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  1. Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design
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    Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design

    Saul Griffith knows how to deliver grim planetary outlooks with irreverent humor. His Compostmodern talk began with a slide of a contrarian T-shirt graphic that reads "Design won't save the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.23.09

  2. 101 Home Buying / Selling
    Design 101

    101 Home Buying / Selling

    You—yes, YOU—can buy (or sell) your own home. Here's how.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    02.22.09

  3. 101: Kitchens
    Design 101

    101: Kitchens

    From IKEA-mania and back to the farm, we wonder if the perfect kitchen might be an oxymoron.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    02.22.09

  4. 101 Architectural Movements
    Design 101

    101 Architectural Movements

    Which comes first, the movement or the manifesto? From Arts and Crafts to eco-design, a 7-step guide to design movements.

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.22.09

  5. Amazon's Kindle 2
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    Amazon's Kindle 2

    On February 24, online retailer Amazon.com begins shipping its Kindle 2,  the newest version of Amazon's electronic book reader. The Kindle is essentially a magazine-sized computer that can...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.22.09

  6. What the Font?
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    What the Font?

    Ever ask yourself, "Is that Arial or Helvetica?" (Or for type snobs, "Is that Helvetica or Helvetica Neue?") Then WhatTheFont may be the iPhone application for you. WhatTheFont...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.22.09

  7. Compostmodern 09: Thinking Wrong with Project M
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    Compostmodern 09: Thinking Wrong with Project M

    One day at Compostmodern equals about a week in standard time, and much more if you add up the many hours' worth of Web-surfing that we'll all surely do in order to further explore the ideas...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.21.09

  8. Building Green in Harlem: The Home Stretch

    Building Green in Harlem: The Home Stretch

    In this video series, Dwell follows a New York couple with a passion for building green through the challenges—and triumphs—of renovation, from finding the design-build team to finalizing the design.

    02.21.09

  9. Building Green in Harlem: A Kitchen Comes to Life

    Building Green in Harlem: A Kitchen Comes to Life

    In this video series, Dwell follows a New York couple with a passion for building green through the challenges—and triumphs—of renovation, from finding the design-build team to finalizing the design.

    02.21.09

  10. Building Green in Harlem: A Green Brownstone?

    Building Green in Harlem: A Green Brownstone?

    In this video series, Dwell follows a New York couple with a passion for building green through the challenges—and triumphs—of renovation, from finding the design-build team to...

    02.21.09

  11. Design Leader: Kate Orff

    Design Leader: Kate Orff

    Landscape architect Kate Orff marries urbanism and environmentalism, creating instances of nature among skyscrapers and concrete.

    02.20.09

  12. Design Leader: Kathryn McCamant

    Design Leader: Kathryn McCamant

    As part of our Design Leaders video series, architect and cohousing expert Kathryn McCamant talks about a lesson learned from the Danes: Bringing houses together brings people together.

    02.20.09

  13. From the Frank Lloyd Wright School: Taliesin Mod.Fab
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    From the Frank Lloyd Wright School: Taliesin Mod.Fab

    With so many green prefab projects out there, designers have to continually up their game to hit the highest standards of sustainability, design integrity, and beauty, all in one compact package....

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.20.09

  14. My Favorite Thing: Aaron's Senegalese Statue
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    My Favorite Thing: Aaron's Senegalese Statue

    In this installment of My Favorite Thing, editor Aaron Britt shares a gift given to him by some students, and contemplates its power to influence his future. 

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.20.09

  15. Ace Sustainable Symposium: Talking About Green
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    Ace Sustainable Symposium: Talking About Green

    Last week I attended a sustainability symposium focused on furthering the dialog about living "green." It's a ubiquitous term these days that has become as much a marketing tool as an...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.20.09

  16. Heath Ceramics Modern Basics Tile Line
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    Heath Ceramics Modern Basics Tile Line

    Often times, more money goes into finishing bathrooms and kitchens than any other room in a home, and California based Heath Ceramics is a top choice for tile when architects start selecting these...

    02.20.09

  17. Compostmodern 2009: This weekend!
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    Compostmodern 2009: This weekend!

    This coming Saturday, February 21, the second Compostmodern conference will take place at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. If it's anything like the inaugural event last year, it promises to be...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.19.09

  18. Sale: William Stout Architectural Books
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    Sale: William Stout Architectural Books

    Our friends around the block at William Stout Architectural Books are having a big sale today through Saturday, offering 25 percent off all in-print titles in the store and online.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.09

  19. Lecture: Cold War Modern—Design 1945–1970

    Lecture: Cold War Modern—Design 1945–1970

    Dr. Pavitt will demonstrate how these aspects of Cold War modernity were manifested through objects, stressing the utopian nature of design practice in the period on both sides of the Iron Curtain....

    02.19.09

  20. Palm Springs Modern: Wexler Steel Houses
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    Palm Springs Modern: Wexler Steel Houses

    Architect Donald Wexler was thinking prefab long before prefab was popular. One of Palm Springs's "big five" modernists—along with being William F. Cody, Albert Frey, William Krisel...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.09

  21. All You Need Is LV
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    All You Need Is LV

    In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.

    written by: Donovan Finn
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    02.19.09

  22. Portland's 11xDesign Home Tour
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    Portland's 11xDesign Home Tour

    It’s not every local homes tour that merits attention beyond a city’s borders. But the 11xDesign tour, scheduled for February 21, featuring some of Portland’s most inspired...

    written by: Brian Libby
    02.19.09

  23. 101 Office
    Design 101

    101 Office

    Buried in TPS reports? Somebody take your red stapler? Don't let The Man get you down--our inclusive review of office environments and accessories will have you whistling while you work.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.18.09

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