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Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2010

This weekend, an estimated 35,000 designers, manufacturers, retailers, and press descended on Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center to see the latest, greatest, and greenest in kitchen and bathroom products, fixtures, and appliances at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Dwell's associate editor Miyoko Ohtake toured the floors and made the following finds.
April 19, 2010
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Dwell on Design Has Begun!

Good afternoon, modern design fans! We're coming to you live today from Dwell on Design, our annual conference held in a very sunny Los Angeles, California.
June 26, 2009
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DOD Preview: Dror for Target

The multidisciplinary designer Dror Benshetrit specializes in what you might call "sleight-of-hand design." With a twist of the wrist, a little audience participation, or maybe just a change of perspective, his work for clients from Levi's to Cappellini transforms right before your eyes. This year, the Tel Aviv-born Benshetrit joined the ranks of Phillippe Starck and Michael Graves as the latest creative to be corralled into the Target designer stable, with the launch of Dror for Target this month, to be featured at Dwell on Design. We called him at his studio, located on 39th Street in New York's bustling Fashion District, to ask about working with Target, how designers should look to the fashion world for inspiration, and why it's important to touch your possessions every once in awhile.
June 25, 2009
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Square Meal: A 3-Day Feast

From the concept behind a stellar restaurant experience to the architecture of a well-plated dish, design touches the culinary world in countless ways. In 2008 we created Dwell's Square Meal section as a place in which to explore the intersection of food and design. At this year's Dwell on Design we're thrilled to bring Square Meal to life!   Join us in Los Angeles June 26-28 as we look at the food world through a design lens. We'll be hosting panels, lectures, live demonstrations, and LA's first mobile restaurant row on Saturday evening June 27, featuring some of the city's best eateries on wheels. Check out the schedule of events below and don't miss Square Meal at Dwell on Design!
June 18, 2009

Square Meal: LA's Mobile Dining Scene

One of the newest additions to Dwell's regular sections, the Square Meal column features new ideas, businesses and products that sit at the intersection of food and design. On the first day of this year's Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, we'll be running a panel on one of the first subjects covered in Square Meal (and recently a feverishly hot topic in food and design circles alike): eateries on wheels.
June 8, 2009
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Building a Green Collar LA

Dwell in Design is a mere three weeks away and we're getting excited to welcome dozens of speakers and thousands of visitors to the LA Convention Center for the big weekend. On Friday June 26, the Dwell editors will moderate a day of panels based on the sections of the magazine. I'm very much looking forward to Off the Grid, in which I'll talk with three experts about sustainability and the green collar economy in Los Angeles.
June 4, 2009
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Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H

As an architect, industrial designer and writer, Emily Pilloton realized it wasn't enough to talk about design that made a difference—she had to do it herself. The Dwell on Design speaker talks about the launch of her social design community Project H, the challenges of working both abroad and in the U.S., and she gives us the very first look at her new book, Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People.
June 2, 2009

Talking to DOD Keynote Dan Pink

Big-thinker Daniel H. Pink has quickly established himself as an authority on the rapidly-transforming concept of work, and along the way, become an influential design advocate as well.
May 20, 2009
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The 2009 International Builders' Show

Green themes and cost-effective credentials might not be new to the spotlight, but they are certainly ubiquitous at the 2009 International Builders’ Show, held this year in Las Vegas. While convention veterans (and the sin city cabbies chauffeuring them) will tell you that attendance is down, the tenuous economic climate has moderated the scale, perhaps, but not the spirit of the world’s largest light construction exhibition, which expects almost 90,000 industry professionals to attend over the three-day event.
January 21, 2009