Dwell on Design 2016: Americas largest design event is coming to Los Angeles!

June 9, 2016 by  
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It’s that time of year again – designers, architects, and design enthusiasts will soon be converging at Dwell on Design , America’s largest design event, held this June 24-26 at the Los Angeles Convention center. Curated by the savvy editors at Dwell magazine, the three-day event will celebrate its eleventh year of showcasing the newest and most exciting advances in design. Visitors are invited to explore exhibitions featuring the latest and greatest in design, tour exciting Dwell-approved Los Angeles homes, visit full-scale prefab homes, attend conversations led by world-class speakers, and network with industry experts. Register now to secure your attendance before tickets sell out! The 3-day convention will feature a staggering 250,000 square feet of exhibition space featuring over 350 brands and just outside the center valid-drivers-license-holders will have the opportunity to test-drive the all-new Prius . Those considering home renovations can schedule free consultations with architects, designers, or tile experts. The opportunities to soak up design knowledge abound with three days of continuing education sessions and over forty presentations and demonstrations from industry professionals. Architecture buffs will be pleased to discover that during three days of exclusive home tours , they will not only get to explore stunning residences in Mar Vista/Culver city, East Side/Hills, Santa Monica/Venice, but will be provided with the opportunity to meet the architects as well. Fans of Inhabitat favorite LivingHomes will be excited to learn that the official Show Home of the convention will be a brand new green prefab LivingHome – the CK4.2 . The stunning 1700-square-foot prefab house will be the first two-story home ever constructed inside the Los Angeles Convention Center , and features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, and an abundance of green features that have earned it LEED certification. LivingHomes founder Steve Glenn will be speaking at a panel discussion on June 26th. To get in on more LivingHomes goodness, visitors can sign up for Dwell on Design’s Home Tours and visit the iconic original LivingHome which launched the brand in Venice, CA. (We covered and toured this house back in 2006!) This gorgeous eco home, designed by architect Ray Kappe is still one of Inhabitat’s all-time favorite green homes, and it is definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in LA. The continuing education sessions (CES) will explore a breadth of disciplines- including hot topics like 3D printing and Architecture, Innovation in Prefab, and The Internet of Things. The programs provide Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits and will be hosted by by AIA, ASID, IIDA, AWA+D, NAHB, IDC, SFC, NKBA, APLD, ASLA, along with other Industry Partners. Related: Dwell on Design 2015: America’s largest design event is coming to Los Angeles! Industry experts are scheduled on all three days to share their insights on topics that include Business of Design, Healthy Architecture, Nice Modernist, and The Smartest Home/Emerging Technologies. This year’s highly anticipated keynote speaker is architect Sou Fujimoto , renowned for his “delicate light structures and permeable enclosures.” Dwell on Design invites visitors to attend Fujimoto’s thought-provoking discussion of his international practice, which includes designing the temporary Serpentine Gallery pavilion in London in 2013, and winning first prize at the International “Reinventer Paris” competition. Inhabitat attended Dwell on Design for the first time in 2006 and many of the designs that fascinated us then, such as this BreezeHouse prefab home , are still making headlines today . Check out the rest of our favorites here . Dwell on Design is reliably always a great show, and we hope to see you there! + Dwell on Design 2015

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New ‘Hobbit’ fossils provide a glimpse into human relative

June 9, 2016 by  
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With the discovery of a tooth here or a bone fragment there, archaeologists piece together the history of humanity – and a recent discovery on the Indonesian island of Flores provides new insight into human evolution . The teeth and mandible belong to a tiny 3-foot-tall hominin species many have nicknamed ‘Hobbits.’ Archaeologists first discovered these Hobbits, or Homo floresiensis , back in 2004 in the Liang Bua cave on western Flores. At that time the fossils created more questions than answers. Did they evolve from Homo erectus , or from other smaller hominins such as Homo habilis or Australopithecus ? They appear to have been small, with small brains, leading some to think they didn’t evolve from Homo erectus at all. Related: Did scientists just discover a new kind of ancient human? In 2014, archaeologists discovered new Hobbit fossils at Mata Menge, about 30 miles east of Liang Bua on Flores in an older layer of rock. This month, the journal Nature published their findings . The six teeth from at least three individuals and one mandible fragment they found reveals the Hobbits likely did evolve from Homo erectus . If that is the case, then the Hobbits’ bodies and brains shrunk. The archaeologists say it would have been an ” evolutionary reversal .” The Hobbits had small brains about the size of a chimpanzee’s, according to Gerrit van den Bergh, lead author on the recently published paper. However, they showed signs of sophistication and walked upright. As one explanation, the archaeologists speculate that since they lived on an island, perhaps they didn’t require large brains. In a video for Nature, Van den Bergh said, “Maybe they didn’t need such a big brain, because a brain is a very expensive organ, and maybe a smaller brain might work as well here in an island setting. But what is clear is that they made stone tools so they were not stupid.” The fossils uncovered date to about 700,000 years ago and were older than the Liang Bua fossils. Via ABC News Images via screenshot

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Modoo Home upcycles discarded armchairs into stylish works of art

March 28, 2016 by  
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In an effort to rescue furniture from an untimely fate, UK based Modoo Home is transforming forgotten armchairs from many of Europe’s soon-to-be demolished buildings into stylish works of art for every taste. The team consist of Moni Juhasz, an interior designer and furniture designer, and Dora Botta, a marketing and customer service professional. According to Dora, “Nothing need to be thrown out if it just needs a lick of paint or a new screw.” Moni believes that “all furniture has a soul.” Read the rest of Modoo Home upcycles discarded armchairs into stylish works of art

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Dwell on Design is coming to NYC this Archtober

September 21, 2015 by  
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This year’s much anticipated Dwell on Design New York (DODNY), entitled Design(ed) For You , will come to SoHo on October 2-4 – an event that’s not to missed by anyone interested in the role of architecture and design in our modern world. America’s largest design show will celebrate Dwell Magazine ‘s 15 year anniversary during the month of Archtober , and will include 60,000 square feet of design installations, home tours of NYC’s most stunning residences, credit-earning education sessions, networking face-to-face with industry leaders, and a keynote conversation led by Pulitzer Prize–winning author and Vanity Fair architecture critic Paul Goldberger with renowned architect Eric Owen Moss. Visit ny.dwellondesign.com to register and receive $5 off passes by entering promo code: INHABITAT . It’s sure to be a fascinating weekend of hot topics, and we hope to see you there. Read the rest of Dwell on Design is coming to NYC this Archtober

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Former Apple execs launch line of cleverly built and packaged sustainable furniture

August 26, 2015 by  
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This concrete dome home survived a wall of flames without a scorch mark

August 26, 2015 by  
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In 1999, Washington state resident John Belles made a smart decision. Knowing he lived in an area prone to wildfires, he built his home from concrete to reduce the risk of losing his house should a fire approach his property. In the midst of this week’s raging wildfires in the eastern part of the state, Belles learned how wise a choice that really was. His home survived the wall of flames almost entirely unscathed, while he watched from inside. Read the rest of This concrete dome home survived a wall of flames without a scorch mark

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Herman Miller Buys Design Within Reach for a Cool $154 Million

July 21, 2014 by  
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Herman Miller and Design Within Reach (DWR) are some of the biggest names in the modern furniture world – and they are about to join forces to create one glorious design behemoth. Herman Miller recently announced plans to purchase DWR for a cool $154 million in cash, which will nab Herman Miller an 84% controlling interest in the furnishing company. Read the rest of Herman Miller Buys Design Within Reach for a Cool $154 Million Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: design news , design within reach , Design within reach news , DWR news , Eames chair , Eames Lounger , green designers , Herman Miller , Herman Miller buys Design Within Reach , Herman Miller DWR purchase , Herman Miller news , interior design news , modern furniture , modern furniture designers , modern furniture news , modern furniture supply

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Dwell on Design 2014: Register Early for America’s Largest Design Event to Save!

May 1, 2014 by  
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America’s largest design event, Dwell on Design , will be back at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 20-22, 2014! Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, this exciting three-day celebration of modern design will allow visitors to explore the latest and greatest design trends, tour some of the area’s most coveted homes, attend thought-provoking conversations, and network face-to-face with industry leaders. To secure your spot at the show and save , register early here and use promo code INHABITAT14 for $5 off! Read the rest of Dwell on Design 2014: Register Early for America’s Largest Design Event to Save! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , design in la , design shows , dwell , dwell magazine , dwell on design , Dwell on Design 2014 , furniture design , home furnishing shows , interior design , interior design shows , la , LA Convention Center , la design , Los Angeles , los angeles design , modern design , modern furniture , prefab house , Prefab Housing

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Peppermint Products Makes Modern Furniture and Accessories from Cardboard

July 17, 2013 by  
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Peppermint Products , is a young and dynamic German start-up with the goal of creating modern furniture products out of humble cardboard. Peppermint was started off just over a year ago by four young and ambitious individuals with a mission: to create innovative stylish and sleek furniture. The pieces could be for a student or a young professional— anyone who needs a simple and original solution, and an alternative to IKEA products. One of their latest creations, a cardboard chair dubbed “Dr. Chairman”, is a no fuss piece that can be flat-packed and easily assembled without glues or tools. Dr. Chairman respects the environment with its highly sustainable in material, manufacturing, transport and disposal. + Peppermint Products The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:        

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Marcin Pogorzelski’s Flat-Pack belTable Brings Multiple Functions to a Single Form

March 4, 2013 by  
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The belTable is project based on the idea of simplicity. Created by Marcin Pogorzelski , the designer wanted to minimize every part of the table and distill assembly so that no glue, screws or tools of any kind would be needed to construct the table at home. Only four elements are used to create the belTable: a tabletop, legs, pegs and a belt. The table was designed for people who appreciate minimalism and enjoy multi-functional forms — for example, the belt offers you a place that you can store your newspapers and magazines ! + Marcin Pogorzelski The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , belTable , Marcin Pogorzelski , minimalist furniture , modern furniture , weird furniture

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