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  1. 7 Innovative Rooftops
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    7 Innovative Rooftops

    In an era of sustainability, nothing should go to waste, and a roof should be no exception. We take a look at seven innovative rooftops where lush gardens and garden parties alike can thrive.

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    05.13.13

  2. A Green Wall in Silicon Valley
    Outdoor

    A Green Wall in Silicon Valley

    Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.06.13

  3. Dwell Green Gift Guide: Part Two
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    Dwell Green Gift Guide: Part Two

    From a geometric container-housed candle to portable planters, take a look at the next accompaniment to yesterday's offering of green design-minded gifts.

    04.24.13

  4. Dwell Green Gift Guide: Part One
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    Dwell Green Gift Guide: Part One

    Mother Nature and green design enthusiasts, rejoice! April is Earth Month! From stylish, reusable food wrappings to non-toxic nail polishes, peep through to see our top green design picks. And stay...

    04.23.13

  5. Product Spotlight: Nourishmat
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    Product Spotlight: Nourishmat

    Help spread the green with the Nourishmat modular garden system by Earth Starter! The all-in-one roll out garden blanket comes with built-in irrigation, pre-cut holes and plant spacing, 82 pre...

    04.22.13

  6. Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life
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    Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life

    Using authentic crafting techniques handed down through generations, women from rural villages in the oasis of M’hamid El Ghizlane in the Sahara Desert transform cast-off textiles and donated...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    04.16.13

  7. Product Spotlight: Wooden Toys by Twig Creative
    Product Reviews

    Product Spotlight: Wooden Toys by Twig Creative

    For the budding photographer not yet familiar with apertures, shutters, and ISO speeds, look no further than these wooden toy cameras designed and handcrafted by Twig Creative. The Salt Lake City,...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.28.13

  8. Day of the Living Wall
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    Day of the Living Wall

    Why limit our oxygen-releasing flora friends to the indoors when you can flank them on buildings of all proportions, thanks to the highly-skilled hands of a botanist? Take a step outside to see six...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.25.13

  9. Compostmodern

    Compostmodern

     DESIGN TO IMPROVE SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENTExplore design’s role in creating a more resilient world, with some of the world’s leading designers, entrepreneurs, scientists, architects and...

    03.22.13

  10. Product Spotlight: Living Tables
    Product Reviews

    Product Spotlight: Living Tables

    Bay Area plant studio Habitat Horticulture has designed plant installations for restaurants, residences, and even the California Academy of Sciences. Now, they share one of their products: the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.18.13

  11. Groovie™ Math Blocks

    Groovie™ Math Blocks

    Teach your little ones to sort, order, and recognize patterns and opposites in style. Made from sustainable Michigan bassword, this set from Uncle Goose contains 28 colorful blocks with debossed...

    $43.00

  12. Bamboo Bottle Company

    Bamboo Bottle Company

     At Bamboo Bottle Company, we strive to be good stewards of this Earth. It's one reason we chose bamboo. Bamboo minimizes carbon dioxide and generates up to 35% more oxygen than an equivalent...

    03.12.13

  13. Bring in the Green
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    Bring in the Green

    The Pantone color for 2013 may be emerald, but we are excited about another continuing trend in a different shade of green: The living wall. Also known as green walls or vertical gardens, these...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.28.13

  14. Modern, Green Alternative to the Classic LEGO®
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    Modern, Green Alternative to the Classic LEGO®

    Inspired by LEGO®, and committed to using renewable resources, Japanese company Mokurokku has introduced a modern, green alternative to the nostalgic, plastic toy.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.27.13

  15. A New Kind of Hardware Store: TreeHouse
    Week in Review

    A New Kind of Hardware Store: TreeHouse

    After the Dwell prefab popup party at SXSW Eco this past October, we spent the next Saturday checking out a number of modern homes and happenings around Austin, where we stumbled with delight...

    written by: Sara Ost
    12.07.12

  16. Felted Sea Turtle Pet Toy

    Felted Sea Turtle Pet Toy

    We love this 100-percent wool toy for pets, which is fair-trade crafted in Nepal.

    $16.00

  17. The Life Aquatic
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    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

  18. Re-Turned Birds

    Re-Turned Birds

    Norwegian designer Lars Beller first caught our eye at the Stockholm Design Fair with his marble-topped Nuki table. We couldn't help but share this design of his, adorable birds hand turned from...

    $85.00

  19. 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

  20. Teak Stirrers

    Teak Stirrers

    These handsome and slender stirring spoons are handcrafted in Thailand from what would ordinarily be waste wood. We love that the six-inch handle makes it easy to reach into deep jars or extra-tall...

    $16.00

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