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11 Houses With Incredible Cantilevers

Cantilevers, structures that protrude from a building without the need for supports, are highly popular not only for their dramatic aesthetic effect, …

Architecture

Modern House Numbers - Dwell

[ohotos:4]<p>Eichler Numbers<br>By Eichler Numbers<br>$18-30 each, 3.25" H x 3" W<p>During this past week, I’ve stumbled upon quite a number of great modern house numbers, from the classic Neutra numbers to my latest favorite, Numbers by Andrew Byrom . Here’s a look at what I’ve been looking at.

Stainless Steel

New York City has a secret subway line with antique cars — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us.<p>And, occasionally, New …

Trains

77 Things To See And Do In New York City

To help weed through the the tourist traps and last-season spots, we've compiled a guide of the essential things to do, see, eat, and buy while you're visiting the Big Apple.<p>New York City may not actually be that large in scale, but with thousands of stores, restaurants, museums and attractions …

Botanical Gardens

The Library Hotel -- Best Place to Stay in Manhattan

The Library Hotel, a unique boutique in Midtown, is the perfect place to stay when in Manhattan. Aptly named for its proximity to the iconic New York Public Library but also because of the impressive collection of over 6,000 books for guests to peruse. The hotel is cleverly themed with each floor …

25 Happy Hours for Cheap Eats and Drinks in Austin, Winter 2017

Austin’s best <b>happy hours</b> make it easier to drink and eat more for less with great deals for those looking to relax after work, hang out with friends before dinner, or just take advantage of low costs for a meal. With winter just around the corner, it was time for a refresher.<p>There are the classics …

The Top 10 NYC Street Art Murals of 2015

2015 was a great year for street art in New York City. Once again artists from around the world and our own backyard have provided us with many …

Treehouse installed in Israel Museum playground by Ifat Finkelman and Deborah Warschawski

Architects Ifat Finkelman and Deborah Warschawski have built a slatted wooden structure around an old pine tree to update a courtyard space at the …

17 Charcuterie Destinations For a Cured Meat Crawl

Austin is meat-obsessed, so it makes sense that its <b>charcuterie</b> options are the very best. This means slices of salumi, coppa, sausages, spreadables like pate and chunky rillettes, meaty headcheese (dairy not involved), and other types of delicious, cold, cured meats. Dress ‘em with various …

Photos: 2015 Moab Trail Marathon

One of the most scenic trail races in the U.S. took place over the weekend, as runners flocked to the outdoor paradise of Moab, Utah, to run through …

Marathons

Restaurant Mogul Danny Meyer Bans Tipping

Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group announced today that it was banning tipping at its restaurants, which include The Modern, Union Square …

Hospitality

Articles about around manhattan architectural boat tours aia new york on Dwell.com - Dwell

New York City is synonymous with the great buildings that stand within its limits: the Empire State Building, Grand Central...<p>With Dwell on Design New York as an anchor, the festival enters its fourth year with programs and tours in all five boroughs.<p>A major market for our furniture, and the …

Empire State Building
Museums

Why Buffalo Is the Ultimate Destination for Frank Lloyd Wright "Architourists" - Vagabondish

As an interior designer and lover of architecture, I’m a <i>huge</i> Frank Lloyd Wright fangirl. How can I not be? Frank Lloyd Wright is responsible for this:<p>…

Eleven places to run in NYC (that aren't Central Park)

If you told yourself you'd make the most of summer weather by getting in shape and then did a lot of laying at the beach drinking beer, you're not …

Staten Island

30 Corner Drawers and Storage Solutions for the Modern Kitchen

It is barely surprising that the kitchen is often one of the first rooms that most homeowners think about either before making a purchase or …

Kitchens

A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs - Dwell

If you were plotting a Frank Lloyd Wright tour of American architecture, the 2700 block of West Burnham Street in Milwaukee might not make your itinerary. But on this quiet street, you can find evidence of the architect’s career-long obsession with creating affordable, sometimes prefabricated, …

Frank Lloyd Wright

The Last Five Stand-Alone Diners in Manhattan

Last week, I was walking around the Financial District when I found myself staring at the little diner on Pearl Street in amazement. How in the hell …

Frank Sinatra

Why You Should Visit The Times Square Visitor Center (Even If You Live In New York)

OK, I’ll admit it: I was a Times Square Visitor Center snob.<p>From my earliest days as a tourist in NYC, to my years as a student at Columbia, through …

Times Square

A Ghost Railway Line In The Bronx

Last week, I was scouting for woodland trails, which brought me up to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. I’d never been before, and I randomly picked a …

Trains

Layered Type Over the last couple of years, layered typefaces have appeared in bestseller charts and found their way into a variety of decorated headlines where more elaborate or colourful typographic styles are required. Each layer is generally a separate style designed to compliment or construct the core type design. Layers might be drop shadows, outlines, inlines, 3D extrusions, stripes or other textures. When applied using more than one colour, the resulting effect is referred to as chromatic. Chromatic type became popular in the second half of the 19th Century as efficiencies in printing enabled greater creative freedom. Traditionally it was achieved by printing each colour from individual blocks, usually wood. Each layer would be carefully designed to abut each other, overlap, or be completely cut away to achieve a variety of colourful, eye-catching effects. It’s hard to pinpoint where the recent popularity of this style stems from, but advancements in web font capabilities plus the general trend for designs that look hand-made seem likely sources. With new typefaces appearing regularly, I was curious as to how chromatic type was constructed. I asked my friend Terrance Weinzierl, a type designer at Monotype, who has recently completed an award-winning layered, custom typeface in this style for Domino’s Pizza, called Pizza Press. Were there any typefaces or sources that particularly inspired you? The ad agency I worked with, CP+B, had very tight illustrations as to how they wanted the striped shadows, so that was a solid starting point. I studied my 1901 ATF catalog for other shadow designs with that fine of detail. There weren’t really any specific designs that I followed. I focused on more general observations, the direction of the stripes, their spacing and weight, and how long the shadow was. Obviously, the intended size influences the details and hairline weights. I remember hearing Erin McLaughlin’s TypeCon presentation about Landmark, which was a reminder of things to lookout for such as elements that would need optical adjustment which break the logic of the shadow extrusion. I also studied Gill Sans Shadowed and Light Shadowed for the same kinds of adjustments. Really, there would be different challenges and different adjustments depending on the direction and severity of the shadows. Was there a specific process for designing a layered typeface and how do you ensure the layers all line up etc.? My process started with the Regular weight to get the design and weight dialed in before expanding into the other layers. In this phase, I made suggestions to the client, like making a G without a spur, so that it would hold the Inline better. An inline inside of a small, tapered area like a spur or serif would make an optical blob, so faces designed for inlines are usually very low stroke contrast, especially in the joins. Once the Regular design was approved, I worked on the Fill and Shadow weight. The length of the shadow (how far it comes away from the letter) would determine the spacing for all of the others. I worked on some action set formulas to do the heavy lifting for the initial shadow and outline weights (based on the Fill). The Outline weight is 1/1000 larger than the Shadow’s outline, so it overlaps a tiny bit. Without the overlap, you might get a tiny white crack when printing, depending on the size and rasterization from the printer. The most difficult piece was the Antique weights, the striped shadows. I tried a number of failed prototypes where I was relying too much on automation: for example, making a clipping mask with the Shadow weight. None were quite right. I had to manually place and adjust the spacing of the stripes to ensure they hit the letter shape consistently (especially at the corners). Because they are stripes, and not a solid shape, they needed optical adjustments to the angle so they appear to be the same direction. Characters like the K, N, and M, all have optical adjusted stripes. On top of that, we did two stripe weights! The Antique Display weight has thinner stripes. How long did it take you? It’s a small character set, but a pretty complex system. I think the majority of the font production happened within two or three months. The agency had been working on the campaign for some time before that though. They had excellent direction for me, which resulted in fewer revisions. What are your thoughts on the ongoing trend for layered type? I guess I noticed it in late 2012, and the Domino’s project started in early 2013. I think maybe the renewed interested in chromatic designs came from people playing with CSS tricks, and an explosion in headline web font usage. It was finally easy enough to layer fonts in a browser as it was in page layout apps. I try not to focus too much on the fashion trends of type. Things come and go. I’m trying to make type that will look good in ten years from now, or longer. I think a lot of the distressed, printed, and hand-drawn aesthetic is part of a larger reaction to our computer filled lives. You can see that hand-made appeal in clothing and food trends. Many faces that mimic chalkboards, letterpress, modern calligraphy, or hand-painted letters, appeal to that idealism of craftsmanship and personalization. Something made by a person who cares, not generated by a computer. On the other hand, these sleek geometric sans serifs are popular too. Maybe it’s a 21st Century modernism thing (akin to ditching skeuomorphism). It’s like we want our craftsman pizzas served on a reclaimed wood table using a distressed script, but we want our mobile apps to have bright colours, a minimalist UI, and a geometric sans. Sounds good to me. Above Images, Top down: 1-5: Pizza Press, Terrance Weinzierl, Monotype / CPB 6 & 7: From the Specimens of Chromatic wood Type, Borders &c. William H. Page &c. 8: Brandon Printed, HVD Fonts 9: Surto Deluxe, Jim Parkinson 10: Trend, Latinotype

Over the last couple of years, layered typefaces have appeared in bestseller charts and found their way into a variety of decorated headlines where …

Typography

California-based sculptor Nancy Rubins Our Friend Fluid Metal on view at the Gagosian Gallery in New York through September 13th. 

California-based sculptor Nancy Rubins <i>Our Friend Fluid Metal</i> on view at the Gagosian Gallery in New York through September 13th.

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New York's Chicest Bakeries

We can't think of a better way to start the morning or end the afternoon than at one of New York's fabulous bakeries. Below, we share our favorites.<p><b>1) Rose Bakery at Dover Street Market:</b> Sip Harney and Sons tea and nibble peach streusels and green tea crème brulee within fifty feet of Prada dresses …

From "The Landscape Imagination" - James Corner's Essay on the High Line

<i>The following is an excerpt from The Landscape Imagination: The Collected Essays of James Corner 1990–2010 by James Corner. In this passage, Corner</i> …

H&M Peddling Jeff Koons-Branded Clutches

Art World<p>,<p>H&M’s new 5th Avenue flagship with Jeff Koons mural.<br>Photo courtesy of H&M.<p>Fast-fashion retailer H&M and king of mass-appeal art Jeff Koons …

Fine Art

The Hummingbird Society

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