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  1. 8 Impressive Indoor Gardens
    Green

    8 Impressive Indoor Gardens

    No backyard? No problem. These indoor gardens show the power of bringing greenery indoors. (And check out these indoor gardening kits to work your own magic!)

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.27.14

  2. Thibault’s Follies
    Outdoor

    Thibault’s Follies

    Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats­—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.04.09

  3. Tree's Company
    Profiles

    Tree's Company

    Greening Los Angeles has long been Andy Lipkis’s dream. Greening his nonprofit’s Hollywood Hills campus is now a reality.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.25.09

  4. On Greener Turf
    Post

    On Greener Turf

    With new laws limiting water consumption in many places, it shouldn't be a surprise that drought-tolerant and native landscaping is continuing to flourish, replacing expansive and expensive lawns. ...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.30.09

  5. The Exhibitionists
    Profiles

    The Exhibitionists

    In Los Angeles, Materials & Applications puts design theory into open-to-the-public practice.http://dwell-stage.pingv.net/node/17158/edit?destination=admin/content%3Ffield_legacycontentid_value...

    written by: Chris Rubin
    04.27.09

  6. World's First Lichen Garden?
    Travel Reports

    World's First Lichen Garden?

    Last spring, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art unveiled its new 14,000-square foot rooftop sculpture garden, spangled with works by Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith. To a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.26.10

  7. Carneros Inn's Green Water System
    Interviews

    Carneros Inn's Green Water System

    A couple months back I stayed at the Plumpjack-owned Carneros Inn in Napa County. A more bucolic location you could not imagine, but beyond its tasty fare and sylvan setting, the Carneros has a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.10.11

  8. HelioTrace Robotic Facade
    A Great Idea

    HelioTrace Robotic Facade

    I was intrigued by a rendering featured in the latest newsletter from SOM, which came across my desk a few weeks ago. So I wrote the firm for more information. Turns out this new invention—a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.11.11

  9. 72 Hour Urban Action
    Travel Reports

    72 Hour Urban Action

    The other week I attended a gathering at REBAR in San Francisco, in honor of Israeli architects Kerem Halbrecht and Gilly Karjevsky's cool project, 72 Hour Urban Action. Held last September and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.03.11

  10. Backyard Retreat
    Finishing Touch

    Backyard Retreat

    When sustainable building advisor Megan Lea set out to build a backyard retreat, she knew that reclaimed materials would figure prominently into the design. What resulted is a polychrome of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Uwe Schneider
    12.06.11

  11. 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

  12. Wood Whale

    Wood Whale

    Organizational accessories are on our collective brains these days, perhaps due to the fact that our desks look more like the aftermath of an F5 tornado than workstations. Enter the Wood Whale, a...

    $65.00

  13. Wall Hanging Cubes

    Wall Hanging Cubes

    These hanging stoneware vases are made by Christina Nickerson of Olmay Home, a company dedicated to supporting local artisans and craftsmen. The vessels have homespun sensibility about them that we...

    $199.00

  14. The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    Ecologist Brent Bucknum, principal of Hyphae Design Lab in Oakland, California, shares the ABC's of re-routing a home's waste water (greywater) to sustainably irrigate gardens and other green...

    07.22.09

  15. Plugged Stool

    Plugged Stool

    PVC water mains from Detroit are transformed once Jack Craig heats and manipulates the raw material, converting it into seating—a departure from the pipes’ “highly machined ...

    $625.00

  16. Verona Dining Table

    Verona Dining Table

    Danish Designer Søren Rose is known for his modern take on a classic material: marble. And though this particular table is made from wood, Rose reclaimed the planks from none other than a...

    $6170.00

  17. Get Up Stand Up

    Get Up Stand Up

    Here's one for the eco-friendly audiophile: House of Marley's new Get Up Stand Up home audio system is made from FSC-certified birch wood and recycled plastic. It features a dock that's iPhone and...

    $349.00

  18. Echo Dresser

    Echo Dresser

    This dresser from Kalon is outfitted with loads of lovely features—three drawers of varying depths and sleek integrated pulls, among others—and is made with eco-friendly materials&mdash...

    $1495.00

  19. Dovetail Alligator

    Dovetail Alligator

    Karl Zahn added a playful alligator to his line of toys made from sustainably harvested new growth beech wood. The tripartite puzzle-like design is held together with dovetails—baby's first...

    $19.00

  20. Piazza Storm Sofa

    Piazza Storm Sofa

    CB2's Piazza sofa is made in the United States from soy-based polyfoam and featured a sustainably harvested wood frame. Rest assured, this comfy couch is just as easy on the earth as it is on the...

    $1299.00

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