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  1. 101 Alternative Energy
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy

    From the Aquastar to zero-energy homes, we present an A-to-Z guide of green power tips and home energy savings.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.25.09

  2. A New Standard of Living
    Design 101

    A New Standard of Living

    Sustainability may be the buzzword du jour, but how can you tell if a product is as green as it’s cracked up to be?

    written by: Jennifer Roberts
    01.31.09

  3. A Piece of Cleveland
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    A Piece of Cleveland

    Just before Thanksgiving I traveled to Cleveland to give a few lectures at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University. If you haven't visited Cleveland, you might be subject...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.14.09

  4. All Aboard
    House Tours

    All Aboard

    Helmut Jahn’s dynamic new supportive-housing facility brings green design and a new outlook on life to the Windy City.

    written by: Edward Lifson
    photos by: Andreas Larsson
    05.13.09

  5. Asia Society Northern California Sixth Annual Dinner

    Focus: Leading the Way Toward a Sustainable Future The theme of this year’s Annual Dinner is sustainability—both locally and in Asia. As issues of energy production, global warming, and...

    04.03.09

  6. Branching Out
    Outdoor

    Branching Out

    Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool handles, mailboxes, and fences out of living trees.

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: John Clark
    02.26.09

  7. Building a Green Collar LA
    Dwell on Design

    Building a Green Collar LA

    Dwell in Design is a mere three weeks away and we're getting excited to welcome dozens of speakers and thousands of visitors to the LA Convention Center for the big weekend. On Friday June 26, the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.04.09

  8. Cast a Vote in the Greener Gadgets Competition
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    Cast a Vote in the Greener Gadgets Competition

    Later this month, the second annual Greener Gadgets Conference will take place in New York City, promising as always to convene innovative design thinkers around solutions for more sustainable...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.09

  9. Chris Jordan's Plastic Provocation
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    Chris Jordan's Plastic Provocation

    Artist Chris Jordan has become something of a cult figure for the green set, with his growing portfolio of mind-bending large-scale art that depicts our culture of consumption and waste in...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.11.09

  10. Composting 101: Carrot Tops, Castings, and Creative Reuse

    Composting 101: Carrot Tops, Castings, and Creative Reuse

    This workshop, led by sustainability coach Deborah Tull, offers a down-to-earth approach to understanding the A to Z of how to compost in your own backyard.

    08.13.09

  11. Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design
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    Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design

    Saul Griffith knows how to deliver grim planetary outlooks with irreverent humor. His Compostmodern talk began with a slide of a contrarian T-shirt graphic that reads "Design won't save the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.23.09

  12. CRUDE: Director Commentary

    CRUDE: Director Commentary

    An inside look at the infamous $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" case, CRUDE is a real-life, high stakes legal documentary involving global politics, the environmental movement, celebrity...

    09.08.09

  13. Deborah Leach and Thames21
    Profiles

    Deborah Leach and Thames21

    If you’ve never heard of “fly-tipping,” then you’ve certainly seen its results. Fly-tipping is the British term for dumping garbage illegally, and it’s the civic...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.03.09

  14. 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

  15. Design for a Living World

    Design for a Living World

    Ten leading designers have been commissioned to develop new uses for sustainably grown and harvested materials in order to tell a unique story about the life-cycle of materials and the power of...

    04.03.09

  16. Design in the Age of Climate Consequences

    The discussion will be led by author David W. Orr, ithe Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics in the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College. He is best...

    03.01.09

  17. Design S: Swedish Design Award

    Design S: Swedish Design Award

    This exhibition will feature 19 shortlisted entries to Sweden’s biggest design award competition, which focuses on design for sustainability issues including climate, the environment, the...

    06.04.09

  18. Designing Detroit
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    Designing Detroit

    If the Great Recession has an unofficial mascot, it's Detroit. Even though the once-mighty Motown has been in a slow-motion death-spin since the days of the K-car, the city's abandoned factories...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.18.09

  19. Driving the Peapod
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    Driving the Peapod

    It's no secret that the American automotive industry is in dire straights. Can good design do what billions of dollars in government money couldn't? Chrysler's "Chief Innovation Officer"...

    04.11.09

  20. Dwell on Design Architectural Movie Night and Mobile Restaurant Row

    Dwell on Design Architectural Movie Night and Mobile Restaurant Row

    On Saturday night, leave the super-villains and animated penguins at home and join us for an architectural night at the movies. With popcorn in hand, we'll be filling the seats for the Los Angeles...

    05.27.09

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