LEED Lighting from Recycled Coke Bottles

Here’s a new artist spotlight for my recycled lighting collection of posts. Atlanta artist Kathleen Plate creates custom, handcrafted chandeliers from post-consumer upcycled bottles. Plate’s company, Smart Glass is known for creating unique and elegant glass collections, jewelry and chandeliers using a technique she has patented. Last fall Plate was commissioned by Chick-fil-A to create custom … Continue reading LEED Lighting from Recycled Coke Bottles

Prisma Cold Brewer

If you like the convenience of bottled cold brewed coffee (and the caffeine kick that accompanies it) then this new home appliance just might be for you. Thanks to new vacuum-pressure technology, a new brewer launched on Indiegogo can turn a mix of cold water and grounds into a drinkable brew in minutes. If you’re not … Continue reading Prisma Cold Brewer

Pantone Home and Interiors 2017 Color Trends

The 2017 Color Trends take a more unilateral approach to color and trend toward gender neutrality. As color choices are so closely tied to personal expression, new palettes enthusiastically responding to a public that is more comfortable with color as expression and less concerned with stereotypical ideas about gender. We see a breadth of color choices that transcend sexual identity, preference or bias. Continue reading Pantone Home and Interiors 2017 Color Trends