Best Eco-friendly Rug materials for your Home — ecogreenlove

As pollution indoors can be higher than pollution outdoors due to toxic gases emitted from the furniture and floor coverings, we should consider carefully what materials are used in the production of our furniture as well as rugs. Rugs that are made of natural fibers are not synthetic or chemically treated and they are derived from plants. Many of them are also made with renewable … Continue reading Best Eco-friendly Rug materials for your Home — ecogreenlove

Nick Lopez: Californian native creating functional art and home furnishings from reclaimed redwood

California Redwood is a beautiful wood with a rich history and carving some of that history in to unique pieces of furniture is the Sacramento- based artist Nick Lopez. Nick Lopez, who has a background in the building trade, makes upcycled furniture using reclaimed redwood from the construction industry. His one-of-a-kind pieces include a pontoon bed, slither bench, recliner and ottoman, rustic coffee tables, and … Continue reading Nick Lopez: Californian native creating functional art and home furnishings from reclaimed redwood

Totomoxtle: Mexican designer creates biomaterial from heirloom corn for use in homewares

Mexican designer Fernando Laposse has created a new veneer material made with husks of heirloom Mexican corn, in an effort to help preserve ancestral varieties of corn. Known as Totomoxtle, the material is made from colorful husks of the traditional corn varieities grown in Mexico, which are naturally colourful. Totomoxtle is used to make furniture such as lamps, vases and decorative wall panels. The parts … Continue reading Totomoxtle: Mexican designer creates biomaterial from heirloom corn for use in homewares

Bird Brick Houses: Bespoke bricks providing permanent nesting sites and enclosures to nurture wildlife

Bird Brick Houses are an ingenious way to provide permanent nesting sites and wildlife enclosures as an integral part of a building. Suitable for many of the UK’s small to medium size birds, Bird Brick Houses – which look like a regular brick with a hole – have been designed to accomodate house sparrows, swifts and starlings. A single entrance hole allows the entire internal … Continue reading Bird Brick Houses: Bespoke bricks providing permanent nesting sites and enclosures to nurture wildlife

Furniture’s Carbon Footprint [Visual + Upcycling Ideas] — ecogreenlove

Did you know that an average sofa’s estimated average carbon footprint is equivalent to 10.1 gallons of consumed gasoline? Back in 2011, the Furniture Industry Research Association or FIRA for short, took it upon themselves to find out furniture’s carbon footprint, and the results were quite shocking. via Furniture’s Carbon Footprint [Visual + Upcycling Ideas] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Furniture’s Carbon Footprint [Visual + Upcycling Ideas] — ecogreenlove

BloomingTables: Functional living table serves as a raised planter and table for indoors

A home can never have too many plants but if you are short on space to place them, you may want to check out what BloomingTables are creating. BloomingTables is an elegant functional living table that doubles up as both a raised planter and table. This piece of living furniture has been designed for use as a table that fits directly under a window sill, or … Continue reading BloomingTables: Functional living table serves as a raised planter and table for indoors