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  1. Greased Lightning
    Design 101

    Greased Lightning

    Thirty years from now, there will be no more oil. 
But that’s, like, 30 years from now, and by then we’ll all 
be driving hydrogen cars, teleporting to space hotels, 
and eating blue foods while...

    written by: James Nestor
    01.31.09

  2. Turbine City
    Post

    Turbine City

    Conceptual large-scale architecture plays a starring role in many design proposals aimed at addressing climate change. It's a bit of a paradox, since new construction is often condemned for using...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.02.10

  3. 5 Top-to-Bottom Brownstone Renovations
    Renovation

    5 Top-to-Bottom Brownstone Renovations

    A classic New York or Brooklyn brownstone may not be the obvious Dwell-style dwelling—at least not until an enterprising architect has opened it up for a modern renovation. Here are six great...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.26.13

  4. 5 Stylish Modern Trash Cans
    Product Reviews

    5 Stylish Modern Trash Cans

    Everyone's got trash, but how they decide to hide it varies. Here, five waste bins that will have you storing your garbage in style.

    written by: Claire Andreas
    08.17.13

  5. Manifesto Destiny
    Design 101

    Manifesto Destiny

    There is a pivotal point at which an idea becomes a conversation, a conversation turns into a conspiracy, and a conspiracy foments a movement.

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  6. On Kickstarter: Barnsworth Exhibition Center
    A Great Idea

    On Kickstarter: Barnsworth Exhibition Center

    One of famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s most iconic works, the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois, suffered damage in 2008 from the remnants of Hurricane Ike. The rainstorm caused...

    written by: Jennifer Gerrits
    03.04.12

  7. Cape/Modern at PAAM
    Event Spotlight

    Cape/Modern at PAAM

    Friday, July 29th marks the opening of what looks to be a very exciting exhibit on residential regionalism. The Provincetown Art Association and Museum on Cape Cod offers "Cape/Modern: The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.26.11

  8. Product Spotlight: Dadaist Chairs
    Product

    Product Spotlight: Dadaist Chairs

    London based artist and industrial designer, Charlotte Kingsnorth, creates effortless and contemporary pieces of furniture, which challenge form and question conformity. Kingsnorth's pieces...

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.05.13

  9. RBW's Unfiltered Bar Set
    Product

    RBW's Unfiltered Bar Set

    You're probably familiar with New York–based industrial design studio Rich, Brilliant, Willing from the pages of Dwell (most recently, their Branch light graced the cover of our June interior...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.25.12

  10. 7 Innovative Rooftops
    Outdoor

    7 Innovative Rooftops

    In an era of sustainability, nothing should go to waste, and a roof should be no exception. We take a look at seven innovative rooftops where lush gardens and garden parties alike can thrive.

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    05.13.13

  11. Pieces from a Larger Puzzle
    Travel Reports

    Pieces from a Larger Puzzle

    “Pieces from a Larger Puzzle,” an exhibition at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura—a 1950s building in Westwood designed by Robert Alexander, Richard Neutra’s partner—of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.10

  12. New Product: EasyBloom Plant Sensor
    Post

    New Product: EasyBloom Plant Sensor

    Although we're headed into the chill of winter, it's not too soon to start planning for planting when spring showers arrive. If you worry that the garden of your dreams exceeds the limitations of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.01.08

  13. Alessi 9090: Cold Press
    How To

    Alessi 9090: Cold Press

    The factory floor is a city of tall hydraulic presses. Humming and chinking sounds bellow down aisle after aisle. Workers wearing light-blue gloves spray grease onto sheet-metal pieces, place them...

    01.01.09

  14. Frieze Art Fair: 7 Things Not to Be Missed
    Post

    Frieze Art Fair: 7 Things Not to Be Missed

    The Frieze Art Fair made quite the first impression last spring when it hopped the pond for its inaugural New York exhibition. Ever since, we’ve been jonesin’ to get back in the massive snaking...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    05.03.13

  15. Drawer Organizers
    Product Reviews

    Drawer Organizers

    Dear Dwell, My junk drawer is out of control. Can you help me find a way to get it closed? —Lisa Scofield, Palo Alto, California

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.03.09

  16. You Are Where You Live
    Essay

    You Are Where You Live

    The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived need: what we think about when we are at our hungriest, our most grasping, our most insecure. Like the...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    02.27.11

  17. Designing Data: Information's Artistic Side
    Post

    Designing Data: Information's Artistic Side

    Data defines the way we build and the way we design our cities and structures—at least if we want to build smart, says Roger Wood, founder of San Francisco-based Art+Data Institute. Wood, in...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    01.07.13

  18. Re-envisioning Harlem's Waterfront
    Event Spotlight

    Re-envisioning Harlem's Waterfront

    Manhattan has 32 miles of accessible waterfront, and traditionally these spaces have acted as gateways for the comings and goings of its inhabitants. The river portals have largely brought food and...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    07.20.12

  19. Park(ing) Day Website
    Post

    Park(ing) Day Website

    ReBar is a San Francisco based architectural activists who create work "situated in the domains of environmental installation, urbanism and absurdity." They're perhaps best known as the...

    05.01.09

  20. Homage Chair
    Product Reviews

    Homage Chair

    Torsten Sherwood's Homage chair combines the simplicity of vernacular design with open-source developments.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.10.14

  21. Samsung's New Kitchen Appliances are Chef-Tested, Chef-Approved
    Product Reviews

    Samsung's New Kitchen Appliances are Chef-Tested, Chef-Approved

    For a new line of premium kitchen appliances, Samsung pushes design over connectivity.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.12.14

  22. Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review
    Post

    Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review

    We recap 2013's top headlines related to design and architecture. The year's top-of-mind issues—privacy rights, government's reach, the increasing income gap, economic vitality, and gender politics...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.16.13

  23. Corporate Wisdom: Laurinda Spear
    Interviews

    Corporate Wisdom: Laurinda Spear

    In our July/August issue, we take a look at 15 women leading the design world, one of whom is Laurinda Spear, cofounder of the Miami firm Arquitectonica. We spoke with her and three other women who...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.06.12

  24. Sprout Space Green Classroom
    Superstructure

    Sprout Space Green Classroom

    Perkins+Will creates a sustainable, modular classroom for the 21st century.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    03.27.14

  25. The Prefab Decade
    Essay

    The Prefab Decade

    Founding Dwell editor-in-chief Karrie Jacobs visited MoMA's Home Delivery exhibition and finds that prefab might not change our homes, but it could change our architects.

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    03.09.10

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