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Eco Carmel Shop

Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel

In August 2010, Kristi Reimers opened the doors of her shop Eco Carmel to fulfill a dream of starting her own businesses and also to make a difference to her Carmel, California, community and to the health of the planet. "It's not just a store where people can come to shop; it's also a great resource about sustainable living," she says. 
August 30, 2011
Behind the scenes Chicken Coops

Video: Studio H Chicken Coops

In our July/August 2011 family- and play-themed issue we featured three very cool chicken coops designed and built by a cadre of handy Bertie County, North Carolina, high school students. Here we share a behind-the-scenes video showing the Studio H students hammering out their ideas and putting the coop parts together.
August 23, 2011
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the mixed-use neighborhood known as Yerba Buena that is located south of Market Street and includes prominent public buildings and spaces such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens, and the Moscone Center. The goal of the plan, meant to be implemented over the next ten years, is to create an identity for the neighborhood and foster a sense of community where residents and passers-through can stop and enjoy the area and engage with its outdoor spaces.
August 8, 2011
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Methodology is Extended!

We are excited to announce that the entry period of our Methodology upcyling competition is extended through July 24th. Make good use of the gift of time and enter your ideas now! The submissions we've received so far have been fantastic and we can't wait to see what else everyone can come up with. Build a prototype for easy-to-craft designs, or show us the most fantastical of ideas through a drawing or rendering. Don't delay! The winner of the contest will receive a year's supply of method products, worth $300.
July 15, 2011

Zem Joaquin & Mariel Hemingway

After discussing green living on the Sustainability Stage, ecofabulous founder Zem Joaquin and actress, wellness expert and Cambria USA stonework brand advocate Mariel Hemingway gave us a quick rundown of why they love Dwell on Design. Joaquin designed a sustainable dream home—currently being auctioned off on eBay beginning with a starting bid of $160,000—that anchored the Dwell Outdoor area of the show. Both women are ardent supporters of the ="Cradle to Cradle Institute, conceptualized by architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart to create a framework for product quality assessment and innovation.
July 10, 2011
dod 2011 recap show floor

Highlights from Dwell on Design 2011

Temperatures were sweltering in L.A. over the weekend, but the 20,000 plus attendees at our sixth annual Dwell on Design conference—who took to the Convention Center in droves—were able to check out the latest and greatest design finds in cool, easy-breezy style. There was no shortage of things to look at, sit in, and test out. If you weren't able to stop by, or simply want to relive the memories, click on through to our roundup.
June 28, 2011
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From the Show Floor: Pecha Kucha

The Design and Innovation stage closed the day with a bang in a fast-paced Pecha Kucha-style presentation of six potentially world-changing design ideas.
June 26, 2011
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From the Show Floor: Eve Troeh

Making a green decision isn’t always easy. The cost can be daunting, labeling isn’t always as helpful as it should be, and let's not get started on the myriad of marketing gimmicks out there. Eve Troeh from NPR's Marketplace Sustainability Desk was on stage today with architects and designers to help us out with our green conundrums. We caught Eve just before she held her first discussion to flesh out a little more information about her two panels and some words of advice to live by. "Ask yourself, 'Do I really need to buy something new to achieve my goal?'" she advises.
June 25, 2011
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From the Show Floor: SoCal Ed

Before investing in that solar panel or hot new electric vehicle, one of the most immediate ways we can be more energy efficient is to look within our homes to find ways to consume smarter. Easier said than done, though, as the prospect of making upgrades is expensive and navigating through the myriad of incentive programs is often daunting and downright confusing. To help demistify one such program, Southern California Edison's Energy Upgrade California, Dwell on Design invited Richard Genece, Residential Portfolio Manager of Energy Efficiency Programs of SoCal Ed., onto the Sustainability Stage. We chatted with Richard to get to the heart of the program and find out how Californians can save some cold, hard cash by cutting back on energy consumption.
June 24, 2011
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