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

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

The anatomy of a Green Home [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

If you’ve never looked into eco-friendly home improvements, you may not even know where to start. This animated graphic outlines the anatomy of a green home and gives 24 suggestions on how to go green and save green. via The anatomy of a Green Home [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading The anatomy of a Green Home [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Buffy Breeze: 100% plant-based duvet made from eucalyptus pulp, which is fully biodegradable

Sustainable bedding startup Buffy has launched a comforter made entirely of eucalyptus pulp, which is fully biodegradable.  The Breeze comforter uses the natural eucalyptus wood pulp for its case, stuffing and threading. This 100% plant-based offering also means it uses no animal products, so is vegan-friendly. The duvet, which ranges in price from $170 for a Twin size through to $250 for King size, is designed … Continue reading Buffy Breeze: 100% plant-based duvet made from eucalyptus pulp, which is fully biodegradable

Sustainable Furnishings – How to Reuse, Renovate and Recycle [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Around 22 million pieces of furniture are discarded per year in the UK and fewer than 1 in 10 people consider repairs to extend the lifespan of their furnishings.For the sake of the environment and to avoid perfectly good pieces of furniture going to waste – a change of attitude to becoming more mindful of eco-friendly options is necessary, and it’s crucial that we aren’t … Continue reading Sustainable Furnishings – How to Reuse, Renovate and Recycle [Infographic] — ecogreenlove