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  1. Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59
    Product Reviews

    Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59

    British manufacturer Dyson recently launched the DC 59, a cordless vacuum that's one-and-half times more powerful than its predecessor. We took it for a test run and found that its compact size,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.14

  2. Brooms
    Product Reviews

    Brooms

    Dear Dwell: I'm tired of my old generic broom. Are there any specialized products on the market that are both hip and functional? —Edward Charles, Austin, Texas

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

  3. Trash Bins
    Product Reviews

    Trash Bins

    Dear Dwell, I pride myself on recycling each week, but I'm unhappy with the unorganized mess of bottles and cans in my kitchen. Are there any attractive options for trash bins that integrate re...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    03.03.09

  4. 5 Canister Vacuums
    Product Reviews

    5 Canister Vacuums

    Is kitty leaving too much for you to remember him by? Are your wellies tracking dirt? Whatever the mess, these vacuums will help you suck it up. 

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    05.28.09

  5. A Note on Our Expert: Laura Guido-Clark
    A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Laura Guido-Clark

    After designing for other companies for a few years, Guido-Clark started a firm 16 years ago with a friend. Working for companies as diverse as Mattel, Toyota, and InterfaceFLOR, she has learned...

    01.01.09

  6. Nontoxic Housecleaning Guide
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    Nontoxic Housecleaning Guide

    I'll confess it now: I still buy and use all those household cleaning beasties that I know I shouldn't like Windex, Formula 409 and that scourge of bathtub rings, Soft Scrub. I know in my...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.09.09

  7. Method's New Pump Detergent
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    Method's New Pump Detergent

    As someone who tries my hardest to purchase environmentally responsible products, I have a difficult challenge: a lot of "eco-friendly" cleaners are simply less effective than the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.19.10

  8. Ladles Not Labels
    Shops

    Ladles Not Labels

    Fed up with men's fashion, Rachel Wythe-Moran and Simon Watkins of East London's Labour and Wait cooked up a plan to align their creative instincts and passion for practical design.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.10

  9. Leather Fly Swatter
    Product of the Day

    Leather Fly Swatter

    I was in Maine last week for my yearly vacation back East, and was happy to discover a new shop in Camden called Sugar Tools. All told it has something of a shabby chic vibe, though I did come...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.10

  10. Ballo Toilet Brush
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    Ballo Toilet Brush

    Tis the season for having guests—and thus a clean house, as well. And while you'll want a toilet brush on hand, you may not want your current one out on display. Danish manufacturer Normann...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.13.10

  11. Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel
    Shops

    Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel

    In August 2010, Kristi Reimers opened the doors of her shop Eco Carmel to fulfill a dream of starting her own businesses and also to make a difference to her Carmel, California, community and to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.30.11

  12. Garbage Pail, Kids

    Garbage Pail, Kids

    When it comes time to toss your scraps, a stylish receptacle makes a dirty job a bit more bearable. We scoured the scene and assembled a collection of favorites, culling together a mishmash of...

    01.03.11

  13. Pedal Bin with Bio Bucket

    Pedal Bin with Bio Bucket

    This simple, streamlined bin is less conspicuous, without being less functional. The corrosion-resistant construction and well-sealed lid are not to be overlooked. The recycling bin is a smaller...

    $40.00

  14. Twin Bucket Recycler

    Though shorter and stouter than the others, the Leifheit has a mouth that’s wider and easier to toss stuff into. The interior bins are made of antibacterial plastic and have handles, both of...

    $69.95

  15. Butterfly Recycler

    Butterfly Recycler

    Intended for squeezing into narrower spaces, the Butterfly takes a different approach than the rest of the pack. The cleverly designed lid opens in halves when you press on the foot pedal, and can...

    $189.00

  16. Steel Trash Can

    Steel Trash Can

    This is a classic steel trash can, but with a twist. Apartment dwellers can make use of other segregated bins, but larger households might need one of these just for bottles and cans. Improvements...

    $109.99

  17. Twin Touch Bin

    Twin Touch Bin

    The Twin Touch is quite rugged, belying its pristine appearance. The steel body and lid defy rusting and chipping, which is a practical concern if you spend the majority of your time around refuse....

    $115.00

  18. Trento Oko 19 + 11

    Trento Oko 19 + 11

    The Oko is basic and no-frills. The sheet-steel construction, wide foot pedal, and large mouth are all useful features. Handles adorn the conveniently color-coded bins and look nice against the...

    $60.00

  19. Green Cone System

    Green Cone System

    If you wince every time you toss a banana peel into the trash and think, I really need to compost, let your guilt evaporate (or decompose). The Green Cone offers a simple, tidy alternative to the...

    $185.00

  20. Artala Can

    Artala Can

    Joshua Davis brings his signature color-by-numbers aesthetic to the world of trash-can design with this three-gallon beaut from Umbra. You'll be looking for more things to throw away just to spend...

    $14.00

  21. Chuck Waste Paper Basket

    Chuck Waste Paper Basket

    The Chuck Waste Paper Basket, by studio CRANK, is constructed of 100% recycled cardboard, printed with low VOC based inks, and is totally recyclable. It's assembled by simply folding and tucking,...

    $9.99

  22. Mode All-In-One Recycling Center

    Mode All-In-One Recycling Center

    An estimated 75% of household trash can be recycled. This recycling center eliminates the clutter of bottles, cans, and paper by sorting, storing, and compacting recyclables. There's also a junk...

    $199.99

  23. Miele Red Velvet

    Miele Red Velvet

    This is as close to perfect a vacuum as any. The quality of each of the attachments, the material, and overall usability are impressive. The one drawback is the price, which is more than most...

  24. Sanyo SC-X1000P Bagless Canister Vacuum

    Sanyo SC-X1000P Bagless Canister Vacuum

    Well, we couldn’t complain about the suction—until something got stuck. The design of this machine connotes power, but it’s largely aesthetic and insubstantial.  This machine...

  25. Bosch Formula Electro Duo Plus HEPA

    Bosch Formula Electro Duo Plus HEPA

    Not to throw the c-bomb around too much, but this machine is dang cute. The design is simple and straightforward; there aren’t too many buttons or settings to overwhelm, and the performance...

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