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  1. Nontoxic Housecleaning Guide
    Books

    Nontoxic Housecleaning Guide

    I'll confess it now: I still buy and use all those household cleaning beasties that I know I shouldn't like Windex, Formula 409 and that scourge of bathtub rings, Soft Scrub. I know in my...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.09.09

  2. LG and SHFT's Evening of Design
    Event Spotlight

    LG and SHFT's Evening of Design

    On Wednesday night the Museum of Arts and Design hosted a discussion on the cross section of home design and sustainability with a cast of characters including SHFT.com co-founders, actor...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    11.15.12

  3. Transparency from Perkins+Will
    Interviews

    Transparency from Perkins+Will

    Transparency is a new website from the architecture firm Perkins+Will that launches on November 17th. The site looks to be an exciting new home for information about toxins, asthma triggers, and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.17.11

  4. PSFK Imagines Home of the Future
    Product Reviews

    PSFK Imagines Home of the Future

    In case you missed Dwell's July/August issue, there's another chance to peep technology for the home of the future, thanks to a PSFK exhibition in New York City.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.26.13

  5. How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions
    Green

    How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions

    Edward Mazria of Architecture 2030 talks to Dwell about the success (and upcoming explosion) of green construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.10.14

  6. Dan Formosa of Smart Design
    Dwell on Design

    Dan Formosa of Smart Design

    Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current. When he co-founded the consulting firm Smart Design nearly 35 years ago, design was typically an afterthought, and...

    06.21.13

  7. ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum
    Product

    ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum

    Two products we really loved from the ICFF show floor came courtesy of Londoners Dan Black and Martin Blum: Thermo Pot and Eau Good. The former merges practicality and aesthetics in a smart cork...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.20.12

  8. What Do You See? With Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity
    Dwell on Design

    What Do You See? With Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity

    We've adored Architecture for Humanity's boots-on-the-ground brand of community building and do-gooder design since its inception. We had CEO Cameron Sinclair as our keynote speaker last year and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.20.13

  9. A Sustainably Built Weekend Home
    Houses We Love

    A Sustainably Built Weekend Home

    Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    12.18.13

  10. Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters
    Product

    Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters

    New Zealand–based Bosske derives its name from “bosky,” an old English word meaning “small forest.” Expanding on this concept, Bosske creates gardening products for...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.08.14

  11. The Energy Seed
    Post

    The Energy Seed

    Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I generally collect my spent batteries in an old container in my house. My...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.19.08

  12. Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands
    House Tours

    Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands

    When two retired teachers decided to build a new home, they knew they wanted an energy-efficient, no-stress Passive House design that would support aging in place. The resulting 1,800-square-foot...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.14.14

  13. Solar-Powered Toy Helicopter

    Solar-Powered Toy Helicopter

    This whimsical whirlybird comes from the German company Inpro Solar, and is sure to delight any budding young aviator. The solar panel on the rotor generates enough energy to turn the blade, and...

    $32.00

  14. Bamboo Bicycle

    Bamboo Bicycle

    One weekend is all it takes to fabricate a bike frame from bamboo— a renewable and performance-positive material growing right in our backyard— assemble the components, and roll away with a custom...

    $1000.00

  15. Picket Double Low Back Bench

    Picket Double Low Back Bench

    Not every chair needs or even should have arms. Resting in the Loll Picket Double Low Back Bench you can face any way you choose. No maintenance, 100% recycled HDPE, and made in the U.S.A.

    $740.00

  16. Diva Ostrich Wall Console

    Diva Ostrich Wall Console

    This whimsical wall console, shaped like the bottom half of an ostrich, is made of high pressure laminate and comes in bright red, brushed black or bright dark grey.

  17. 111 Navy Chair

    111 Navy Chair

    Modeled on the classic Emeco 1006 Navy chair of 1944, but made from 111 recycled plastic bottles, the 111 Navy chair marries iconic form with a highly progressive brand of manufacturing. Made of...

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