the day is the dream of an escape—from work, from the city, from our day-to-day. Whether it's snow-filled windows and hot chocolate tickling your fancy...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.05.13

  20. 14 Creative Solutions for Book Display and Storage
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    14 Creative Solutions for Book Display and Storage

    We've all had that moment, when we either need to purge our books, box them up and stick them in storage, or do something about creating more space for them. To follow, clever fixes—some familiar,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.14.13

  21. Moleskine Detour: Q&A with Ginette Caron
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    Moleskine Detour: Q&A with Ginette Caron

    Have you ever wanted to peek inside the notebooks of your favorite designers? In The Detour Book: The Moleskine notebook experience, readers are privy to a stunning collection of more than 250...

    written by: Ginette Caron
    05.29.13

  22. Promo Daily: Emilie Giboin
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    Promo Daily: Emilie Giboin

    Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: Emilie Giboin

    written by: Julia Sabot
    08.29.13

  23. All the World's a Page
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    All the World's a Page

    If you've run out of room on your nightstands, filled every available wall with shelves, and if your floorspace has begun to resemble a domestic fjord of book stacks, consider condensing some of...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.25.13

  24. Alex Steffen on Cities
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    Alex Steffen on Cities

    Writer, speaker, and planetary futurist, Alex Steffen is one of the most vital voices in sustainability today. He founded and edited the website Worldchanging for seven years, and now writes and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.06.13

  25. Design Made from Recycled Books
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    Design Made from Recycled Books

    On Saturday June 29, 2013, designer Brian Gennett will show his work at Chung King Studio in Los Angeles for Chinatown Design Night. "I am a designer of interiors and objects, based in Los Angeles,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.27.13

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