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  1. Webshop We Love: Rodale's
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    Webshop We Love: Rodale's

    Look no further than online shop Rodale's for a well-edited selection of eco-friendly items. Products span clothing to kitchenware to bedding, all selected because they're manufactured in a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.13

  2. An 'Epic' Container Co-op
    Interviews

    An 'Epic' Container Co-op

    The good folks at Epic Software are building a video production studio out of old shipping containers just outside of Houston, Texas. They're also dutifully documenting the Creative Co-op's...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.24.11

  3. Peru Gift Show 2011
    Travel Reports

    Peru Gift Show 2011

    Greetings from Peru! I'm in Lima reporting from the showroom floors of the National Gift Show and Peru Moda, a fashion tradeshow, taking place April 27th to 30th. An estimated 5,000 people come to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.30.11

  4. 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

  5. Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile
    Travel Reports

    Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile

    Artisanal tile company Fireclay was at Coverings for the first time this year and exhibited their brand of glass and ceramic tile that's a treat to look at and boasts some mighty strong...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.21.12

  6. ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum
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    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

  7. Broom Chair by Emeco
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    Broom Chair by Emeco

    Philippe Starck designed the Broom chair back in 2003, but since it took nearly a decade to perfect the material engineering it was only unveiled this year. Broom—its name derived from the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.18.12

  8. Plumen Energy Saving Lightbulbs
    Product

    Plumen Energy Saving Lightbulbs

    An Edison bulb's artful filament might be attractive to look at, but its subpar energy consumption isn't nearly as appealing. Enter Plumen's bright idea in fluorescent design ($30), which shatters...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  9. Barcelona Bird Feeder by Menu
    Product

    Barcelona Bird Feeder by Menu

    If this bird feeder looks mildly familiar, you're right! It's based off of Mies van der Rohe's famed Barcelona Pavilion. Your avian pals will surely return to your yard day after day to dine from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.31.12

  10. Bjarke Ingels on 'Bigamy'
    Interviews

    Bjarke Ingels on 'Bigamy'

    It might be an understatement to say that Bjarke Ingels' firm the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has gone gangbusters. In a climate where much new construction is being delayed indefinitely and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.01.11

  11. Highlights from Dwell on Design 2012
    Dwell on Design

    Highlights from Dwell on Design 2012

    You may have already spied our show floor recaps of Modern Lifestyle, Furniture and Accessories, Kitchen and Bath, and perennial favorite Dwell Outdoor, but here we share our greatest hits...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.27.12

  12. Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti
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    Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti

    In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, ARCHIVE, a non-profit whose efforts center on the use of housing as a strategy for preventing illness and providing care among...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.11

  13. Rubber Bands, Man
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    Rubber Bands, Man

    When the architecture industry suffered a massive blow due to the economy, architect Margarita Mileva turned to upcycling office supplies. Her designs have garnered international attention and she...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.16.11

  14. Denver's Fin Art Co.
    Product

    Denver's Fin Art Co.

    One of the most interesting furniture companies I've come across lately is Fin Art Co. based in Denver, Colorado. When childhood friends Rob McGowan and Ben Olson graduated from the University of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.21.11

  15. Wrapqarw by To-mo-ni
    Product

    Wrapqarw by To-mo-ni

    Designer Naoto Yoshida found a new use for scrap wood from the furniture industry in Japan: an organizer to wrangle unruly cords. The clever Wrapqarw contraption ($20–$25) comes in three...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.12

  16. Compostmodern in Review
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    Compostmodern in Review

    This weekend, I attended Compostmodern, a conference hosted by the AIGA SF that discussed the role of designers and the future of the profession with respect to sustainability. Around 20 forward...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.25.11

  17. Tailored Itinerary: The Smart Modern Home
    Dwell on Design

    Tailored Itinerary: The Smart Modern Home

    To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest innovations in home tech.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.20.13

  18. Green Car Buying Advice
    Green

    Green Car Buying Advice

    Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, dispenses buying advice for the latest fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly models.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.09.13

  19. Visionary Architect Focus: Paolo Soleri
    Rewind

    Visionary Architect Focus: Paolo Soleri

    Countercultural architect Paolo Soleri looked beyond the bounds of four walls and a roof to orchestrate his vision for comprehensive ecological design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.13

  20. 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

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