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Beyonce Countdown

Moddest Music Video of 2011

The end of the year always brings a slew of awards, best-of lists, and encapsulating accolades. Reductive, sure, but terribly fun. And if you're anything like me you've seen a slew of music videos this year and you must be dying to know which one best embraces the modernist spirit. Which one melds the frame-busing split-screen effects of the French New Wave with Girard-worthy pops of color, and a cameo from a furniture design classic, all while celebrating clean lines, Audrey Hepburn's pared-down sense of style, and the euphoric power of still really really really loving your husband? It's Beyoncé, guys. It's always Beyoncé.
December 19, 2011
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Friday Finds 12.16.11

We're celebrating the holidays today in the Dwell offices, but before the bottles of wine are opened and gifts exchanged, we found the time to corral a few of our favorite design finds from the week.
December 16, 2011
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Gifts for the Audiophile

December 8, 2011
One of German artist Matthias Heiderich's photographs of Berlin.

Friday Finds 12.02.12

In this installment of Friday Finds, a new look for Burger King in Singapore, Star Trek fan fictions in 140 characters or less, and an artful look at Berlin.
December 2, 2011
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Friday Finds 11.04.11

Another week has rolled on by—tempus fugit, as they say. To celebrate the moments of days past and to get a good start to the weekend ahead, we bring you our favorite finds from the interweb.
November 4, 2011
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Friday Finds 10.21.11

This week, the Dwell office was abuzz with saxophone playing KJs, Star Trek the Next Generation, vintage design finds, babies who confused magazines with iPads, and the new Tom Waits record. Scroll down to see what else has been on our minds.
October 21, 2011
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Vinyl Sliding

Jack White believes the best way to introduce a new generation to the allure of albums is to bring the music to them—–in the Rolling Record Store, a custom converted delivery truck. He is well known for his music, but make no mistake—–the man also has the heart and soul of a designer. Last year, the onetime upholsterer decked out the eclectic Nashville headquarters for his Third Man Records. More recently, he converted a delivery van into a record-slinging mobile unit fully capable of supporting heart-thumping live performances. “We want to take it all over,” White says. “Just have little hootenannies right next to the truck.” Here's how he pimped his ride.
September 28, 2011
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Jack White on Design

We got the low down on Jack White’s Rolling Record Store in our October issue, but the man had much more to say. Here, he talks about unfinished furniture designs, high school with Harry Bertoia, and why we should all be listening to Captain Beefheart.
September 28, 2011
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Prefab Jazz

Jazz has a history of being recorded in intimate spaces. And I don't mean the small after-hours clubs or closet-cum-studios plenty of the greats suffered through. Take legendary Blue Note engineer Rudy Van Gelder, he recorded some of his masterpieces in his parents' Hackensack living room because of its particular acoustics. Leap forward a half century and trade New Jersey for the hills overlooking Pasadena and you'll find pianist Greg Reitan, whose most recent album Daybreak on Sunnyside Records was cut in the 1968 prefab house by architect J. Lamont Langworthy he's called home for 13 years. Langworthy's design is part of the Ford Motor Company-sponsored Concept Houses line, which eventually petered out after around 100 were built across California. I talked with Greg about life in a Langworthy and recording at home, and he offered us the chance to stream three tracks from Daybreak. Turns out the house sounds as groovy as it looks. Enjoy the music and the architecture.
September 23, 2011
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