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  1. Seedlings
    --The Future of

    Seedlings

    Before gathering those rosebuds, before planting the roses themselves, learn about what’s in store for your garden.

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  2. Just Browsing
    --The Future of

    Just Browsing

    Personal devices are the new frontier for shops peddling their wares. Have a look at how your toddler will shop.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  3. Beyond Thunderdome
    --The Future of

    Beyond Thunderdome

    Ten years from now, a hundred, a thousand? Yeah, we know what architecture will look like then.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.12.10

  4. Lumen on the Horizon
    --The Future of

    Lumen on the Horizon

    There’s a light at the end of the tunnel; this trio of design luminaries tells us precisely how it will work.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  5. Timeless Design: Future Perfect
    --The Future of

    Timeless Design: Future Perfect

    Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, the Eames lounge chair, George Nelson’s Ball clock, and Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso lamp are just a few of the prodigious products that one might...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.17.09

  6. Home Furnishings: Mag-Neato
    --The Future of

    Home Furnishings: Mag-Neato

    For almost a decade Dwell has printed countless examples of new furniture designs, but with a handful of exceptions, little has been offered—–to us or to you—–in the way of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.16.09

  7. Preservation Recommended
    --The Future of

    Preservation Recommended

    With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in preserving “modern” architecture—–we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.09

  8. Design Activism: Public Domain
    --The Future of

    Design Activism: Public Domain

    Though it’s quite popular to proclaim that design can change the world, even the best-laid plans aren’t enough to make a difference on their own. We spoke with three leading design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.10.09

  9. The Future of Driving
    --The Future of

    The Future of Driving

    San Francisco–based industrial designers Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell's Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk about their thoughts on the future of transportation.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.25.09

  10. Luxury: Evaluating Values
    --The Future of

    Luxury: Evaluating Values

    Luxury, a term that once conjured images from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, is now just as often used to aggrandize personal organizers, iPod cases, and websites. So we turned to Augustin...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.09

  11. Driving: Joy Ride
    --The Future of

    Driving: Joy Ride

    San Francisco–based design team Mike and Maaike wave goodbye to the driver's seat with their concept car, the ATNMBL (the "autonomobile"). Consider it a high-tech living room on...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.16.09

  12. Play: Electric Slide
    --The Future of

    Play: Electric Slide

    A group of Columbia University students have a good time reinventing the playground as a place to harness all that youthful energy.  

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.16.09

  13. Joel Turkel on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Joel Turkel on the Future of Prefab

    The future of prefab is an increasingly nonarchitectural problem.

    written by: Joel Turkel
    10.03.09

  14. Kathryn Gustafson on the Future of Landscape Design
    --The Future of

    Kathryn Gustafson on the Future of Landscape Design

    As housing demographics shift, 
so too does our conception of the average American residential landscape.

    05.26.09

  15. Judy Kameon on the Future of Landscape Design
    --The Future of

    Judy Kameon on the Future of Landscape Design

    There’s a common misconception that the scale of domestic projects places them in the realm of “garden designers” rather than landscape architects, but size is not always the...

    05.26.09

  16. Diana Balmori on the Future of Landscape Architecutre
    --The Future of

    Diana Balmori on the Future of Landscape Architecutre

    Planting a vegetable garden, however, shouldn’t be the end of our transformation of the domestic landscape, as Diana Balmori explains.

    05.26.09

  17. Johnny Grey on Kitchens of the Future
    --The Future of

    Johnny Grey on Kitchens of the Future

    The nephew of food guru Elizabeth David, Grey found validation for his design approach in the field of neuroscience.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  18. Daniel Patterson on Kitchens of the Future
    --The Future of

    Daniel Patterson on Kitchens of the Future

    According to this chef who routinely pushes the boundaries of how food is prepared and presented, the ideal kitchen will look back to the future.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  19. Cardenio Petrucci on Kitchens of the Future
    --The Future of

    Cardenio Petrucci on Kitchens of the Future

    Cardenio Petrucci has seen the kitchen assume increasing prominence, to the point where it’s akin to a piece of fine furniture.  

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  20. Christine Rosen on Kitchens of the Future
    --The Future of

    Christine Rosen on Kitchens of the Future

    “Looking at the data, we will continue to eat more convenience foods and to gather less as a family, just as our kitchens become ever more ‘gourmet’ and ‘professional.’

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

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