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  1. Great Source for Modern Bookshelves
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    Great Source for Modern Bookshelves

    For book enthusiasts who are up to their eyeballs in books, there are tons of great modern systems for storing them, some that you can even build yourself.  Most of the pages of Dwell are...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.04.08

  2. 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

  3. Japanese Home Among the Trees Uses Bookshelves and Glass for Walls
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    Japanese Home Among the Trees Uses Bookshelves and Glass for Walls

    An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young family and the surrounding wildlife.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Ken'ichi Suzuki
    12.30.14

  4. Bookshelves for All Spaces
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    Bookshelves for All Spaces

    Whether you have a large or small space, these bookshelves will fit right in.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.13.14

  5. 5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves
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    5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves

    Books add warm and personality to a space—and sometimes, though far too seldom, the shelves they sit on do the same. Here, five creative, handsomely built shelves that beautifully upstage their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.14.13

  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. Friday Finds 12.23.11
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    Friday Finds 12.23.11

    In this edition of Friday Finds, a look at Seattle's burgeoning design scene, a compendium of clever bookshelves, a photo essay of volcanic activity around the globe, and more. After today, Dwell...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.23.11

  8. Unpacking My Library
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    Unpacking My Library

    I just got a wonderful new book in the mail today concerning famous archtiects and their personal collections of books. Unpacking My Library: Architects and their Books is due out from Yale...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.09

  9. Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World
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    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

  10. ICFF 2010: From the Show Floor
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    ICFF 2010: From the Show Floor

    With so much going on at ICFF, what with the rows and rows of booths set up with eye candy galore, it's hard not to walk around in a daze. Somehow amidst the hubbub we were able to capture a few...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    05.17.10

  11. Design Miami: Droog + Atelier Bow Wow
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    Design Miami: Droog + Atelier Bow Wow

    Last night was the Design Miami vernissage party, and my first look at the tent by architects Aranda\Lasch, and the dozens of gallerists and the high glitz of the Miami art and society set. Though...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.02.09

  12. 8 Libraries We Love
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    8 Libraries We Love

    Who says libraries must be dusty, solemn affairs? Libraries of today can be big, small, architecturally-placed, temporary, or hidden away behind a rolling track door. Here we've rounded up a few...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.21.13

  13. 8 Tips for Maximizing Bookshelf Space
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    8 Tips for Maximizing Bookshelf Space

    While we love a proper library, well-placed shelving can turn piles of books into an instant reading nook.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.10.14

  14. A Tale of Two Houses
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    A Tale of Two Houses

    When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and office space, he was looking for a deal. Fleischmann wanted two houses...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  15. Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France
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    Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France

    Like a little chapel on the prairie, architect Jean-Baptiste Barache’s simply elegant retreat in the tiny Normandy town of Auvillier is a modern play on centuries-old forms and technology.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    11.10.09

  16. 7 Wall-Mounted Storage Solutions
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    7 Wall-Mounted Storage Solutions

    Display your prized collections elegantly with wall-mounted shelves. From custom outfits to modular installations, we share seven solutions for hanging storage.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.23.13

  17. Urban Usonian
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    Urban Usonian

    It might have seemed like an oxymoron to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s a reality in this Boston photographer’s flat, designed to fit into a preexisting 1,500-square-foot space.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Kent Dayton
    08.03.09

  18. Simple Division
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    Simple Division

    A Tokyo architect’s shape-shifting apartment takes a holistic approach to live/work style.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Ryohei Hamada
    02.13.12

  19. Sky Small
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    Sky Small

    Building a small home doesn’t equate to easy lifting. Before Tom Bayley could call in a crane to lift the materials for his 800-square-foot house to the roof of the building on which it&rsquo...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: John Clark
    04.14.10

  20. Space Saving Renovation in Brooklyn
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    Space Saving Renovation in Brooklyn

    A renovation in Brooklyn proves that the secret to living in compact quarters lies in the details.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Gile Ashford
    10.29.13

  21. 6 Modern Bookshelf Ideas
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    6 Modern Bookshelf Ideas

    Books may take up precious space, but when displayed in one of these innovative ways, can become an aesthetically pleasing and even practical addition to a home.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.14.15

  22. An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal
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    An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal

    A husband-wife architectural duo transform a former tire shop into a versatile home-office.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Adrien Williams
    01.28.15

  23. In China, a Library Doubles as an Earthquake Memorial
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    In China, a Library Doubles as an Earthquake Memorial

    In Yunnan Province, a library and community center is a cornerstone of a rebuilding effort.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.18.15

  24. Hive Minded
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    Hive Minded

    Openshop|Studio’s design for a hivelike structure in the middle of a Brooklyn loft creates a chrysalis of comfort for a couple and their baby.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Jesse Chehak
    01.14.09

  25. Modern Awakening
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    Modern Awakening

    In Salt Lake City, a place not renowned for progressive architecture, Brent Jespersen built a luminous canyon retreat—using his architect father and a famed Utah modernist as his guides.

    written by: Heather Bradley
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    06.01.09

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