Dwell on Design: A Preview

Concept for Rooftop Farming—Liuzhou, Guangxi, People’s Republic of China.

Dwell on Design, the largest design show on the West Coast, kicks off this Friday at the L.A. Convention Center and I cannot  wait! This three day (June 24-26) extravaganza will exhibit some of the  most creative furniture, kitchen, bath, outdoor, building material,  energy and modern home design concepts in the world. With over 300      exhibits and 160 speakers, visitors will be able to experience the cutting    edge and learn what industry experts have to say about the future.

As much as I am looking forward to seeing what the whole show has to  offer, here at Plug ‘N Save it is all about the Energy and Resource exhibits  and there is a ton to see. Solar companies like Solar City and PermaCity  Solar will have booths displaying the next wave of solar arrays, and  Southern California Edison will be there to help visitors learn how to  reduce their daily energy use.

William McDonough FAIA, Int. FRIBA

When it comes to expert opinions the Sustainability Stage is the place to be. I have been looking over the lineup and have seen several topics that look fascinating. The first that caught my eye was the keynote speaker, William McDonough, who will present on Cradle to Cradle thinking, a holistic approach to design that he developed encouraging positive agendas and goals rather than perfecting existing resources and systems which may be leading us down the wrong path. Another I thought looked interesting is the talk on Edible Yards by Sara Carnochan, Weston Westenborg and Miyoko Ohtake. These gardening and design experts will discuss the environmental and health benefits of replacing grass spaces with vegetable gardens, and will give tips on how to best transition to a more sustainable yard.

No matter what kind of design idea you may be looking for Dwell on Design has something for you. Plus, who would miss out on a chance to come visit the Plug ‘N Save team and see what kind of new ideas and products we have?! Hope to see you there.

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