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  1. Art + Environment Conference in Reno
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    Art + Environment Conference in Reno

    I'll be heading to Reno later this week to speak at the upcoming Art + Environment Conference hosted by the Nevada Museum of Art, from October 2-4–so if any Dwell readers are in the area,...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    10.02.08

  2. My Life USB

    My Life USB

    Like a spy pen that doubles as a stealthy camera, these ceramic charm necklaces do unsuspecting double duty as data-carrying thumb drives.

  3. Bioplastic: Green or Greenwashing?
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    Bioplastic: Green or Greenwashing?

    There's a vast field of opportunity right now for designing every day objects using new materials that make them safer and more sustainable. Food containers—which we throw away in astonishing...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.01.08

  4. Dashboard Confessional
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    Dashboard Confessional

    A major obstacle to reducing our energy consumption continues to be our general unawareness of just how much we are using. Most people have no idea exactly how much a shorter shower or a lowered...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.01.08

  5. Affordable Housing for China
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    Affordable Housing for China

    Over a million people have moved to Guangzhou in the past eight years, making the city's population nearly ten million today. This urbanization is the trend of cities worldwide; it makes all the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.01.08

  6. Affordable Housing: Why It's So Hard to Come By
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    Affordable Housing: Why It's So Hard to Come By

    This image of a Levittown house turned real estate office appears to be peddling something current mortgage brokers have had little time for: vigilance....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.30.08

  7. Look Ma, No Burnt Hands
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    Look Ma, No Burnt Hands

    As a parent, I'm always on the lookout for innovative and stylish ways not to break my kid. Blanco's new Master Ilux faucet features LEDs that tint the water red or blue, depending on its...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.30.08

  8. Sony Ericsson's Eco-Friendly GreenHeart
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    Sony Ericsson's Eco-Friendly GreenHeart

    Sony Ericsson's GreenHeart concept phone isn't going to win any beauty contests, but when it comes to green cred, the handset's in a league of its own.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.30.08

  9. Folk Yeah
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    Folk Yeah

    New additions to the collection include the long neck Crayon vase with the Crayola-esque cross-hatching (Xenia's current favorite), and the organic motifs of the Field and Wood line of tiles (all...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.30.08

  10. Portable Architecture
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    Portable Architecture

    As David pointed out, things could be a lot worse.  But if you're looking to downsize or simply want to keep the mobility of a cardboard box but the high design of prefab architecture you...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.30.08

  11. West Coast Green
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    West Coast Green

    If green design were easy, everyone would be doing it. And though it makes sense in theory, actual implementation is often easier said than done. How to make all design become sustainable design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.08

  12. Fujifilm Prepares to Reintroduce 3D to the Masses
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    Fujifilm Prepares to Reintroduce 3D to the Masses

    What’s old is new again. Taking a page from the fashion industry’s propensity for dragging out old ideas and reintroducing them (with a twist!), Fujifilm showed off a prototype of its...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.29.08

  13. Air France Terminal 2E
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    Air France Terminal 2E

    Flying from the Air France Terminal at LAX (which has been shifted out of the outdated Tom Bradley Terminal) and arriving in Paris at Terminal 2E is like moving from a basement into a penthouse...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.29.08

  14. Cardboard Chic
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    Cardboard Chic

    As news of the Greatest Financial Crisis Since the Great Depression sinks in, it's a good time to be reminded that things could be worse.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.29.08

  15. Nesting Steel Shot Cups

    Nesting Steel Shot Cups

    Sometimes you don't need room for ice or mixer or a little umbrella in your drink. When those sometimes come around, bust out these badass shot cups from Brooklyn's Wintercheck Factory and treat...

    $32.00

  16. Relevance
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    Relevance

    Dig this two part Mike Wallace Frank Lloyd Wright interview.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.28.08

  17. Mayberry Meets Modernism
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    Mayberry Meets Modernism

    The aesthetic of mid-19th century retail establishments still holds relevance. The aged woods, from sagging stair treads to well-worn tables; broken oyster tile floors; wire baskets used for who...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.27.08

  18. The Slingbox Goes HD, Finally
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    The Slingbox Goes HD, Finally

    The original Slingbox was one of those rare devices that did one thing, and did it exceptionally well: move your favorite television shows to your cellphone, PC or laptop. Now, after a lengthy wait...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.27.08

  19. A Gehry Gets a Facelift
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    A Gehry Gets a Facelift

    Looks like Santa Monica Place (originally designed by Frank Gehry) will be getting a face-lift that will make it less about the building and more about the outdoors.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.27.08

  20. Five Questions for Patrizia Moroso
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    Five Questions for Patrizia Moroso

    Creative director of the storied Italian furniture manufacturer Moroso, Patrizia Moroso was in San Francisco on Thursday morning at the Dzine showroom to chat with the press about the history of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.26.08

  21. For Your Art
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    For Your Art

    LA has been slowly establishing itself as a great center for arts and architecture. With events spread out all over the city, it can be difficult to get your head around everything that's going on....

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.26.08

  22. Greenpoint's New Gem
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    Greenpoint's New Gem

    There's something fascinating that happens when creative types are placed in a new geographical context.  A screenwriter might start developing place-dependent characters; a painter might...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.26.08

  23. Chris Jordan at the 2008 IIDA Leaders Breakfast
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    Chris Jordan at the 2008 IIDA Leaders Breakfast

    “Six years ago today I was a very angry, lonely corporate lawyer,” recalls Chris Jordan, the keynote speaker at the 2008 IIDA Leaders Breakfast at the Four Seasons in San Francisco on...

    written by: Sonja Hall
    09.25.08

  24. Cal Academy's Green Credentials
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    Cal Academy's Green Credentials

    Photo © Tim Griffith/CAS Everything from the meals to the materials are green at the California Academy of Sciences, opening Sept. 27. The building is expected to receive a LEED platinum cert...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.25.08

  25. Buffalo Releases Pocketable Mini Shinobi External Drive
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    Buffalo Releases Pocketable Mini Shinobi External Drive

    Buffalo’s new MiniStation Shinobi is touted as the world’s thinnest external hard drive, and at 5mm thick (about the size of a credit card holder), it’s certainly the thinnest we...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.25.08

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