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  1. Erik Thorstensson on Creatables
    Interviews

    Erik Thorstensson on Creatables

    Earlier this month I posted a little round-up of products by the recycling mavens behind the Swedish design firm Creatables. I've had a subsequent email exchange with Erik Thorstensson, one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.24.10

  2. World's First Lichen Garden?
    Travel Reports

    World's First Lichen Garden?

    Last spring, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art unveiled its new 14,000-square foot rooftop sculpture garden, spangled with works by Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith. To a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.26.10

  3. Reusable Sandwich Bags by LunchSkins
    Product

    Reusable Sandwich Bags by LunchSkins

    It's a shock that it's taken so long for a product like this to come along. We have reusable containers (thanks Earl Tupper!), lunch boxes, grocery totes, and even produce bags but until recently,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.14.10

  4. Easy Ways to Save Energy
    Product

    Easy Ways to Save Energy

    Apparently the average home has 40 devices plugged in drawing constant energy, even when they're turned off (this is called, creepily, 'vampire energy'). To combat this, Belkin has created a slew...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.07.10

  5. Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design
    Food

    Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design

    In San Francisco, local food rules. Before seasoned chefs Joel Bleskacek and Maxine Siu opened the doors of their new Potrero Hill restaurant Plow last month, they did more than just source...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.07.10

  6. 2nd annual Portland Architecture + Design Festival

    2nd annual Portland Architecture + Design Festival

    The American Institute of Architects Portland and the Center for Architecture announce the 2nd annual Portland Architecture + Design Festival happening throughout October. This month-long, citywide...

    10.05.10

  7. West Coast Green 2010
    Travel Reports

    West Coast Green 2010

    West Coast Green kicked off on Thursday in San Francisco. This year, the annual sustainable design conference is host to speakers like green jobs advocate and Green for All senior fell Van Jones,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.02.10

  8. Welcome Hut
    House Tours

    Welcome Hut

    Toronto-based firm Levitt Goodman Architects is known for its green designs. "We've done lots of LEED-certified buildings, but we're looking toward the bigger picture of sustainability,"...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.27.10

  9. H2Hotel in Healdsburg
    Travel Reports

    H2Hotel in Healdsburg

    Last weekend I spent a night at the new H2Hotel, the sister property of Hotel Healdsburg, which is one of my favorite places to stay in Sonoma County. Conceived as a younger, hipper, more...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.03.10

  10. The Future of Solar?
    Product

    The Future of Solar?

    The Brooklyn–based start-up SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology) was formed in 2005 by the brother and sister team of Samuel and Teresita Cochran. Their goal: to invent a hybrid...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  11. James Dyson Award Finalists
    Event Spotlight

    James Dyson Award Finalists

    The James Dyson Award, which "seeks to single out the best in problem-solving student design," recently announced their regional finalists, selected from over 500 submission entries. The...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.13.10

  12. Diva Ostrich Wall Console

    Diva Ostrich Wall Console

    This whimsical wall console, shaped like the bottom half of an ostrich, is made of high pressure laminate and comes in bright red, brushed black or bright dark grey.

  13. David Carlson
    Interviews

    David Carlson

    “I’m not particularly interested in ‘design,’” says David Carlson, a man who has spent much of his career focused on the subject. “I see it as more of a cultural...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.07.10

  14. Friday Finds 7.2.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.2.2010

    This week our internet proclivities include bookshelf porn, Star Wars dandies, museum blogs and rebooted illustrations for film posters past. Oh, and sweet bathroom fixtures designed by Ronan and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.02.10

  15. Timbuk2 Hidden Series
    Product

    Timbuk2 Hidden Series

    The problem with reusable bags is actually reusing them. At my apartment, there is reusable bag upon reusable bag (mostly the kind you can buy at the grocery store that resemble a paper bag) but...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.29.10

  16. Live from the Floor: Touch and Inhabitat
    Dwell on Design

    Live from the Floor: Touch and Inhabitat

    There's an epic amount to be browsed through on the Dwell on Design show floor this year, and we're all having a blast checking out the booths at the LA Convention Center. One of the first things I...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.25.10

  17. Preview: Shane Judd of Kohler
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Shane Judd of Kohler

    Water efficiency is as important as ever and this weekend we take the stage not once but twice to discuss ways to be more water wise. Joining Dwell editor Miyoko Ohtake and Dwell digital content...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.22.10

  18. Preview: Greywater Corps
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Greywater Corps

    Dwell on Design is quickly approaching and here at the office we're finalizing the finishing touches and getting ready for our road trip down to Los Angeles (which will surely include the requisite...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.15.10

  19. Inhabitat Contest: Enter Now!
    Post

    Inhabitat Contest: Enter Now!

    Inhabitat is now hosting their second annual Spring Greening Contest, and you've only got three more days to get in on it.  

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    04.30.10

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