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  1. Bamboo

    Bamboo

    Pros The edges on the countertops are easy on the eyes. We swooned over the dark chestnut slice sandwiched by two oh-so-beauteous blonde pieces. Of all the materials, this is one that won’t...

    $20.00

  2. Bat Trang Vases

    Bat Trang Vases

    A Dutch designer’s trip to Vietnam to learn local craft yielded a series of trim vases made of colored clay.

    $68.00

  3. Bio-Glass

    Bio-Glass

    Pros The material is 100 percent recycled glass and each shade represents a single waste stream, be it flat glass or water bottles, wine bottles or beer bottles. Cons We tried to mar Bio-Glass, c...

    $100.00

  4. Boston Translation
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    Boston Translation

    Boston's rich history is potently infused into its dense, bustling neighborhoods, where the same brick walls that once contained cobbler shops now house Internet startups. The adaptive reuse of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Jason Lee
    03.16.09

  5. Brook Farm General Store
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    Brook Farm General Store

    If you've been longing for the timeless kitchen and home goods stocked on the shelves of Labour and Wait in East London but aren't in the UK (and thus can't have them shipped to you), Brook Farm...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.10

  6. Bubble Smoke Digout Vase

    Bubble Smoke Digout Vase

    Slim stems and blooming buds appear to hover in this faintly tinted glass double bubble.

    $11.70

  7. Caesarstone

    Caesarstone

    A perfect surface is like the icing on a cake. It is the final touch, your own personal signature. From modern to traditional, their surfaces turn any space into a masterpiece.

    05.13.10

  8. Ceasarstone Recycled

    Ceasarstone Recycled

    Pros Since we’re not looking to replace our countertops with the seasons, there’s nothing better than a lifetime warranty, which Caesarstone offers to residential customers. Its nonpo...

    $12.00

  9. Chef's Table
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    Chef's Table

    When these full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island. Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe invites himself over to sample the fruits of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    02.03.10

  10. Compound Addition
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    Compound Addition

    A pair of environmentally attuned architects combined adjoining properties in a Los Angeles canyon to house their modernist menagerie.

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    05.13.09

  11. Cutting It Up
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    Cutting It Up

    Los Angeles–based architecture firm Tag Front faces the future of downtown living with an apartment that melds the compactness of a studio with the spaciousness of a loft and finds that,...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Baerbel Schmidt
    07.23.09

  12. Dent Tumblers

    Dent Tumblers

    Portland, Oregon's Pigeon Toe Ceramics boasts some mighty strong environmental creeds: All of their ceramics are made from natural clay, feature lead-free glazes, and are fired in kilns fueled by...

    $38.00

  13. Duravit

    Duravit

    Almost 200 years of bathroom history. It all begins in 1817, when George Friedrich Horn establishes an earthenware factory in Hornberg in the Black Forest. In 1842 the manufacture of tableware is...

    10.22.09

  14. Dwell Investigates 7 Eco-friendly Countertops
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    Dwell Investigates 7 Eco-friendly Countertops

    We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell’s kitchen.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    09.21.11

  15. Echo Logical
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    Echo Logical

    Los Angeles is not all mini-malls and highways. As Eric Garcetti, president of the City Council, shows, it is eminently possible to live green in the City of Angels. By putting solar power and...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    02.26.09

  16. Eco

    Eco

    Pros Eco by Cosentino consists of 75 percent postindustrial or postconsumer materials, which nabbed them a Cradle to Cradle Silver and Greenguard certification. Its nonporous surface needs no seal...

    $68.00

  17. Fertile Grounds
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    Fertile Grounds

    Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll. And with the voracious design appetites of a family of gastronomically inclined clients, this concrete...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.10

  18. Filmore Clark: American Tile
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    Filmore Clark: American Tile

    In the October 2011 issue we're spotlighting all of our favorite American-made design. To lend a hand, we've asked Michael and Ruth Storc of the great site Design Patriot to share their top Made...

    written by: Michael Storc
    09.15.11

  19. Fish Trivet

    Fish Trivet

    Perfect for those with a penchant for the nautical, this nifty fish-shaped trivet is a surefire way to dress you dinner table in style.

    $38.00

  20. Floating House, Lake Huron
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    Floating House, Lake Huron

    On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.26.09

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