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  1. Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary
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    Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary

    U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not only makes monitoring home electricity use a breeze, but even turns...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.24.08

  2. The Slingbox Goes HD, Finally
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    The Slingbox Goes HD, Finally

    The original Slingbox was one of those rare devices that did one thing, and did it exceptionally well: move your favorite television shows to your cellphone, PC or laptop. Now, after a lengthy wait...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.27.08

  3. 125 HDTV Super Review
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    125 HDTV Super Review

    Economic meltdown aside, if you’re still thinking about plunking down some hard-earned cash on a new HDTV this holiday season, you’d do well to check out HD Guru’s colossal review...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    10.02.08

  4. The Energy Seed
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    The Energy Seed

    Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I generally collect my spent batteries in an old container in my house. My...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.19.08

  5. iPod Accessory
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    iPod Accessory

    Four paper cups + two tooth picks + iPod with classic earbuds = affordable and modern looking DIY speakers.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.23.08

  6. The Grass Phone
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    The Grass Phone

    Korea is a known hub for high-tech design, and it's increasingly a hotspot for innovation among young designers learning their trade in a gadget-loving place.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.17.08

  7. How they make it

    Concept

    On every scale, from cottage industry to mass market, production starts with research. Johnstone begins by scouring the globe for team members who have the right skills and design sense to match a...

    01.01.09

  8. How they make it

    From 2-D to 3-D

    “Very aggressive” is how Johnstone describes the design schedule. They move quickly from a few rough sketches to a virtual 3-D model. AMOI and HWL take advantage of the time difference, working on...

    01.01.09

  9. How they make it

    Prototyping

    After the sketch-overlay and technical-design phases, AMOI provides a 3-D model. In the nine months that follow, the shape is subject to intensive prototyping before delivery to the factory line. ...

    01.01.09

  10. Drumming Up Design
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    Drumming Up Design

    Brotherly love takes many forms; in the case of Rob and Eric Brill, it’s a shared passion for modernism. Rob, the younger of the two and a rock musician, recently completed the second of two live...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.25.09

  11. Skypephone
    How they make it

    Skypephone

    Last year saw the European launch of the world’s first mobile phone with integrated Skype, the Voice over IP software traditionally used via computer. This year, the phone arrives in the United...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.25.09

  12. Photographer Steve Reczkowski Reviews 5 Digital Cameras
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    Photographer Steve Reczkowski Reviews 5 Digital Cameras

    Not all pictures are worth a thousand words. In fact, some barely warrant an “ugh,” which is why the ever-irreverent digital camera has become the favored archivist for the vain, but...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Jason Madara
    02.04.09

  13. Cast a Vote in the Greener Gadgets Competition
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    Cast a Vote in the Greener Gadgets Competition

    Later this month, the second annual Greener Gadgets Conference will take place in New York City, promising as always to convene innovative design thinkers around solutions for more sustainable...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.09

  14. Cable Organizers
    Product Reviews

    Cable Organizers

    Dear Dwell, I've recently renovated my home office. While I could not be happier with the results, I cannot find an elegant solution for organizing the mess of cords behind my desk. Do you have a...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    03.03.09

  15. Driving the Peapod
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    Driving the Peapod

    It's no secret that the American automotive industry is in dire straights. Can good design do what billions of dollars in government money couldn't? Chrysler's "Chief Innovation Officer"...

    04.11.09

  16. Yves Behar in Conversation
    Dwell on Design

    Yves Behar in Conversation

    Among other great sessions at Dwell on Design, we're looking forward to a conversation with designer extraordinaire, Yves Behar. Known for numerous wildly successful products, from the first $100...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.17.09

  17. New Energy-Saving Gadgets from CES
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    New Energy-Saving Gadgets from CES

    The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing in Vegas and there are lots of reports coming from the blogosphere about new energy-saving devices for the home. One early peek from Engadget looks at...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.07.10

  18. Opdahl Remastered
    House Tours

    Opdahl Remastered

    Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a musician with a passion for modernism, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    01.12.10

  19. Tivoli Audio 10th Anniversary Series
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    Tivoli Audio 10th Anniversary Series

    To celebrate Tivoli Audio’s 10th anniversary this year, founder Tom DeVesto has sheathed the simple yet powerful iPod-compatible iPal radio in glossy green, yellow, red, white, blue and black...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.17.10

  20. HP Announces dm4t Winner at DoD
    Dwell on Design

    HP Announces dm4t Winner at DoD

    Congratulations to Beth Whitfield, of Ecostyledesigner.com and TheGreenGirls.com, and Susan Luc for winning the first giveaway from the HP Lounge at Dwell on Design. Both Beth and Susan will...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.26.10

  21. BDDW's Handmade Record Players
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    BDDW's Handmade Record Players

    When Tyler Hays founded BDDW more than a decade ago, the company wore many hats: depending on the project, it might be a design-build construction company, a recording studio, an architecture firm,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.24.10

  22. Crowd-Sourced Product Design
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    Crowd-Sourced Product Design

    Founded by the 23-year-old entrepreneur Ben Kaufman—who previously developed an award-winning iPod accessory when he was still in high school—Quirky offers a, yes, quirky new approach...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.28.10

  23. Easy Ways to Save Energy
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    Easy Ways to Save Energy

    Apparently the average home has 40 devices plugged in drawing constant energy, even when they're turned off (this is called, creepily, 'vampire energy'). To combat this, Belkin has created a slew...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.07.10

  24. Maison & Objet: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet: Part 2

    I'm just back from Paris, and still processing all the exciting new furnishings, accessories, and objets I spied at Maison & Objet over the weekend. In case you missed my first dispatch, check...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.27.11

  25. Denver's Energy Efficient Home
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    Denver's Energy Efficient Home

    John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards, John depends on winter precipitation for his business, not to mention for family...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.26.11

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