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  1. Yves Behar in Conversation
    Dwell on Design

    Yves Behar in Conversation

    Among other great sessions at Dwell on Design, we're looking forward to a conversation with designer extraordinaire, Yves Behar. Known for numerous wildly successful products, from the first $100...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.17.09

  2. You Art What You Eat
    Food

    You Art What You Eat

    Even in a place attuned to two-wheeled traffic, it was a rare sight one evening last fall to witness a bicycle convoy ferrying a 650-pound steer across San Francisco. The caravan stopped in front...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.10

  3. 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

  4. Wolfe Den, Austin, Texas
    House Tours

    Wolfe Den, Austin, Texas

    Architect MJ Neal, much like his hometown of Austin, Texas, possesses a balanced combination of country cordiality and urban edge. In October 2008, we wrote about one of his projects in the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.25.09

  5. Webcast: Design for Emerging Markets
    Event Spotlight

    Webcast: Design for Emerging Markets

    If you have an interest in humanitarian design and product development, you'll want to tune in this Thursday, October 29, to a live online seminar "Designing Products for Emerging Markets,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.27.09

  6. We Love Jaya Loves Tekeko
    Post

    We Love Jaya Loves Tekeko

    Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the children’s line Jaya Loves Tekeko find their place. Emblazoned...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.25.09

  7. Waterpod: A Nomad Habitation for the Climate Changed Future
    Post

    Waterpod: A Nomad Habitation for the Climate Changed Future

    While scientists usually get the big headlines for research and forecasts related to global warming, many artists and designers are proposing their own noteworthy responses to this monumental...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.15.08

  8. Vespa Revamped
    Post

    Vespa Revamped

    While probably not ideal for rainy climes, Portuguese carpenter/designer Carlos Alberto built a Vespa that could be reason enough for some people to move to a desert (one without sandstorms,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.21.09

  9. Vampire Power
    Design 101

    Vampire Power

    Probably the most evocative term among the otherwise technocratic energy vocabulary, vampire power is the continuous current that appliances and electronics draw from an outlet even when turned off.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  10. Urban Hens
    Post

    Urban Hens

    In our 2008 sustainability issue, we featured the Boulder residence of Rob Pyatt and Heather Kahn-Pyatt. The project was a renovation of a 1940s bungalow that Pyatt undertook with his own hands ...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.13.09

  11. Unseen Realities
    Post

    Unseen Realities

    Since we've spent much of the last six weeks sorting through and thinking about ideas for the future of suburbia, it was a particularly appropriate time to stumble upon the amazing speculative...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.20.09

  12. Turning the Tide on Table Design
    Post

    Turning the Tide on Table Design

    San Francisco-based designer Adrien Segal has taken data visualization to new heights with her tidal datum table, a wood-and-metal creation that physicalizes the patterns of tidal flow, as recorded...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.01.09

  13. Turbine City
    Post

    Turbine City

    Conceptual large-scale architecture plays a starring role in many design proposals aimed at addressing climate change. It's a bit of a paradox, since new construction is often condemned for using...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.02.10

  14. Tokyo Blues
    Post

    Tokyo Blues

    Cities are a favorite subject for photographers, filled as they are with visual stimuli and primed for artistic criticism. A new series of images by Nurri Kim takes as its target the city of Tokyo,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.01.09

  15. Timeless Garden Botanical Clock
    Post

    Timeless Garden Botanical Clock

    Plugging a cord into a socket or inserting a battery may seem like the easiest way to power a small appliance but it's not the only way. Italian designers Francesco Castiglione Morelli &...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.13.09

  16. Time To Design: Young Talent Award
    Post

    Time To Design: Young Talent Award

    Attention, young designers! Here's a very cool opportunity from the Danish National Workshops for Arts and Crafts, Normann-Copenhagen and Link UP. It's an award called Time To Design, now in its...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.08.09

  17. The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
    Post

    The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House

    Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to maximum advantage in their designs. I recently discovered a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.15.09

  18. The Vegetal Chair
    Post

    The Vegetal Chair

    The Bouroullec brothers continue to prove that there's no limit to variation and innovation in chair design. One of their newest creations, set to debut this week in Langenthal, Switzerland, at...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.05.08

  19. The Third and The Seventh
    Post

    The Third and The Seventh

    Late last week I was preparing to blog about this short film by Alex Roman, and clearly so were lots of other people, judging by the fact that today Roman's dedicated site, thirdseventh.com,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.12.10

  20. The Soft Spot
    Post

    The Soft Spot

    As designers embrace the idea of directing their skills toward doing good in the world, a collective of students and alumni from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have launched an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.03.09

  21. The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf
    Product of the Day

    The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf

    The stream of amazing projects that emerge from students at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands is never-ending. This week I've come across one from an alum of the school who has spent the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.10.09

  22. The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt
    Post

    The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt

    At first glance I thought this chair was made from the rather hard and inhospitable charcoal-colored packing material that often surrounds new electronics inside shipping boxes. But upon closer...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.11.09

  23. The Office for Lost Objects
    Post

    The Office for Lost Objects

    A couple of months ago when I judged a furniture competition sponsored by Design Within Reach, I was lured by a chair design from a young studio out of Madison, Wisconsin, called The Office for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.16.09

  24. The Greening of Southie
    Post

    The Greening of Southie

    Ten years ago, realtors wouldn't have guessed they'd be selling luxury apartments based on cotton insulation and dual-flush toilets. High-end highrises are gaining environmental cred. But while we...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.15.09

  25. The Grass Phone
    Post

    The Grass Phone

    Korea is a known hub for high-tech design, and it's increasingly a hotspot for innovation among young designers learning their trade in a gadget-loving place.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.17.08

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