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A Clean Break

Your fiancé’s place is ten times nicer than yours and you’re planning on moving in. If only you could get out of your lease.
November 16, 2011
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An Introduction to Renting

The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home. Here’s how you can live the dream without the picket fence or the mortgage.
November 16, 2011
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Friday Finds 11.11.11

Though it's almost quittin' time here in the Dwell office, we wouldn't end the week without Friday Finds. Without further ado, here they are!
November 11, 2011
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Eames Words

The A+D Museum on L.A.’s Museum Row has just opened "Eames Words," named for its highly conceptual, and lexical, approach to the Eames legacy. “The whole idea is based on an aspect on Charles and Ray’s lives that is somewhat underexposed to the world,” says curator Deborah Sussman (of the design firm Sussman/Prejza), who worked closely with the couple at the Eames Office in Venice, California, for ten years in the 1950s and ’60s. Central to the exhibition—which runs through January 16—are quotes by Charles and Ray Eames, many previously published and better known, and some told directly to Sussman (such as Ray’s assessment that the Jeep is “an automobile that America can be proud of,” accompanied by a Army-green Willys Jeep). Each quote has received a specialized treatment and sizing by type designer Andrew Byrom; the words meander through the modest space as a narrative that allows the world a glimpse into the philosophies behind the Eameses’ work—and way of living.
October 12, 2011
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Movie Posters of Soy Cuba

If movie posters are essentially advertisements to get you into the theater, the Hollywood versions splashed with matinee-idol close-ups and 100-point typefaces, then the moody, highly graphic design on display in the new book Soy Cuba: Cuban Cinema Posters from After the Revolution is a queer kind of commercial indeed. The posters reprinted here seem less interested in packing the house than functioning as small, playfully abstracted works of art in and of themselves. They hail from the late 1950s through the 1970s and taken as a whole they seems to suggest a parallel universe of movie posters untethered from a commercial drive, floating somewhere closer to book jacket design or museum-worthy art posters. Have a look at our slideshow for an excellent preview of what's inside Soy Cuba. The book is out at the end of the month from Trilce Ediciones.
October 6, 2011
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An Introduction to Building Codes

Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes. Here's how to get your architect to play along.
September 29, 2011
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Words You Should Know: Building Codes

Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.
September 29, 2011
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Friday Finds 9.23.11

The sun is shining in San Francisco and has been for days, proving yet again that our chilly city's Indian Summer is no myth. We here at Dwell spent the beautiful morning finding you fellow pencil pushers some links to keep you going until the weekend.  
September 23, 2011
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London Design Festival: Day 3

My third day traipsing about London for the Design Festival had me venturing east again, starting my day in Clerkenwell (that's pronounced CLARK-en-well, I learned) and then, as ever, heading back over to Shoreditch for the press preview of the much-hyped Tramshed show. I'll tell you now, it was worth it. Here's what I saw.
September 23, 2011
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