Earth Day turns 45 this year. Many activities celebrating Earth Day started this past weekend. Don’t worry, if you missed them, there are still things you can do today. Earth Day Reuse and Recycling Round-up Event Donated clothing, electronics, shoes, books, household items and cell phones go to Goodwill Industries. While you’re there, get free document shredding … Continue reading Happy Earth Day 2015!
I recently attended the Coverings trade show in Orlando. It was a terrific show with so much to see. Exhibitors come from all over the world to display the latest in colors, trends, manufacturing and technology. There were a few stand-outs in design trends this year. Here’s the rundown. Shape: Hexagon Once considered more “retro” … Continue reading Tile Trends 2015
Always on the search for great lighting, I can’t believe I didn’t discover this beautiful chandelier made from recycled bottles by Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden sooner. The lovely cascading shape was inspired by the simple scales of a pine cone. Beauty really is everywhere. We collected pine cones from different trees and started looking at how the scales … Continue reading Upcycled Glass Bottle Chandeliers
Inductive charging (also known as “wireless charging”) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. Typically this is accomplished using an induction coil to create an alternating electromagnetic field from within a charging base station, and a second induction coil in the portable device takes power from the electromagnetic field and converts it back … Continue reading TechTop: Qi Inductive Charging
Wishing your Easter is decorated with love, peace and the joys of spring! *** I found this lovely photo on Danish website, Kom Med Ud. The pressed flower is so delicate and beautiful. If you want to try your own, there’s a tutorial available here and here.
These days we are pretty comfortable with the use of cork for flooring and wall treatments but the notion of a bathroom fixture made from cork is pretty spectacular. GRANORTE, based in Portugal, is a leading sustainable flooring manufacturer and producer of cutting-edge cork products from vessels and tile to lighting and furniture. Initially created to recycle the … Continue reading Cork for the Bathroom
I’m crushing on the Aurora Collection of nonrepeating wallcoverings by Calico Wallpaper. This ephemeral collection features luminescent ombré washes is 16 colorways. Calico Wallpaper was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2013 by creative and life-partners Rachel and Nick Cope. Their process combines artisanal methods from the decorative arts with innovative digital technologies. The result is an entirely … Continue reading Wallpaper: Like Light on the Horizon