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  1. Books and Films

    Books and Films

    Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe: Although I gave up writing Christmas lists long ago, the following is what I would ask for if I were writing to Santa today. I can quite literally spend many hours...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.20.09

  2. Books You Should Read
    Design 101

    Books You Should Read

    The Champ Phaidon Design Classics: 001–999. Phaidon Press, 2006 This quintessential collection of 999 product designs in three thigh-numbing volumes explores product design from the late 16...

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  3. Bookshelf Basics
    Books

    Bookshelf Basics

    Classic or contemporary, these titles are guaranteed to appeal to burgeoning bookworms of the modernist sort.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.29.11

  4. Brownstone Brooklyn
    Interviews

    Brownstone Brooklyn

    In our New York issue, on newsstands now, we take a look at all five boroughs of America's biggest, most vital city. One that ends up getting quite a bit of play in Dwell is increasingly-less...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.01.11

  5. Bunker Archaeology
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    Bunker Archaeology

    Paul Virilio's classic book of wartime architectural history, Bunker Archeology, is finally back in print with a fantastic new edition from Princeton Architectural Press. The book had taken on the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.22.08

  6. 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

  7. Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space

    Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space

    Offering far more than a reminiscence of summer sleepaways, author Charlie Hailey addresses questions of “identity, residency, safety, and tensions of mobility and fixity” in three...

    $29.95

  8. 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

  9. Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Fiell Publishing

    FIELL publishes beautiful, unique, authoritatively written, high-quality illustrated books that embrace the most interesting, important and pertinent subjects within an enticing range of...

    12.22.10

  10. Chronicle Books

    "Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, our objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that's instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value....

    10.19.09

  11. City Notes: San Francisco
    Books

    City Notes: San Francisco

    A very unusual guide book came across my desk last week. And though City Notes: San Francisco by Jesse Coburn from Terry Warner Press is certainly a beautiful object (dig the clean design by Martin...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.09.11

  12. Cityscapes: SF's Buildings
    Books

    Cityscapes: SF's Buildings

    The San Francisco Chronicle boasts one of our nation's best architecture critics in John King. We happy citizens of the City by the Bay look out for his column in each Tuesday's paper, though his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.12.11

  13. Classic Stories Get Slick Redesign
    Books

    Classic Stories Get Slick Redesign

    On my last couple trips to the bookstore I've been taken with a new series of six paperbacks which have positively leapt out at me from their cardboard stand. The writers themselves are familiar-...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.14.09

  14. Color 101: Brand New Color
    Design 101

    Color 101: Brand New Color

    The fact that your car is tinted a subtle silver or that 
your running shoes have vibrant orange stripes flaring up their sides is hardly a design afterthought.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  15. Conversations with Frank Gehry

    Conversations with Frank Gehry

    He’s the world’s only architect to guest star on The Simpsons and appear in Apple’s Think Different ads, but how well do you really know Frank Gehry? Think what you will of his...

    $40.00

  16. Crafting a Meaningful Home
    Books

    Crafting a Meaningful Home

    Anonymous mass production is losing its mass-market appeal, and there’s a growing movement toward owning things that have origins beyond an assembly line. Handmade crafts have an inherent...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.24.11

  17. crEATe: Eating, Design, and Food

    crEATe: Eating, Design, and Food

    From restaurants and packaging to the molecular makeup of our daily meals, all experiences associated with eating are subject to design. CrEATe, an ongoing project by The Future Laboratory, sets...

    $65.00

  18. Creative Agency We Love: Ill-Studio
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    Creative Agency We Love: Ill-Studio

    Founded in 2007 by Léonard Vernhet and Thomas Subreville, Ill-Studio is a multidisciplinary design agency based in Paris, France. Whether for personal or commission, the duo along with luminaries...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.25.13

  19. Critics Love Critics
    House Tours

    Critics Love Critics

    The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this week, with the prize for commentary going to Sarah Kaufman, a dance writer, of the Washington Post. I was heartened immediately that a dance writer took...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.10

  20. Curated Collections
    House Tours

    Curated Collections

    A collection need not create clutter and stress; these five homes turn a hobby into a design signature.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.18.13

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