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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. 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

  3. The Soft Spot
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    The Soft Spot

    As designers embrace the idea of directing their skills toward doing good in the world, a collective of students and alumni from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have launched an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.03.09

  4. Spring Greening Winners Announced
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    Spring Greening Winners Announced

    Our friends over at Inhabitat have announced the winners of their Spring Greening Contest, which asked entrants to submit a clever idea for DIY design.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.16.09

  5. ecobee Smart Thermostat
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    ecobee Smart Thermostat

    Integrating smart technology into home energy and heating/cooling systems is a no-brainer. Few tools make it easier to save money and conserve resources without lifting a finger or remembering a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.26.09

  6. 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

  7. Hive Design
    Food

    Hive Design

    The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm. It quickly became clear—to beekeepers, scientists, and the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.02.09

  8. Mobile Cottages for Arctic Tourism
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    Mobile Cottages for Arctic Tourism

    While most Dwell readers know Artek as the Finnish design company founded by Alvar and Aino Aalto, there's another Artek not too far away with a very different profile: a research and training...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.16.09

  9. Inhabitat Interviews Gavin Newsom
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    Inhabitat Interviews Gavin Newsom

    This fall, Inhabitat ran a series of interviews with leaders in sustainable design and urban planning. The last in the series was a lengthy chat with Gavin Newsom, the mayor of San Francisco. The...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.24.09

  10. Forwarding Dallas
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    Forwarding Dallas

    Earlier this year, Dwell editor Aaron Britt traveled down to Dallas, Texas, for a design charrette with Re:Vision Dallas. The project is a collaboration between Urban Re:Vision and the Central...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.03.09

  11. 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

  12. "What's Next?" Competition
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    "What's Next?" Competition

    It's a new year and if you're newly energized to enter some design competitions, you now have an extension to get in on the newest one from Social Designer. The "What's Next?" competition...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.09.10

  13. Organic Factory by Giles Belley
    Product

    Organic Factory by Giles Belley

    I first discovered Giles Belley a few years back when he designed one of the most elegant energy-saving power adapters I've ever seen. Now the innovative French designer is passing back into our...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.02.09

  14. Maker Faire 2009
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    Maker Faire 2009

    This weekend the annual Maker Faire is taking place south of San Francisco at the San Mateo County Events Center. Hosted by Make Magazine, the gargantuan event pulls together science geeks, tech...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.31.09

  15. Bioplastic: Green or Greenwashing?
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    Bioplastic: Green or Greenwashing?

    There's a vast field of opportunity right now for designing every day objects using new materials that make them safer and more sustainable. Food containers—which we throw away in astonishing...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.01.08

  16. Opportunity Green: This Weekend
    Event Spotlight

    Opportunity Green: This Weekend

    This coming Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8, Opportunity Green will be hitting Los Angeles for its third consecutive year. The two-day conference brings together entrepreneurs and innovators...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.06.09

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Urban Hens
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    Urban Hens

    In our 2008 sustainability issue, we featured the Boulder residence of Rob Pyatt and Heather Kahn-Pyatt. The project was a renovation of a 1940s bungalow that Pyatt undertook with his own hands ...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.13.09

  20. 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

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