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  1. Metal Vertical Walls

    Metal Vertical Walls

    Ti, Al, and Cu are all excellent options for siding. These natural elements are nontoxic (you probably ate some copper in your cereal this morning) and easily recycled. But for us, copper takes the...

  2. Bloomingdale Interiors Get New
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    Bloomingdale Interiors Get New

    Modernism and Manhattan's Bloomingdale's have not exactly been close bedfellows over the years. Here and there, the department store has sold its share of legends—including Knoll, for example...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.27.09

  3. Click Appeal
    Design 101

    Click Appeal

    House hunting isn’t just about roving the streets and stopping at For Sale signs anymore; instead, prospective buyers will spend hours trawling the Internet to find their future home. The editor of...

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  4. Foreclosure
    Design 101

    Foreclosure

    The popular myth is that foreclosures can provoke ire in sellers and bad karma for buyers, but this is rarely the case.

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  5. Probate Sale
    Design 101

    Probate Sale

    When the owner of a home dies without a will or trust to allocate their estate, the property goes into probate.

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  6. Co-op
    Design 101

    Co-op

    “It is really different from anything else,” explains David Burcher, who bought a co-op apartment in Manhattan with his partner, Greg Broan, almost a decade ago.

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  7. Tenancy-in-Common
    Design 101

    Tenancy-in-Common

    You’ve heard it thousands of times on TV, the radio, and in junk mail—spurious ads delivered with forehead-vein-popping enthusiasm by robot-faced dudes in shoddy suits. Bad credit?...

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  8. All the Home's a Stage
    Design 101

    All the Home's a Stage

    Whether you’re selling a hillside Neutra or a modest carpeted condo, home staging has become the norm in today’s uber-competitive real estate market.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    01.27.09

  9. Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century

    Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century

    An exhaustive history of modern Western urban-planning theory and practice, Cities of Tomorrow tackles everything from major figures and events that shaped 20th-century urban life to fundamental...

  10. Obama's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
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    Obama's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

    Back in December, when news first emerged about the appointment of Shaun Donovan to the Obama administration as Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, the political blog Daily Kos pointed out...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.27.09

  11. Thinking with Type

    Thinking with Type

    Lupton’s encyclopedic knowledge of typographic form and history endows her writing with a supreme readability. This book, written as a primer for design students, should be required reading for...

  12. 79 Short Essays on Design

    79 Short Essays on Design

    Using wide-ranging topics including business, art, economics, history, war, politics, film, and books, Bierut explores the relationship between graphic design and the ...

  13. No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism

    No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism

    Poynor provides readers with a compre-hensive overview of the origins of graphic design, postmodernism, and deconstructionism in the digital age.

  14. Rakish Behavior
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    Rakish Behavior

    Innovation is frequently the younger sibling to a problem, question, or challenge—a designer realizes something doesn't work, and then an idea is born. Case in point is the Outdoor Grip...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.27.09

  15. Magazine Racks
    Product Reviews

    Magazine Racks

    Dear Dwell, There's nothing better than settling in to read the Sunday paper, but it's becoming difficult to enjoy with the ever-present clutter of publications getting in our way. Could you steer...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.26.09

  16. Jackson, WY
    House Tours

    Jackson, WY

    Homes on the range are getting bigger and more expensive by the minute, but a group of progressive architects in Jackson set out to prove that all is not lost.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.26.09

  17. Air Purifiers
    Product Reviews

    Air Purifiers

    Dear Dwell, I've been hearing a lot about air purifiers lately. Are they really helpful, and are there any that won't stick out like a sore thumb in my living room? Dee Koufax, Minnetonka, M...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

  18. Transforming Shanghai
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    Transforming Shanghai

    There seems to be no end to the superlatives being used to describe cities in China: the buildings there are the biggest, the most, the heaviest, the longest, the deepest, the tallest, always...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.26.09

  19. Typographer Focus: Peter Biľak
    Profiles

    Typographer Focus: Peter Biľak

    The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.

    written by: Kieran Long
    photos by: Adam Broomberg
    01.26.09

  20. Pure and Symbol
    Profiles

    Pure and Symbol

    Steeped in the past but firmly grounded in the present, the designs of Satyendra Pakhalé merge futuristic shapes with centuries-old crafting techniques.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Adam Broomberg
    01.26.09

  21. Cutting Edge
    Profiles

    Cutting Edge

    Asked to design a space for an art collector whose body and walls were already covered in decoration, architect Thom Faulders capped off the project by creating a piece of art out of an often...

    written by: John King
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.26.09

  22. Breakfast with Barack
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    Breakfast with Barack

    What do Barack Obama, Scarlett O'Hara, and Elvis have in common? Plates.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.26.09

  23. SCI-Arc Public Lecture Series
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    SCI-Arc Public Lecture Series

    I got a note in the mail today about the Southern California Institute of Architecture's Public Programs series for Spring 2009 and I was bowled over. In addition to culling some of the great...

    01.26.09

  24. Brooms
    Product Reviews

    Brooms

    Dear Dwell: I'm tired of my old generic broom. Are there any specialized products on the market that are both hip and functional? —Edward Charles, Austin, Texas

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

  25. Indoor Garden Kits
    Product Reviews

    Indoor Garden Kits

    Dear Dwell, I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

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