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Dwell Party Highlights: Celebrating Prefab Design at SXSW Eco

What better place for Dwell to host our SXSW Eco party than a prefab pop up at the design complex of the woman who founded the Austin Modern Home Tour? Go behind the scenes in our story and slideshow to learn more about the venue and the event.
October 10, 2012
Sustainable home with galvanized steel shed roof and siding

A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario

For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
October 8, 2012
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Women in Sustainable Design at SXSW Eco

Lance Hosey, co-author of the 2007 book Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design, led a panel at the South by Southwest Eco Conference in Austin last week with four women who are innovators in sustainable design to talk about how gender influences the industry.
October 8, 2012
VanDusen facade

Thinking Beyond LEED at SXSW Eco

Bill Reed helped develop the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, but at a panel during the South by Southwest Eco conference, he explains why it’s time to move on.
October 4, 2012
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Join Us for a Prefab Pop Up Party in Austin!

SXSW Eco is just around the corner, and Dwell will be on the scene, covering the conference and hosting a party! Be sure to join us as we celebrate good green design - in authentic Austin style, of course. Fusing live music, eco-friendly eats and drinks, and a modern prefab pop up tour, this event is not to be missed.
September 25, 2012
Branch home aluminum stools

Six Upcycled Design Picks

Upcycled and reclaimed products are losing their stigma as burlap sack and bottle top creations. Slowly but surely, they are infusing the design world with sharp ideas and a feel-good ethos. Here are six of Dwell's favorite upcycled home products on the market now.
September 24, 2012
Modern green home clad in straw-bale with photovoltaic panels

Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz

How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a state-of-the-art heat pump system, and six very happy residents.
September 17, 2012
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Barcelona Bird Feeder by Menu

If this bird feeder looks mildly familiar, you're right! It's based off of Mies van der Rohe's famed Barcelona Pavilion. Your avian pals will surely return to your yard day after day to dine from this mod design.
August 31, 2012
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Plumen Energy Saving Lightbulbs

An Edison bulb's artful filament might be attractive to look at, but its subpar energy consumption isn't nearly as appealing. Enter Plumen's bright idea in fluorescent design ($30), which shatters the stereotype that eco-friendly lighting sources are lacking in the looks department.
August 27, 2012