Kate Sweater to Speak at LEDucation 2019

Ute Besenecker, DesignLights Consortium Join us Tuesday, March 12, 1-2pm for Lighting Quality Metrics for Products and Projects Ute Besenecker, DesignLights Consortium and Kate Sweater, Dwaal Lighting Design at The New York Hilton Midtown Hotel Quality-of-light metrics are available to evaluate and predict the lighting quality characteristics of luminaires, including color quality, distribution, and glare performance. Achieving high quality of light in the actual built environment, [...]

Kate Sweater to Speak at LEDucation 20192019-02-03T13:32:54+00:00

Dwaal Design is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

Dwaal Design is happy to be a certified Women's Business Enterprise. We are 100% woman-owned. The extensive WBENC certification process validates that the business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. To achieve WBENC Certification, women owned businesses complete a formal documentation and site visit process which is administered by one of WBENC's 14 Regional [...]

Dwaal Design is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise2019-02-03T13:36:03+00:00

Electric Garden recording studio update

We are excited to share some images from the newly completed recording studio, Electric Garden, in Williamsburg Brooklyn, NYC. The studio is owned by Ben Kane, Grammy Award-winning mixer/engineer/producer, and  Drew Vogelman, who owned the original Garden Studio and Dessau Studios. They built it from the ground up in an old building that used to house a bean sprout factory near the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn. Electric [...]

Electric Garden recording studio update2019-02-04T14:40:02+00:00

#OpRail Operation Railbridge project video

Operation Railbridge #OpRail is an initiative to revive the nine railway underpasses that recur throughout downtown Schenectady into dynamic public assets. These historic spaces are in various states of disrepair, and currently disconnect adjoining neighborhoods. This project was conceived to creatively address such conditions through an evolving streetscape, advocating walkability. This vision will connect the city’s industrial history to an innovative future [...]

#OpRail Operation Railbridge project video2019-01-21T15:45:46+00:00

Kate Sweater Becomes a Design Trust for Public Space Fellow!

Kate Sweater was recently chosen to be the Lighting Design Fellow for the Design Trust's latest project: Opening the Edge. ‘Opening the Edge’, is a project of the Design Trust for Public Space, in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA); proposed by Jane Greengold. Opening the Edge seeks to design a new green space to facilitate interaction between residents in New York [...]

Kate Sweater Becomes a Design Trust for Public Space Fellow!2018-10-03T15:32:29+00:00

Operation Railbridge in the news

A couple great articles came out about Operation Railbridge #OpRail, which is an initiative to revive the nine railway underpasses that recur throughout downtown Schenectady into dynamic public assets. These historic spaces are in various states of disrepair, and currently disconnect adjoining neighborhoods. This project was conceived to creatively address such conditions through an evolving streetscape, advocating walkability. Dwaal (along with design partner [...]

Operation Railbridge in the news2018-10-03T15:34:37+00:00

Custom ‘IndiePendants’ in Delft, Netherlands

Just completed, architectural lighting design and custom lighting fixture design for Barbaar, a cafe and digital work space in Delft Netherlands. Barbaar is owned and organized by Het Collectief, a Delft based contemporary multidisciplinary practice. Barbaar is the meeting place for creatives and enterprising minds in Delft. A space for those who are able to see complex issues and social challenges in ways that others [...]

Custom ‘IndiePendants’ in Delft, Netherlands2018-10-03T15:40:13+00:00

“Surya Ganga”, a movie on solar power in India – needs support

  Click here to support this film about solar power in India   Text from the Bridge-to-India blog, "Solar energy in India has a great, intuitive appeal: everyone knows that there is a lack of power and sees the sun shine almost every day. In fact, the more the sun shines, the more people consume or yearn for electricity to provide [...]

“Surya Ganga”, a movie on solar power in India – needs support2017-02-22T16:08:29+00:00

Bringing daylight into homes using easily accessible materials

About 40% of the world's population use solid fuels for cooking and lighting, putting individuals and families at risk of fire and respiratory diseases. A major concern in developing countries is the reduction of the use of solid fuels and kerosene after dark. However, many people living in make-shift homes or slums do not even have access to the sun during day-time hours as the [...]

Bringing daylight into homes using easily accessible materials2017-02-22T16:08:30+00:00

Support for social entrepreneurs through the Development Marketplace

From the Development Marketplace website, "The Development Marketplace (DM) is a competitive grant program that identifies and funds innovative, early stage development projects that are scalable and/or replicable, while also having high potential for development impact. The grant beneficiaries are social entrepreneurs with projects that aim to create jobs and/or deliver a range of social and public services to low income groups. [...]

Support for social entrepreneurs through the Development Marketplace2017-02-22T16:08:30+00:00