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Wearable Fitness Tech at CES 2014

The wearable technology trend has gone gangbusters. At the 2014 International CES, electronic fitness trackers had a strong presence on the show floor. Here's a sampling.
January 10, 2014
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7 Innovations from the 2014 International CES Part One

Here are seven striking finds from Dwell's first day roaming the sprawling floor (or floors, really) of the 2014 International CES, formerly known as the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more show highlights this week.
January 9, 2014
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Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review

We recap 2013's top headlines related to design and architecture. The year's top-of-mind issues—privacy rights, government's reach, the increasing income gap, economic vitality, and gender politics, among others—were tied into design current events more than ever before. In case you missed them the first time around, these stories related to preservation, urban planning, and technology, stuck with us. Lastly, we also say goodbye to five pioneering figures in architecture, design, photography, and criticism.
December 16, 2013
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Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses

Where does Upstate New York begin? Ask a New York City dweller and they are likely to tell you that "Upstate" means anything north of the Cross-Westchester Expressway. Wherever its southern boundary lies, there is plenty of Upstate New York to go around and, as it turns out, plenty of noteworthy residential architecture, too. Here, from Dwell's archives, are some of our favorite Empire State houses.
December 11, 2013
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Shine Brighter (and Smarter) This Holiday

Tis’ the Season for holiday décor, and if you’re like most families, chances are you’ve already begun stringing up Christmas lights around the home. While traditional incandescent twinkle lights may seem cheap, the truth is those little bulbs can quickly burn up your energy bill. Consider lighting up this year without breaking your energy budget by switching to LED bulbs.
December 9, 2013
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6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s and mostly fell out of favor in the last few decades with the exception of sporadic resurgences in South America and the Middle East. Here are six famous Brutalist buildings featured in Dwell.
December 7, 2013
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7 Solar Powered Homes

These seven beautiful homes are harnessing the power of the sun and doing it with modern elegance. Click through for inspiration on how to incorporate solar panels into your own home design and make going green look good.
November 26, 2013
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Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials

The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.
November 18, 2013
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Acoustics in Architecture

We share our favorite essays, homes, and products devoted to exploring and celebrating music in the modern world.
November 5, 2013
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