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  1. Interview with Bill McDonough
    Dwell on Design

    Interview with Bill McDonough

    Next year, William McDonough's revolutionary book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, which he co-authored with Dr. Michael Braungart, will turn ten years old. During that decade...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.02.11

  2. Buyer Beware: A Prefab Shopper's Guide
    In The Modern World

    Buyer Beware: A Prefab Shopper's Guide

    Bay Area–based architect Michelle Kaufmann is a prefab pioneer. She started in the industry in 2003, a year and a half after Dwell’s inaugural prefab issue, just when consumer interest in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.14.14

  3. A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia
    Houses We Love

    A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia

    Putting her architectural training to work, a resident of Merricks, Australia, helps design a modular beachside getaway for her family.

    written by: Georgie Bean
    photos by: Lisa Cohen
    12.24.13

  4. A Prefab Housing Concept in South Africa
    A Great Idea

    A Prefab Housing Concept in South Africa

    It took 11 years of traversing through three different countries for Eric Bigot to develop his Zenkaya prefab housing concept. Designed to bring peace of mind to impoverished South Africans, the...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Dook
    11.05.13

  5. Dwell on Design: Prefab Preview
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design: Prefab Preview

    A perennial subject at Dwell on Design, prefab housing takes the show floor by storm this year. As usual we've got on-site prefab homes—we're very excited to welcome Living Homes's C6 model,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.19.13

  6. Design for Humankind at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Design for Humankind at Dwell on Design

    At Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, June 20-22, a variety of onstage talks will explore an expanded notion of design that includes users of all abilities. Click through the slideshow for a preview...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.11.14

  7. Best DOD Shots
    Dwell on Design

    Best DOD Shots

    When you spill lakes of digital ink and snap loads of pictures documenting your own event (tired of Dwell on Design yet, gentle readers?) you can easily lose perspective of what the folk you're...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.04.11

  8. Frank Tjepkema
    In The Modern World

    Frank Tjepkema

    Frank Tjepkema founded his industrial design firm, Tjep., in Amsterdam in 2001 and has since produced objects in scales from minute to massive. On the tinier end of the spectrum, he has designed...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.23.13

  9. Parksite Residence, Rotterdam
    House Tours

    Parksite Residence, Rotterdam

    A former ambulance garage may seem like an unusual option for a home, but in the hands of innovative Rotterdam design office Doepel Strijkers it proved to be an inspired choice. The strongest point...

    written by: Jane Szita
    02.16.12

  10. La Dolce Cinecittà
    Travel Reports

    La Dolce Cinecittà

    On the outskirts of Rome lies Cinecittà, the biggest movie studio in mainland Europe. Launched in 1937 as a propaganda factory for Mussolini, it later became a playground for some of the...

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    photos by: Rico Gagliano
    11.07.11

  11. A Table That Charges Your iPhone
    Product

    A Table That Charges Your iPhone

    Designer Marjan van Aubel’s Current project, based on photosynthesis, uses a solar-powered table to charge electronics.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.18.14

  12. 101 High-Tech Materials
    Design 101

    101 High-Tech Materials

    Remember how the Predator had skin that made him invisible? That was cool. But these high-tech materials might be even cooler.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    02.24.09

  13. Crafting a Meaningful Home
    Books

    Crafting a Meaningful Home

    Anonymous mass production is losing its mass-market appeal, and there’s a growing movement toward owning things that have origins beyond an assembly line. Handmade crafts have an inherent...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.24.11

  14. Friday Finds 4.15.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.15.11

    A photo-rich array of Friday Finds today. Enjoy!

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.15.11

  15. THX-Certified Door Reins in the Home Theater Noise
    Post

    THX-Certified Door Reins in the Home Theater Noise

    That 10.2 channel receiver you just snagged may give you the audio equivalent of an IMAX experience in your living room, but chances are your neighbors don’t share the same level of...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.06.08

  16. Urban Design at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Urban Design at Dwell on Design

    Urban design, from zero-energy housing to micro-living, will be explored onstage during Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, taking place June 20-22. Click through the slideshow for what to expect.

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.16.14

  17. Luxurious Bedding by Area Home
    Product Reviews

    Luxurious Bedding by Area Home

    Nothing feels better than new luxurious bedding to crawl into and cuddle up after a long day. Treat yourself to an updated and cozy addition to your bedding rotation with these fresh picks from...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.14.13

  18. Havana: World Capital of Urban Farming?
    Green

    Havana: World Capital of Urban Farming?

    The Buena Vista Growers Club: the new book Farming Cuba explores Cuban's urban farming movement.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.04.14

  19. Tailored Itinerary: The Smart Modern Home
    Dwell on Design

    Tailored Itinerary: The Smart Modern Home

    To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest innovations in home tech.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.20.13

  20. Modern High-Design Pied-à-Terre in Paris
    Houses We Love

    Modern High-Design Pied-à-Terre in Paris

    For Felix Claus, a 1930s rental apartment is more than an idyllic pied-à-terre—it’s an architectural gem that requires reverence and careful tending.

    written by: Anna Lambert
    photos by: Hotze Eisma
    09.10.13

  21. ICFF 2012: Picks from Javits Center
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2012: Picks from Javits Center

    This week we're digging deep into our favorites objets de design spotted at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, from satellite events to the show floor at Javits Center....

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.23.12

  22. Tenancy-in-Common
    Design 101

    Tenancy-in-Common

    You’ve heard it thousands of times on TV, the radio, and in junk mail—spurious ads delivered with forehead-vein-popping enthusiasm by robot-faced dudes in shoddy suits. Bad credit?...

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  23. Highlights from Greenbuild 2012
    Event Spotlight

    Highlights from Greenbuild 2012

    Greenbuild is charging full steam ahead at the Moscone Center in Dwell's home town of San Francisco. From November 11–16, an estimated 35,000 people will trawl the show floors, seeking the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.15.12

  24. Modern Sharecropping
    A Great Idea

    Modern Sharecropping

    For every well-tended backyard garden there’s another gone to seed, and for every happy horticulturalist noodling with the begonias out front there’s a cooped-up apartment dweller...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  25. 10 Kitchens and Baths We Love
    Rooms We Love

    10 Kitchens and Baths We Love

    We've just hit the ground running at the mega-show that is KBIS/IBS, and we'll have a trend report for you soon. This got us thinking about our favorite kitchens and baths from our pages—have a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.04.14

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