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  1. Q&A with Adam Kalkin
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    Q&A with Adam Kalkin

    In the In the Modern World section of our June 2009 issue, I reviewed artist-architect Adam Kalkin’s new monograph, Quik Build: Adam Kalkin's ABC of Container Architecture. The book is a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.15.09

  2. Asylum by Christopher Payne
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    Asylum by Christopher Payne

    I got an advanced proof of Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals by architect and photographer Christopher Payne  some time ago. But not until I really glimpsed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.01.09

  3. Emigre No. 70
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    Emigre No. 70

    From 1984 through 2005, Emigre magazine was to graphic designers what L'Espirit Nouveau was to architects in the early 1920s. This year, Gingko Press has published Emigre No. 70: The Look Back...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.26.09

  4. Viction:ary Roundup
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    Viction:ary Roundup

    There's nothing like a good read to escape the blustery blows of winter. This holiday season, here are three enticing graphic design titles from Viction:ary to get you through the cold.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.21.09

  5. Miami Modern Metropolis
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    Miami Modern Metropolis

    Aaron Britt: Having been to Miami several times now, most recently for Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach just last month, I've grown increasingly fond of the place. Equal parts pleasure center...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.14.10

  6. Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition
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    Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition

    The best part of traveling is rarely the hotel. Sure, you'll suffer a tatty travelers flop if it means an extra day wandering the streets of Seoul, but in the main, hotel stays, and hotel decor,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  7. I Swear to Good You are God at This
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    I Swear to Good You are God at This

    Finding design inspiration online is as easy as pointing and clicking but there's something special about the feel of bound paper. Design and creative consulting company Holiday Matinee founder...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.17.10

  8. American Trademarks
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    American Trademarks

    Eric Baker and Tyler Blik are a pair of noted graphic and identity designers, though perhaps their greatest legacy in American design will come not from their work as designers, but as design...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.02.10

  9. Ramayana by Sanjay Patel
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    Ramayana by Sanjay Patel

    My favorite book as a kid was unquestionably D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. I took it out of every branch of the Sacramento library, renewed it a hundred times and basically absorbed every...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.10

  10. Landscape of Infrastructure
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    Landscape of Infrastructure

    Though museums and skyscrapers are often the comissions that catapult contemporary architects into the design stratosphere, increasingly we're seeing what was once the demesne of engineers (bridges...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.22.10

  11. Graphic Europe
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    Graphic Europe

    "We are designers. We notice things in a different way to other people." That's roughly the ethos that defines the Detour section of Dwell, and the expressed driving force behind the new...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.10

  12. The Small Stakes: Music Posters
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    The Small Stakes: Music Posters

    Graphic design rarely gets better than when it's put to music and put through a screen. And few create concert posters better than Jason Munn. In a new release published this year by Chronicle...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.07.10

  13. Illustration Play 2
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    Illustration Play 2

    Berkeley–based publisher Gingko Press's latest offering is a whimsical celebration of illustrations that literally jump off the page using traditional crafts like quilling and papercutting....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.30.10

  14. John Pawson: Plain Space
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    John Pawson: Plain Space

    "John Pawson Plain Space," a retrospective of British architect John Pawson's work, is on view at London's Design Museum until January 2011. Coinciding with the exhibition, Phaidon Press...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.10

  15. Beauty in Decay
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    Beauty in Decay

    In the beginning of Beauty in Decay: The Art of Urban Exploration, collaborators Jeremy Gibbs ("RomanyWG") and Patrick Potter posit that "the strange thing is not that Urban...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.09.10

  16. Windows at Bergdorf Goodman
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    Windows at Bergdorf Goodman

    "To window-shop," we learned in our November 2010 issue's Introduction to Retail Design, dates back to 1922—but it wasn't until the 1930s that shops  spiced up their...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.18.10

  17. Outside the Box: Cardboard Design
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    Outside the Box: Cardboard Design

    Cardboard has fully wiggled out of its boxy stereotype (Frank Gehry's 1971 Wiggle Chair is early evidence) and today plays a role in everything from packaging and product design to furniture and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.25.10

  18. Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock
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    Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock

    Newly released by Harper Collins, Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywod Art Direction is a compendium of images celebrating iconic interiors and architecture. Interior designer and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    12.13.10

  19. Piero Lissoni: Recent Architecture
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    Piero Lissoni: Recent Architecture

    Though the book Piero Lissoni: Recent Work came out from the German house Hatje Cantz last year, it just came across my desk yesterday. Though he's known perhaps firstly as an industrial designer,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.10.11

  20. An Architect's Pop-Up Book
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    An Architect's Pop-Up Book

    One of the perks of being a Dwell editor are the various fun surprises that appear in the mail—newly published books, the occasional small product, even the random staple gun (yes, really)....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.15.11

  21. Beer: The Designs of Drinking
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    Beer: The Designs of Drinking

    Wine labels have recently received acclaim for their more astute designs so its high time beer branders were awarded the same salute. A new coffee table-topper from Chronicle Books, Beer: A Genuine...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.20.11

  22. Wonderwall Archives 01
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    Wonderwall Archives 01

    Back in 2009 we ran a conversation with Masamichi Katayama about the incredible Japanese retail design outfit Wonderwall. We only showed a handful of photos to go with it, but now with the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.11

  23. A Collection A Day
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    A Collection A Day

    From delightfully mismatched buttons to colorful spools of thread to vintage typewriter ribbon, a variety of small, unexpected collections can be found in charming little tins. Thanks to artist...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    03.28.11

  24. The Century of Modern Design
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    The Century of Modern Design

    Of the myriad books on modernism—some more enlightening than others—The Century of Modern Design (Flammarion) will likely prove to be an important one. Culled from the Liliane and David...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.13.11

  25. Pulled by Mike Perry
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    Pulled by Mike Perry

    Illustrator Mike Perry has long been a favorite at Dwell (just take a glance at his long list of contributions to the magazine). In his new book, Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing, Perry opens...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.26.11

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