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The Best Green Products from the 2011 International Housewares Show

The Best Green Products from the 2011 International Housewares Show

This potato brush by Full Circle infuses an everyday object with a lot of personality! It is specially designed to fit in the palm and has a unique corer tool to quickly and easily remove potato

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Beautiful Green-Roofed McLeod Home Sits Lightly On The Edge Vermont Nature Preserve

Beautiful Green-Roofed McLeod Home Sits Lightly On The Edge Vermont Nature Preserve

Oriented on an east-west axis, the southern facade was designed to absorb the sun, while the eastern side rises up to look into the nature preserve, and the western side, facing the neighbors, is covered

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Modern, Green US-Canada Border Crossing by Julie Snow Architects

Modern, Green US-Canada Border Crossing by Julie Snow Architects

The border between Canada and the US in Minnesota is an expansive, open wetland bog and the Port of Entry is conceived as a specific response to all that vastness. The long, low volume reiterates the

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Outlandia Treehouse Art Studio Set in the Lush Scottish Highlands

Outlandia Treehouse Art Studio Set in the Lush Scottish Highlands

The tree house is reachable via a quarter-mile boardwalk, which was built by students of Lochaber College’s Environmental Conservation group. Outlandia has a small artist studio, connected to a larger

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Argentinian Mountain Home by Studio Ramos Sprouts a Green Roof

Argentinian Mountain Home by Studio Ramos Sprouts a Green Roof

Tucked in the woods near a mountain lake in Argentina is a rustic retreat that melts into the landscape.

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Build a Modern Green House With Lindal Cedar Homes

Build a Modern Green House With Lindal Cedar Homes

Image © Bridgette Meinhold Lindal's building system for custom homes follows a clear step-by-step process that is aided by your local Lindal dealer. After contacting your local dealer, you'll be given

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Off-Grid Vacation Home In California’s Gold Country

Off-Grid Vacation Home In California’s Gold Country

The home, located near Murphys, CA, is split into two 875 sq ft buildings - one for living and the other for sleeping. The buildings are sited for views as well as the prevailing breezes which come up

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Cedar Haven is a Forest Retreat Made with Reclaimed Logs

Cedar Haven is a Forest Retreat Made with Reclaimed Logs

Cedar Haven is a forest retreat inspired by the cedar trees and tranquility of its surrounding area. Following the specifications of the homeowners who wanted an escape that would fit amicably on a site

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WoodTec’s Rustic iPad Docking Stations Made from Logs

WoodTec’s Rustic iPad Docking Stations Made from Logs

Isn't there something perfect about the way these rustic WoodTec docking stations set off the ultra-modern lines of the iPad? Each one has been made by hand in New Paltz, New York from local cedar that

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Rent a Living Christmas Tree This Year!

Rent a Living Christmas Tree This Year!

In Los Angeles the Living Christmas Company, which is in its third year, will deliver an evergreen to your home and pick it up again. You pick your species and size and they do all the rest. Once the tree

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ARKit Prefab Eco-Homes Sit Light on the Earth

ARKit Prefab Eco-Homes Sit Light on the Earth

ARKit designs and manufactures factory-built buildings using a wall panel system they designed themselves that incorporates sustainable materials and achieves a high degree of thermal performance. The

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Green-Roofed Roomworks Garden Offices Sprout in the UK

Green-Roofed Roomworks Garden Offices Sprout in the UK

Rooomworks garden offices are designed to minimize energy use in both the summer and the winter. Each unit is constructed out of structural insulated panels (SIPs) and FSC-certified western red cedar. The

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Water Pumping Mill Transformed Into Self-Sustaining Residence

Water Pumping Mill Transformed Into Self-Sustaining Residence

The Norfolk Broads is a collection of navigable rivers, lakes, and wetlands located in the east of England. Originally formed as an artificial landscape, this beautiful manmade wetland was historically

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Thoreau-Inspired Sustainable Cabin Rises Up in West Texas

Thoreau-Inspired Sustainable Cabin Rises Up in West Texas

More than a century ago, Henry David Thoreau asked, “What’s the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” He might not have been pondering climate change or green design,

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Salvaged Cedar Longhouse Inspired by Native Architecture

Salvaged Cedar Longhouse Inspired by Native Architecture

The new 12,500 sq ft multi-purpose education facility opened in January of 2010 and is centrally located on the campus. Alfred Waugh, of Chipweyan descent, was tasked with designing a facility that would

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Tree Adventure is a High Flying Walkway with a Giant Bird Nest

Tree Adventure is a High Flying Walkway with a Giant Bird Nest

Photos by Paul Warchol When designing the high-flying exhibit, Metcalfe balanced perceived danger, actual safety, beautiful materials and real trees to make for a playful and exhilarating

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Build a Green Modern Studio With Lindal Cedar Homes

Build a Green Modern Studio With Lindal Cedar Homes

Lindal Cedar Homes has been building kit homes for over 65 years now, and they first began their work by designing and selling A-frame vacation cabins. Always improving upon their designs and adapting to

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Chic Modern Chicken Coop Grows a Green Roof

Chic Modern Chicken Coop Grows a Green Roof

At-home fruit and veggie gardens are nothing new, but a growing trend amongst those trying to go more organic are backyard chicken coops. Our friends at Dwell recently shared the story of one

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Orange Memorial Eco Park Springs Up in South San Francisco

Orange Memorial Eco Park Springs Up in South San Francisco

The pavilion sits at the center of a 21-acre park surrounded by a soccer field, basketball courts, a playground, and a picnic area. Designed for various activities and capable of hosting multiple

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Blu Homes’ Founder Completes His Own Prefab Origin Artist Studio

Blu Homes’ Founder Completes His Own Prefab Origin Artist Studio

The Origin series comes in three different sizes – 24 feet, 36 feet and 48 feet long, and has a number of different options for floorplans, including two bedroom homes, mother in-law apartments, media

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Thai Vineyard Showcases Natural Materials and Passive Cooling

Thai Vineyard Showcases Natural Materials and Passive Cooling

The Sala Visitor Centre introduces visitors to local viticulture and oenology by offering local wines and fine dining. An exhibition on local wines serves as the entrance to the center, then visitors are

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Green-Roofed Long Cove House Melds Form and Function

Green-Roofed Long Cove House Melds Form and Function

The bitterly cold Atlantic winds have met their match with in this well-insulated green roofed home in Nova Scotia. The project's southern orientation give the house a big bump up in efficiency, and the

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Gorgeous Green Homes From Turkel & Lindal Cedar Homes

Gorgeous Green Homes From Turkel & Lindal Cedar Homes

The Dwell Homes Collection is a partnership between Turkel Design, who designs the homes and Lindal Cedar Homes, who assembles the materials and delivers them to the site of the home. Like all Lindal

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The Nogg is a Modern Prefab Pad for Your Chicken

The Nogg is a Modern Prefab Pad for Your Chicken

So we all know that eggs are incredible and edible, but trucking them thousands of miles to get to your local supermarket definitely doesn't make them very sustainable. Enter the Nogg - a beautifully

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Lindal Homes Puts a Green Twist on the Classic A-Frame

Lindal Homes Puts a Green Twist on the Classic A-Frame

The two pitched-roof MAF homes are the three bedroom A3 1200 and the two bedroom A2 1500, which are 1,200 and 1,500 sq ft respectively. Lindal's new designs are compact, bold, and feature full-height

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Beautiful Reclaimed Fir House Boasts a Lush Living Roof

Beautiful Reclaimed Fir House Boasts a Lush Living Roof

The character of the house is defined by its ample glass openings, slatted wood surfaces and fiberglass grated decks that allow light filtration to a daylight basement. The exterior is minimalistic and

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Modern Masi Prefab Home in Montauk Wins AIA Merit Award

Modern Masi Prefab Home in Montauk Wins AIA Merit Award

Humbly, the residence does not seek out a green building certification, even though it could probably get one. Bates Masi, who has a knack for renovations and wooden exteriors, designed the home for his

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Blu Homes Releases Bigger, Better Glidehouse 2.0 Prefab

Blu Homes Releases Bigger, Better Glidehouse 2.0 Prefab

In terms of aesthetics, the new Glidehouse is essentially the same - it has a similar floorplan and layout, with a beautiful floor-to-ceiling glass facade, cedar sunshades, solar-passive design and the

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