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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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 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

  8. Sew Awesome
    Design 101

    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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Inside Peter Fehrentz's Renovated Flat in Berlin
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    Inside Peter Fehrentz's Renovated Flat in Berlin

    With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter Fehrentz transforms a 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin.

    photos by: Peter Fehrentz
    10.26.13

  16. Honorable Mentions from World Views
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    Honorable Mentions from World Views

    In our World Views contest, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged our readers to share their view of the modern world. You heard our call and we were incredibly impressed by the hundreds of...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    07.22.11

  17. Witold Rybczynski: Makeshift Metropolis
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    Witold Rybczynski: Makeshift Metropolis

    Witold Rybczynski has been called  “architecture’s voice in the world of letters” by The Weekly Standard. He writes about design and planning for The New York Times, the...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    01.01.11

  18. Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design
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    Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design

    Just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, "the essence of restaurant design cannot be found in any one element but in the unity of all ingredients working together to create a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.10

  19. Unauthorized Moss Art
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    Unauthorized Moss Art

    From Banksy to Katsu to Iz the Wiz, we often hear about guerilla graffiti artists who've taken their social critiques to the streets with powerful images and strong words.  Along a quieter...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.10.09

  20. Less is...
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    Less is...

    Less is more. Or maybe, less is a bore. Perhaps, less is only more when more is no good. Regardless of whether you agree with the modernist motto of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ("Less is more&qu...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.11.09

  21. 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

  22. Wonders of the World
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    Wonders of the World

    Though not strictly modern—well, not modern at all, really—the Wonders of the World series of books from Harvard Universtiy Press remains my favorite ongoing run of architectural tomes....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.15.09

  23. 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

  24. The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
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    The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House

    Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to maximum advantage in their designs. I recently discovered a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.15.09

  25. 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

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