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  1. Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
    A Great Idea

    Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

    Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.08.11

  2. West Coast Green 2010
    Travel Reports

    West Coast Green 2010

    West Coast Green kicked off on Thursday in San Francisco. This year, the annual sustainable design conference is host to speakers like green jobs advocate and Green for All senior fell Van Jones,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.02.10

  3. West Coast Green
    Post

    West Coast Green

    If green design were easy, everyone would be doing it. And though it makes sense in theory, actual implementation is often easier said than done. How to make all design become sustainable design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.08

  4. Video: Studio H Chicken Coops
    Renovation

    Video: Studio H Chicken Coops

    In our July/August 2011 family- and play-themed issue we featured three very cool chicken coops designed and built by a cadre of handy Bertie County, North Carolina, high school students. Here we...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.23.11

  5. Timbuk2 Hidden Series
    Product

    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

  6. Solar: Lease or Own?
    Post

    Solar: Lease or Own?

    One of the most common obstacles to going green is upfront costs (though we all know the long-term savings are plentiful). Many new homes are built solar-ready, with intentions of installing panels...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.09

  7. Second Chances at SFO
    Travel Reports

    Second Chances at SFO

    One of the nicest parts of traveling through the San Francisco International Airport is its art gallery in Terminal 3. As I made my way to Las Vegas this week for Surfaces and Las Vegas Market ...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.11

  8. Preview: Shane Judd of Kohler
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Shane Judd of Kohler

    Water efficiency is as important as ever and this weekend we take the stage not once but twice to discuss ways to be more water wise. Joining Dwell editor Miyoko Ohtake and Dwell digital content...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.22.10

  9. Preview: Modern Lifestyle Lounge
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Modern Lifestyle Lounge

    Modern design isn't just for mature, Marcel Breuer-loving adults. Join us at Dwell on Design—and bring your mini modernists—for a plethora of playful designs in our Modern Lifestyle...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.24.11

  10. Preview: Jon Wilson, Food Map Design
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Jon Wilson, Food Map Design

    The urban-rural gap is quickly shrinking and interest in local, organic food is continuously increasing. And today, it's not unusually to find gardeners harvesting their own produce even in a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.12.10

  11. Preview: Greywater Corps
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Greywater Corps

    Dwell on Design is quickly approaching and here at the office we're finalizing the finishing touches and getting ready for our road trip down to Los Angeles (which will surely include the requisite...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.15.10

  12. 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

  13. Maker Faire 2011
    Travel Reports

    Maker Faire 2011

    This weekend, Maker Faire—dubbed "the world's largest DIY festival"—took over the San Mateo County Event Center for its two-day do-it-yourself, show-and-tell extravaganza....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.11

  14. Love Earth: Eco Ideas and Designs
    Books

    Love Earth: Eco Ideas and Designs

    Victionary's new book, Love Earth, is an ode to green design—the cover is even made from the recycled scraps from the bookmaking process. Inside its cover, the volume starts with a mini-book...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.03.11

  15. Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel
    Shops

    Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel

    In August 2010, Kristi Reimers opened the doors of her shop Eco Carmel to fulfill a dream of starting her own businesses and also to make a difference to her Carmel, California, community and to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.30.11

  16. Grow Bottles
    Product

    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

  17. Glass Jar Terrariums
    Event Spotlight

    Glass Jar Terrariums

    Terrariums have once again taken off--just like Indie Mart founder Kelly Malone's San Francisco craft space Workshop. Malone opened Workshop in September 2009 and has since been selling out classes...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.02.10

  18. Finding My Latent Energy Use
    A Great Idea

    Finding My Latent Energy Use

    If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How sinful is it though? I ran through my apartment with a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.25.11

  19. Events this Weekend: 3.11-3.14
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 3.11-3.14

    The action this weekend is in New York and the Midwest, with our favorite events and exhibitions taking place in the Big Apple and around lower Lake Michigan.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.11.10

  20. Cycle China: Week 5
    Travel Reports

    Cycle China: Week 5

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai (find the previous posts here). Join us...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.05.11

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