The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average American family of four using 400 gallons of water each day—which means it's time to investigate ways to reduce your home's water consumption. From the bathroom to the kitchen to the backyard, these seven water-wise systems will help limit your home's footprint.
The first annual Dwell on Design NY took place October 9-11, 2014, at 82Mercer in Soho. The event included panel discussions on topics ranging from green building and designing for humankind to micro-living and the modern workplace. Here, find the full programming lineup, including both conversations taking place on the main stage and sessions at the four discussion areas on site.
When it comes to furnishing your home, there's nothing worse than buying a sofa, getting it delivered, and only then realizing it doesn't look quite right where you envisioned it. VividWorks aims to change that with its VividAR technology, an application that lets interior designers virtually rearrange furniture and test out different finishes using images of their space. Dwell and VividWorks selected three designers to beta-test VividAR over a three-month period, using their own projects as material. Click through the slideshow to see the panelists' creations.
From September 23–28, the Detroit Design Festival takes place to celebrate the city's diverse creative industries through an impressive roster of events ranging from open studios to art installations and more. (View the full schedule here.) One of the tracks we're most excited about about explores present-day manufacturing in the city in an exhibition and panel discussion moderated by Dwell's Diana Budds.