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  1. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
    A Great Idea

    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  2. Using Color for Good: Q&A with Designer Ruth Lande Shuman
    In The Modern World

    Using Color for Good: Q&A with Designer Ruth Lande Shuman

    Industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman, who founded the nonprofit Publicolor, expounds on color’s emotional value.

    10.23.14

  3. Can the Los Angeles River Start a New Chapter?
    A Great Idea

    Can the Los Angeles River Start a New Chapter?

    An ambitious, year-long civic engagement project wants Angelenos to play along their waterway.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.05.14

  4. Amazing Textiles Explore the Sense of Touch
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    Amazing Textiles Explore the Sense of Touch

    Five years ago, Emily Fischer launched a startup studio called Haptic Lab that designs and creates products that explore the sense of touch, including handmade kites and intricately stitched quilts...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    09.04.14

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. What Do You See? With Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity
    Dwell on Design

    What Do You See? With Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity

    We've adored Architecture for Humanity's boots-on-the-ground brand of community building and do-gooder design since its inception. We had CEO Cameron Sinclair as our keynote speaker last year and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.20.13

  9. 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

  10. Product Spotlight: KAWS x Bern Watts Bicycle Helmet
    Product Reviews

    Product Spotlight: KAWS x Bern Watts Bicycle Helmet

    Brave the streets (and promote bicycle safety!) with this limited edition helmet designed by New York-based artist Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, for Bern Unlimited.

    04.29.13

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Architecture for Humanity at Dwell On Design 2013
    Dwell on Design

    Architecture for Humanity at Dwell On Design 2013

    We are proud to announce that Architecture for Humanity will be onstage at Dwell on Design 2013 to discuss their ongoing commitment to community building.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.28.13

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Women of Influence
    Profiles

    Women of Influence

    We identify a cross-section of designers hard at work in every corner of society, from a Taiwanese graphic designer working in the New York headquarters of Pentagram, to the first female...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.17.12

  18. Local Fundraising
    Profiles

    Local Fundraising

    Creative projects get a leg up and their word out at gatherings that serve donations with a side of social capital. Move over, Kickstarter. Across the country, philanthropy is getting personalized.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Vanessa Miller
    05.23.12

  19. Forecasting the Future City
    A Great Idea

    Forecasting the Future City

    The annual TED Prize, an extension of the multimedia brand hyping rational thought and good works, pledges $100,000 each year to a person with one wish to change the world. Formally called...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.07.11

  20. 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

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