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Articles about space savvy garage renovation adds 650 square feet compact san francisco home on Dwell.com - Dwell

The stately Tudor Revival-style manor in Pacific Heights was the home of the British consul general and site of a formal...<p>In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has...<p>Now architects, interior designers, …

San Francisco

52 Plus Joker American Playing Card Collectors Club

Welcome to the 52 Plus Joker website. <b>Founded in 1985, we are the American Playing Card Collector's Club</b>.<p><b>CLEAR THE DECKS</b> ("CTD")<p><b>CARD CULTURE</b> ("CC")<p>52 …

Old Cards

Classic Bicycle playing cards feature clever and beautiful designs.<p>Classic Bicycle playing cards feature clever and beautiful designs.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Conjugates “to Cocktail,” the Ultimate Jazz-Age Verb (1928)

I regularly meet up with speaking partners who help me learn their languages in exchange for my helping them learn English. Even though they usually …

Vespa

Mark parked his Vespa beside three others outside Yasmin’s school, in Manchester, where it would be safe. Yasmin never bothered going to school on Fridays, so they had to meet elsewhere. The day was dull and drizzly, and Mark had got damp riding into town. He felt a little uncomfortable. His jeans …

Gambettola

Articles about sliding shelves transform tiny home countless configurations on Dwell.com - Dwell

Madrid-based firm PKMN dreamed up this flexible concept for a client with a tiny home north of the city.<p>RE/MAX and Henry Ford College in Michigan are taking bids on this student-designed home from July 26-28, with all proceeds...<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>After a complete revamp, a …

Mad Men

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See What the Oldest Surviving Kodak Camera Looks Like Now

Kodak camera, serial #6 Eastman Dry Plate & Film Company, Rochester, N.Y., Nov. 15, 1887. George Eastman ordered s<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Courtesy of George …

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Literature

Giant Stained Glass Window Church is Converted into a Modern Family Home

In Chicago, an empty church was given new life with a secular conversion. The beautiful, majestic building was transformed from a place of worship into a single-family home boasting seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. As with many of these sorts of architectural projects–which intend to restore a …

Unreleased F Scott Fitzgerald short story finally published

Temperature, a cinematic ‘tale of high comedy’ written by the Great Gatsby author in 1939, is reproduced in US magazine the Strand<p>A short story by F Scott Fitzgerald discovered in the archives of Princeton University has finally been published, 75 years after the author of The Great Gatsby died of …

34 Of The Most Brilliant Shakespeare Quotes

In honor of the Bard's 451st birthday.<p>2. "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."<p>—Hamlet in <i>Hamlet</i><p>3. "From women's eyes this doctrine I derive:<p>They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;<p>They are the books, the arts, the academes,<p>That show, contain, and nourish all the …

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the Sexual Anxiety of the Lost Generation

By Cody Delistraty April 24, 2015<p>Arts & Culture<p><i>Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and sexual anxiety.</i><p>Hemingway in Paris, 1924.<p>History tends to compare Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald—and why not? As contemporaries and rivals, the two make natural foils for each other. Hemingway, we’re told, epitomizes …

A Brief History of The Elements of Style and What Makes It Great

“I hate the guts of English grammar,” E. B White once famously proclaimed. Yet Strunk & White’s <i>The Elements of Style</i> is among the most important and timeless books on writing. With its enduring legacy and cultish following, it has inspired countless derivatives and homages, from a magnificent …

The Two-Page Plot Outline a Writer of the Hardy Boys Series Used to Crank Out a Book

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Writing

Can you really make a living by selling used books on Amazon for a penny?

Secondhand book sales online not only make millions but also offer demanding customers rare – or simply cheap – titles that might otherwise rot in landfill<p>Sometime in early 2013, in Dallas, Texas, a generous reader donated his impeccable first-edition copy of Philip Roth’s Our Gang to the local …

1961 Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile

1961 Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile

A Brief History of Mold-A-Rama

Long before 3D printing was a thing, kids of all ages were plunking quarters into Mold-A-Rama vending machines to get plastic sculptures made right …

An Online Vault of the most Awesome Cameras Ever Made

<i>T</i>oday I stumbled upon an incredible collection of vintage cameras– an encyclopedic Aladdin’s cave on the internet. Assembled by a French guy the name …

Action at an Impasse: Esteban Vicente and the Art of Collage

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — Esteban Vicente was a lyrical abstractionist whose work over eight decades redefines that category. A current exhibition …

Mickey's

Gorgeous Photos Of New York's Classic Diners Before They Disappeared Forever

New York's restaurant scene is thriving, and there's more variety of food available today than ever before.<p>However, some longtime New Yorkers will argue one important component has begun to disappear: the classic diner.<p>In the last decade, many of the city's original railcar-inspired, …

Sex and the City

Fantastic Photos of Iconic New York City Diners During the 1990s

You can’t beat a good diner and a strong cup of coffee. In the city that never sleeps, they’re essential. New York City diners have become part of …

Articles about dwell guide smart design tiny spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's coming up Swiss at this year's Dwell on Design.<p>Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current.<p>We know you’ve got one on your holiday list—that friend who will find just about any reason to have a get-together.<p>Give kids with a discerning palette what they …

Prefab Homes

On Christmas, Browse A Historical Archive of More Than 50,000 Toys

The Strong National Museum of Play, located in Rochester, NY, is a fun children’s museum. But the institution also has serious research archives, …

Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum New Gallery Displaying Important Philatelic Collections

<b>By Mike Persley*</b><p>On April 10, 1912, Mr. W. Defmeyer sent a letter from Berlin to a friend back home in the United States.<p>“Dear Def,” he wrote, “I am …