Happy Earth Day 2015!

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!

Cork for the Bathroom

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

Recycled Lighting Designer Spotlight: Laurence van Seventer

Laurence van Seventer, a Dutch designer and founder of Lolo Palazzo is a creative frontrunner in industrial design who is  innovative in welding metal with recycled bicycles, car parts and other discarded metal. From her Hague Studio, Laurence  van Seventer creates chandeliers that remind me a bit of the Atlantis chandelier from Barlas Baylar Lighting. Her larger chandeliers can incorporate … Continue reading Recycled Lighting Designer Spotlight: Laurence van Seventer

Slate-ish

Who says scrap is useless? Slate-ish  is a tile product made in the US from 100% post industrial waste reclaimed from the fabrication of  paper-laminate products which are normally used for countertops (Richlite and PaperStone), skateboard ramps, bathroom partitions, lockers and more. The scraps are cut into various geometric shapes, and hand-split to create a tile that … Continue reading Slate-ish