I love the clean lines and fresh white feeling of this loft. I am also drawn to the combination of the new cement forms and the recylced and more rustic accents...
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
How many way's there are to improve the quality of your life and the surroundings you live in. Furniture, we don't really think about where and what it is made of and how it is made all that often. And then there is style and comfort! There are some really great companies out there making furniture that respects the planet. What does it mean to choose green furniture? And what impact does it really have on the environment? I don't have all the answers, but one way to look at it is that ANY choice you make to lightly or heavily benefit the environments well being is a good one. So choosing green furniture may mean looking in grandma's attic or finding a company that uses only renewable resources for their raw material like Vermont Woods Studio (www.vermontwoodsstudio.com) Or find a company whose upholstery is organic like Lee Furniture check them out at www.leeindustries.com. If you are in New York city ABC Carpet and Home is also a great store to visit, they have a whole line of eco furniture that is just beautiful, not to mention the store is inspiring. And I am serious about checking out old thrift stores for recycled furniture...If the upholstery is wretched, get it revamped with organic cotton! The site www.modgreenpod.com is awesome for fabrics.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Spring is really here now and it is time to get the bikes out... no matter what style or kind you have, it is high time we all bike more. So take your buggy to the shop or get your tools out and tune up! Greese up the chain or oil up the saddle.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
We have so many choices to make in our lives... how do we know what the best ones or the right ones or even the wrong ones are? In my opinion staying educated and thinking about the future of what we are surrounded by are the most important things. Ultimately forward thinking is thinking in logic terms. Local, healthy, renewable and low environmental impact. How we fill our houses with stuff effects everything about us... Choices. Choose items that you know more than half of the ingredient list, choose materials that come at least partially from something that was grown in the soil sustainably.