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  1. Six Questions for William Stout
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    Six Questions for William Stout

    One of the many joys of the very small San Francisco neighborhood of Jackson Square—home of Dwell HQ—is the top-drawer William Stout Architectural Books, the city’s premiere spot...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.10.08

  2. Graphic Designer Richard Hollis at NYC Artists Space
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    Graphic Designer Richard Hollis at NYC Artists Space

    Seminal British graphic designer Richard Hollis gets his first retrospective exhibition in the United States at New York City's Artists Space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.03.13

  3. 7 Modern Bookend Designs
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    7 Modern Bookend Designs

    From a discreet, incognito standee to a playful metal addition, our top seven bookend picks will help you keep those tumbling books at bay!

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.01.13

  4. An Architecture Guide to Pyongyang
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    An Architecture Guide to Pyongyang

    German architect and writer Philipp Meuser realizes that Pyongyang, North Korea, doesn't top many travel destination wish lists, but after looking at his Architectural and Cultural Guide: Pyongyang...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.09.12

  5. 6 Modern Host/Hostess Gifts
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    6 Modern Host/Hostess Gifts

    Summer is a time for visiting with friends and family. No matter where your travels take you this season, never arrive empty-handed with these six modern host/hostess gifts.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.09.13

  6. 15 Super Unique Libraries Around the World
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    15 Super Unique Libraries Around the World

    From Stuttgart, Germany to Iwaki City, Japan, we take a look at 15 of the most extraordinarily-designed libraries.

    written by: Sarah Park
    03.30.13

  7. Lincoln Center Inside Out
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    Lincoln Center Inside Out

    Lincoln Center Inside Out is a new book chronicling Diller Scofidio + Renfro's renovation of the famed New York City venue. Not only does it tell the story of the firm's fantastic and arduous...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.13

  8. Behind The Scenes with TASCHEN Art Directors at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Behind The Scenes with TASCHEN Art Directors at Dwell on Design

    Join us this weekend at Dwell on Design, where we'll be getting the scoop on information design and book jacket design courtesy of two TASCHEN art directors, Andy Disl and Josh Baker.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.20.13

  9. Tiny Studio Cabin by Hinterland Design
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    Tiny Studio Cabin by Hinterland Design

    It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia needed a quiet workspace that was nearby, but separate from,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.13.12

  10. An Architect's Pop-Up Book
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    An Architect's Pop-Up Book

    One of the perks of being a Dwell editor are the various fun surprises that appear in the mail—newly published books, the occasional small product, even the random staple gun (yes, really)....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.15.11

  11. Ramayana by Sanjay Patel
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    Ramayana by Sanjay Patel

    My favorite book as a kid was unquestionably D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. I took it out of every branch of the Sacramento library, renewed it a hundred times and basically absorbed every...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.10

  12. Kamal Letterpress Art
    Product of the Day

    Kamal Letterpress Art

    I stumbled onto Kamal Patel's letterpress work in the Chronicle Books 2010 publication The Little Book of Letterpress, which highlights work by letterpress studios around the globe. The work by her...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.19.11

  13. Building the Maxon House: Week 5
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 5

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.30.11

  14. A Week at the Airport: Part II
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    A Week at the Airport: Part II

    Earlier this week I had a go at the first half of Alain de Botton's new book A Week at the Airport, where he reports on a week spent at Heathrow's Terminal 5 as the airport's writer-in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.28.10

  15. In the City by Nigel Peake
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    In the City by Nigel Peake

    “I begin to know a city through its fragments, walking below tall buildings, along facades of signs, doors, and windows, crossing without knowing from one district to the next, down busy streets...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.13

  16. Promo Daily: Nancy Baron
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    Promo Daily: Nancy Baron

    Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: Nancy Baron

    written by: Julia Sabot
    08.15.13

  17. 3 New Book Releases: The Life and Work of Le Corbusier
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    3 New Book Releases: The Life and Work of Le Corbusier

    2012 marked what would have been the 125th birthday of the great French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known to the world as Le Corbusier.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.22.13

  18. The Editor Is In: 7 Tips for Pitching Stories to Dwell
    Dwell on Design

    The Editor Is In: 7 Tips for Pitching Stories to Dwell

    A perennial highlight of Dwell on Design are our professional consultations—a chance to sit down with licensed architects, designers, and landscapers and get some free design advice. This year we...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.22.13

  19. World’s Most Turkey-Shaped Building
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    World’s Most Turkey-Shaped Building

    The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000 “other” items (probably every episode of Degrassi, among other surprises...

    written by: Jason Wire
    04.27.13

  20. 5 Cool Design Events this Week
    Event Spotlight

    5 Cool Design Events this Week

    Palm Springs Modernism Week, the Walker Art Center's new painting group exhibition (its first in a decade), a Van Alen Institute book launch, and more. Read on for a listing of design events from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.19.13

  21. "Sustainism": the New Modernism?
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    "Sustainism": the New Modernism?

    Honestly, when the book Sustainism is the New Modernism: A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era (D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, New York) first crossed my desk, I wasn't sure how to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.04.11

  22. By the Book
    In The Modern World

    By the Book

    Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for the past fourteen years. Here she shares a few pages and...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    photos by: Tom Schierlitz
    08.17.12

  23. Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World
    A Great Idea

    Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World

    In the Kindle era, it's possible to do away with ink-on-paper books in the name of decluttering. And yet there's something about those old volumes that, for many of us, helps make a house a home....

    written by: William Lamb
    11.30.13

  24. Phaidon's 20th Century World Architecture Atlas
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    Phaidon's 20th Century World Architecture Atlas

    On November 1st, Phaidon debuted 20th Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas. It's a huge book with some 750 works of last century's architecture that range from homes to civic structures to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.13.12

  25. Dwell on Design Keynote: Cameron Sinclair
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Keynote: Cameron Sinclair

    We are so pleased to have Cameron Sinclair, co-founder and CEO of Architecture for Humanity, as our keynote speaker at Dwell on Design 2012. Sinclair and his organization have been effecting real...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.04.12

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