All posts in " green 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 […]


Tips for Designing an Eco Friendly Bathroom

By Jennie Nunn / June 15, 2015

A sustainable tile company transforms an ordinary space into a resort-inspired, eco friendly bathroom, with tips on how to get the look. “I’ve always been a huge advocate of splurging on a powder room,” says Jamie Chappell, creative director at Northern California-based Fireclay Tile. “Patterned tile achieves a look similar to beautiful wallpaper, but offers added texture […]


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 […]


Saving the Endemic Dolphin

By Zoe Helene / December 8, 2014

Brittany and William Trubridge, a yogini and a freediver, share thoughts on how to save our oceans and beaches—and a very special dolphin—from environmental threats.

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