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  1. Photography Focus: Simon Devitt's Portrait of a House
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    Photography Focus: Simon Devitt's Portrait of a House

    New Zealand photographer Simon Devitt has been capturing homes and homeowners in for close to fifteen years. His new book, Portrait of a House, collaborates with graphic designer Arch MacDonnell of...

    photos by: Simon Devitt
    05.31.13

  2. Cover to Cover Design
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    Cover to Cover Design

    The Book Cover Archive is exactly that; an online compendium of the best book cover art and design of the last few decades, as curated by Eric Jacobsen and Ben Pieratt of General Projects, the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.20.09

  3. Promo Daily: James Leynse
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    Promo Daily: James Leynse

    Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: James Leynse

    written by: Julia Sabot
    09.02.13

  4. High/Low: Modern Classic Isokon Bookcase
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    High/Low: Modern Classic Isokon Bookcase

    We at Dwell are big fans of the vintage modern classic, the Penguin Donkey 2 book caddy produced by Isokon in the 1960s. Check out our latest discovery, a new shelf by Erik Heywood inspired by the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.27.13

  5. Lisa Roberts on Game-Changing Product Designs
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    Lisa Roberts on Game-Changing Product Designs

    In her new book, DesignPOP (Rizzoli), designer and collector Lisa Roberts explores the objects that have changed contemporary product design. Here, she shares the thought process behind her book.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.02.14

  6. 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

  7. Q&A with Adam Kalkin
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    Q&A with Adam Kalkin

    In the In the Modern World section of our June 2009 issue, I reviewed artist-architect Adam Kalkin’s new monograph, Quik Build: Adam Kalkin's ABC of Container Architecture. The book is a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.15.09

  8. A Week at the Airport: Part I
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    A Week at the Airport: Part I

    Not so long ago I read the English pop philospher and writer Alain de Botton's book The Architecture of Happiness. It was a middling book, one that took great pains to make the case that the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.10

  9. Beer Craft Winners
    Dwell on Design

    Beer Craft Winners

    In anticipation of the talk at Dwell on Design given by writer William Bostwick and designer Jessi Rymill of the excellent home brew/beer nerd book Beer Craft, we decided to give away a handful of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.06.11

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. SFMOMA: How Wine Became Modern
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    SFMOMA: How Wine Became Modern

    Earlier this week I attended the press preview for "How Wine Became Modern," opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, November 20. The hard-to-define exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.19.10

  13. Yard Sale Photographs
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    Yard Sale Photographs

    Yard Sale Photographs, a new book of photography by Adam Bartos, revels in the everyday castoffs and outmoded bric-a-brac that lard the average American garage sale. With a cover that apes a second...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.13.09

  14. V&A Pattern Series II
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    V&A Pattern Series II

    Last year, the Victoria and Albert Museum dug into its archives of decorative textile patterns and published its first set of pattern books. Next week, the London museum will release the second set...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.25.10

  15. Q&A With Faythe Levine
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    Q&A With Faythe Levine

    After a sold-out, standing-room only viewing of the new Handmade Nation movie in San Francisco, I got in touch with director Faythe Levine (author of a book by the same name) to discuss the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.14.09

  16. 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

  17. Paul Smith on Architecture
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    Paul Smith on Architecture

    Fashion icon, branding expert, and all around English design maven Paul Smith is the subject of the new book Paul Smith A to Z, a collection of his musings on a vast array of topics. Interviewed by...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.29.12

  18. Definitive Collections
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    Definitive Collections

    We all know not to judge a book by its cover, or people by the company they keep. Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books offers a guided tour across the shelves of ten famous architects,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.18.10

  19. 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

  20. 3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia
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    3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia

    Three ‘book-objects’ created by Alexander and Daria Kudmova Butahinoy of the Moscow-based Ruetemple Architectural Studio offer ways to store books and save space. Furnishing the outdoor, public...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    01.28.14

  21. DIY Furniture
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    DIY Furniture

    We are quite excited to share a new book from Laurence King Publishing called DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide by Christopher Stuart of Luur Design. The real coup in this book, however, is...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.18.11

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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