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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. From the Frank Lloyd Wright School: Taliesin Mod.Fab
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    From the Frank Lloyd Wright School: Taliesin Mod.Fab

    With so many green prefab projects out there, designers have to continually up their game to hit the highest standards of sustainability, design integrity, and beauty, all in one compact package....

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.20.09

  4. 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

  5. Terrine: Architecture of a One-Dish Meal
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    Terrine: Architecture of a One-Dish Meal

    Cooking often requires a design sensibility, skillfully balancing various weights, textures, and colors to determine the composition and presentation of a dish. Few recipes yield a more...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.25.09

  6. 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

  7. The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt
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    The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt

    At first glance I thought this chair was made from the rather hard and inhospitable charcoal-colored packing material that often surrounds new electronics inside shipping boxes. But upon closer...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.11.09

  8. ID Visit's RISD's Natural Habitat
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    ID Visit's RISD's Natural Habitat

    When I think of biomimicry—a smart, sustainable approach to design that mimics nature's forms and functions—I usually think of ocean-borne wind turbines and the spiral...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.25.09

  9. Modern Taste
    Food

    Modern Taste

    Chef Grant Achatz treats his restaurant kitchens like scientific laboratories: They are places in which to invent wildly sculptural dishes that are seldom what they seem. Though he characterizes...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.20.09

  10. Time To Design: Young Talent Award
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    Time To Design: Young Talent Award

    Attention, young designers! Here's a very cool opportunity from the Danish National Workshops for Arts and Crafts, Normann-Copenhagen and Link UP. It's an award called Time To Design, now in its...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.08.09

  11. Dwell Nominated for Two Webbys
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    Dwell Nominated for Two Webbys

    The Dwell team was thrilled this morning to learn that we've been nominated for a Webby Award in two categories: Magazine and Lifestyle. Having launched our redesigned site with the help of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.14.09

  12. 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

  13. The Ace Hotel & Swim Club
    Hotels

    The Ace Hotel & Swim Club

    I recently had the pleasure of spending a weekend in Palm Springs during what may be the perfect time of year there—as comfortable at noon as at midnight. One of the highlights was a stay at...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.21.09

  14. Dwell in Milan—and on Twitter!
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    Dwell in Milan—and on Twitter!

    This week in Milan, designers from around the world are showcasing their latest work at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, where buyers and designophiles flock each April to hold their place at...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.21.09

  15. Friday Finds 4.24.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.24.09

    Late April is bringing a lot of travel for the Dwell crew. Sam and Jordan are in Milan at Salone del Mobile, Miyoko is headed to Houston tomorrow to report a story for our October issue, Aaron jets...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.24.09

  16. Don't Forget to Vote for Dwell!
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    Don't Forget to Vote for Dwell!

    Only two days remain to cast a vote in the People's Voice election for the 2009 Webby Awards. Dwell is proud to be nominated in two categories—Magazine and Lifestyle, and honored to be in the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.28.09

  17. Caving in Wine Country
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    Caving in Wine Country

    While stem heights and glass colors change with the whims of culinary fashion, the shape of a wine glass has remained essentially the same for several centuries. One could argue it's a design that...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.04.09

  18. Friday Finds 5.8.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.8.09

    Now that we've been doing these weekly round-ups for a while, it's fun to watch the links pour in from the Dwell editors and designers and see whether any theme emerges that reveals the collective...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.08.09

  19. Follow Dwell on Design @Twitter!
    Dwell on Design

    Follow Dwell on Design @Twitter!

    As of this morning, the Dwell on Design Twitter stream has officially awakened from its slumber and the tweeting has begun in anticipation of the 2009 Dwell on Design conference and expo in Los...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.08.09

  20. Friday Finds 5.15.09 (and ICFF!)
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.15.09 (and ICFF!)

    Things are fairly quiet in the west coast design world this week, as all the activity is concentrated in New York for the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Dwell's editor-in...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.15.09

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