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  1. ecobee Smart Thermostat
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    ecobee Smart Thermostat

    Integrating smart technology into home energy and heating/cooling systems is a no-brainer. Few tools make it easier to save money and conserve resources without lifting a finger or remembering a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.26.09

  2. Kathryn Gustafson on the Future of Landscape Design
    --The Future of

    Kathryn Gustafson on the Future of Landscape Design

    As housing demographics shift, 
so too does our conception of the average American residential landscape.

    05.26.09

  3. Missing the Mark
    --Done Wrong

    Missing the Mark

    Landscape design is a matter of personal taste, but there are some approaches that almost any designer would recommend against.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  4. Well Pruned
    --Done Right

    Well Pruned

    There is such a variety of well-executed residential landscape designs, it is difficult (and arbitrary) to cite one as being superlative. However, each of the following projects deals well with a...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  5. Judy Kameon on the Future of Landscape Design
    --The Future of

    Judy Kameon on the Future of Landscape Design

    There’s a common misconception that the scale of domestic projects places them in the realm of “garden designers” rather than landscape architects, but size is not always the...

    05.26.09

  6. An Introduction to Landscape Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Landscape Design

    The profession of landscape architecture is very much rooted in the European tradition of garden design, and it didn’t germinate as a distinct profession in the United States until the 19th...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  7. Diana Balmori on the Future of Landscape Architecutre
    --The Future of

    Diana Balmori on the Future of Landscape Architecutre

    Planting a vegetable garden, however, shouldn’t be the end of our transformation of the domestic landscape, as Diana Balmori explains.

    05.26.09

  8. 101 Landscape
    Design 101

    101 Landscape

    Garden design is only a fraction of the landscaping tradition. Residential or commercial it's a balance fo aesthetics and function that makes for sucess, and we take a look into (and upon) the field.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  9. RIN Chair

    RIN Chair

    It takes a strong design to hold its own against Fritz Hansen’s long line of classics, but RIN is at least named for the task (it means “to appear courageous” in Japanese).

    $714.00

  10. Dylan Gold's Cornered Table
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    Dylan Gold's Cornered Table

    Several weeks ago I was a member of the jury for a design competition sponsored by Design Within Reach. The call for entries asked emerging designers to submit furniture and lighting that paid as...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.26.09

  11. Built-In Beauty
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    Built-In Beauty

    While visiting and writing about small homes for our June 2009 “Think Smaller” issue, it quickly became clear that when space is sparse, the best way to get the most bang for your buck...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.25.09

  12. Crystals Rug

    Crystals Rug

    Since temperature and water-vapor humidity determine how ice crystals take their shape, we’re guessing it was superhot when this rug formed in Angela Adams’s studio. Things will cool...

    $18000.00

  13. The Best of Small Spaces
    House Tours

    The Best of Small Spaces

    Small spaces have been on our mind (check out our June 2009 "Think Smaller" issue), and they’ve also been on the minds of the American Institute of Architects.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.09

  14. Friday Finds 5.22.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.22.09

    Even though Dwell's crew has been jaunting all over the country as of late, rest assured they are still down to stock the larder of good old Friday Finds. Check out the links below to see where...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    05.22.09

  15. An Inside Look: Eero Saarinen's Interiors

    This lecture and cocktail reception will be given in anticipation of the upcoming November 2009 exhibition Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future. The event will be moderated by exhibition curator...

    05.22.09

  16. Sake Table

    Sake Table

    Distill the basics of a sake barrel and what have you got? Maple and steel, transformed. RS Barcelona's booth at ICFF had a playful take on quite a few classics (if you've been looking...

  17. Alexander Girard Memory Game

    Alexander Girard Memory Game

    Alexander Girard’s designs spiced up Herman Miller’s Action Office nearly four decades ago, but today these environmental enrichment panels have a new audience to engage—your...

    $320.00

  18. The W Hollywood Residences
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    The W Hollywood Residences

    A transit-oriented mixed-use development in image-obsessed Hollywood? You bet your Botox. This Dwell on Design partner delivers something the hood's been craving: Sustainable, high-density glitz.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.20.09

  19. bulthaup LA: Defining Good Design

    bulthaup LA: Defining Good Design

    “Good design” is just about the most common phrase in the architecture and design game, yet it persists as the go-to plaudit when talking about all we love in an armchair or an office...

    05.20.09

  20. Talking to DOD Keynote Dan Pink
    Dwell on Design

    Talking to DOD Keynote Dan Pink

    Big-thinker Daniel H. Pink has quickly established himself as an authority on the rapidly-transforming concept of work, and along the way, become an influential design advocate as well.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.20.09

  21. Taikamylly Fabric

    Taikamylly Fabric

    Chances are your bedside reading doesn’t include Finland’s national epic, The Kalevala, but that should not preclude you from tucking...

  22. Yellow Treehouse Restaurant
    Food

    Yellow Treehouse Restaurant

    In my endless trawling for new projects that meld food and design, I came across the Yellow Treehouse Restaurant—an architect-designed eatery near Auckland, New Zealand, perched over 30 feet...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.19.09

  23. Thermador CEP365ZB

    Thermador CEP365ZB

     No knobs to contend with here, but the elaborate electronic interface might prove challenging while dealing with an boiling-over pot. The Zonesmart technology, which senses the size of the...

    $1340.00

  24. Miele Master Chef Cooktop KM342GSS

    Miele Master Chef Cooktop KM342GSS

    Knobs continue to be the big issue with cooktops. Miele’s six-burner model offers the preferable control panel on the side—but who really needs six burners? We like that Miele offers a...

    $899.00

  25. Viking VCCU165-6BSS

    Viking VCCU165-6BSS

    Induction technology heats the pot with magnetic energy rather than firing up a cooking surface. It is impressive, but we’re not entirely sure it’s worth the cost. That said, a report...

    $2689.00

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