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  1. 101 Being Green
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    101 Being Green

    Even for sustainability's greatest proponents, going green isn't necessarily a walk in the park. Dwell explores what it takes to be truly environmental.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.25.10

  2. Public Defender
    Profiles

    Public Defender

    Zoe Ryan has written art and design articles and books, helped curate shows at the MoMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and, most spectacularly, brought new life to the Van Alen Institute, New...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.25.09

  3. 101 Alternative Energy
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy

    From the Aquastar to zero-energy homes, we present an A-to-Z guide of green power tips and home energy savings.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.25.09

  4. Not Just Skating By
    Profiles

    Not Just Skating By

    For years, professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek has ranted about wanting to build a skate plaza: a skate park integrated into the urban environment as a landscaped, multi-use public space. When he...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Amanda Marsalis
    02.26.09

  5. The Architecture of Unhappiness
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    The Architecture of Unhappiness

    I saw the wonderful Cannes Grand Prix-winning gangster film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone yesterday, and was struck at the level of decay and desecation presented. The film was set largely in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.09

  6. The Power of Paint
    Profiles

    The Power of Paint

    Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.26.09

  7. Camp Counsel
    Profiles

    Camp Counsel

    Architecture professor Laura Terry and her students spent a summer designing and creating new facilities for young campers with physical and developmental disabilities.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.25.09

  8. Teach Your Parents Well
    Profiles

    Teach Your Parents Well

    In May 2005, Susan Bodnar and David Schatsky asked architects Normal Projects to green their prewar apartment and their contemporary lives.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    02.25.09

  9. 101 Solar
    Design 101

    101 Solar

    Dare we say "enlightening"? Be it passive or aggressive, find out what solar energy can do for you.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.25.09

  10. Design Junkie
    Profiles

    Design Junkie

    "I guess from a young age I collected things that interested me—picked up bizarre things from the street, put them in boxes, or took them to my room."

    written by: Michael Grozik
    03.04.09

  11. Fall Fires
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    Fall Fires

    With Fall coming fast, I'm hoping for an Indian Summer and at least another month of evenings spent outdoors. Even if it does start to cool (and yes it does cool down dramatically at night in LA)...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.01.08

  12. Holy Table
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    Holy Table

    To place items on a table: that's one way to go about it. However as of late, tables have been cropping up with the added—or subtracted, rather—element of a hole in the table's surface....

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.01.08

  13. Visual Dictionaries
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    Visual Dictionaries

    If you live and travel in the modern world you've no doubt found yourself at a loss for words. For me it was a taxi ride from a small rural city in China to another with nothing but a picture to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.02.08

  14. London at Night
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    London at Night

    Jason Hawkes's aerial photos of London at night make an old city look new again.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.02.08

  15. The ‘Made For iPod’ Fridge
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    The ‘Made For iPod’ Fridge

    It’s getting increasingly hard to find a space the iPod hasn’t infiltrated these days. The ubiquitous device has wormed its way into car dash boards, stereo systems, treadmills&mdash...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.02.08

  16. Turrell Skyspace Opens
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    Turrell Skyspace Opens

    If you ever wondered where architecture and art intersect, look no further than one of James Turrell's "skyspace" installations.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.03.08

  17. Golden Rule: Back Up
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    Golden Rule: Back Up

    Backing up our computers is something we all know we should do, like flossing. But so few of us actually follow through and risk the losing our most prized possessions. Hurricane Gustav's pummeling...

    written by: Laura Heller
    09.03.08

  18. Blooming in the Bronx
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    Blooming in the Bronx

    If all goes according to plans by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, there will be a new affordable, environmentally–considerate residence in the neighborhood in the not-too-distant future.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.03.08

  19. Your Message Here
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    Your Message Here

    I'm sucker for a good sign. Dig this wooden take on the ubiquitous roadside arrow marquee Stephen and Shauna did for an Urban Outfitters installation. What's cooler than the sign is that folks can...

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.03.08

  20. LA, Salvaged
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    LA, Salvaged

    Inspired by Blake Dollahite's ability to pull together such a stunning home on a tight budget, I started scouring the local scene for some good Architectural Salvage Yards.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.03.08

  21. Post

    Dreamland: Architectural Experiments since the 1970s

    The first scenes of Woody Allen's Manhattan capture it: ambitious dreams and New York are synonymous, and buildings are the manifestation of the connection. Appropriately, the Museum of Modern...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.04.08

  22. Deadbolts Go Wireless
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    Deadbolts Go Wireless

    There’s a reason the lock and key have been around, in one form or another, for the better part of the 4,000 years. The system works…most of the time.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.04.08

  23. Modern Motors
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    Modern Motors

    This year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance car show featured a roll-out of General Motors' spectacular Motorama cars of the 1950s, prototypes and fantasy models that embodied...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.04.08

  24. Mustache Wallpaper? Oh, Brother.
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    Mustache Wallpaper? Oh, Brother.

    Alright, so I wasn’t too thrilled with the ironic mustache, but living in San Francisco’s Mission District I’ve learned to cope with it. Let the scruffy kids do what they want,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.04.08

  25. Affordable Art: L'Affiche Moderne
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    Affordable Art: L'Affiche Moderne

    Pierre Wetzel: The Last Fall A new French site has entered the affordable art marketplace selling limited edition prints from up-and-coming photographers, graphic designers, and children's...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.04.08

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