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Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 by Philip Jodidio

Taschen’s forthcoming Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 is a compilation of pioneering works built from man’s inaugural construction material. Pushed to the wayside of late for steel, concrete, and glass, the innovative projects featured in the hefty tome show the timeless material is still capable of surprising us after all these years. Aided by computer-driven design and modern manufacturing techniques, simple wooden structures have evolved into geometric marvels. We got our hands on a preview of the book (yet another from Philip Jodidio and now share with you some of our favorite wooden wonders from Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2.
June 11, 2013
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Photography Focus: Jeannette Montgomery Barron

Jeannette Montgomery Barron found her way into some of the most socially renowned 1980's NYC underground artist culture and turned those infamous artists into her subjects. Scene is a new book—more like an album—of her portraiture of such personalities as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, and Keith Haring, to name a few. The artists who she captured are all famously known for their art, so to see them as a subject in someone else's work makes it so much more surreal. Barron's black and white portraits are not of the underground Factory scene, but of the calm nature of the musicians, painters, writers, actors, and filmmakers who changed our culture and the way we know art today.
May 23, 2013
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3 New Book Releases: The Life and Work of Le Corbusier

2012 marked what would have been the 125th birthday of the great French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known to the world as Le Corbusier.
May 22, 2013

Friday Finds 05.10.13

It's that time again! This week's fresh crop of findings include everything from typography cake to a video of a Russian cargo craft docking to station, lawn chair paintings to a four year old restaurant critic. Dig in!
May 10, 2013
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Designer Close-Up: Superpool

Supercerebral, that is. Turkish, scarf-covered Selva Gürdoğan, 33, and tall, pale Dane Gregers Tang Thomsen, 38, founded architecture firm Superpool in 2006. A 2003 graduate of SCI-Arc and an alum of the Aarhus School of Architecture, respectively, the couple met while working at the Rem Koolhaas Office for Metropolitan Architecture. One of five studios selected to participate in the Audi Urban Future Award 2012, Superpool researches how to mix robotics with concrete. Their book, Mapping Istanbul, will prove a boon to local architects, planners, and policy makers alike.
May 8, 2013
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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 Nicolas Malinowsky, Thierry Audurand, Pierre Dixsautm, and Sebastien Michelini, ring around various creative arenas, such as graphic design, photography, art direction, and motion design. Ill-Studio's client list includes Nike, Cire Trudon, LVMH, and Domus and as time prospers, we can only see their roster grow to great heights.
April 25, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Sketchbooks by Makr

A good sketchbook journal is always by your side, ready to take any notes and documentations of all sorts. Ready to set all hearts aflutter, Florida-based Makr Carry Goods has just released their soon to be must-haves into the wild today.
April 23, 2013
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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 work for interdisciplinary graphic designer Vince Frost and Kerr | Noble, before joining visual art book publisher, Phaidon Press, in 2005 as design director. She now runs her own multidisciplinary studio, Atelier Dyakova, where she consistently churns out designs that are "strongly rooted in conceptual and tactile details, as well as typographic experimentation." Dyakova is also the art director of contemporary art and culture magazine, frieze (re-designed in May 2012) and Frieze Masters magazine. Dyakova is currently working on a catalogue raisonné for Ron Mueck to coincide with his new show at the Cartier Foundation in Paris and come late April, will host a 5-day workshop at the Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne for graphic design students. Click through to see a bevy of picks from Atelier Dyakova's portfolio.
April 18, 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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