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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. Here are six modern living spaces that use books to make a simple, elegant statement.
November 30, 2013
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Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow

Austin architect J.C. Schmeil converted his family's 1935 bungalow into a spacious modern family home on a modest budget and with tons of ingenuity.
November 18, 2013
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11 Creative Uses for Ladders

As we prepare for our November issue, which is all about small spaces, we’re thinking small, and that often means creative use of otherwise wasted space above the main floor. Getting to these spaces always requires an equally space-saving vehicle. Enter the ladder, that age-old device that may have its ups and downs (we couldn’t resist), but whether helping us reach for that top-shelf book or getting us to our sleeping loft, can be rendered in so many oh-so-modern ways. Here are some that have graced the pages of Dwell.
August 8, 2013
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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 contents.
May 14, 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey

Dwell traveled to Turkey’s most cosmopolitan city for the first annual Istanbul Design Biennial, discovering a modern heart beating within ancient walls.
April 29, 2013
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A Look at Reading Nooks

Building on the 8 Libraries We Love post, here are six reading nooks crafted for the modern bibliophile.
April 5, 2013
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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 samples to suit every taste from the Dwell archive.
March 21, 2013
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Stacked

As English writer G. K. Chesterton once declared, "A room without books is like a body without a soul." As we previously explored in Shelf Life, these five homeowners from Japan to Barcelona each have carved out a sweet place for their beloved tomes.
February 26, 2013
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Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan

Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman went straight to his toolbox to craft a Nakashima-inspired interior.
October 8, 2012
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