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  1. 9 Amazing Modern Houses by Paul Archer
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    9 Amazing Modern Houses by Paul Archer

    We're big fans of British architect Paul Archer, so much so that we ran a story on the incredible Green Orchard house he designed for his parents in our June 2013 issue. Naturally we were thrilled...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.14.13

  2. 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

  3. A Look Inside V&A Pattern
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    A Look Inside V&A Pattern

    London's Victoria and Albert Museum has opened up its extensive archives and published the fantastic V&A Pattern volumes. The first four hardcover editions in the series are William Morris,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.30.10

  4. A New View on the Glass House
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    A New View on the Glass House

    We've all seen images of the Glass House, the iconic architectural landmark that Philip Johnson built in New Canaan, Connecticut in 1949. Breaking from the traditional view on the property,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.14.11

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. And the Pursuit of Happiness
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    And the Pursuit of Happiness

    Not so long ago I had a chance to talk with illustrator Maira Kalman when she came to San Francisco for the launch of a retrospective of her work at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Though we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.15.10

  8. Artists' Handmade Houses
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    Artists' Handmade Houses

    Ever wonder what an artist's home would look like if he or she were the mind behind it? This month, Abrams has published a stunning new coffee table book that peeks inside the abodes of 13 well...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.05.11

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew
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    Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew

    William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill's new book Beer Craft: A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer is like Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything—just for homebrew hobbyists. In the book, the writer...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.19.11

  12. 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

  13. Best Midcentury Homes in America
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    Best Midcentury Homes in America

    Looking back at one our favorite architecture books from Assouline, Living Architecture: Greatest American Houses of the 20th Century, which shows a different perspective on some of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.14.14

  14. Cityscapes: SF's Buildings
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    Cityscapes: SF's Buildings

    The San Francisco Chronicle boasts one of our nation's best architecture critics in John King. We happy citizens of the City by the Bay look out for his column in each Tuesday's paper, though his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.12.11

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. DIY Furniture
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    DIY Furniture

    We are quite excited to share a new book from Laurence King Publishing called DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide by Christopher Stuart of Luur Design. The real coup in this book, however, is...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.18.11

  18. Do It: The Compendium by Hans Ulrich Obrist
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    Do It: The Compendium by Hans Ulrich Obrist

    With his newest book, internationally renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist brings together 20 years of his do it project: an expansive series of artist-produced instructions, able to be replicated...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    06.18.13

  19. Dwell Book Lists for Any Occasion
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    Dwell Book Lists for Any Occasion

    The Dwell office and all of the editors’ homes are filled with books, from architecture classics to the newest covers, and some we keep around for fun. Here are four reading lists for our fellow...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.25.13

  20. 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

  21. Favorite Play! Spaces
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    Favorite Play! Spaces

    We love to play and love places that celebrate our inner, creative, kidlike selves—we dedicated our July/August 2011 issue to the subjects of families, kids, and play after all. The editors...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.28.11

  22. Future Beauty
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    Future Beauty

    Because the September 2011 issue is dedicated to the influence of Japanese design (architecture, craft, and industrial design primarily), we'd be utterly remiss if we didn't give a nod to the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.03.11

  23. 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

  24. Houses of the Sundown Sea
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    Houses of the Sundown Sea

    Way back in our Dec/Jan issue that kicked off 2008, we told the story of the super groovy, surf bum-cum-architectural genius Harry Gesner. The man was a true California original, one who found a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.12

  25. 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

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