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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.
May 13, 2013
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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.
May 6, 2013
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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.
April 24, 2013
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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 tuned for part two tomorrow!
April 23, 2013
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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-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
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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 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
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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
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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 amazing living walls from Portugal to London.
March 25, 2013
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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
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