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Teach Your Parents Well

In May 2005, Susan Bodnar and David Schatsky asked architects Normal Projects to green their prewar apartment and their contemporary lives.
February 25, 2009
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101 Color

Dwell explores the variegated use of color in our world, from industry to emotion.
February 25, 2009
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101 High-Tech Materials

Remember how the Predator had skin that made him invisible? That was cool. But these high-tech materials might be even cooler.
February 24, 2009
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Pendleton's Yakima Blanket with Carrier

Camping, picnics, hell, your hardwood floor. Any and all would be improved by the vaguely Southwestern geometry of Pendleton Mills' Yakima Camp Blanket.
February 18, 2009

New Marimekko Spring Line

The famed Finnish textile brand Marimekko, renowned for simple, bright prints (and owing their original popularity in the US to Jackie Kennedy's Marimekko shift dresses in the 60's) has released their new spring collection, a nod to Finland's rich history.
February 17, 2009
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Color 101: Created from Color

There are endless choices to be made in the world of color, as anyone who has tried to paint a room plain white knows. Even more variation is introduced when materials, use, and application are all considered, as illustrated by the work shown here by five designers who were asked to show how they’re currently using color.
February 2, 2009
In Los Angeles, a technology entrepreneur turned residential developer introduces a new line of modern, LEED-certified prefab houses.

LEEDing the Way

One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of Craftsman bungalows and 1960s apartment buildings in the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, California.
February 1, 2009
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Architect Series Dimmers

The right lighting can bring warmth and atmosphere to any room.
January 31, 2009
We lay down the eco-friendly options in wall-to-wall carpet.

Eco-Friendly Carpeting

Dear Dwell: I'm not into the hard modernism of concrete floors: I miss the cushy carpet of my youth. Are there eco-friendly options for wall-to-wall? —Craig Dewey, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
January 28, 2009