The real estate market may have crashed but a whole bunch of green homes will be built — in time for the Dwell on Design show next weekend, Fri. June 26 - Sun., June 28, at the L.A. Convention Center. The modern design show will showcase the latest ideas in eco-friendly living — and rather unexpectedly, the latest yummy debates about sustainable food and dining.
That’s right — Dwell on Design will feature Square Meal
, an entire series of events and exhibits dedicated to food. Up for discussion will be “The Gestalt of Meat,” victory gardens and farmers’ markets, and the perfect way to cook an egg. Plus, attendees will be able to nosh on healthy sustainable eats from Locali, Let’s Be Frank, and Green Truck.
But the main attraction, of course, will be eco-design. Look through the event website, and you’ll likely see a bunch of green houses you’d like to call home. Minimalists can ogle the miniHome from Sustain Design Studio and its compact sustainable design. Upcyclers will love Reclaimed Space’s rustic modern structure built with reclaimed materials. And everyone can check out all these green structures in person at Dwell on Design’s Dwell Outdoor exhibit
, described as “a “pop-up” community, ready to see, touch, and inspire.”
Sustainability Forums — a series of speakers and panels focused on environmental design issues — will happen all Saturday and Sunday, covering everything from “Water Efficient Green Plumbing Design” to “Cultivating Green and Gardens in the City.” The Home Tours — one each for L.A.’s eastside and westside, feature many sustainably designed modern homes. Even the special Night at the Movies event
on Saturday will feature an eco-inspired film — The Greening of Southie
— “about Boston’s first residential green building, and the men and women who set out to construct it.”
Dwell on Design tickets
range from $25 for general admission to the exhibit and forums — and go up to $849 for the Dwell VIP Passport that includes the Friday conference, home tours, social events and a dinner. Sadly, I won’t be able to see the show myself because I’ll be in Atlanta, visiting mnn.com. I’ll visit vicariously through you –
Image: Courtesy of Dwell on Design