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  1. Standing Room Only: The Vignelli Subway Map
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    Standing Room Only: The Vignelli Subway Map

    This Tuesday, we hopped a train for Brooklyn Heights. Destination: The New York Transit Museum, where a talk about the historic Vignelli subway map was being held. If you haven’t yet been, take...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.01.13

  2. Art and Tech Worlds Collide in 5th Annual Seven on Seven Conference
    In The Modern World

    Art and Tech Worlds Collide in 5th Annual Seven on Seven Conference

    Walking into Rhizome’s Seven on Seven art and technology conference in New York City last Saturday, May 3, 2014, was like arriving to an intimate dinner party an hour late. The project pairs seven...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    05.08.14

  3. Digitally Fabricated Furniture by Dutch Designer Joris Laarman
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    Digitally Fabricated Furniture by Dutch Designer Joris Laarman

    Dutch designer Joris Laarman's futuristic furniture, on view at Friedman Benda gallery in New York through June 14, 2014, disrupts the traditional manufacturing model: Laarman's designs are...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.26.14

  4. Big Ass Fans Haiku with SenseME
    Product Reviews

    Big Ass Fans Haiku with SenseME

    Classier than the name would have you imagine, this understated fan from Big Ass Fans is injected with circuitry that makes it nearly autonomous. Under the Haiku fan’s minimalist exterior, sensors...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.08.14

  5. August Smart Lock is Both Functional and Attractive
    Product Reviews

    August Smart Lock is Both Functional and Attractive

    Smart lock systems are one of those inventions that sound like more trouble than they’re worth, but when done right, they’re a boon to anyone who shares an apartment or home, either for Airbnb or...

    written by: Alexander George
    09.04.14

  6. Must-Have Tech Products for a Modern Home Office
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    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

  7. The Best Modern Speakers
    Product Reviews

    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

  8. Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores
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    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

  9. 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

  10. Meet the Nest Protect Smoke Detector
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    Meet the Nest Protect Smoke Detector

    Palo Alto–based product design company Nest Labs—known for its slick Learning thermostat—announced its next venture today: the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector. "This is a product...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.08.13

  11. Wearable Fitness Tech at CES 2014
    A Great Idea

    Wearable Fitness Tech at CES 2014

    The wearable technology trend has gone gangbusters. At the 2014 International CES, electronic fitness trackers had a strong presence on the show floor. Here's a sampling.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.10.14

  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. Dwell Media and Volvo Cars Bring The Future of Mobility to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014
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    Dwell Media and Volvo Cars Bring The Future of Mobility to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014

    On Sunday, February 16, Dwell Media and Swedish luxury automobile manufacturer Volvo activated a day of innovation to explore the Future of Mobility at Modernism Week in Palm Springs.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.24.14

  14. Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59
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    Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59

    British manufacturer Dyson recently launched the DC 59, a cordless vacuum that's one-and-half times more powerful than its predecessor. We took it for a test run and found that its compact size,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.14

  15. 7 Smart Design Innovations at CES 2013
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    7 Smart Design Innovations at CES 2013

    There's definitely something for everyone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year we spied practical advances in refrigeration, a slew of accessories for the "i" industry (iPods,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.11.13

  16. A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home
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    A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home

    The University of California, Davis, and automaker Honda team up on a concept that explores energy efficiency and emerging green technology in a residential context.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.14

  17. 7 Cutting-Edge Furniture Designs
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    7 Cutting-Edge Furniture Designs

    By harnessing the latest high-tech materials and innovations, like 3-D printing and nanotechnology, manufacturers are using science to create forward-thinking design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.05.14

  18. Taking His Own Advice
    Green

    Taking His Own Advice

    When Greg Reitz was ten years old, he was already so worried about the state of the planet that, without prompting from his parents, he spent his allowance to join Greenpeace.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Robert Gregory
    02.01.09

  19. Steel and Magnolias
    Green

    Steel and Magnolias

    What sort of house might a man with the title “recycling coordinator” live in?

    written by: Andrew Yang
    photos by: Chad Holder
    06.14.09

  20. Tree's Company
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    Tree's Company

    Greening Los Angeles has long been Andy Lipkis’s dream. Greening his nonprofit’s Hollywood Hills campus is now a reality.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.25.09

  21. From Commune to Commonplace
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    From Commune to Commonplace

    Tired of carting supplies back and forth from Ukiah to the commune where he lived in Northern California, John Schaeffer decided to start selling environmentally friendly wares himself.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    02.25.09

  22. Future Building
    Profiles

    Future Building

    Resembling in form and function ancestors such as Jean Prouvé’s prefab Tropical House, Architect Fred Friedmeyer’s prefab structures harmonize, as much as possible, with Ethiopia...

    written by: Donovan Finn
    02.26.09

  23. Teaching by Example
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    Teaching by Example

    When the Charlottesville Waldorf School bought 13 undeveloped acres outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2002, the idea was simply to build a permanent home for the school’s 130 students,...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.13.09

  24. Pop!Tech Conference
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    Pop!Tech Conference

    Pop!Tech is a big-ideas conference in a small Maine town that brings together leaders and innovators from science, tech, education, and entertainment for a three-day conversation among 600...

    11.08.10

  25. Inventables: Materials Database
    A Great Idea

    Inventables: Materials Database

    Zach Kaplan is looking out for the little guys. In 2002, he launched Inventables, an extensive library of high-tech materials from manufacturers and innovators like Dupont and 3Form. The initial...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.11.11

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