Dispatch from Dwell on Design 2013

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This past weekend Telios was pleased to participate in the Dwell on Design Show at the LA Convention Center.Image

 Working with Architecture for Humanity,  Harold Powell provided consultations and expert design advice to attendees for their “The Architect is In” presentation.Image

Building a more sustainable future using the power of design through a global network of building professionals, Architecture for Humanity brings design, construction, and development services to communities in need. This was a natural organization for Telios to collaborate with!

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Dwell on Design is America’s largest modern design event and there was a lot to see. Here are a few of our favorites:

ImageThis year Dwell on Design hosted an artist-in-residence Tanya Aguiniga. An LA based furniture designer/maker and activist, Aguiniga created and ran an audience-interactive atelier for creating move-in kits for the formerly homeless and recently housed people of downtown LA.

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Trying my hand at the knitting machine.

Attendees were encouraged to participate in knitting blankets, making tables, stools and artwork for these kits which will be donated to People Assisting the Homeless (PATH).  It was a great project and we enjoyed participating.

We couldn’t resist the eco-amp from Eco-Made.  It is a passive amplifier that slides onto the end of an iphone to increase sound without any external power.  Made in LA with green electricity, from 100% recycled fibers, no toxic adhesives andprinted with soy based ink, it is smart simple design and works great!

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The eco-amp at work in the studio.

Modern-Fabrics has a great line of reclaimed designer textiles. Great for use in your next upholstery project.

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Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon: Aquamarine from Modern Fabric

Orta’s self-watering seed-starters are an easy way to start a kitchen garden. 

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We were especially delighted to see so many presentations on sustainable design at the event. Great job Dwell!

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