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5 Homes Covered in Greenery

These homes prioritize plant life in a serious way, from dramatic ivy-covered walls to a sea of indoor bushes.
July 10, 2015
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8 Flower Pots and Planters for Indoor Gardening

Bring life into your interior spaces by creating an indoor garden. Our collection of planters and pots includes colorful ceramics that have just launched at the Dwell Store alongside classic designs from iconic brands. Be sure to visit our full collection of planters at the Dwell Store. 
July 8, 2015
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9 Epic Outdoor Hangouts

As we ease into the holiday weekend, we hope the following backyard retreats, fire pits, and conversation areas inspire you to up the design ante of your chill zone.
July 3, 2015
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Editor's Picks: 8 Leading Examples of Outdoor Design

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's June 2015 issue.
June 20, 2015
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Can Neglected Urban Waterways Like the Los Angeles River Become Thriving Greenways?

With new natural features and recreation opportunities, rivers in city centers across America are getting a chance to shine again.
June 13, 2015
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8 Green Beach Getaways

These homes take advantage of their sunny, breezy locations and incorporate a multitude of green living strategies.
June 11, 2015
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8 Inspiring Green Spaces from Our Outdoor Issue

Our June 2015 issue, on newsstands now, features modern homes that use smart design features—green roofs, ample sliding doors, interior courtyards, and much more—to connect with the outdoors.
June 11, 2015
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Here Is What We Can Do to Convert Rainwater Into a Useable Water Source

Field researcher and water-harvesting expert Ed Beaulieu analyzes our conservation options for the future.
May 23, 2015
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Energy Storage Expert Jim Kelly Brings Renewables to Railroads

Jim Kelly first began pondering the possibilities and limitations of renewables as a senior vice president of transmission and distribution for Southern California Edison. After 38 years with the state’s second-largest utility, he was named CEO of Advanced Rail Energy Storage, or ARES, which developed a system that draws energy from the grid to run weighted rail cars up an incline. When demand spikes, the cars roll downhill and a regenerative braking system generates electricity that is dispatched back to the grid. On the basis of its quarter-scale test facility in California’s Tehachapi Mountains, ARES received its first commercial commission, in 2014, to deliver reliable, renewable energy to Southern California from Nevada by 2017.
May 9, 2015
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