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  1. Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz
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    Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz

    How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a state-of-the-art heat pump system, and six very happy residents.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    09.17.12

  2. Enter to Win in Dwell's Exclusive Holiday Giveaway
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    Enter to Win in Dwell's Exclusive Holiday Giveaway

    Throughout the month of December, we’re offering 31 fabulous giveaways, and you could take one home! Simply enter every day until each item’s drawing date—there’s no limit...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.04.12

  3. Test-Case Scenario
    House Tours

    Test-Case Scenario

    Beating out a host of competitors, one Danish family left their home behind (it’s just down the road, really) to camp out for a year in an Active House, a green-home prototype with all the...

    written by: Cathy Strongman
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    06.15.10

  4. A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin
    Green

    A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin

    Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer. Mixing new efficient systems with old upcycled materials, they keep it weird while keeping it green.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    08.31.11

  5. Modern Green Concept House in South Korea
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    Modern Green Concept House in South Korea

    The E+ Green Home, a concept house located an hour outside Seoul, not only points the way to a greener South Korea, it may well be the most sustainable house in the country.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Sergio Pirrone
    03.25.12

  6. Straw Tech
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    Straw Tech

    When Anders Stokholm asked his old friend Felix Jerusalem to design his family’s new home in Eschenz, a northern Swiss village on the Rhine River and Untersee Lake, the client and architect agreed...

    written by: Emily Gertz
    01.22.09

  7. Gorgeous New Kitchen Appliances with a Handle on Technology
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    Gorgeous New Kitchen Appliances with a Handle on Technology

    These Italian-designed kitchen-tech tools are part of the Internet of Things We Covet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.07.14

  8. IDS Toronto 2011
    Travel Reports

    IDS Toronto 2011

    The thirteenth annual Interior Design Show (IDS) of Toronto—one of Canada's largest contemporary design shows—took place January 27th-30th. Over 300 exhibitors gathered at the Metro...

    written by: Alexis Leino
    02.05.11

  9. Made in L.A.
    In The Modern World

    Made in L.A.

    With its diverse architectural landscape and community that thrives on robust design discourse, Los Angeles is an ideal home for the annual Dwell on Design show. In June, the city will, once again,...

    04.16.13

  10. 10 Back-To-School Essentials
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    10 Back-To-School Essentials

    Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, or heading back to work after a vacation, it’s important to outfit your workspace with functional design items that inspire creative...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.21.14

  11. From Torrent to Current
    Outdoor

    From Torrent to Current

    In her book Du Torrent au Courant, des Barrages et des Hommes en Savoie (From Torrent to Current: Dam and Man in Savoy), photographer Céline Clanet documents the infrastructure of hydropower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    09.26.11

  12. Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review
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    Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review

    We recap 2013's top headlines related to design and architecture. The year's top-of-mind issues—privacy rights, government's reach, the increasing income gap, economic vitality, and gender politics...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.16.13

  13. Must-Have Products that Improve Well-Being
    Product Reviews

    Must-Have Products that Improve Well-Being

    When it comes to hygiene, fitness, and a sound rest, technology is here to help. We present devices that will streamline your morning and bedtime routines—plus: cleaning solutions that use far less...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.08.14

  14. Stock Your Garage with Modern Utility Products
    Product Reviews

    Stock Your Garage with Modern Utility Products

    Use computers and robots to keep your cars purring and gutters clean, all without setting aside an entire Sunday afternoon.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.10.14

  15. Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home
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    Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home

    Smart thermostats have been around for a while now, but the Honeywell Lyric is exceptional because it uses geofencing. It senses when you and your phone have arrived or left your home, and it...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  16. Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates
    Product Reviews

    Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates

    Edyn is a garden system created by an entrepreneur with an affection for horticulture. It comes in two parts: a sensor-laden stake, and the Water Valve hose actuator. Available for pre-order soon, ...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  17. Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit
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    Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit

    Somehow the toilets in bus stations and airports have technologically superseded the home commode. Toilets with motion sensors and water jets exist for civilian abodes, but they’re expensive to...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.17.14

  18. 9 Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes
    Houses We Love

    9 Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes

    Prefabrication can be used to solve anything from budget concerns to building obstacles. Packed with a range of sustainable features, these prefab homes tackle environmental issues, too.

    08.07.14

  19. 5 Portable Sound Devices We Love
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    5 Portable Sound Devices We Love

    These slim, portable speakers and radios are a convenient option for listening to your favorite tunes and podcasts. Minimally designed with clever details, these five devices from the Dwell Store...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.22.14

  20. Must-Have Tech Products for a Modern Home Office
    Product Reviews

    Must-Have Tech Products for a Modern Home Office

    These accoutrements will make your home office work as hard as you do.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  21. Essential Tech Products for a Greener Home
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    Essential Tech Products for a Greener Home

    Master your interior domain with devices designed to optimize light, temperature, and atmosphere.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  22. The Best Modern Speakers
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    The Best Modern Speakers

    Speakers run the gamut from sculptural to stealthy, stationary to portable. These designs look as good as they sound.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  23. Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores
    Product Reviews

    Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores

    For simple repairs and household chores, the smartest pieces get the job done correctly and efficiently.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  24. Dyson Humidifier Will Keep Your Air Clean Using Bacteria-Killing Technology
    Product Reviews

    Dyson Humidifier Will Keep Your Air Clean Using Bacteria-Killing Technology

    Sir James Dyson’s team specializes in taking staid appliances and reinventing them into something functional, beautiful, and often justifiably expensive. His team’s most recent subject is a self...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.29.14

  25. Stay in Bed a Little Longer and Brew Your Coffee from Your Smartphone
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    Stay in Bed a Little Longer and Brew Your Coffee from Your Smartphone

    While the modern kitchen grows smarter and smarter, the technology behind the coffee maker remains fairly rudimentary. A collaboration between Belkin and Mr. Coffee is aiming to change that....

    written by: Alexander George
    11.14.14

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