Producing power by harnessing kinetic energy from human and animal movement is a great idea but one with few good results.
The Power of Color and What Each Shade Is Best For
Color is a design superpower that can make a small room appear larger, or an expansive space feel intimate and cozy.
An Old Power Station in Melbourne is Transformed Into A Modern Tiered Restaurant
A former power station on the western edge of Melbourne’s city centre has been repurposed into a dining destination with six new...
Probably the most evocative term among the otherwise technocratic energy vocabulary, vampire power is the continuous current that...
Every hour, enough sunlight hits the earth to power the entire planet for a year.
The Power of Paint
Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by...
The Power of Design That is Snøhetta
Snøhetta, a full service design and architecture firm, has been recognized by Architect's Newspaper for its expansion of the San...
In Minnesota, a Family Business Thrives Making Homespun Toys by Hand
Lark Toys aims to make customers happy, one wooden toy at a time.
Kickstarter of the Week: DHaus Dynamic Living
Our favorite Kickstarter this week is an exciting new project that runs the gamut from furniture to architecture.
The Philosophy of Juxtaposed:Power
At a party last year I was chatting with Mike Simonian of the San Francisco design firm Mike and Maaike.
New Power Generation
Long before smoke-spouting power plants were relegated to the remote outskirts of the industrial city, large-scale energy...
Introducing the Power Slider for iPhone
I finally joined the cult of iPhone a few weeks ago and overall I'm thrilled with my new gadget.
There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption...
Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail.
Look Ma, No Burnt Hands
As a parent, I'm always on the lookout for innovative and stylish ways not to break my kid.
"Made by Hand" Video Series
Recently I've been on a kick of watching behind-the-scenes videos.
Here at Dwell, we love houses with a good backstory.
Boston in Your Hands
The latest Play Date at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art was held last weekend, to much applause and hands-on revelry in...
Hands Off the Icons
“What would Hans Wegner say?” I tweeted upon seeing a citrus-tinged Wishbone chair on Design*Sponge.
101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power
If necessity is the mother of invention, then the coupled concerns of population growth and resource depletion might be...