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  1. Inventables: Materials Database
    A Great Idea

    Inventables: Materials Database

    Zach Kaplan is looking out for the little guys. In 2002, he launched Inventables, an extensive library of high-tech materials from manufacturers and innovators like Dupont and 3Form. The initial...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.11.11

  2. Auger & Loizeau's Carnivorous Design
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    Auger & Loizeau's Carnivorous Design

    Is furniture animal, vegetable, or mineral? For designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau, who are also researchers at the Royal Academy of Art in London, it's a little of all three. The duo gleaned...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.22.11

  3. HelioTrace Robotic Facade
    A Great Idea

    HelioTrace Robotic Facade

    I was intrigued by a rendering featured in the latest newsletter from SOM, which came across my desk a few weeks ago. So I wrote the firm for more information. Turns out this new invention—a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.11.11

  4. Daniel Wallach of GreenTown
    Interviews

    Daniel Wallach of GreenTown

    After an EF5 tornado devestated the tiny town of Greensburg, Kansas, (then populartion 1,500) in 2007, the residents came together and did the unbelievable: Rebuilt as a sustainable town. Leading...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.21.11

  5. Vote for Dwell in the Webbys!
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    Vote for Dwell in the Webbys!

    We here at Dwell are happy that our mobile app has been nominated for a Webby award! We're calling on your help to rock the vote. Download our FREE app for Android and iPhone and vote for us here!...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.25.11

  6. Green Car Test Drive
    Dwell on Design

    Green Car Test Drive

    If you've ever fantasized about driving a silent, uber-green hybrid or electric car, or are thinking about buying one, come out to Dwell on Design in Los Angeles on Saturday June 25 and Sunday June...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.21.11

  7. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 1
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 1

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 1:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    09.14.11

  8. Small Footprint in Fayetteville
    House Tours

    Small Footprint in Fayetteville

    Fayetteville, Arkansas, doesn't have a reputation for "going green." Rather, the town has historically garnered recognition for its local beacon, the University of Arkansas. Yet...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    photos by: Albert Skiles
    09.12.11

  9. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 6
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 6

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 6: The...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    12.07.11

  10. Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 7
    Renovation

    Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 7

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 7:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    12.21.11

  11. As You Light It

    As You Light It

    As You Light It is an exploration of lighting innovation through the lens of leading luminaries from theatre, urban planning, and residential design.

    01.04.11

  12. The New Ethos for Design: Sustainism

    The New Ethos for Design: Sustainism

    Design critic Alice Rawsthorn recently wrote: "Here’s the skinny. Modernism is dead, and design needs a new “ism” to define it. Whatever that “ism” turns out to...

    01.11.11

  13. Final Days of Valse Automatique

    Final Days of Valse Automatique

    Violinist and composer Michalj Kekenj and designer Hermann August Weizenegger met at MADE to create an art piece from music, design, crafts and digital culture which exemplifies a visionary...

    01.13.11

  14. SOUPERGreen at A+D Los Angeles

    SOUPERGreen at A+D Los Angeles

    The Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles presents SOUPERgreen, an exhibition of new architectural work that offers a compelling alternative to the conventional idea of “being green....

    01.26.11

  15. InMotion: Live, Drive, Innovate

    InMotion: Live, Drive, Innovate

    In collaboration with BMW i we are exploring the future of transportation on the evening of May 15th in New York City. We're bringing together experts and opinionators to debate the changing...

    04.28.11

  16. Energy Solutions for the Modern Home

    Energy Solutions for the Modern Home

    Join Dwell and Best Buy for "Energy Solutions for the Modern Home," a panel discussion on Sunday, November 6th. Along with Anni Tilit of ecological planning specialists Arkin Tilt...

    11.03.11

  17. CitiesAlive Conference

    CitiesAlive Conference

    CitiesAlive, 9th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference, takes place from this Wednesday, November 30th, to Saturday, December 3rd, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, PA. Green...

    11.28.11

  18. NetWorks Texture Collection System

    NetWorks Texture Collection System

    Stream golden oldies from Namibia or a continuous classic rock playlist from Canada without leaving your sofa—or turning on your computer. This NetWorks system channels Internet radio from...

    $749.99

  19. Scandiphone

    Scandiphone

    We imagine wall-tethered telephones aren't exactly flying off the shelves these days, but after spending the past year in an apartment with zero cell service (darn you, AT&T!) we've never been...

    $60.00

  20. iRobot Roomba 530

    iRobot Roomba 530

    Dust. Bunnies. They are a big, huge, pain in the behind. Hardwood floors are lovely but can be tough to maintain, and sometimes a Swiffer just can't get the job done. After our impassioned Twitter...

    $199.00

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