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  1. Asia Society Northern California Sixth Annual Dinner

    Focus: Leading the Way Toward a Sustainable Future The theme of this year’s Annual Dinner is sustainability—both locally and in Asia. As issues of energy production, global warming, and...

    04.03.09

  2. Scaling Up: From Green Buildings to Green Cities in the US and China

    This one-day conference is the first to bring together leading green design specialists from the fields of research, technology, architecture, business, and policy from the U.S. and China to build...

    04.03.09

  3. Dwell Conversations: Objectified in America

    Dwell Conversations: Objectified in America

    Objectified in America: Design, Consumerism and Sustainability in Our Changing Economy   The story of America for the past 60 years is essentially tied to the story of our stuff. From cars to ...

    04.03.09

  4. Oops Table

    Oops Table

    Just as your belt buckle expands for the holidays, so does the Oops, Monica Graffeo's version of the old-fashioned leaf table. The round design, made of fiberboard with a veneer of stained oak,...

    $5000.00

  5. Design for a Living World

    Design for a Living World

    Ten leading designers have been commissioned to develop new uses for sustainably grown and harvested materials in order to tell a unique story about the life-cycle of materials and the power of...

    04.03.09

  6. 4 Eco-Friendly Interior Paints
    Product Reviews

    4 Eco-Friendly Interior Paints

    If choosing paint colors doesn’t give you a headache, the fumes probably will—unless you pick from the growing array formulated to be easy on the body, the planet, and not least the eyes.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Laurie Frankel
    04.03.09

  7. Sea Ranch in the Suburbs
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    Sea Ranch in the Suburbs

    Whether you consider it democracy at work or architectural sacrilege, the online retailer houseplans.com has begun selling blueprints for homes in The Sea Ranch, the legendary planned community...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.03.09

  8. Friday Finds 4.3.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.3.09

    This week with spring settling in, the Dwell editors took inspiration from flowers made of leather and wood, and architectural landmarks made of fruity gelatininous desserts, among other things.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.03.09

  9. Horticulturist Seth Hogan at Flora Grubb Gardens

    Horticulturist Seth Hogan at Flora Grubb Gardens

    Stop by Flora Grubb Gardens to hear Seth Hogan of Sauvie Island, Oregon–based nursery Cistus speak about his recent projects, including a yucca-studded green roof in Portland's Pearl District...

    04.03.09

  10. MyhistoricLA—Preserving Los Angeles

    Stop by the historic Los Angeles Central Library for a special citywide kickoff celebration of SurveyLA, Los Angeles’ first-ever comprehensive survey of its historic resources.  Amateur...

    04.03.09

  11. Nap Cat Scratcher

    Nap Cat Scratcher

    When the claws come out, make sure your feline scratches something other than the sofa with this nifty Nap. It's a simply-shaped, double-corrugated cardboard piece that will make both you and your...

    $85.00

  12. Neo Country Rocker

    Neo Country Rocker

    As a young Dutch designer, Ineke Hans is practically required to produce work that is playful and ironic. She did not disappoint at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2007, when Cappellini introduced her...

    $3055.00

  13. Magazine Basket

    Magazine Basket

    While it mimics the shape of a picnic basket, this magazine rack clearly does a better job cradling your periodicals than delicate tarts and watercress sandwiches. Its two-tiered system permits all...

    $332.00

  14. Mimi Cahalan's "Good Long Look"
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    Mimi Cahalan's "Good Long Look"

    In 2008, Mimi Cahalan, a Santa Cruz, California-based artist, was commissioned to create a piece of art to line the outdoor entranceway to the Lido Apartments in Santa Monica, California. After...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.02.09

  15. Esque Show at Heath

    Esque Show at Heath

    Andi Kovel and Justin Parker of Portland-Oregon–based Esque Studio will be onhand to discuss their work, which will be display at Heath through mid-May.

    04.02.09

  16. Graphitecture: The Graphic Designer Draws Lines in the Architect's Sandbox

    Los Angeles-based graphic designer Jessica D'Elena, the primary graphic specialist for Morphosis Architects, will discuss the intersection between graphic design platforms and architectural bodies.

    04.02.09

  17. Loft Table Tools
    Product

    Loft Table Tools

    Any good modernist will want his share of tools for living, but for me, if that tool kit doesn't come with a cheese knife forget about it. Imagine my delight at seeing Teroforma's new Loft Table...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.09

  18. Richard Schultz

    Richard Schultz

    The furniture designer will give the museum's inaugual spring lecture, in conjunction with the exhibition Richard Schultz: Five Decades of Design, which will be on view through the end of May....

    04.02.09

  19. Sample Sale at smallpond

    Sample Sale at smallpond

    Stop by smallpond for 50-80% off pieces from Established & Sons, Kathleen Hills, Thorsten van Elten, Twentytwentyone, and more.

    04.02.09

  20. Meat Stephanie Hensle
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    Meat Stephanie Hensle

    With all the pork belly, lardo and bacon-in-everything flying around these days, it was only a matter of time before swine made it into the realm of high fashion. For Stephanie Hensle, a recent...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.09

  21. Bobi Classic Mailbox

    Bobi Classic Mailbox

    Digital revolution be darned, there are still few things more thrilling than receiving a handwritten letter (or, ahem, your favorite magazine). Email inboxes might get much more action than snail...

    $249.00

  22. Sample's Example
    Profiles

    Sample's Example

    “I’ve had my share of so-called glamorous architecture and I found it more boring than this. You can only do so much to an office building. Here, no matter how tedious the job is from a...

    04.01.09

  23. Post-Fuller Effect with Architects Inigo Manglano-Ovalle and Doug Garofalo

    In this series, artists, filmmakers, designers, architects, ecologists, anthropologists, and educators consider Buckminster Fuller's work and influence.

    04.01.09

  24. One Teakettle Wins the Tea-Off
    Product

    One Teakettle Wins the Tea-Off

    Design competitions are all the rage these days, with the Internet making it easy to gather and disseminate good ideas from creative thinkers the world over. Recently World Kitchen—a brand...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.01.09

  25. Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings
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    Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings

    If FEMA didn't drum up enough of a bad reputation with its immediate response to Hurricane Katrina, the nails certainly went into the coffin as word spread of the abominable conditions inside the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.01.09

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