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  1. Welcome to my Habode
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    Welcome to my Habode

    Prefab design has had its ups and downs over the last year or so, but a challenged housing market hasn't stopped creative designers from forging ahead with prefab and modular concepts. From New...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.17.09

  2. Driving: Joy Ride
    --The Future of

    Driving: Joy Ride

    San Francisco–based design team Mike and Maaike wave goodbye to the driver's seat with their concept car, the ATNMBL (the "autonomobile"). Consider it a high-tech living room on...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.16.09

  3. Architect Leo Mieles
    Interviews

    Architect Leo Mieles

    Leo Miele’s Georgian Bay Cottage was one of five first-class cabins we featured in our November 2009 Concepts feature—which showcased works with a modern twist to the familiar log model...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.03.09

  4. Meet Your Maker
    Design 101

    Meet Your Maker

    Ever wanted to be a designer? One of the biggest parts of the job is working with your manufacturer to turn a concept into a real product. Dwell asked several designers to share their favorite...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.25.09

  5. Shaping-Shifting Desktop Lamp Mimics Natural Light…Artificially.
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    Shaping-Shifting Desktop Lamp Mimics Natural Light…Artificially.

    Chris Natt’s Stimuli 3.0 lamp would fit in equally well on the set of a Bjork video or in a Borg starship, but the premise behind concept is a fairly down-to-earth.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.10.08

  6. London Design Festival: Straw Bale Seat
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    London Design Festival: Straw Bale Seat

    The Greenhaus is a design collective of British designers whose work revolves around concepts of sustainability. Their standout product at the London Design Festival is Neil Barron's plastic...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.23.08

  7. Sony Ericsson's Eco-Friendly GreenHeart
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    Sony Ericsson's Eco-Friendly GreenHeart

    Sony Ericsson's GreenHeart concept phone isn't going to win any beauty contests, but when it comes to green cred, the handset's in a league of its own.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.30.08

  8. Housing in Crisis, Part II: Three Words for 'Boom"
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    Housing in Crisis, Part II: Three Words for 'Boom"

    The American house throughout the nation's history has represented grand concepts: success, strength of family unit, motivation to put up with the 45-hour work week, and mortgage-tied anvil to the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.13.08

  9. Hirshhorn, Ontario: The Modern City That Never Was
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    Hirshhorn, Ontario: The Modern City That Never Was

    An exhibit up at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC chronicles the museum's initial conception, and the Canadian, Philip Johnson-designed city in which it was meant to live.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.05.09

  10. Hungry? Print Yourself a Meal
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    Hungry? Print Yourself a Meal

    Every year Electrolux Design Lab runs a student competition for innovative household appliances, and every year the challenge draws out ideas that are both visionary in concept [verging on sci-fi]...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.27.09

  11. And the Methodology Winner Is...
    A Great Idea

    And the Methodology Winner Is...

    Dwell and method, two arbiters of style that aim for pride of place on your shelves, dared you to defy us with your concepts for upcycling, recycling, rethinking, and deconstructing—beginning...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    08.11.11

  12. Sometimes You Need A Little Guardian
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    Sometimes You Need A Little Guardian

    The Rome-based design firm Tokidoki—Japanese for "sometimes"—produces high-concept toys for adults and kids both, including my personal favorites: an armed couple named...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.19.08

  13. 10 Minutes with Karim Rashid
    Interviews

    10 Minutes with Karim Rashid

    Tuesday evening, Danish design company Bo Concept debuted its newest collection, created by designer-about-town Karim Rashid. I walked up the pink carpet (a favorite color of the Egypt-born, Canada...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.08.12

  14. Square Meal: A 3-Day Feast
    Dwell on Design

    Square Meal: A 3-Day Feast

    From the concept behind a stellar restaurant experience to the architecture of a well-plated dish, design touches the culinary world in countless ways. In 2008 we created Dwell's Square Meal...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.18.09

  15. Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas
    Product Reviews

    Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas

    From sitting and sleeping to lolling and loitering, these new sleeper sofas are workaholics of relaxation—on either the day or the night shift.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.08.09

  16. A Detroit Business Incubator with an Industrial Edge
    Renovation

    A Detroit Business Incubator with an Industrial Edge

    Ideas are forged inside this garage-turned-next gen startup space.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.03.14

  17. Green Car Test Drive
    Dwell on Design

    Green Car Test Drive

    If you've ever fantasized about driving a silent, uber-green hybrid or electric car, or are thinking about buying one, come out to Dwell on Design in Los Angeles on Saturday June 25 and Sunday June...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.21.11

  18. Unpeeling the Egg Kitchen
    Product

    Unpeeling the Egg Kitchen

    Starting as a dormant, unassumingly giant egg, Romanian designer Vlad Icobet's conceptual product hatches into an elegant, all-in-one cooking facility.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.06.09

  19. Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster
    Profiles

    Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster

    Monica Förster takes a hands-on approach to furniture design. In her Stockholm studio, she whips up a flurry of tiny paper models—”3-D sketches”—that rival their full...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Felix Odell
    04.06.11

  20. The Return of Ulysses
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    The Return of Ulysses

    San Franciscans will not want to miss Claudio Monteverdi’s opera The Return of Ulysses, staged and directed by artist William Kentridge, running at the Project Artaud Theater running through...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.25.09

  21. Icon Design: Google Play Music by Zachary Gibson
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    Icon Design: Google Play Music by Zachary Gibson

    These icon designs by San Francisco-based graphic designer Zachary Gibson for Google Play Music All Access are hitting all the right notes.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    06.29.13

  22. The Real Cost of Rip-Offs
    The Argument

    The Real Cost of Rip-Offs

    Knockoff furnishings may be cheap, but for the design industry, they come with a heavy price.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.22.12

  23. Catch A Wave
    Finishing Touch

    Catch A Wave

    An undulating wall made from over 40,000 dowels adds a dose of awe to a Massachusetts loft.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: John Horner
    01.24.13

  24. Underground House in Seoul
    House Tours

    Underground House in Seoul

    Architect Byoung Soo Cho’s Earth House is quite possibly one of the classiest dugouts ever built. Set amid peaceful woods and rice fields an hour east of Seoul, Korea, the subterranean...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Wooseop Hwang
    03.25.10

  25. Back to Nature
    Finishing Touch

    Back to Nature

    A one-of-a-kind house on a Japanese island blurs the indoor-outdoor divide.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Hiroshi Ueda
    04.04.12

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