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  1. How To

    The Pi Table: Dumpster Diving

    The first step in the Scrapile process is to acquire raw materials. Salgado and Bettencourt are beggars, not choosers: Any wood—from cherry to walnut—will do. With help from a local...

    01.01.09

  2. Earn Education Units at Dwell on Design New York
    Dwell on Design

    Earn Education Units at Dwell on Design New York

    Trade members are invited to satisfy their AIA, IDCEC, ASLA, and NKBA CEU requirements at Dwell on Design New York, October 9–11.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.23.14

  3. Ai Weiwei Exhibition Takes Over Alcatraz
    We Recommend

    Ai Weiwei Exhibition Takes Over Alcatraz

    The Chinese artist uses the notorious prison as a backdrop for metal sculpture, colorful dragons, and Lego portraits.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.24.14

  4. The Living: Using Biology as a Building Block
    Dwell on Design

    The Living: Using Biology as a Building Block

    Brooklyn-based architecture firm The Living, run by David Benjamin, aims to use biology to challenge traditional building methods. The winner of the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program in 2014, the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.24.14

  5. Exhibitor Spotlight: Dwell on Design NY
    Dwell on Design

    Exhibitor Spotlight: Dwell on Design NY

    Dwell on Design New York, October 9-11, breaks with the trade show tradition, offering large-scale installations that transcend the boundaries of the booth. Click through the slideshow for a...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.25.14

  6. And the World Views Winners Are...
    A Great Idea

    And the World Views Winners Are...

    In our World Views photography competition, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged Dwellers everywhere to take a shot and share their view of the modern world. You answered our call and now,...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    07.15.11

  7. Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM
    Dwell on Design

    Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM

    A panel at Dwell on Design NY will explore how tech-forward teaching and learning is changing how we conceptualize academic spaces. Joining the discussion is Colin Koop from Skidmore, Owings &...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.26.14

  8. 3 American Mattress Companies to Know Now
    Product Reviews

    3 American Mattress Companies to Know Now

    Three mattress companies offer innovative updates along with domestic production.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.08.14

  9. Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles
    Product

    Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles's downtown has seen a rebirth recently thanks in part to a host of design-forward businesses opening their doors. One of them is Austere, a conceptual shop where Scandinavian...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.22.14

  10. Not Just Another Plant in the Wall
    Outdoor

    Not Just Another Plant in the Wall

    “Technically it’s a cinch,” Patrick Blanc says, and with a wave of the hand ticks off the ingredients needed to build a plant wall: ten-millimeter-thick waterproof PVC slabs...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    01.01.09

  11. Caesarstone’s Latest 'Coasters for a Cause' Initiative
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    Caesarstone’s Latest 'Coasters for a Cause' Initiative

    Caesarstone is now offering a new coaster in their “Coasters for a Cause” initiative. Coasters for the Cause is a philanthropic program where Caesarstone designs and sells coasters specifically to...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.05.13

  12. Transformative House Renovation in Seattle
    Renovation

    Transformative House Renovation in Seattle

    A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.

    written by: William Lamb
    07.15.14

  13. Shop This Designer-Curated Book Fair
    Dwell on Design

    Shop This Designer-Curated Book Fair

    Dwell on Design New York presents a one-stop-shop book fair curated by Designers & Books.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.25.14

  14. Bigboxology 101
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    Bigboxology 101

    Now that the last laptop computer and toilet-paper dispenser have been liquidated from the once-mighty Circuit City, some very significant mementos remain: the 567 empty warehouse stores across the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.10.09

  15. 14 Creative Solutions for Book Display and Storage
    A Great Idea

    14 Creative Solutions for Book Display and Storage

    We've all had that moment, when we either need to purge our books, box them up and stick them in storage, or do something about creating more space for them. To follow, clever fixes—some familiar,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.14.13

  16. Platform 21's Repair Manifesto
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    Platform 21's Repair Manifesto

    Designers talk a lot about extending product lifecycles, but most often in terms of creating new objects with exceptional longevity. Extending the lifecycle of existing objects is a different...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.03.09

  17. Zoe Ryan

    Zoe Ryan

    02.25.09

  18. Josh Greene

    Josh Greene

    02.25.09

  19. Alain de Botton

    Alain de Botton

    Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.'  He’s wr...

    02.25.09

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