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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Moleskine’s New Folio Collection – It’s BIG!
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    Moleskine’s New Folio Collection – It’s BIG!

    The iconic little black book gets big with the introduction of Moleskine’s new Folio collection. They’re the same smart notebooks you know and love, same classic shape, and same elastic...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.01.09

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Gifts for the Euro-Obsessed

    Gifts for the Euro-Obsessed

    There’s just something about Europe, Europeans, and European things that makes me uncontrollably excited. Book-clutches handmade with love from Paris? Check. A cute little “perforated...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    12.20.11

  11. 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

  12. Beer Craft Winners
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    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

  13. The U*Shelf System
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    The U*Shelf System

    Shelving often acts as a boring backdrop to the various vases, books, and knickknacks on display. Luckily, the U*Shelf's quirky tessellated forms are interesting enough to stand on their own.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    09.10.09

  14. Remembering Steve Jobs
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    Remembering Steve Jobs

    Today at Dwell, as we fire up our MacBooks and plug in the odd iPhone, we remember Steve Jobs, the 56 year-old former CEO of Apple who died yesterday. Few companies have demonstrated such a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.06.11

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Danny Seo's "Upcycling"
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    Danny Seo's "Upcycling"

    In a new book out this August, upcycling ace Danny Seo guides readers through the craft of taking trash and everyday objects and transforming them into "better, brighter, and cooler things....

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.02.11

  19. 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

  20. "The Printed Picture": Lee Friedlander's Documentary Photographs
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    "The Printed Picture": Lee Friedlander's Documentary Photographs

    An exhibition explores the American photographer's preference for showcasing his work in books.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.18.14

  21. Pop-Up Schmop-Up
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    Pop-Up Schmop-Up

    Perhaps the most beloved prefix these days for events and design projects -- aside from 'eco-' of course -- is 'pop-up.' Where there used to be only pop-up books and greeting cards in the olden...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.01.10

  22. 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

  23. What's the Midcentury Modern Classic of Your Dreams?
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    What's the Midcentury Modern Classic of Your Dreams?

    The ghost of Charles Eames shows up and demands you buy the midcentury modern classic of your dreams. Charles says money is no object. What do you choose? Let us know in the comments section below.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.04.15

  24. Rick Moreland Reads a Building
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    Rick Moreland Reads a Building

    One of the joys of visiting Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to see Rick and Susan Moreland's house for one of our October features was chatting books with Rick. He's the head of the English department at...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.10

  25. Parsing Perec
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    Parsing Perec

    A few months back I received a pair of new books from the small Wakefield Press in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and have come to like them both very much. The first, a translation of Balzac's Treatise...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.06.10

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