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By Steve Kroeter October 14, 2014

As part of last month’s London Design Festival, British product designer Jasper Morrison’s Shop—which sells a variety of products from around the world in “a modern interpretation of the classic hardware store”—featured an exhibition of Morrison’s photographs along with his reflections on the seemingly ordinary situations contained in them. Designers & Books caught up with Morrison to talk about the book, what he reads (at last year’s London Design Festival he turned the Shop into a Library of Design), and why and what he photographs. More...

By Juhani Pallasmaa October 13, 2014

Opens up poetic views to an imaginary urbanity.

Book List of the Week
October 13, 2014

We highlight five designers from Finland and Scandinavia this week. These are: architect Craig Dykers of the Norwegian-U.S. firm Snøhetta, Finnish architect Mikko Heikkinen (Heikkinen + Komonen), architect Jens Holm (HAO, Demanrk/U.S.), Juhani Pallasmaa (former dean of the School of Architecture at Helsinki University of Technology), and Danish product designer Jens Martin Skibsted (KiBiSi/Biomega). More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter October 9, 2014

Publishers and rare and out of print book dealers exhibiting at the Designers & Books-curated book fair at this week’s Dwell on Design New York are holding some great giveaway contests. More...

Design Books to Win
October 8, 2014

We’re giving away 25 (yes, 25!) copies of architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner’s groundbreaking Urban Acupuncture (Island Press, September 2014), now available in English translation. Enter to win through Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 11:59 PM (EST). Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, who begins a U.S. speaking tour next week, has been called “one of the most influential urban leaders of our time.” More...

Themed Book Lists
October 7, 2014

Here are 15 books on urban design and planning from our contributors. We’ll be giving away copies of one of these books in a drawing opening this Wednesday, October 8. Be sure to check back! More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter October 7, 2014

Designers & Books is curating a pop-up design book fair, featuring books from more than a dozen publishers and rare and out of print book dealers, at the first-ever Dwell on Design NY, October 9–11, taking place at 82 Mercer Street in New York’s SoHo. Visitors who stop by the book fair have a chance to win any of over 10 different design books in a special drawing. More...

By Daniel Libeskind October 6, 2014

Amazing how a book of drawings and ideas is much more inspiring than a book of techniques and buildings!

Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter October 6, 2014

Architect Daniel Libeskind, one of our original book list contributors, was the keynote speaker Thursday, October 9, at the first-ever Dwell on Design New York, a “festival of modern design” organized by Dwell magazine October 9–11. More...

Design Books to Win
October 1, 2014

We’re giving away a copy of Being: An Architect, a beautifully produced two-volume book from the Royal Academy of Arts presented in a slipcase that combines the memoirs and selected writings of British architect Ian Ritchie CBE RA, one of the most original contemporary architects. His work includes the Leipzig International Exhibition Center Glass Hall in Germany and The Spire in Dublin. More...