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  1. Life in Space: Email from the ISS
    Interviews

    Life in Space: Email from the ISS

    For our December/January 2010 The Future issue, we asked science fiction writer Bruce Sterling to pen a piece describing The Future of Space Living. In addition to taking us on a step-by-step tour...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.24.09

  2. Inhabitat Interviews Gavin Newsom
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    Inhabitat Interviews Gavin Newsom

    This fall, Inhabitat ran a series of interviews with leaders in sustainable design and urban planning. The last in the series was a lengthy chat with Gavin Newsom, the mayor of San Francisco. The...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.24.09

  3. Space Living: Astro Home
    --The Future of

    Space Living: Astro Home

    You’ve known you were destined to dwell in outer space ever since you first saw The Jetsons. So, how do you do that? Your new home will be the International Space Station (ISS), the only...

    written by: Bruce Sterling
    11.24.09

  4. And the Parkitecture Winner Is...
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    And the Parkitecture Winner Is...

    After much discussion around the Dwell headquarters, it's finally time to announce the winner of the Parkitecture Design Competition!

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    11.23.09

  5. Architect Barbara Bestor
    Three Buildings

    Architect Barbara Bestor

    The latest in our Three Buildings series is an architect we've admired for some time: Barbara Bestor. Keep an eye out for a Bestor–designed house in the My House section of our February 2010...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.09

  6. Unpacking My Library
    Books

    Unpacking My Library

    I just got a wonderful new book in the mail today concerning famous archtiects and their personal collections of books. Unpacking My Library: Architects and their Books is due out from Yale...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.09

  7. Field Notes Winter Colors Series
    Product

    Field Notes Winter Colors Series

    I've had my eye on the handsome little notebooks from Field Notes--a collaboration between Portland, Oregon's Draplin Design Company and Chicago's Coudal Partners--for some time now. Call them the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.20.09

  8. At the Verge of Collapse
    Travel Reports

    At the Verge of Collapse

    Artist Tobias Putrih gave a gallery talk at the List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts last week, shedding light on the ideas behind his latest exhibition, Without Out.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.20.09

  9. This Weekend: 11.19-11.22
    Week in Review

    This Weekend: 11.19-11.22

    This week we're highlighting a slew of show openings around the world and in the United States focusing on big-name designers and big-name ideas.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.20.09

  10. Nicolas Henchoz and EPFL + ECAL Lab
    Interviews

    Nicolas Henchoz and EPFL + ECAL Lab

    Picked as one of our favorite international design schools in the December/January 2010 issue, EPFL + ECAL Lab in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a new program that marries the design know-how of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.19.09

  11. POWERleap: Energy on the Floor
    Post

    POWERleap: Energy on the Floor

    Over the years the blogosphere has seen a number of stories about generating power from the vibration of people's feet on a train platform, stairs, bridges and even—in perhaps the most...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.19.09

  12. Stair Lust
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    Stair Lust

    Somehow stairs have become the object of "design porn" of late, and while it seems as likely that lamps or sofas or kitchen cabinetry could feature in lusty internet photos, stairs prove...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.18.09

  13. Color-Changing Roof Tiles
    Product

    Color-Changing Roof Tiles

    Living in a temperate climate, and deciding between a dark roof and a white roof? Trying to calculate if your summertime benefit with a light roof will outweigh the potential wintertime losses? We...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.17.09

  14. Luxury: Evaluating Values
    --The Future of

    Luxury: Evaluating Values

    Luxury, a term that once conjured images from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, is now just as often used to aggrandize personal organizers, iPod cases, and websites. So we turned to Augustin...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.09

  15. Toronto, Ontario
    Three Buildings

    Toronto, Ontario

    Toronto, Ontario, is one metropolis that never ceases to amaze me with its never-ceasing construction. I grew up in Buffalo, New York, and always loved being able to see the city from across Lake...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.16.09

  16. Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands
    House Tours

    Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands

    Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    11.16.09

  17. 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

  18. Play: Electric Slide
    --The Future of

    Play: Electric Slide

    A group of Columbia University students have a good time reinventing the playground as a place to harness all that youthful energy.  

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.16.09

  19. Friday Finds 11.13.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 11.13.2009

    Just a collection of Internet fun, submitted for your viewing pleasure by your friendly Dwell staffers. Happy Friday! 

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    11.13.09

  20. A New Nørreport for Copenhagen
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    A New Nørreport for Copenhagen

    While I was studying abroad last spring in Copenhagen, every morning on my way to school I passed through the busiest train hub, Nørreport Station. Whether on bike, bus, or train, it was...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.13.09

  21. Gregg Stobs, Retail Design Director
    Interviews

    Gregg Stobs, Retail Design Director

    Last week warranted a design detour to Portland for a panel discussion on contemporary Chinese design hosted by OFFICE PDX, an online design shop and pop-up retailer, in conjunction with the China...

    written by: Charlotte West
    11.12.09

  22. STREB Dancers Are Action Architects
    Travel Reports

    STREB Dancers Are Action Architects

    Considered neither modern nor contemporary dance, but more circus or rodeo with a dash of extreme sports and Hollywood-esque stunt-work, the STREB company dancers are known to perform petrifying...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.12.09

  23. Engraved House
    House Tours

    Engraved House

    As artist Christopher Griffin and aesthetician Oresta Korbutiak prepared to renovate their live-work space in Ottawa, the couple sought an architect who would respect the bones of the building, the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.11.09

  24. DC Deli Office Renovation
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    DC Deli Office Renovation

    While reporting one of our feature stories in the September issue, I became pals with the owners and residents at Taylor Gourmet, the H St. NE deli we featured. David Mazza and Casey Patten...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.11.09

  25. 3-D Modeling Fashion
    Product

    3-D Modeling Fashion

    As digital fabrication meets high design, we find more and more examples of amazing furniture and household products (and even interior surfaces and architectural facades) that use 3-D modeling and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.11.09

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