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Olafur Eliasson Eliminates Sad Desk Lunches with This Amazing Daily Ritual

A new book from Phaidon, Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen, documents a beloved daily routine in the artist’s Berlin studio: group lunch. Ninety employees, from architects to painters, enjoy a family-style meal at communal tables. Recipes and photos reveal that even food serves as a medium of expression in this multi-disciplinary practice.
March 12, 2016
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A New Book Documents the Rarely-Seen Midcentury Modern Gems of Palm Springs

Made for casual design enthusiasts and Palm Springs connoisseurs alike, Unseen Midcentury Desert Modern offers a peek into 51 buildings—some not open to the public—in that Southern California mecca of modernism. Begun in 2008 by photographer Dan Chavkin, the book is set for release this February 9th and will be available on Amazon and at multiple venues of Modernism Week in Palm Springs, February 11 - 21. Here we preview some of its images.
February 3, 2016
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Game-Changing Ideas for a Sustainable World

Author Jared Green polls 80 of the world's preeminent thinkers on ways to build for a sustainable future in a new book from Princeton Architectural Press.
April 22, 2015
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Monochromatic Color Palettes Are the Ultimate Modern Design Tool

With stunning photographs by Pia Ullin, Monochrome Home shows how restrained color palettes of inky blues, black, white, and neutrals create a sophisticated, modern interior. Written by Hilary Robertson and published by Ryland, Peters & Small, the tome offers a glimpse into high-design homes along with detailed sourcing information and practical advice on how to execute the looks yourself.
March 30, 2015
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A New Book on the Los Angeles Development of Iconic Modernist Architect A. Quincy Jones

Architect and Dwell on Design Los Angeles speaker Cory Buckner’s forthcoming book, Crestwood Hills: The Chronicle of a Modern Utopia, revisits the obstacles faced by the Mutual Housing Association (MHA) in 1947, as they worked to develop a utopian, post–World War II community in Brentwood, California. The struggling Crestwood Hills project (originally called the Mutual Housing Tract) eventually put the MHA on the map as the only successful large-scale modern housing cooperative in the west. The cooperative hired Southern California modernist architects A. Quincy Jones and Whitney R. Smith to design 28 floor plans to offer its members.
February 25, 2015
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26 Books You Need to Read if You Love Design

Delving into everything from Alexander Girard to wabi-sabi, we take a look at 26 authoritative works on modern architecture, design, and technology.
December 28, 2014

These Studios of Scandinavian Designers Are Bursting with Creativity

A book profiling workspaces ends up revealing the personalities of Scandinavian creatives, craftspeople, and makers.
November 4, 2014
"Less but Better" by Dieter Rams and "Pantone on Fashion: A Century in Color Design" by Leatrice Eiseman and E.P. Cutler

5 Must-Read Books On Color

New releases on the wonderful world of color—or a palate-cleansing lack thereof.
October 25, 2014
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