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  1. Broom Chair by Emeco
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    Broom Chair by Emeco

    Philippe Starck designed the Broom chair back in 2003, but since it took nearly a decade to perfect the material engineering it was only unveiled this year. Broom—its name derived from the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.18.12

  2. ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum
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    ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum

    Two products we really loved from the ICFF show floor came courtesy of Londoners Dan Black and Martin Blum: Thermo Pot and Eau Good. The former merges practicality and aesthetics in a smart cork...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.20.12

  3. Silva Table Lamp

    Silva Table Lamp

    An LED bulb shines brightly in this table lamp handmade in Laguna Beach, California. A variety of material and finish combinations are available, including Baltic birch, oiled walnut, and dark...

    $427.00

  4. Palm Springs Series Console

    Palm Springs Series Console

    1950s Palm Springs was the jumping off point for this walnut console. While we dig the throwback to the atomic era, the low-VOC water-based lacquer and eco-friendly MDF used in this American-made...

  5. Unit 1

    Unit 1

    L.A.'s Kalon studios hit a home run with this minimalist organizer. Fit to sit atop a desk, or act as a freestanding piece, this unit is crafted from bamboo, finished with non-toxic wood oils, and...

    $275.00

  6. Oud Lamp

    Oud Lamp

    Up-and-coming New Zealand design and manufacturing company Resident caught our eye with their brass beauty. Illuminated by an LED bulb and controlled via a sphere of polished marble, this task lamp...

  7. Decafe Lighting

    Decafe Lighting

    Designed by Raul Lauri and debuted at the 2012 Salone, these lamps bring new life to a common waste item: coffee grounds. "The aim is to give a second life to coffee grounds as a biodegradable...

  8. Wobowl SoftBowl

    Wobowl SoftBowl

    Requireing less than one-tenth of the energy required to product its ceramic counterpart, this 100-percent wool felt bowl is an attractive accessory to stash your odds and ends.

    $39.99

  9. Top Ten Green Projects of 2012
    House Tours

    Top Ten Green Projects of 2012

    On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country. COTE advocates...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.12

  10. Jane Jacobs Video
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    Jane Jacobs Video

    I was so pleased to come across this video recently on the website Grist—a nearly ten-minute film about creating healthy neighborhoods, narrated by the late, great urban writer and activist...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.30.12

  11. Wall Hanging Cubes

    Wall Hanging Cubes

    These hanging stoneware vases are made by Christina Nickerson of Olmay Home, a company dedicated to supporting local artisans and craftsmen. The vessels have homespun sensibility about them that we...

    $199.00

  12. BlancoWhite LED Lamps

    BlancoWhite LED Lamps

    It's no secret that designs that do double duty make our hearts throb. Enter the Red Dot Award–winning BlancoWhite series of LED lamps by Antoni Arola for Santa & Cole. They're tables,...

  13. Dent Tumblers

    Dent Tumblers

    Portland, Oregon's Pigeon Toe Ceramics boasts some mighty strong environmental creeds: All of their ceramics are made from natural clay, feature lead-free glazes, and are fired in kilns fueled by...

    $38.00

  14. Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile
    Travel Reports

    Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile

    Artisanal tile company Fireclay was at Coverings for the first time this year and exhibited their brand of glass and ceramic tile that's a treat to look at and boasts some mighty strong...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.21.12

  15. TranSglass Carafe

    TranSglass Carafe

    Crafted from recycled glass bottles, these carafes blend a smart sensibility with sustainable design principles. We love that the top doubles as a glass—perfect to keep bedside if you...

    $66.00

  16. Modern Green Concept House in South Korea
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    Modern Green Concept House in South Korea

    The E+ Green Home, a concept house located an hour outside Seoul, not only points the way to a greener South Korea, it may well be the most sustainable house in the country.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Sergio Pirrone
    03.25.12

  17. SHY Light

    SHY Light

    This spare, modular chandelier's thin LED tubes define its 1970s throwback vibe.

    $11000.00

  18. Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent
    Interviews

    Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent

    Architect, systems designer, Cradle to Cradle founder, and sustainability guru William McDonough talks entropy, Walker Evans, paper houses, and “buildings like trees” with science...

    written by: Alexis Madrigal
    03.22.12

  19. A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post
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    A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 11: The...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    03.13.12

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