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  1. Book Designs by Atelier Dyakova
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    Book Designs by Atelier Dyakova

    London-based Russian graphic designer Sonya Dyakova is making us rethink the notion of judging a book by its cover. After studying in San Francisco, the typography specialist moved to London to...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.18.13

  2. Stacked
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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...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.26.13

  3. Editor’s Choice: Amanda Dameron’s Book List
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    Editor’s Choice: Amanda Dameron’s Book List

    What books does the editor of a high-profile modern home design magazine read? Designers & Books went to Amanda Dameron, editor in chief of Dwell Media, to find out. “Last year I moved from the...

    02.22.13

  4. L.A. Art Book Fair 2013
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    L.A. Art Book Fair 2013

    Last weekend, Printed Matter, Inc. presented the first annual L.A. Art Book Fair, the West Coast companion to the NY Art Book Fair held every fall in New York, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in...

    written by: Cortney Cassidy
    photos by: Torrey Jay
    02.05.13

  5. Celebrating 100 Years of Grand Central Station
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    Celebrating 100 Years of Grand Central Station

    In celebration of Grand Central's one-hundredth anniversary this month, W. W. Norton has reissued the incredible photographic tribute Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives, by John Belle and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.01.13

  6. Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography
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    Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography

    A new biography highlights the rich, black-and-white photography of Balthazar Korab, whose sharp imagery helped give a face to modernist architecture in mid-century America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.18.12

  7. 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

  8. Designers and Book Fair 2012
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    Designers and Book Fair 2012

    The first-ever Designers and Book Fair was held last weekend at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. The two-day fair featured 35 publishers and around 1,500 books ranging in...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    11.02.12

  9. Nate Berkus's One Two Punch
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    Nate Berkus's One Two Punch

    Nate Berkus fans will have plenty to take in this month as the designer just released a book and a Target collaboration, both in stores now. ...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    10.24.12

  10. By the Book
    In The Modern World

    By the Book

    Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for the past fourteen years. Here she shares a few pages and...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    photos by: Tom Schierlitz
    08.17.12

  11. This Way, Gentlemen

    This Way, Gentlemen

    A killer bachelor pad in Hollywood, the manliest chair of the 20th century, and expert advice from a king of interiors: This is our guide to the best in masculine design. Men, you now have no...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    06.30.12

  12. Man Up
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    Man Up

    So you’ve thrown out the St. Pauli Girl sign, but how can you create an elegant masculine home without going space-age bachelor pad? Interior designer Kyle Schuneman, whose new guide, The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Jon Snyder
    06.30.12

  13. Ron Tanner: From Animal House to Our House

    Ron Tanner: From Animal House to Our House

    The San Jose Women’s Club and the San Jose Preservation Action Council of San Jose’s new event "Ron Tanner: From Animal House to Our House" explains the importance of...

    06.29.12

  14. Friday Finds 06.01.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 06.01.12

    Wrap up the week with our collection of design, architecture, music, and literature finds.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.01.12

  15. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Works
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    Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Works

    Design fans, get ready to add a hot new monograph to the bookshelf—Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Works by Anniia Koivu is out from Phaidon Press this month. A handsome, large-format tome,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.12

  16. Houses of the Sundown Sea
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    Houses of the Sundown Sea

    Way back in our Dec/Jan issue that kicked off 2008, we told the story of the super groovy, surf bum-cum-architectural genius Harry Gesner. The man was a true California original, one who found a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.12

  17. 10 Minutes with Karim Rashid
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    10 Minutes with Karim Rashid

    Tuesday evening, Danish design company Bo Concept debuted its newest collection, created by designer-about-town Karim Rashid. I walked up the pink carpet (a favorite color of the Egypt-born, Canada...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.08.12

  18. Photographer Lecture and Book Signing: Richard Rothman

    Photographer Lecture and Book Signing: Richard Rothman

    Richard Rothman will present work from his acclaimed new monograph, Redwood Saw, and discuss the challenges and surprises that he encountered along the way. A body of work made over a five-year...

    02.23.12

  19. Paris Versus New York
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    Paris Versus New York

    It's rare that a series of visual puns has much of a shelf life, but Paris Versus New York, a punchy book of illustrations comparing and contrasting the two cities from Vahram Muratyan merits...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.06.12

  20. Friday Finds 12.23.11
    Week in Review

    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

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