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  1. 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

  2. How To: Green Your Roof
    Design 101

    How To: Green Your Roof

    No matter the month, it's never too cold or too early to start planning for major eco-impact. From urban rooftop gardens to living surfaces that help homeowners save on energy costs, here you'll...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.02.13

  3. Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials
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    Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials

    The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.18.13

  4. Green the Roof

    Green the Roof

    From urban rooftop gardens to living roofs that help homeowners save on energy costs, you'll find plenty of ideas for the final (green) frontier: the roof.

    03.22.13

  5. KIZARA

    KIZARA

    Kizara is a Japanese organization that was formed to address a forestry management challenge in their country, where the increase in imported lumber resulted in unused wastewood in the Japanese...

    10.20.13

  6. Boskke

    Boskke

    Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Bosske derives its name from “bosky,” an old English word meaning “a small forest.” Taking this idea from concept to creation, Bosske creates evolved gardening...

    10.18.13

  7. Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz
    In The Modern World

    Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz

    Nelson Byrd Woltz carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates a nest for its human and avian inhabitants.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Eric Piasecki
    10.07.13

  8. Wasara

    Wasara

    Warara is a Japanese brand making elegant, sustainable single use paper tableware. Wasara elevates the simple paper plate with these elegant, organic plates. Offering the best in Japanese design,...

    09.24.13

  9. Zaum

    Zaum

    Zaum is a small firm that specializes in organic handmade bags for men and women.  Every item is hand made in their studio using no animal products, and they offer the option of purchasing...

    09.12.13

  10. Snow Peak

    Snow Peak

    Snow Peak was founded in 1958 when Yukio Yamai, an accomplished mountaineer, created his own line of gear out of dissatisfaction with available products. Inspired by the outdoor environments of...

    09.03.13

  11. Dwell Homes: Off the Grid
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    Dwell Homes: Off the Grid

    Off the Grid, a recurring feature in the Dwell issues, focuses on modern homes that tread lightly on the earth.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.28.13

  12. A Super-Recycled House in the Netherlands
    A Great Idea

    A Super-Recycled House in the Netherlands

    In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers Superuse Studios have built a house almost entirely out of locally-sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas. Here's a look at how...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    06.07.13

  13. An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach
    House Tours

    An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach

    A couple in Israel seizes the rare chance to rehab a 1969 Airstream to experiment with indoor-outdoor, space-efficient living.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    04.12.13

  14. Organic Living
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    Organic Living

    As we previously explored in Modern Gables, these five homes provide a well needed break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Take a closer look at these strikingly innovative barn residences.

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.22.13

  15. Plant a Green Roof: Feed 70 Chickens and Lower Your Bills
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    Plant a Green Roof: Feed 70 Chickens and Lower Your Bills

    If you live in a large metro like we do, odds are you see mostly bleak-hued buildings. Lots and lots of buildings. One thing we don’t see enough of? Greenery. Of any sort, really. (Unless you count...

    written by: Kristin Crosier
    03.01.13

  16. Highlights from Greenbuild 2012
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    Highlights from Greenbuild 2012

    Greenbuild is charging full steam ahead at the Moscone Center in Dwell's home town of San Francisco. From November 11–16, an estimated 35,000 people will trawl the show floors, seeking the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.15.12

  17. Materials and Innovation at BIO 23 Ljubljana
    Event Spotlight

    Materials and Innovation at BIO 23 Ljubljana

    The BIO biennial in Ljubljana has been highlighting contemporary trends in international design for close to fifty years now, but not everyone on the global circuit might be aware of the diverse...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    10.30.12

  18. Dwell Party Highlights: Celebrating Prefab Design at SXSW Eco
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Party Highlights: Celebrating Prefab Design at SXSW Eco

    What better place for Dwell to host our SXSW Eco party than a prefab pop up at the design complex of the woman who founded the Austin Modern Home Tour? Go behind the scenes in our story and...

    written by: Addie Broyles
    10.10.12

  19. Women in Sustainable Design at SXSW Eco
    Event Spotlight

    Women in Sustainable Design at SXSW Eco

    Lance Hosey, co-author of the 2007 book Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design, led a panel at the South by Southwest Eco Conference in Austin last week with four women who are...

    written by: Addie Broyles
    10.08.12

  20. 2012 Mission Zero Fest

    2012 Mission Zero Fest

    The Mission Zero Fest event in Michigan is a two-day celebration of neighborhoods and communities that are striving to sustainably harvest their energy and water needs and produce no waste. The...

    06.07.12

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