ALUSID LTD is a new UK based company, manufacturing an exciting range of unique, highly sustainable interior and exterior architectural surface materials. ALUSID is a spin-off company from the Silicate Research Unit of University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). AluSiD was the name given to launch prototype examples of the ‘Eco-material’ David and Dr Alasdair Bremner had been … Continue reading ALUSID Sustainable Materials
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!
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
Maniscalco, the Australian-rooted designer and wholesaler of high-quality glass, stone and metal decorative tiles, has released the comprehensive Victoria Metal Mosaic series. This range includes “Mini Hexy,” which consists of 1 1/4- x 1 1/2-inch mosaic tiles delivered on 11 1/2- x 10-inch sheets. Mini Hexy will be available in two colors – Mt. Stirling Blend … Continue reading Mini Hexy is Very Sexy
When shopping for a toilet there are many things to consider beyond looks and price. I’ve created this guide to help you master the basics. MEASURE BEFORE YOU BUY: • If you’re buying a new toilet, you need to know the “rough-in” measurement of the old one. For the vast majority of toilets, the waste pipe … Continue reading How to Shop for a Toilet
“It takes true creativity and a strong imagination to transform an item into something else with a completely different function. And that’s exactly what artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga does to create her “CONNECT Series” of lighting fixtures. She collects old bicycles from junkyards and dumpsters and uses the parts to create beautiful chandeliers and lamps.” … Continue reading Recycled Lighting Artist Spotlight
I stumbled across a picture of this hanger and I thought it was a designer’s take on everyday objects modernized for hospitality use. Such as this hanger shown below from Doug Mockett that sells for $41.00. It looks cool, but it’s still just a hanger. It turns out I was completely wrong. This hanger, designed … Continue reading What I’m Obsessing Over