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  1. 3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia
    Outdoor

    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. Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World
    A Great Idea

    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

  3. 11 Creative Uses for Ladders
    Houses We Love

    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...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.08.13

  4. Stacked
    Post

    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...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.26.13

  5. The NoMad Hotel, New York
    Hotels

    The NoMad Hotel, New York

    One block away from the scene-making New York outpost of the Ace Hotel, in a district mostly known for its wholesale garment industry, is a Beaux Arts showstopper anchoring the corner of Broadway...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.12

  6. Yumi Floor Lamp

    Yumi Floor Lamp

    Both delicate and strong, the Yumi (which means “bow” in Japanese) is architect Shigeru Ban’s minimalist interpretation of the ancient weapon.

    $3740.00

  7. Endless

    Endless

    Inspired by the 1970s Supergraphics aesthetic, this modular hanging system comprised of half-cylinder sections comes with three or five pieces that can be joined back to back or end to end.

    $3600.00

  8. Copper Lamp 10Kg

    Copper Lamp 10Kg

    Both sturdy and whimsical, the copper lamp is a tongue-in-cheek way to collect a full ten kilograms of metal deposits as a long-term investment.

  9. 005 Collection

    005 Collection

    A light-emitting acrylic tube contains 180 LEDs, which mimic old-school fluorescent bulbs with less eye strain and better energy efficiency.  

  10. Moolin

    Moolin

    Up-and-coming Beijing studio, Lasfera, designed the Moolin lamps using a traditional Chinese method of heating and bending recyclable bamboo strips

  11. Channel Floor Lamp

    Channel Floor Lamp

    Lightweight and powerful, the low-energy, high-
output Channel series is made of anodized aluminum and acrylic, hickory, and painted steel. 

    $750.00

  12. Illuminated Texts
    Rewind

    Illuminated Texts

    Personally wired by Thomas Edison, J. Pierpont Morgan’s home was the first electrified residence in New York. A recent LED retrofit delivers the library into a new age.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.10.12

  13. 10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano
    Interviews

    10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano

    I met with Italian architect and Pritzker Prize winner Renzo Piano one week before the official opening of his latest museum project, an addition to the historic Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.19.12

  14. Arch Support
    House Tours

    Arch Support

    Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    12.29.11

  15. On and On

    On and On

    In this age of iCal, a perpetual desktop or wall calendar makes timekeeping an appealingly tactile pleasure. Just don’t forget to make the manual adjustments!

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.02.11

  16. Round & Round Calendar

    Round & Round Calendar

    A spin of the finger rotates the plastic panels to reveal the day of the week, date, and month.

    $221.00

  17. Artek Shelving System

    Artek Shelving System

    The grown-up version of Ikea, Naoto Fukasawa’s Shelving System for Artek is a vision of modular minimalism. Taking another step in cementing Artek’s legacy of Scandinavian simplicity, the lacquered...

    $675.00

  18. Stretch-Shelves

    Stretch-Shelves

    If Aunt May had her way, Peter Parker might sling cotton around the house intead of webs across the city, resulting in these softly sweatered oak shelves.

  19. Smoke Grey Standing Cumberland Lamp

    Smoke Grey Standing Cumberland Lamp

    Set this handblown beaut directly on your side table for a low glow to light the pages of your nighttime reading.

    $130.00

  20. Bubble Smoke Digout Vase

    Bubble Smoke Digout Vase

    Slim stems and blooming buds appear to hover in this faintly tinted glass double bubble.

    $11.70

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