Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem. It’s like a workshop, but sounds either more important or...
The first misconception about going solar is that it is expensive.
You’ve heard it thousands of times on TV, the radio, and in junk mail—spurious ads delivered with forehead-vein-popping enthusiasm by robot-faced dudes in shoddy suits. Bad credit?...
We asked three product designers from three different fields what the future holds. Oddly, none of them mentioned crystal balls.
When the owner of a home dies without a will or trust to allocate their estate, the property goes into probate.
Taking advantage of Southern California’s sunny skies, architect David Hertz ingrained
passive solar features in almost every detail
of the Panel House for client Thomas Ennis.
When it comes to great product design, the material is often the message. Matuse’s wetsuits prove why.
Thirty years from now, there will be no more oil.
But that’s, like, 30 years from now, and by then we’ll all
be driving hydrogen cars, teleporting to space hotels,
and eating blue foods while...
The popular myth is that foreclosures can provoke ire in sellers and bad karma for buyers, but this is rarely the case.
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....
“It is really different from anything else,” explains David Burcher, who bought a co-op apartment in Manhattan with his partner, Greg Broan, almost a decade ago.
The cost for solar systems is not only related to how elaborate the system is—it also depends on where you live.
House hunting isn’t just about roving the streets and stopping at For Sale signs anymore; instead, prospective buyers will spend hours trawling the Internet to find their future home. The editor of...
Bad design can be not just unattractive but unhealthy. Steer clear of this trio of second-rate offerings.
Phaidon Design Classics: 001–999. Phaidon Press, 2006
This quintessential collection of 999 product designs in three thigh-numbing volumes explores product design from the late 16...
Good design isn’t inextricably wed to a high price tag. These classic designs run the gamut of types and prices.
Last night I went to a corner liquor store to buy some toothpaste. While the beer and candy aisles of the store were heavily trafficked, the back “household goods” section was not. And...
Dare we say "enlightening"? Be it passive or aggressive, find out what solar energy can do for you.
We’re surrounded by legions of products, most of them unremittingly lousy. What separates the good from the bad from the ugly? Take out your well-designed pencils for Product Design 101.
Even for sustainability's greatest proponents, going green isn't necessarily a walk in the park. Dwell explores what it takes to be truly environmental.