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High/Low: Modern Classic Isokon Bookcase

We at Dwell are big fans of the vintage modern classic, the Penguin Donkey 2 book caddy produced by Isokon in the 1960s. Check out our latest discovery, a new shelf by Erik Heywood inspired by the original.
August 27, 2013
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14 Creative Solutions for Book Display and Storage

We've all had that moment, when we either need to purge our books, box them up and stick them in storage, or do something about creating more space for them. To follow, clever fixes—some familiar, some extraordinary—to the common challenge of what to do about our beloved tomes.
August 14, 2013
Many a love affair with modern design begins with a book: Here, a host of design experts list the key titles that set them on the path of infatuation.

Dwell Book Lists for Any Occasion

The Dwell office and all of the editors’ homes are filled with books, from architecture classics to the newest covers, and some we keep around for fun. Here are four reading lists for our fellow bibliophiles.
July 25, 2013
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The Future of Architecture by Pieterjan Grandry

The future of architecture is no new concept for reflection. Frank Lloyd Wright wrote a book about it, published in 1970, and before that Walter Gropius can be heard articulating his theories on the fate of industry in this sound bite on Ubu Web. But Pieterjan Grandry of Crap is Good (see the special report on bloggers in the September 2013 issue) has initiated a new conversation, opening the platform to contemporary participants—to all who study, build, take shelter in, and/or experience architecture on a daily basis, which is safe to say, most of all of us. The variety of answers in the first volume (published 2012) range from philosophical observations on society to abstract visual interpretations, all submitted in answer to the open call as well by invitation. Volume II is currently open to submissions until September 1, 2013. To participate in this project, please send your answer through The Future of.
July 25, 2013
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Friday Finds 07.19.13

Pink concrete? Animal bodies? USB-heated gloves? Welcome to this week's Friday Finds!
July 19, 2013
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Design Made from Recycled Books

On Saturday June 29, 2013, designer Brian Gennett will show his work at Chung King Studio in Los Angeles for Chinatown Design Night. "I am a designer of interiors and objects, based in Los Angeles," says Gennett. "My passion lies in combining my artistic ability with my love for interiors. My work exemplifies my interest in sustainable practices and one-of-a-kind hand-made objects." Here's a preview of his work, which he hand-crafts from vintage and antique books.
June 27, 2013
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Behind The Scenes with TASCHEN Art Directors at Dwell on Design

Join us this weekend at Dwell on Design, where we'll be getting the scoop on information design and book jacket design courtesy of two TASCHEN art directors, Andy Disl and Josh Baker.
June 20, 2013
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Do It: The Compendium by Hans Ulrich Obrist

With his newest book, internationally renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist brings together 20 years of his do it project: an expansive series of artist-produced instructions, able to be replicated anytime, anywhere.
June 18, 2013
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9 Amazing Modern Houses by Paul Archer

We're big fans of British architect Paul Archer, so much so that we ran a story on the incredible Green Orchard house he designed for his parents in our June 2013 issue. Naturally we were thrilled when Paul Archer Design put out the book Old to New: Houses by Paul Archer Design by Archer and Phyllis Richardson this spring. Here's a look at some of his other work with particular attention paid to his conversions of old British building types into sleek modern homes.
June 14, 2013
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