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  1. Team 7

    An Austrian furniture maker founded in 1959, and a pioneer of eco-furniture, and today, a market leader for eco-design furniture.

    03.06.09

  2. Ten

    We talk about design and sustainability.

    03.02.09

  3. Terrariums by Botany Factory
    Product of the Day

    Terrariums by Botany Factory

    Browsing through the San Francisco shop General Store recently, I noticed some highly covetable, bulbous glass globes filled with tiny succulents: terrariums by the local designer Katie Goldman...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  4. The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    Ecologist Brent Bucknum, principal of Hyphae Design Lab in Oakland, California, shares the ABC's of re-routing a home's waste water (greywater) to sustainably irrigate gardens and other green...

    07.22.09

  5. The Country's Best Yurt
    Green

    The Country's Best Yurt

    Lakes of ink have been spilled over a peculiarly American wanderlust, whether it’s our ancestors’ push westward or our current penchant for cross-country moves at the drop of a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.01.09

  6. The Greywater Guerrilas

    The Greywater Guerrilas

    The Greywater Guerrillas are a collaborative group of educators, designers, builders, and artists who educate and empower people to build sustainable water culture and infrastructure. We teach...

    03.20.09

  7. The Human Zone

    The Human Zone

    The final home zone recognizes the importance of our behavior. Living responsibly extends beyond our physical spaces into our daily actions. We must design1 the way we live as carefully as we...

    01.01.09

  8. The LA Garden Show

    This is a three-day celebration showcasing sustainable gardening practices and edible plants, from fruits and vegetables to herbs and grains, and their decorative and functional uses in gardens....

    04.09.09

  9. The Lawn Goodbye
    Outdoor

    The Lawn Goodbye

    We sunbathe, picnic, and play sports on them. Our bare feet seem inexorably drawn to them. And for many of us, they’re the first thing we see when we step out the front door: lawns. It&rsquo...

    written by: Arnie Cooper
    photos by: Fritz Haeg
    02.26.09

  10. The Lives of Energy

    The Lives of Energy

    Making its U.S. premiere, The Lives of Energy is a new feature-length montage film by Rick Prelinger, archivist, writer, and founder of the world famous Prelinger Archives. The film is compiled...

    08.06.10

  11. The New David Brower Center
    Post

    The New David Brower Center

    The David Brower Center opened this week in Berkeley, California—a new, green-built facility for Bay Area non-profit organizations working on sustainability issues. Named after one of the...

    05.12.09

  12. The Next-Generation Paper Plate
    Product of the Day

    The Next-Generation Paper Plate

    I'm currently planning a party (ok, wedding) and have been coming across lots of interesting paper party supplies—including these awesome Gunilla Axén-designed cocktail napkins, which...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.07.11

  13. The Soft Spot
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    The Soft Spot

    As designers embrace the idea of directing their skills toward doing good in the world, a collective of students and alumni from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have launched an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.03.09

  14. The Thin Green Line
    Design 101

    The Thin Green Line

    For years, as the author of books on eco-home design and a founder of two environmental general stores, I’ve been advocating sustainable design to others.

    written by: Jennifer Roberts
    01.31.09

  15. The Yard Zone

    The Yard Zone

    The space outside your walls should be as thoughtfully considered as the space within. Aside from contributing to pleasant, functioning outdoor space, well-placed landscaping can protect your house...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.01.09

  16. Timbuk2 Hidden Series
    Product of the Day

    Timbuk2 Hidden Series

    The problem with reusable bags is actually reusing them. At my apartment, there is reusable bag upon reusable bag (mostly the kind you can buy at the grocery store that resemble a paper bag) but...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.29.10

  17. TreePeople

    TreePeople

    TreePeople is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the Los Angeles area for over three decades. Simply put, our work is about helping nature heal our citie

    02.25.09

  18. Upcyling Is the New Recycling

    Designer/artist Rebecca Yaker— noted for her myriad takes on the Sock Monkey—shows how to “upcycle” your clothes into new and delightful attire.

    07.01.09

  19. Urban Beekeeping

    Urban Beekeeping

    Convinced that the current decline in bee numbers is the result of their ‘enslavement’ to industrial processes, urban beekeeper Kirk Anderson and bee aficianado Amy Seidenwurm will...

    08.20.09

  20. Urban Hens
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    Urban Hens

    In our 2008 sustainability issue, we featured the Boulder residence of Rob Pyatt and Heather Kahn-Pyatt. The project was a renovation of a 1940s bungalow that Pyatt undertook with his own hands ...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.13.09

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