Green Day: Hable Construction

photo by Rinne Allen Hable Construction has teamed up with Bella-Dura to create a line of vibrant, fashionable, and eco-savvy fabrics suitable for in-doors and out-. Bella-Dura is a by-product of post-industrial waste comprised of synthetic fibers with amazing performance qualities that require no additional chemical treatments. Starring qualities of the fabrics include anti-microbial properties, … Read more

Mission Zero with Flor Carpet Tiles

I love Flor carpet tiles for their complete flexibility in design, use and re-use. But, did you know that they’re commercial side, InterfaceFlor, is working towards a zero environmental footprint by the year 2020? Click here for more information.Doing good and looking good! photos courtesy of InterfaceFlor.

Travel Tuesday – Green Travel

Eco-Tourism is a booming industry. But, just what defines eco-tourism? TIES, The International Ecotourism Society, defines it as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and the well-being of local people”. Adherence to these five principals is encouraged: minimize impact; build environmental and cultural awareness and respect; provide positive experiences for visitors and … Read more

Bemz slipcovers

Bemz, the Swedish Company that sells the slipcovers for Ikea furniture is now selling online in the US. So, before you throwout that beat up looking sofa or chair, it may be worth picking up one of these cotton or cotton/linen slipcovers and bringing your furniture back to life. It may be good for your … Read more

HGTV Green Home 2010 in Plymouth, MA – Second Floor & What I would do differently

Last week I profiled the first floor of the 2010 HGTV Green Home, located in Plymouth, MA. You can read that post here.  I had been invited to a brunch and tour with interior designer Linda Woodrum and HGTV House Planner Jack Thomasson by Shaw Industries, who provided the flooring, rugs and other surface materials … Read more

HGTV Green Home 2010 in Plymouth, MA – First Floor

Last week, I had the opportunity to take a designers’ tour of the 2010 HGTV Green Home in Plymouth, MA. Shaw Industries, who provides the majority of the floor and surface materials for the home, along with local Shaw distributor Ideal Floor of Cape Cod, hosted a lovely breakfast for local designers and media folks, … Read more

Green Day – Lifecycle Building Challenge

Lifecycle building is the design of building materials, components, information systems, and management practices to create buildings that facilitate and anticipate future changes to and eventual adaptation or dismantling for recovery of all systems, components, and materials. Registration deadline is April 30th. Click here for more information.

Green Day – How Green Is It?

Metropolitan Home magazine online has an interesting section on green design in furnishings. What exactly is a green product? It’s a maze of questions, answers and more questions. Click here to find out more and what makes these furnishings below green.

Green Day – Old-Fashioned Milk Paint Co.

Martha Stewart includes a recipe for environmentally friendly milk paint in her magazine this month. It involves lemons, milk, curds and whey – all too Little Miss Muffet for me. For those looking for an environmentally friendly paint (no VOC’s) that’s translucent yet saturated, milk paint is a great choice. The Old Fashioned Milk Paint … Read more

Architectural Digest Emmy Green Room

The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast is Sunday night,September 16th.Architectural Digest has selected AD 100 designerTimothy Corrigan to create the signature ArchitecturalDigest Greenroom. This tremendously successful partnership,now in its sixth year, launched the concept of a high-designbackstage haven for celebrity talent, befitting one of thebiggest nights in Hollywood. The room is built from scratch,transforming an … Read more

Kravet Fabrics goes Green

Kravet has launched a new website dedicated to its environmentally friendly line of fabrics made from all natural sustainable yarns or recycled materials.While there is a lot of work to do in this area, and we all need a lot of education on exactly what makes for the most environmentally friendly products, it’s nice to … Read more