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  1. 101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power
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    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

  2. 101 Solar
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    101 Solar

    Dare we say "enlightening"? Be it passive or aggressive, find out what solar energy can do for you.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.25.09

  3. Exploring the Solar Systems
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    Exploring the Solar Systems

    For the past 30 years, we’ve been teased with the promise of plentiful solar energy. But for most of us, nerdy solar calculators and watches are as close as we get to realizing this promise....

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  4. An Introduction to Kitchen Design
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    An Introduction to Kitchen Design

    The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams of domestic fulfillment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  5. At Home in the Zone
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    At Home in the Zone

    Sustainability doesn’t have to mean monasticism and darkness—with this zone-by-zone guide to the domestic world you know best, going green can be both more efficient and fun.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    05.12.09

  6. Jens Risom Furniture We Love
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    Jens Risom Furniture We Love

    “Good design is something that pleases the eye,” says Jens Risom. The Danish designer has indeed created many eye-pleasing furnishings, including the most iconic of his designs, the eponymous...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.03.13

  7. 6 Homes Fit for Chefs
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    6 Homes Fit for Chefs

    We can learn a thing or two from foodies about kitchen design, as the following modern Dwell kitchen-centric homes—the stuff that culinary dreams are made of—so elegantly prove.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.15.13

  8. 8 Ways to Design with Pine
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    8 Ways to Design with Pine

    It’s readily available, affordable, fairly sustainable, and hardy—what’s not to love about pine? Architects, designers, and homeowners show us how to use the wood to its best advantage in these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.24.13

  9. Smart Live-Work Spaces
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    Smart Live-Work Spaces

    Our current model of efficiency is the live-work space, and everyone deserves their own modern version. Hint: Keep it clean, clutter-free, and bright. Here are seven to inspire you to create your...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.30.13

  10. 8 Eat-in Kitchens
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    8 Eat-in Kitchens

    In spaces small or large, an eat-in kitchen is a useful hub for singles and families alike. Here are 8 well-designed versions from the pages of Dwell.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.12.13

  11. 8 Reasons to Love Herringbone
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    8 Reasons to Love Herringbone

    It’s not just for stuffy tweeds; herringbone patterns have a distinct place in modern design. See how in these 8 houses, from Paris to Tokyo.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.15.13

  12. 8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream
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    8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream

    The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu. Here are 8 Airstream renovations that promise to inspire you to hit the road in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.06.13

  13. 10 Ways to Use Shoji Screens
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    10 Ways to Use Shoji Screens

    Shoji screens are used everywhere from George Nakashima's Reception House to actor Vincent Kartheiser's tiny Hollywood bungalow, and they remain a time-tested way of allowing light in and keeping...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.25.13

  14. 10 Tiny Kitchens We Love
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    10 Tiny Kitchens We Love

    If you're short on kitchen space but big on design, never fear—the following 10 kitchens will help you fill your galley with great, space-saving ideas.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.05.13

  15. 9 Stainless Steel Kitchens
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    9 Stainless Steel Kitchens

    From a single sheet to a shiny-metal extravaganza, stainless steel remains a very viable way of modernizing your kitchen. Here are 9 ways to incorporate the low-maintenance material.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.02.14

  16. 10 Space-Saving Desk Designs
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    10 Space-Saving Desk Designs

    No matter how tiny your abode, a proper desk is still attainable. These 10 smart setups make the most of small spaces with big style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.15.13

  17. 7 Modern Shingled Houses
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    7 Modern Shingled Houses

    Shingle style takes on a new meaning in the following 7 modern houses that approach the genre in innovative ways.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.07.14

  18. 8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp
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    8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp

    Second only to the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, the Arco lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, with its super arc, is the classic go-to piece for the modern living room. Here...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.08.14

  19. 7 Modern Sofas We Love
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    7 Modern Sofas We Love

    If you’re on the hunt for a great modern sofa, consider the following from our pages—some iconic, some off the beaten path.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.13.14

  20. 7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen
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    7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen

    Danish designer Poul Henningsen had us at the Artichoke lamp, its 72 leaves bursting forth from it like fireworks. Henningsen's other lamps hang in many modern interiors around the world—we thought...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.29.13

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