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  1. "What's Next?" Competition
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    "What's Next?" Competition

    It's a new year and if you're newly energized to enter some design competitions, you now have an extension to get in on the newest one from Social Designer. The "What's Next?" competition...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.09.10

  2. 101 Alernative Energy: Zeroing In
    Design 101

    101 Alernative Energy: Zeroing In

    It’s become increasingly common to hear the term
“zero energy” or “zero carbon” used to describe buildings that achieve complete energy sustainability by generating as...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.30.09

  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. 101 Alternative Energy: Climate Control
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Climate Control

    Few things use more energy at home than the pursuitof the perfect indoor temperature.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  5. 101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power

    If necessity is the mother of invention, then the coupled concerns of population growth and resource depletion might be considered the parents of energy innovation.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  6. 101 Alternative Energy: Light On
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Light On

    The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists as an energy hog.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  7. Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: On-Demand Hot Water

    We don’t keep a kettle boiling on the stove all day for the one moment when we want tea, so why do we keep water heated around the clock when all we need it for is a shower or a load of laundry?

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  8. 101 Alternative Energy: Sunny Delight
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Sunny Delight

    Sunlight transportation systems are the pinnacle of innovation in energy-efficient design.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  9. 101 Office
    Design 101

    101 Office

    Buried in TPS reports? Somebody take your red stapler? Don't let The Man get you down--our inclusive review of office environments and accessories will have you whistling while you work.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.18.09

  10. 12 Design-smart Food Containers
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    12 Design-smart Food Containers

    Packed-up leftovers and stacked-up pantries are rarely the pride of the kitchen, but hiding them out of sight puts perishables precariously out of mind. A display-worthy set of design-smart...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Maren Caruso
    02.09.10

  11. 2009 Calendars on Etsy
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    2009 Calendars on Etsy

    The time has come to start seeking out a 2009 calendar. While the boring black-jacketed day planner is sometimes a necessity, a wall or desk calendar with a bit more style can be a nice way to keep...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.08.08

  12. 3-D Modeling Fashion
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    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

  13. 4 Eco-Friendly Interior Paints
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    4 Eco-Friendly Interior Paints

    If choosing paint colors doesn’t give you a headache, the fumes probably will—unless you pick from the growing array formulated to be easy on the body, the planet, and not least the eyes.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Laurie Frankel
    04.03.09

  14. 5 Modern Home Ice Cream Makers
    Product Reviews

    5 Modern Home Ice Cream Makers

    For homemade ice cream! Whether you favor Kumquat-Poppy Seed or plain Vanilla, a home ice-cream maker lets you effortlessly craft a scoop that's made to order.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Laurie Frankel
    06.16.09

  15. A Modern Coastal Home in Stinson Beach
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    A Modern Coastal Home in Stinson Beach

    For all the joys of beachfront living, it’s not without its risks. But with some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house stands tall against the threat of rising tides.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Mathew Scott
    03.11.10

  16. A Piece of Cleveland
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    A Piece of Cleveland

    Just before Thanksgiving I traveled to Cleveland to give a few lectures at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University. If you haven't visited Cleveland, you might be subject...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.14.09

  17. A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
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    A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home

    Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by solar panels and a geothermal heat pump that draws energy from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Andrea Lhotakova
    01.21.09

  18. Aerial Modernism
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    Aerial Modernism

    Some of the most famous modern buildings are now preserved as public landmarks, which anyone can visit and tour. Others remain private, viewed only through architectural photography and magazine...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.20.10

  19. An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti
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    An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti

    There are thousands of architects and designers in the Dwell audience and beyond who are contemplating how they can help with the massive rebuilding effort that will soon get underway in Port-au...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.25.10

  20. An der Alster 1
    Design 101

    An der Alster 1

    The new office complex by J. Mayer H. Architects sits on the edge of downtown Hamburg, bordering the Aussenalster waterfront.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.28.09

  21. And The Winner Is...
    Dwell on Design

    And The Winner Is...

    We know you've been waiting white-knuckled at the edge of your seats to know who came up with the winning name for Coolhaus's next ice cream sandwich. The time has come. We've picked a winner. And...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.26.09

  22. Architecture + Food = Stable Cafe
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    Architecture + Food = Stable Cafe

    San Francisco's Mission District is known for its vibrant and often contrasting cultures—Mexican paleta wagons share the sidewalk with Twittering hipsters slinging crème brulée,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.11.09

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