Advertising
Advertising

Latest Articles in Green Design

dwell ggg part one  1

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 tuned for part two tomorrow!
April 23, 2013
nourishmat kale

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-planted seedballs, 19 plant types, weed barrier, garden staples, and hose connection. Strong believers of local manufacturing (and due to overwhelming demand), the company plans on rolling out a Kickstarter later this month to help raise funds to underwrite the cost of buying more inventory. Check out the video below to see the blanket in action and stay tuned for more information!
April 22, 2013
carpet of life

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 clothing into each "co-designed" Carpet of Life. This unique recycling concept is based on traditional Moroccan carpets called Boucherouite or Boucherwi, typically made by families from nomadic backgrounds. Each piece is totally one-of-a-kind and created intuitively by the artisans in response to donated materials provided by clients for commissioned carpets.
April 16, 2013
twig creative instagram

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, Utah-based toymakers (and furniture makers!) craft each camera using sustainable materials—perfect for entertaining the little ones, while also protecting our ecosystem. Click here for even more kid-friendly designs for the mini modernists and be sure to check out Dwell's Pinterest board dedicated to all things design for kids!
March 28, 2013
madrid living wall  1

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 amazing living walls from Portugal to London.
March 25, 2013
living table short2

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 living table. Dwell chats with founder David Brenner to learn more.
March 18, 2013
The Dimanches relax in their exotic living room.

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 beautiful and functional living works of art are more accessible then ever. Here we present four ways to incorporate garden greens into the home.
February 28, 2013
wooden legos

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.
February 27, 2013
TreeHouse Store in Austin, Texas Logo

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 upon TreeHouse, the new green hardware store company with a focus on design that's already earned a local tagline as the "Whole Foods version of Home Depot." We toured the store and the next week back in San Francisco, caught up with TreeHouse CEO, Paul Yanosy, to chat.
December 7, 2012
Advertising