All posts in " eco-design "

Peace of mind

By Organic Spa Magazine / June 22, 2015

  Designer Blair Townsend majored in Economics at Princeton, but her minor in Art History is what determined her future. Townsend, a furniture designer, creates unique custom pieces like this recycled wood Serenity Bench with flower inlays. Her designs are streamlined and uncluttered, with a feeling of connection to the surrounding environment. Many feature unusual […]


salvaged materials reclaimed from the rustbelt

By Kelsey Lyon / May 4, 2015

At Rustbelt Reclamation, based in Cleveland, OH, everything is made in the USA, with a premium on craftsmanship, using locally salvaged materials. In fact, provenance is so important that every piece is inlaid with a “source” coin (pictured above)—a maple disk, 1.5 inches in diameter, which reveals the source of the material used to create […]


Made in Vermont

By Rona Berg / March 4, 2014

Thirty-three years ago, a young Irish-American glass artist named Simon Pearce settled in Quechee, VT, near the New Hampshire border, on the roaring Ottauquechee River. Pearce created one of the first hydroelectrically powered plants in the U.S., to fuel his operation, and has been crafting his signature hand-blown glassware and pottery here ever since. The […]

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