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  1. Solar: Lease or Own?
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    Solar: Lease or Own?

    One of the most common obstacles to going green is upfront costs (though we all know the long-term savings are plentiful). Many new homes are built solar-ready, with intentions of installing panels...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.09

  2. Linus Bikes
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    Linus Bikes

    As cities with hills steeper than black diamond ski slopes go, San Francisco is exceptionally bike-friendly. Drivers are trained (most of the time) to look for cyclists before opening their car...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.07.09

  3. Designy-ness vs. Design
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    Designy-ness vs. Design

    Where is the line between design and "designy-ness"? A recent essay got us thinking about how consumers identify real innovation beneath a cosmetically enhanced product. Join the debate.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.17.09

  4. Reviving Neutra with Hive Living
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    Reviving Neutra with Hive Living

    We recently received a letter from a reader, Kristy Krone, after she read the article Hive Design in our September issue, which takes a peek at a rooftop apiary above a Toronto hotel. Krone, a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.17.09

  5. The Bathroom Reinvented
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    The Bathroom Reinvented

    Who says poo is taboo? In the first episode of Dwell's new video series, The Bathroom Reinvented, Virginia Gardiner makes a case for talking candidly about the can, explaining the designer's role...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.23.09

  6. Modern Chicken Coop
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    Modern Chicken Coop

    With all the talk of chickens being kept as pets in urban areas, it's nice to know there's a modern chicken coop alternative.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.30.08

  7. Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings
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    Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings

    If FEMA didn't drum up enough of a bad reputation with its immediate response to Hurricane Katrina, the nails certainly went into the coffin as word spread of the abominable conditions inside the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.01.09

  8. Andrea Cochran Landscapes
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    Andrea Cochran Landscapes

    Just like modern homes often bring the outside in, San Francisco landscape architect Andrea Cochran’s exterior designs extend the modern aesthetic from indoors to the outdoors. A new book by...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.06.09

  9. The Real Good Experiment
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    The Real Good Experiment

    In early November, Minnesota–based furniture and design company Blu Dot dropped 25 Real Good Chairs on the streets of Manhattan to see what would happen. Thus began the Real Good Experiment.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.29.09

  10. Urban PUMA
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    Urban PUMA

    One of the wonderful things about living in an unhinged time is that no one has any clue what's cool anymore. When we're all trying to keep our heads above water, any idea for making life better is...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.09.09

  11. Airstream-Victorinox Anniversary Model
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    Airstream-Victorinox Anniversary Model

    Since the 1930s Airstream trailers have served as the transport of choice for the globe’s cross-country travelers, retirees, and nomads. Their iconic rounded shape is the creation of Hawley...

    05.28.09

  12. Built-In Beauty
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    Built-In Beauty

    While visiting and writing about small homes for our June 2009 “Think Smaller” issue, it quickly became clear that when space is sparse, the best way to get the most bang for your buck...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.25.09

  13. Recycling the Unrecyclable
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    Recycling the Unrecyclable

    It is nearly impossible to talk about materials today without invoking a full-fledged powwow about life cycle analysis, carbon footprints, and potential upcycling. Especially in the building...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.30.09

  14. Tiny Houses
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    Tiny Houses

    Living small is the new way to live big—whether within a tighter, more creatively written budget or physically in fewer square feet. In her new book Tiny Houses, Loud Paper Magazine founder...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.28.09

  15. 7 Airstreams We Love
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    7 Airstreams We Love

    In our September 2012 "Open House" issue, we covered the renovated airstream of Austin, Texas's Stubb's. With the help of designer Burton Baldridge, the renowned concert venue...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.21.12

  16. Inhabitat's BKLYN Best in Show
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    Inhabitat's BKLYN Best in Show

    Our friends at Inhabitat just released a great 5-minute video from their walking tour of the green goods at BKLYN Designs. At the end of the tour they announced their editors' choice for Best in...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.15.09

  17. Announcing The World Views Photo Book
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    Announcing The World Views Photo Book

    It's inevitable that most of us wind up in the same routine and see the same landscapes or cityscapes over and over again. We get caught up so easily in the every day that the views and sights we...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    06.02.11

  18. Goodbye, Cubicle: An Office Designed for Collaboration
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    Goodbye, Cubicle: An Office Designed for Collaboration

    In an age where offices come with ping pong tables and private conference rooms are built with transparent glass walls, the company building management company WeWork seeks to create...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    08.30.12

  19. Top Design Boards on Pinterest
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    Top Design Boards on Pinterest

    For designers, artists, and virtual hoarders, Pinterest is the perfect website for whiling away hours. The site allows users to curate images on virtual inspiration boards organized by subjects the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.18.12

  20. Fritz Hansen on Knockoffs and Authentic Design
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    Fritz Hansen on Knockoffs and Authentic Design

    In recent years, the Danish furniture company Fritz Hansen has taken aggressive measures to protect their products against knockoffs and counterfeits across the globe. They have rounded up and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.13.12

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