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  1. The Bellwether of Belvedere
    House Tours

    The Bellwether of Belvedere

    Sustainable consultant to the stars Jordan Harris convinces Hollywood starlets to go hybrid, but when it came to greening his own home, he enlisted outside help.

    written by: Chloe Veltman
    photos by: Todd Hido
    04.17.09

  2. Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps
    Outdoor

    Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps

    For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Ron Pollard
    04.30.09

  3. Leo Marmol on Restoration
    Interviews

    Leo Marmol on Restoration

    Which is harder? Creating a new classic or restoring an old one? Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner discusses staying consistent with the original architect’s intent while acknowledging changing...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    07.28.09

  4. Lego Island
    Finishing Touch

    Lego Island

    Step back, Jacobsen, Utzon, Kjaerholm, Wegner, and all you other great Danes. When it comes to Danish design domination, the unrivaled champ is undoubtedly the almighty plastic brick—Lego.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    03.19.10

  5. Long Island Found
    House Tours

    Long Island Found

    When the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, they sought an architect who’d preserve the home’s humble roots and mellow vibe, while subtly...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Foulser
    06.06.11

  6. From the Show Floor: FLOR Tiles
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: FLOR Tiles

    While browsing the floor at Dwell on Design I had to stop in my tracks as I noticed this brightly colored rug. I would describe this rug as completely ridiculous, as its colors are garish and the...

    written by: Bobby Solomon
    photos by: Bobby Solomon
    06.27.11

  7. Hometown Hero
    Profiles

    Hometown Hero

    Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in Michigan.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.29.11

  8. 12 Questions for Luis Urculo
    Interviews

    12 Questions for Luis Urculo

    I've long been intrigued by the overlap of design, art, and architecture, and one of the most interesting practitioners working in that realm today is Madrid-based Luis Urculo, whose works tread...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.18.12

  9. FLOR System

    FLOR System

    In the film The Corporation, Ray Anderson, InterfaceFlor CEO, says “We’ll spend the rest of our days harvesting yester-year’s carpets and recycling them…with zero scrap...

    $3.34

  10. Spartina

    Spartina

    Build It Green, a local design resource, led us to these carpets at Hendricksen, an eco-flooring emporium.

    $45.75

  11. Metropolitan Collection

    Metropolitan Collection

    Fans of fisherman’s sweaters can kick off their L.L. Bean moccasins and enjoy the warmth of Metropolitan Collection’s heavy piles and bright colors. Check their website for the latest styles, but...

    $47.00

  12. Veracruz Sisal

    Veracruz Sisal

    Considering sisal’s antistatic, sound-absorbing qualities and the fact that you can just as easily mount it on walls as floors, it could be perfect for your music studio, or any high-traffic area...

    $26.00

  13. Bio-Floor Collection

    Bio-Floor Collection

    If you’re sensitive to chemicals (or just got really paranoid after seeing Julianne Moore in 1995’s Safe), you can sleep like a little lamb on top of this all-raw material, 100 percent...

    $40.00

  14. Natural Fiber Floor Covering

    Natural Fiber Floor Covering

    In colonial times, these kinds of carpets were used as padding beneath finer imports from the Orient, until some iconoclast realized they were tread-worthy in their own right. Fibreworks’s range of...

    $26.50

  15. Neopolitan Bamboo Plywood

    Neopolitan Bamboo Plywood

    Strips of different lengths and widths of bamboo glued to a solid core of plywood with natural adhesive. Bamboo is from managed forests in China.

  16. Engineered Flooring

    Engineered Flooring

    A layer of hardwood bonded to two wood sublayers. More than 15 choices of wood available, including Australian chestnut, White tigerwood, and Chocolate oak.

  17. Global Passage Collection

    Global Passage Collection

    Photograph of wood grain laminated onto particleboard. Nine choices available, including Indian tigerwood, Brazilian cherry, and African padauk.

  18. Cork Mosaic Tiles

    Cork Mosaic Tiles

    Two circle sizes. Available in natural or more than 100 custom colors. Made from the waste of the cork bottle-stop industry.

  19. Sustainably Harvested Woods

    Sustainably Harvested Woods

    Wood laminated in vertical strips adhered with natural glues. Available in birch, beech, pine, ocoumé, meranti, poplar, or deal wood.

  20. Reclaimed Wood

    Reclaimed Wood

    Salvaged from buildings, plantations, mines, and railroads. Stock is sold as mixes of wood sorted by color, such as Cinnamon Mix (composed of merbau, alan batu, and other species from mine shoring...

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