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  1. The Idea House: Senior Living
    Travel Reports

    The Idea House: Senior Living

    With Americans living longer, there’s growing interest in the concept of aging in place—that is, staying in our own homes for as long as possible. Fortunately, we can look to the senior...

    written by: Emily Young
    photos by: Peter Williams
    11.03.10

  2. Compostmodern- Unconference

    Compostmodern- Unconference

    Compostmodern, the biennial interdisciplinary conference for designers and design-leaders created by the San Francisco Chapter of AIGA today announced its jam-packed, two-day schedule that offers a...

    10.29.10

  3. iFoscarini App

    iFoscarini App

    Even if you'e not in the market for high-end lighting, it's tough to deny the appeal of playing around with Foscarini's fixtures on their new (free!) iPhone app, and seeing how they'd look in any...

  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. Crowd-Sourced Product Design
    Product

    Crowd-Sourced Product Design

    Founded by the 23-year-old entrepreneur Ben Kaufman—who previously developed an award-winning iPod accessory when he was still in high school—Quirky offers a, yes, quirky new approach...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.28.10

  6. 01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World
    Travel Reports

    01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World

    This past weekend marked the third 01SJ Biennial, held in San Jose, California. "The Silicon Valley is such a capitol of innovation, technology, and people thinking creatively that we wanted...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.22.10

  7. Not So Simple Green
    Outdoor

    Not So Simple Green

    Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible. She’s the CEO of the Shelton Group, a marketing company she founded in 1991 that works...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.03.10

  8. Electric Sandwich
    A Great Idea

    Electric Sandwich

    So you’ve finally made the move from incandescent to CFLs only to learn that you’re well behind the LED wave. Get ready to switch again.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  9. Lumen on the Horizon
    --The Future of

    Lumen on the Horizon

    There’s a light at the end of the tunnel; this trio of design luminaries tells us precisely how it will work.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  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. Constructed Landscapes: Mark Baugh-Sasaki

    Constructed Landscapes: Mark Baugh-Sasaki

    In this solo exhibition, Mark Baugh-Sasaki presents sculptural works integrating video and photography. Combining the organic with the industrial, and the technological with the artistic, the works...

    08.16.10

  12. The 2010 California Design Biennial
    Interviews

    The 2010 California Design Biennial

    Currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is the 2010 California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction, an exhibition that highlights some the most significant and innovative designs...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.09.10

  13. New Rietveld App for iPhones
    Product

    New Rietveld App for iPhones

    You've probably heard of Gerrit Rietveld's Schröder House, but did you know that he designed over 200 buildings in the Netherlands? Courtesy of a new, free iPhone and iPad app developed in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.21.10

  14. Jason Pontius on Blog Themes
    The Argument

    Jason Pontius on Blog Themes

    Recently I had the idea of asking a well-placed, well-respected web designer who understands the vagaries of design, branding, and getting information across, to have a look at the themes on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.12.10

  15. Home Smart Home
    Essay

    Home Smart Home

    Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming machines for living into veritable living things—with all the bells, whistles, frills, and failures.

    written by: Alessandra Bianchi
    07.04.10

  16. The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah
    Green

    The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah

    In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tuck Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto the side of Emigration Canyon.  

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    07.01.10

  17. And the Water Wise Winners Are...
    A Great Idea

    And the Water Wise Winners Are...

    We teamed up with Kohler in hot pursuit of a common enemy—the water hog—and we asked you to submit your water-saving solutions for a “Water Wise” future. The submissions...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    06.27.10

  18. 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

  19. Tivoli Audio 10th Anniversary Series
    Product

    Tivoli Audio 10th Anniversary Series

    To celebrate Tivoli Audio’s 10th anniversary this year, founder Tom DeVesto has sheathed the simple yet powerful iPod-compatible iPal radio in glossy green, yellow, red, white, blue and black...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.17.10

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