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  1. 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

  2. Et tu, Bertus?
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    Et tu, Bertus?

    People often introduce Bertus Mulder by talking about his extraordinary pedigree.

    written by: Jane Szita
    01.23.09

  3. 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

  4. Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew
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    Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew

    William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill's new book Beer Craft: A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer is like Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything—just for homebrew hobbyists. In the book, the writer...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.19.11

  5. Waverly Lowell on Greenwood Common
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    Waverly Lowell on Greenwood Common

    Last week I posted about three new books from William Stout Publishers, one of which is Living Modern: A Biography of Greenwood Commons by Waverly B. Lowell.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.03.09

  6. William T. Vollmann on Imperial
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    William T. Vollmann on Imperial

    Presently on tour to support his massive new work Imperial, journalist, novelist and National Book Award winner for 2005's Europe Central, William T. Vollmann was recently in San Francisco.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.09

  7. 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

  8. Graphic Design: Project Projects
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    Graphic Design: Project Projects

    Manhattan-based Project Projects may be a graphic design studio, but it works in all dimensions, on the page and off. Founded by Prem Krishnamurthy and Adam Michaels in 2004, the firm designs...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.15.10

  9. 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

  10. Paul Goldberger at AIA SF
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    Paul Goldberger at AIA SF

    Last week I had lunch at the AIA San Francisco to hear New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger discuss his new book Why Architecture Matters. I've read a bit of the book and liked it very...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.21.10

  11. Amazon's Kindle 2
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    Amazon's Kindle 2

    On February 24, online retailer Amazon.com begins shipping its Kindle 2,  the newest version of Amazon's electronic book reader. The Kindle is essentially a magazine-sized computer that can...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.22.09

  12. Manufractured Takes a Look at Post-Consumer Creativity
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    Manufractured Takes a Look at Post-Consumer Creativity

    Design aficionados and dumpster divers alike will relish the well-laid-out and surprising new book Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects by Steven Skov Holt and Mara...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.02.08

  13. The Thin Green Line
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    The Thin Green Line

    For years, as the author of books on eco-home design and a founder of two environmental general stores, I’ve been advocating sustainable design to others.

    written by: Jennifer Roberts
    01.31.09

  14. 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

  15. The Puti Trees
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    The Puti Trees

    The Puti Trees series of posters look like a cross between a modern subway map and children's book illustrations, so you probably wouldn't guess that they're actually all about Buddhism.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.29.09

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    Do It Yourself Bibles

    If lean times mean better design, smarter design, then we're already feeling the benefits. A whole slew of new books brings smart practical design to the realm of crafting and doing-it-yourself.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.31.09

  17. 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

  18. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Rick Prelinger

    Rick Prelinger has a lot of media to store, not only at his house, which he says is overrun with books, movies, and the like, but also at the Prelinger Library he founded in San Francisco with his...

    01.02.09

  19. Sew Awesome
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    Sew Awesome

    “Who we are arises directly from what our bodies can do,” writes Richard Sennett in his recent book, The Craftsman. In his spirited defense of how making material things can enlarge...

    03.26.10

  20. Women in Sustainable Design at SXSW Eco
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    Women in Sustainable Design at SXSW Eco

    Lance Hosey, co-author of the 2007 book Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design, led a panel at the South by Southwest Eco Conference in Austin last week with four women who are...

    written by: Addie Broyles
    10.08.12

  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. 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

  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. Inspiration: Tall Bookshelves with Tomes and Trinkets
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    Inspiration: Tall Bookshelves with Tomes and Trinkets

    It's common knowledge that bookshelves are as good for holding personal objects as they are for books. We love these floor-to-ceiling shelves that are brimming with personality.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.02.15

  25. Piero Lissoni: Recent Architecture
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    Piero Lissoni: Recent Architecture

    Though the book Piero Lissoni: Recent Work came out from the German house Hatje Cantz last year, it just came across my desk yesterday. Though he's known perhaps firstly as an industrial designer,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.10.11

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