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  1. Project for Public Spaces

    Project for Public Spaces

    Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public places that build communities....

    03.14.09

  2. Not Just Skating By
    Profiles

    Not Just Skating By

    For years, professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek has ranted about wanting to build a skate plaza: a skate park integrated into the urban environment as a landscaped, multi-use public space. When he...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Amanda Marsalis
    02.26.09

  3. "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

  4. MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change
    Interviews

    MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change

    The exhibition "Small Scale, Big Change" opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this Sunday. Curious to hear more about the show—which sadly I won't have the chance to see in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.04.10

  5. Activist Designers: Design 99
    Profiles

    Activist Designers: Design 99

    Gina Reichert, an architectural designer, and her husband, artist Mitch Cope, are the duo behind Design 99, an organization in Detroit that creates everything from bathroom tile designs to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jason Keen
    12.21.10

  6. Nani Marquina
    Profiles

    Nani Marquina

    We were already big fans of Barcelona–based designer Nani Marquina, but now that we hear she helped reopen a shuttered school for 366 kids in Bhadohi, India, we're approaching swoon territory.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.21.11

  7. Friday Finds 5.27.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.27.11

    This week we've been busily (and excitedly!) prepping for Dwell on Design, which is just under one month away. Among the many events slated are our ever-popular tours of modern homes in Los Angeles...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.27.11

  8. Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life
    Product Reviews

    Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life

    Using authentic crafting techniques handed down through generations, women from rural villages in the oasis of M’hamid El Ghizlane in the Sahara Desert transform cast-off textiles and donated...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    04.16.13

  9. Artist Tanya Aguiñiga’s Kits for the Formerly Homeless
    Dwell on Design

    Artist Tanya Aguiñiga’s Kits for the Formerly Homeless

    Our Dwell on Design artist-in-residence Tanya Aguiñiga spent all weekend on the show floor with her team of artisans, who, along with hundreds of show attendees, created move-in kits for the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.25.13

  10. Curro Claret’s T300 Piece
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    Curro Claret’s T300 Piece

    Barcelona-based designer Curro Claret made the Piece, an innovative metal bracket that can transform found materials into furniture, available for sale for the first time at Salone del Mobile.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.22.13

  11. Green Local Nonprofit Q&A: ANEW
    Dwell on Design

    Green Local Nonprofit Q&A: ANEW

    At Dwell on Design on Sunday, June 23, on the Sustainable Design stage a trio of do-gooders will discuss their latest undertaking: building 15 LEED-certified libraries in Mexico, using donated...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.15.13

  12. Dwell on Design Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Aguiñiga
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Aguiñiga

    Furniture designer, craftsperson, and community activist Tanya Aguiñiga will be the artist-in-residence at Dwell on Design, bringing to the exhibition an artful, interactive process of providing...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.26.13

  13. Yves Behar in Conversation
    Dwell on Design

    Yves Behar in Conversation

    Among other great sessions at Dwell on Design, we're looking forward to a conversation with designer extraordinaire, Yves Behar. Known for numerous wildly successful products, from the first $100...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.17.09

  14. Rebuilding Haiti
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    Rebuilding Haiti

    In the days since the earthquake in Haiti, numerous aid groups have opened up channels for contributions small and large to assist in the immediate needs of survivors in and around Port-au-Prince....

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.14.10

  15. Exhibition Presents Design as a Force for Social Change
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    Exhibition Presents Design as a Force for Social Change

    The Museum of Design Atlanta showcases innovative solutions to common 21st-century problems.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.04.14

  16. Design Idea of the Week: Humanitarian Design
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    Design Idea of the Week: Humanitarian Design

    As we gear up for Earth Day, it is important to not only applaud the architects and designers who work to make the world a better place, but also those who improve the lives of humans inhabiting it...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.19.13

  17. Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H
    Dwell on Design

    Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H

    As an architect, industrial designer and writer, Emily Pilloton realized it wasn't enough to talk about design that made a difference—she had to do it herself. The Dwell on Design speaker...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.02.09

  18. Live from London: Lifestylebazaar
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Lifestylebazaar

    I was thrilled to discover that East London is chock full of design do-gooders. The second stop of my tour of the Shoreditch design district was Lifestylebazaar, a home furnishing boutique filled...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.22.09

  19. Join Dwell for Philanthropy by Design's 25th Anniversary Event
    Event Spotlight

    Join Dwell for Philanthropy by Design's 25th Anniversary Event

    Dwell is pleased to announce our media sponsorship of Philanthropy by Design's 25th Anniversary event, "Turning Silver into Green," happening February 13th, 2013 at SOMArts in San Francisco.

    01.23.13

  20. Bogobrush: A Green and Socially Minded Toothbrush
    Product Reviews

    Bogobrush: A Green and Socially Minded Toothbrush

    Look and feel good with the Bogobrush. Beautifully designed and ecologically sound, the company will send the same high-quality brush to someone in need when purchased through their website. To...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.10.13

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