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  1. Suburban Flight
    My House

    Suburban Flight

    It’s become an all-too-familiar scenario all across America: A city’s downtown, once a thriving place to live and work, has slowly withered and become decrepit.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Juliana Sohn
    01.16.09

  2. Terra Ephemera
    Profiles

    Terra Ephemera

    Whether spanning acres or encased in amorphous glass ecospheres, Paula Hayes's singular landscapes blur the boundary between art and nature—and redefine the relationship between art and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.23.09

  3. Indoor Garden Kits
    Product Reviews

    Indoor Garden Kits

    Dear Dwell, I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

  4. House Plants
    Product Reviews

    House Plants

    Q: I enjoy plants' form, color, and positive impact, but what frustrates me is the lack of interesting houseplants available today. Are houseplants old-fashioned and out of place in the modern home...

    01.01.09

  5. Not Just Another Plant in the Wall
    Outdoor

    Not Just Another Plant in the Wall

    “Technically it’s a cinch,” Patrick Blanc says, and with a wave of the hand ticks off the ingredients needed to build a plant wall: ten-millimeter-thick waterproof PVC slabs...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    01.01.09

  6. Apples from Asphalt
    Outdoor

    Apples from Asphalt

    Mobile City Farmstead is bringing a little bit of the heartland into the big city, one vacant lot at a time.

    05.04.09

  7. Diana Balmori on the Future of Landscape Architecutre
    --The Future of

    Diana Balmori on the Future of Landscape Architecutre

    Planting a vegetable garden, however, shouldn’t be the end of our transformation of the domestic landscape, as Diana Balmori explains.

    05.26.09

  8. Bungee Bird Feeder
    Product of the Day

    Bungee Bird Feeder

    Summer is a great time for bungee jumping. But for the non-thrill-seeking type, it might be safer to just get a bungee-jumping bird feeder and sit back sipping lemonade while the seeds take all the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.28.09

  9. Basic Living
    House Tours

    Basic Living

    Live/work is a centuries-old practice turned overused architectural trend. By melding history and innovation, Turin’s Basic Village offers up a compelling reinvention of the concept.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Jacob Langvad
    06.03.09

  10. True Hollywood Story
    Profiles

    True Hollywood Story

    For over seventy years, through 7,000 photography sessions, and with 70,000 negatives, Julius Shulman captured the elusive spirit of architecture with an unerring eye and indefatigable character....

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.16.09

  11. Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket
    Interviews

    Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket

    The path to a better world isn't through pavers but via plants, says artist and Woolly Pocket founder Miguel Nelson. "I love architecture but I think if everyone was gardening instead of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.05.09

  12. Julian Darley
    Profiles

    Julian Darley

    It might seem that the Post Carbon Institute casts too wide a net. But after translating German at the Vatican and becoming a Hollywood filmmaker, Julian Darley, the institute’s director, is...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.02.09

  13. Grass Mirror
    Product of the Day

    Grass Mirror

    The architects at Paris-based studio H20 Architects know how to maximize space--and in their latest design, the Grass Mirror, it's no different.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.11.09

  14. Design Activism: Public Domain
    --The Future of

    Design Activism: Public Domain

    Though it’s quite popular to proclaim that design can change the world, even the best-laid plans aren’t enough to make a difference on their own. We spoke with three leading design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.10.09

  15. Live from the Show Floor: Wallter
    Dwell on Design

    Live from the Show Floor: Wallter

    We've always admired the metal Slat Rack coat hanger by Wallter. At Dwell on Design, the Richmond, California–based design company debuted a new series of products: the Post, Wall, and Hang...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.26.10

  16. An Urbin Solution
    Product of the Day

    An Urbin Solution

    When Alana Charles and her husband moved to their dream home in Toronto, they were excited to start life on their beautiful street; however, they were not excited about the new, very large refuse...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.13.10

  17. IDS Toronto 2011
    Travel Reports

    IDS Toronto 2011

    The thirteenth annual Interior Design Show (IDS) of Toronto—one of Canada's largest contemporary design shows—took place January 27th-30th. Over 300 exhibitors gathered at the Metro...

    written by: Alexis Leino
    02.05.11

  18. Design Indaba 2011
    Travel Reports

    Design Indaba 2011

    Cape Town's Design Indaba always kicks off with a conference of eclectic speakers from all over the world and wraps up with an expo focusing on Southern African designers. "Forget about the...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.11

  19. An Introduction to Home Gardening
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Home Gardening

    Ever since Adam and Eve’s unfortunate eviction, their descendants have been plunging hands and seeds into the earth in hopes of bringing forth food, beauty, and the satisfaction of taming...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  20. Going to Pot
    --Done Right

    Going to Pot

    Container gardening is often the only option for apartment dwellers longing for some greenery in their lives and soil under their fingernails. If you have limited space, grow something that you can...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  21. Pest Practices
    --Done Wrong

    Pest Practices

    For decades home gardeners have turned to an arsenal of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers to keep their lawns, ornamentals, and veggies looking perfect. Unfortunately, this...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  22. Modern Sharecropping
    A Great Idea

    Modern Sharecropping

    For every well-tended backyard garden there’s another gone to seed, and for every happy horticulturalist noodling with the begonias out front there’s a cooped-up apartment dweller...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  23. Seedlings
    --The Future of

    Seedlings

    Before gathering those rosebuds, before planting the roses themselves, learn about what’s in store for your garden.

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  24. Green and Efficient: Boost Boxes
    Product of the Day

    Green and Efficient: Boost Boxes

    These days, it seems like everyone is busy saving the world. Using recycled, sustainably sourced materials is de rigeur for designers and manufacturers as consumers are becoming savvier about the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.17.11

  25. Grow Bottles
    Product of the Day

    Grow Bottles

    If you live in an apartment or otherwise lack a patch in which to plant a garden, Potting Shed Creations' Grow Bottles (also available at sustainable-living shop Branch) might be your answer to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.16.11

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