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Articles about charming urban gardens on Dwell.com - Dwell

These urban refuges effectively use greenery, water features, and delicate lighting in every inch of their modest spaces to...<p>Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving, industrial neighborhood...<p>"I'm used to spending time on boats," says …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Articles about going green 11 ways design plants on Dwell.com - Dwell

At the end of March, the Bangor Daily News reported on a clever new development in the realm of green sporting goods: a...<p>You don’t always need a seat outside to feel like you’re dining al fresco.<p>When I was in college I lived in a cinder-block walled dorm room.<p>Dwell talks to The Climate Desk on the …

Green Design

Microgrid! the Backyard Pneumatic Grid Project

Introduction: Microgrid! the Backyard Pneumatic Grid Project<p>About: I am a stone mason. My hobby is making new solar cooking and gardening stuff. I …

How to Make a Rock Bowl Flame

The flaming rock bowls pictured above are actually a product that Restoration Hardware used to sell. Although they're no longer available, knowing …

DIY

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants<p>With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining in popularity. But …

How to Build a Temporary Wood-fired Brick Pizza Oven With Cheap, Easy to Find Materials

Introduction: How to Build a Temporary Wood-fired Brick Pizza Oven With Cheap, Easy to Find Materials<p>About: I write for magazines, I make TV shows, …

Pick The Right Wood For Your Project With This Guide

There are few things DIY enthusiasts love more than building things with their own hands. When it comes to woodworking, picking the right wood can be …

27 Insanely Helpful Diagrams Every DIY Enthusiast Needs

Whether you're the next Martha or a total beginner.

How to Make Cannabis Coconut Oil (canna Oil)

Tessellated Wooden Art<p>Pocket Zen Garden<p>How to Choose the Right Pot or Planter for a Plant<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>I just made this last night, and …

19 hacks to make your life easier around the house

Life is tough enough. Small irritations should never get in the way of enjoying a hard-earned day off.<p>If there's an easier way of doing things, most …

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Arduino Auto Watering Garden Project

Introduction: Arduino Auto Watering Garden Project<p>What your looking at above is my entire project in its' enclosure. I set out to solve a problem …

The Barefoot Farmer grows more than food

At his Long Hungry Creek Farm in Tennessee, Jeff Poppen grows a deep sense of community too.<p>Take a trip to Jeff Poppen’s Long Hungry Creek Farm and …

Farming

What to Plant in Your Summer Vegetable Garden

It’s late March and I have yet to harvest a single spring pea or leaf of spinach, but it’s already time to start planning for the summer kitchen …

How to Plan a Three Sisters Garden Layout

Have you heard about three sisters gardens and wondered what was up with them? While the three sisters garden is an ancient Native American gardening …

No room in the park? Why not use next door’s back garden?

Open gardens usually conjure up images of older, well-to-do people admiring each others’ chrysanthemums. But now, with a shortage of public space in cities, overcrowded parks and young people increasingly living in rented accommodation with little outdoor space, a new drive by the National Gardens …

The Top 10 Perfect Lawn Maintenance Tips

Our best projects, hints and tips to help you create and maintain a perfect lawn and yard year-round.<p>Improve your lawn’s natural defenses and reduce …

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Privacy

How to Maximize Your Garden through Small Space Gardening

In our society, growing food yourself has become the most radical of acts. It is truly the only effective protest, one that can—and will—overturn the …

Simple Crop Rotation for Organic Gardening - Organic Gardening

Crop rotation is an important factor of organic gardening. It’s just as important as composting and cover crops. By not following these simple steps …

Get a Head Start on Planning Your Garden, Even if It’s Snowing

Winter gardening advice always includes going through gardening catalogs and deciding what plants you want to grow in the coming year. That’s a great …

Gardening

Magic Leap sheds light on its retina-based augmented-reality 3D displays

Magic Leap is working on a tiny 3D technology that can shine images on your retinas, creating augmented reality that blends the real world with fantasy.<p>Rachel Metz, who wrote about Magic Leap for MIT Technology Review, explained what the mystery company (a startup that raised $542 million from …

Augmented Reality

A Wet And Wild Look Inside The 'Mushroom Houses' Of A Fungi Farm

As most people know, mushrooms love dark places. You can find them growing in the dim recesses of forests or at the foot of old trees. But is that where we get most of the mushrooms that end up in our hearty risottos and juicy portabella sandwiches?<p>You would be forgiven for thinking that's the …

37 Carrot Recipes, for Soups, Salads, Side Dishes, and More

We could eat these veggies every day of the week—and these 24 carrot recipes really sparkle.<p><b>We love carrots for their versatility:</b> These sweet root veggies are perfect in just about everything from soup to raw salads to roasted side dishes. These 37 carrot recipes really…sparkle.

Food

Polish Off Your Valentine's Day with Chocolate Bread Pudding

You better like it dark.<p><i>For Valentine's Day this year, we asked the great Charlie Palmer (of his eponymous Steak) to craft the ultimate dinner menu for you. Of course, it's really not for you, but for the special person in your life. So join us in cooking up something truly unforgettable, because</i> …

Our Best Glazed Recipes for Dinner, Dessert, and Everything in Between

Who doesn't love a good lacquer? These recipes for ham, cookies, cakes, and more, are all beautifully glazed.<p><b>The best things in life are glazed.</b> Here are 27 of them, from ham to cookies to cake.

Cooking

Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …

Spices

A True Small-Scale Off-Grid Empowerment System? "Hydroponics May Soon be Our Only Solution"

I long ago came to the conclusion that the path to reclaim our freedom and turning things around in this centralized, power hungry police state must …