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  1. ID Visit's RISD's Natural Habitat
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    ID Visit's RISD's Natural Habitat

    When I think of biomimicry—a smart, sustainable approach to design that mimics nature's forms and functions—I usually think of ocean-borne wind turbines and the spiral...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.25.09

  2. Lightpot by Studio Shulab
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    Lightpot by Studio Shulab

    Many an indoor planter has passed across the pixels of design blogs lately, always a clear symbol of sustainability, modern domesticity, and conscientious consumption. Not every countertop garden...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.31.09

  3. Last Call for Entries!
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    Last Call for Entries!

    Today is the last day to enter a submission to phase one of Dwell's Innovate It! design contest. Time is running out, but the criteria for this first round is simple: We're asking you to send in an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.31.09

  4. 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

  5. NOLA Design Competition
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    NOLA Design Competition

    Living locally is a trend that has captured not only foodies but designers, too. This past weekend, I headed down to the Big Easy as a guest judge for the Billes Architecture Home Design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.14.09

  6. Dwell Nominated for Two Webbys
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    Dwell Nominated for Two Webbys

    The Dwell team was thrilled this morning to learn that we've been nominated for a Webby Award in two categories: Magazine and Lifestyle. Having launched our redesigned site with the help of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.14.09

  7. Knibb Modular Showcase Garden
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    Knibb Modular Showcase Garden

    In a new space on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California, landscape designer Sean Knibb has unveiled an environmentally-friendly furniture line and a fresh approach to sustainable gardening. Knibb...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    04.16.09

  8. Enter the Dwell Design Competition
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    Enter the Dwell Design Competition

    We've started to get some great submissions for the design phase of our Innovate It competition. If you haven't entered your idea, now's the time! We selected three winning suggestions from...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.19.09

  9. Share your Small Space!
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    Share your Small Space!

    Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in just a couple of weeks. The theme this month, "Think Smaller,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.07.09

  10. Dylan Gold's Cornered Table
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    Dylan Gold's Cornered Table

    Several weeks ago I was a member of the jury for a design competition sponsored by Design Within Reach. The call for entries asked emerging designers to submit furniture and lighting that paid as...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.26.09

  11. Emergency Shelters
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    Emergency Shelters

    If necessity is the mother of invention, forethought was the provoker of a recent exhibition at the National Art Museum of China. The show, “Crossings: Dialogues for Emergency Architecture,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.18.09

  12. Eames Demetrios at TED2007
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    Eames Demetrios at TED2007

    This week, TED released "The design genius of Charles + Ray Eames," a talk given by Eames Demetrios, the grandson of the famous husband-and-wife team. Given at TED2007, Demetrios honors...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.07.09

  13. The Make Lounge
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    The Make Lounge

    Encouraging busy beavers to "meet people and make stuff," The Make Lounge in London is a contemporary craft school meets social dive, complete with wine and nibbles, music, and of course,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.10.09

  14. Pavilion Ponderings, Thanks to SANAA
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    Pavilion Ponderings, Thanks to SANAA

    On Sunday, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA revealed their Serpentine Pavilion. A three-month guest to the Kensington Gardens, this year's pavilion is the ninth commissioned by the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.14.09

  15. Re-imagining Chinatown
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    Re-imagining Chinatown

    If you are in Los Angeles this weekend (or any time before September 5), be sure to pay a visit to Fifth Floor Gallery to take part in the new interactive exhibition Re-imagining Chinatown by urban...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.05.09

  16. Wright at Home: 1930-1965
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    Wright at Home: 1930-1965

    While airport terminals aren't necessarily known as venues for stellar art exhibits, it's always a nice surprise to find some visual stimulation while floating down the conveyor belt in a travel...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.11.09

  17. Ford + Ching Comes to Oakland
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    Ford + Ching Comes to Oakland

    It’s been a busy few months for Willard Ford and Andrea Ching. The duo launched Ford + Ching, their joint-venture furniture and design company, in June at Dwell on Design. They debuted their...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.13.09

  18. Welcome to my Habode
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    Welcome to my Habode

    Prefab design has had its ups and downs over the last year or so, but a challenged housing market hasn't stopped creative designers from forging ahead with prefab and modular concepts. From New...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.17.09

  19. "I Live in a Steven Holl"
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    "I Live in a Steven Holl"

    How many people can say that they've lived a chunk of their lives inside the walls of a starchitect-designed building? In light of September's Back To School spirit, this is the first in a short...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.15.09

  20. In Memoriam: Lawrence Halprin
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    In Memoriam: Lawrence Halprin

    I was very sad to learn that the design world lost a giant in the field yesterday when landscape architect Lawrence Halprin passed away at age 93. He worked all over the country, but it could be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.09

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