“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

The Eco-Design Movement
Manifesto: Bruce Sterling, “Viridian Design Speech”...
The Design Week Movement
If a movement can be defined as a moment when people across time zones and borders act simultaneously on the same idea, then the...
Women in Sustainable Design at SXSW Eco
Lance Hosey, co-author of the 2007 book Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design, led a panel at the South by Southwest Eco...
7 Most Eco-friendly Countertops
We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell’s kitchen.
4 Eco-Friendly Interior Paints
If choosing paint colors doesn’t give you a headache, the fumes probably will—unless you pick from the growing array formulated...
9 Eco-Friendly Homes With Smart, Sustainable Features
With careful planning and wise material choices, you can design an eco-friendly home that's not only gentler on the planet, but...
Design the Future
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming September/October edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...
Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets
Victorian technology has no business being the receptacle for your business.
Eco-Friendly Lighting's New Look
YLighting recently alerted us to the new energy-efficient lighting designs they're carrying online.
The Postmodern Movement
Manifesto: Robert Venturi, “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture”...
The Modern Movement
Manifestos: Le Corbusier, “Towards a New Architecture” (1923)Walter Gropius, “The Theory and Organization of the Bauhaus”...
Dwell Party Highlights: Celebrating Prefab Design at SXSW Eco
What better place for Dwell to host our SXSW Eco party than a prefab pop up at the design complex of the woman who founded the...
The Futurist Movement
Manifesto: F.T. Marinetti, “The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism”...
Eco-Friendly Safari Lodge in Africa's Okavango Delta
In the midst of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, surrounded by wild palms, fig trees, and African wildlife, is the luxurious yet...
Eco-Friendly Rustic Cabin Retreat in Canada
With windows recycled from a Toronto skyscraper, Barerock is both rustic cabin and high-tech, eco-friendly retreat.
Hive Design
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.
Music By Design
Last night the Red Bull Music Academy opened the doors of their new home in New York to a diverse crowd ranging from skateboard...
An Eco-Friendly Getaway Built With the Future in Mind
In a natural getaway outside of Mexico City, an architect builds a rugged home to last.
Transparent Perforated Circles Bring Light and Movement to This London Terrace House
Perforated solid steel plates bring in light, transforming a London terrace house into a work of art.
The Eco-Friendly Guide to Upgrading an Existing Home
The greenest home is the one you already have.

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