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  1. Grateful Shed
    My House

    Grateful Shed

    A family discovers the joys of DIY design—and muddy feet—in their home made up of distinct pods that blends harmoniously with its surroundings in the rainy mountains of Kauai.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Linny Morris
    03.12.12

  2. Six Upcycled Design Picks
    Product

    Six Upcycled Design Picks

    Upcycled and reclaimed products are losing their stigma as burlap sack and bottle top creations. Slowly but surely, they are infusing the design world with sharp ideas and a feel-good ethos. Here...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.24.12

  3. Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 9
    Renovation

    Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 9

    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 9:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    01.26.12

  4. Highlights from Dwell on Design 2012
    Dwell on Design

    Highlights from Dwell on Design 2012

    You may have already spied our show floor recaps of Modern Lifestyle, Furniture and Accessories, Kitchen and Bath, and perennial favorite Dwell Outdoor, but here we share our greatest hits...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.27.12

  5. The Life Aquatic
    Product

    The Life Aquatic

    Aquaponics, currently receiving funding on Kickstarter, looks to combine a fish tank and a sustainable garden all-in-one.

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    11.26.12

  6. Trailer Flash
    Superstructure

    Trailer Flash

    Most folks who kit out a vintage Airstream intend to take it on the road, but Burton Baldridge’s design—a hip new green room for one of the most respected music venues in Austin, Texas...

    written by: Addie Broyles
    08.20.12

  7. 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

  8. An Innovative Air Purifier
    Latest

    An Innovative Air Purifier

    An ingenious filtration system keeps air clean through a set of cell-like modules and a network of tubes that harnesses the organic technology of plants.

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.12.12

  9. Kachelöfen Coming Up
    Latest

    Kachelöfen Coming Up

    It sounds like a sneeze, but a kachelöfen—a clay, highly-efficient, wood-burning stove used in Germany for hundreds of years—is a very modern option for radiant heating in one...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.17.12

  10. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 10
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 10

    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 10:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    02.19.12

  11. A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post
    Renovation

    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

  12. Eleventh Annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair

    Eleventh Annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair

    Twenty green remodels and new homes open their doors around the Portland metropolitan area for this self-guided tour on Saturday, September 22. From 11 AM to 5 PM chat with homeowners, designers,...

    06.05.12

  13. 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

  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. 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

  16. Thinking Beyond LEED at SXSW Eco
    Event Spotlight

    Thinking Beyond LEED at SXSW Eco

    Bill Reed helped develop the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, but at a panel during the South by Southwest Eco conference, he explains why it’s time to move...

    written by: Addie Broyles
    10.04.12

  17. Broom Chair by Emeco
    Product

    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

  18. Plumen Energy Saving Lightbulbs
    Product

    Plumen Energy Saving Lightbulbs

    An Edison bulb's artful filament might be attractive to look at, but its subpar energy consumption isn't nearly as appealing. Enter Plumen's bright idea in fluorescent design ($30), which shatters...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  19. Barcelona Bird Feeder by Menu
    Product

    Barcelona Bird Feeder by Menu

    If this bird feeder looks mildly familiar, you're right! It's based off of Mies van der Rohe's famed Barcelona Pavilion. Your avian pals will surely return to your yard day after day to dine from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.31.12

  20. Wrapqarw by To-mo-ni
    Product

    Wrapqarw by To-mo-ni

    Designer Naoto Yoshida found a new use for scrap wood from the furniture industry in Japan: an organizer to wrangle unruly cords. The clever Wrapqarw contraption ($20–$25) comes in three...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.12

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