Fortunately, we've reached the point where it is not only un-cool, but offensive when companies ignore their footprint and don't face eco-reality. Despite the plethora of green-going ventures out there, I'm still impressed when I come across another design studio forging ahead, breaking new green ground without compromising creative philosophy. Gore Design Co. is such … Continue reading Eco-Concrete by Gore Design Co.
According to our calendars, summer is almost over. Kids are returning home from camp, school supplies are being purchased and I'm wondering where the time goes. Want your summer to last forever? The Rolling Summer House may be just what this doctor ordered. It's a huge spherical structure constructed of unseasoned wood (from local, sustainable … Continue reading Steam-Bent and Rolling Through A Garden Near You
There's no other way to say it - this is the coolest, most forward-thinking product I've seen in quite some time. Sounds dramatic, yes, but it's true. Try and wrap your head around this - illuminated wallpaper. Not glow in the dark or back-lit, but wall covering that emits light - it's a part of … Continue reading Lamp Alternative: Illuminated Wallpaper by Jonas Samson
Last weekend my niece and I took a walk in the rain. At one point she looked up at the sky, opened her mouth and giggled as the raindrops fell lightly onto her tongue. I remember trying the same thing as a kid - hoping to quench my thirst rather than head indoors for a … Continue reading Raindrops Keep Falling, So Why Not Catch Them?
I'm certain you've seen it - the generic cartoon character with wide eyes and a light bulb next to its head. The image fairly screams "I've got a bright idea!". Imagine that, but stylish and eco-friendly, and I'll show you the Luau Portable Lamp designed by Vessel for $199. A lighting solution that works inside … Continue reading Your Own Personal (Portable) Luau
You don't have to live in Seattle to know that a good umbrella is hard to find. In fact, of the more than 33 million sold in the U.S. every year, hundreds of thousands end up broken, abandoned and in a landfill somewhere. I've often wondered, as my own ragged umbrella turned inside-out carrying me … Continue reading Undercover