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Video: Inhabitots

New York-based designer Jill Fehrenbacher, a self-proclaimed lover of vegan junk food, started Inhabitat, a site devoted to the future of design by tracking innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design toward a smarter and more sustainable future. Out of Inhabitat grew Inhabitots, dedicated to the art of green parenting and finding non-toxic baby products. She brought the toys to Dwell on Design’s Modern Family Zone, and while there told us a bit about Inhabitots’ mission and fun, safe toys.
July 7, 2011
Bostwick and Rymill began making beer in the spring of 2009 with the help of a homebrew kit. Their first batch, however, exploded—glass bottles and all—in their living room. After six months of troubleshooting and experimenting as hobbyists, they hunkered

Beer Craft Winners

In anticipation of the talk at Dwell on Design given by writer William Bostwick and designer Jessi Rymill of the excellent home brew/beer nerd book Beer Craft, we decided to give away a handful of copies. Loads of you wrote in to get your free book and we chose five winners from the entrants. Without further ado, here are our winners!
July 6, 2011
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Play's the Thing

With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.
July 4, 2011
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Products for the Fourth of July

Our favorite holiday weekend is here so it's time to fire up the grill and get patriotic. Here are three of our favorite products for celebrating the summer and the good ol' U. S. of A.
July 2, 2011
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Friday Finds 7.01.11

We're back from our Friday Finds hiatus with seven great things for you to check out. Have a listen to some synth-heavy beats by German oceanographer Jürgen Müller, a look at a Dwell-favorite desert that's become the most unlikely of artistic canvases, and enjoy the Fourth of July weekend (or Canada Day as Miyoko points out).
July 1, 2011
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The Rug Company's Chris Sharp

Founded in London in 1997 by Suzanne and Christopher Sharp, The Rug Company grew out of the globe-trotting couple’s love of exotic cultures, exquisite hand-craftsmanship and, of course, rugs. Apart from sticking to conventional retail business practices, the twist the Sharps brought to the trade—which they helped to revivify, both in the UK and abroad—is a contemporary aesthetic; currently, the company markets fashion-forward work by numerous designers, among them Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, the late Alexander McQueen, Tom Dixon, and duo Barber Osgerby. With success has come expansion—TRC has seventeen stores worldwide, with five more to arrive by the end of next year—but with no diminution of quality, craft or customer service, according to Chris Sharp. He sat down with Dwell recently (on an unseasonably hot early-spring morning), in his boho-chic, and appropriately rug-filled, establishment in Manhattan’s SoHo district.
July 1, 2011
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Playhaus Design Competition is Coming Soon!

We're getting our hands dirty and joining James Hardie in the sandbox for our upcoming design competition, Playhaus. Your mission—should you choose to accept the challenge—is to wow us with fantastical funhouses for mini design enthusiasts in the making.
July 1, 2011
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New from OXO

OXO has always been one of our favorite product companies: it has been at the forefront of universal design and seamlessly integrates function into the form of all its products. Here we spotlight some of our favorite new items from the company, some just recently on shelves and some you can look forward to seeing later this year.
June 30, 2011


Plenty of our attendees came to Dwell on Design looking to learn more about how to green their homes. And one panel in particular hit the sweet spot of green design and the latest in sustainable furnishings. Designers Angelo Surmelis of angelo:HOME and Kathy Ireland spoke with Sustainable Furnishings Council president Susan Inglis and Dwell president Michela O'Connor Abrams about the SFC's DESIGNGreen program. Each panelist has a true passion for making homes healthier, more livable, and better for the enviroment. Watch this pair of videos from Surmelis's Youtube channel for a glimpse of their converstaion. 
June 30, 2011