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  1. Standing Room Only: The Vignelli Subway Map
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    Standing Room Only: The Vignelli Subway Map

    This Tuesday, we hopped a train for Brooklyn Heights. Destination: The New York Transit Museum, where a talk about the historic Vignelli subway map was being held. If you haven’t yet been, take...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.01.13

  2. Promo Daily: Gabriela Hasbun
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    Promo Daily: Gabriela Hasbun

    In this installment of Photographer's Promotional Pieces We Love and Why: Gabriela Hasbun

    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    06.20.13

  3. 7 Smart Design Innovations at CES 2013
    Product Reviews

    7 Smart Design Innovations at CES 2013

    There's definitely something for everyone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year we spied practical advances in refrigeration, a slew of accessories for the "i" industry (iPods,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.11.13

  4. Recap: 3D Printing Demo by Cubify
    Dwell on Design

    Recap: 3D Printing Demo by Cubify

    At Dwell on Design, 3D printing expert Scott Turner demonstrated how rapid prototyping technology is moving from heavy industry into the home.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.26.13

  5. Meet the Nest Protect Smoke Detector
    Product of the Day

    Meet the Nest Protect Smoke Detector

    Palo Alto–based product design company Nest Labs—known for its slick Learning thermostat—announced its next venture today: the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector. "This is a product...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.08.13

  6. Wearable Fitness Tech at CES 2014
    A Great Idea

    Wearable Fitness Tech at CES 2014

    The wearable technology trend has gone gangbusters. At the 2014 International CES, electronic fitness trackers had a strong presence on the show floor. Here's a sampling.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.10.14

  7. Middle Ground
    Houses We Love

    Middle Ground

    Adding less than $100,000 of improvements to an off-the-shelf prefab model resulted in a clean-cut structure at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Scott Palamar
    12.19.12

  8. Dwell Media and Volvo Cars Bring The Future of Mobility to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014
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    Dwell Media and Volvo Cars Bring The Future of Mobility to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014

    On Sunday, February 16, Dwell Media and Swedish luxury automobile manufacturer Volvo activated a day of innovation to explore the Future of Mobility at Modernism Week in Palm Springs.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.24.14

  9. Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59
    Product Reviews

    Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59

    British manufacturer Dyson recently launched the DC 59, a cordless vacuum that's one-and-half times more powerful than its predecessor. We took it for a test run and found that its compact size,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.14

  10. Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review
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    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

  11. Solar Inspiration
    House Tours

    Solar Inspiration

    A husband-and-wife architect team proves a house can be good for the environment—and look great too.

    written by: Sydney LeBlanc
    photos by: Marvin Rand
    01.19.09

  12. Mike Andrews Reviews 5 iPod Docks
    Product Reviews

    Mike Andrews Reviews 5 iPod Docks

    Listening to your favorite music—–from that “Blame It on the Rain” cassingle to an 8-track of Tusk—–used to be a pretty straightforward task.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Laurie Frankel
    05.06.09

  13. Lava Flow 4, The Big Island
    House Tours

    Lava Flow 4, The Big Island

    Set into the dense tropical foliage of Hawaii’s wildest coast is a house that goes with the flow by welcoming the breeze.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    01.20.09

  14. London Cooling
    Green

    London Cooling

    The Lighthouse, by British architects Sheppard Robson, seeks to redefine the future of residential energy by plugging into the sky itself.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.22.09

  15. Green Beret
    Green

    Green Beret

    Were “EcoHat” to come up in passing,you would most likely think of something chunky, organic, and woolen–—perhaps a beanie with earflaps to keep you toasty while chained to a logger’s truck. But in...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    01.25.09

  16. Long Division
    Green

    Long Division

    The dark, primeval mountains and jagged ravines of New Zealand are free of rampaging Orcs, but Middle-earth, 2007, has another nuisance on the loose. It is the load-bearing truck, carrying a quaint...

    written by: Karen Pakula
    01.25.09

  17. Drumming Up Design
    Green

    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

  18. 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

  19. The Trabecula Bench
    How they make it

    The Trabecula Bench

    Freedom of Creation—In recent decades, computer-aided design (CAD) has transcended the screen, thanks to the advent of automatic fabrication, a process wherein three-dimensional objects take...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    03.31.09

  20. How they make it

    Drawing

    Kyttänen’s designs travel straight from his imagination to the computer. “Hardly anything happens on paper anymore,” he says, “because most of the files are so complex that it’s practically...

    01.01.09

  21. Sintering
    How they make it

    Sintering

    “Sintering” is not an everyday word for most people—it means using laser energy to melt and fuse particles. It’s traditionally applied to metal, but nowadays it works very well on certain varieties...

    01.01.09

  22. Vampire Power
    Design 101

    Vampire Power

    Probably the most evocative term among the otherwise technocratic energy vocabulary, vampire power is the continuous current that appliances and electronics draw from an outlet even when turned off.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  23. 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

  24. 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

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