Friday, April 29, 2011

Junk mail portraits - WOW!

These beautiful portraits are created by Shimmel Art - I find it unbelievable that they are created with junk mail!  I think they are wonderful - I love the pop art feel and bright colors!

What makes Shimmel Art eco-friendly?
  • created without waste
  • upcycle junk mail, calendars, post cards, photos, old greeting cards, tags, etc...
  • water-based, acid-free, non-toxic materials to create my
  • reuse and re-purpose canvas, frames, etc.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The CUTEST water filtration!

I'm loving this CUTE counter water filtration system by Aquaovo! It is made in Canada - here is the Aquaovo brochure (in English).  I love the modern shape - It is like a sculpture in the kitchen!

What makes Aquaovo eco-friendly?
  • Filters tap water so NO bottled water
  • Filter recycle program
  • Eco-friendly packing materials
  • Bamboo base
  • Donates a percentage of its profits to not-for-profit organizations dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the quality of drinking water in urban environments

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

{ chunky, modern, natural } furniture of Clayton Oxford

The reclaimed wood furniture of Clayton Oxford is unique and beautiful.  I really love the chunky, modern shapes, and the exposed wood grain adds a natural warmth.  These pieces of furniture could be used in a rustic to contemporary home OR my home!

What makes Clayton Oxford's furniture eco-friendly?
  • Sustainable natural fibers and materials
  • Reclaimed wood 
  • All products are exchanged at "fair market" values
  • Supports the local craftsmen and struggling economic communities in places such as the Philippines, Indonesia,Vietnam,and Africa.
  • handcrafted and high quality

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New LOVE of vintage glasses...

I just realized that I LOVE vintage glasses!  The fun retro designs and colors remind me of Summers out in the yard drinking lemonade....  And it is always eco-friendly to shop antiques!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

What's not to LOVE { Beautiful, Tranquil, LEED Platinum Certified }

This gem of a home designed by Coates Design, inc is LEED Platinum Certified, which is the highest rating by LEED.  I love the wooded location, the unique floor plan, and use of light.

The home's LEED Platinum website states: 

By implementing geothermal, photovoltaic, solar hot water, and advanced heat-recovery technologies this home has succeeded in reducing its energy consumption by more than 70% compared to a typical home. The home also makes use of rain water cisterns for irrigation of native landscaping and a vegetated roof. Rather than demolishing the existing structure on the site, the team deconstructed, it effectively diverting 98% of its material from the landfill.

That is a wonderful accomplishment!  I really LOVE this beautiful home!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday FUN Find { Artistic Jewelry }

This jewelry by Green Diva Jewelry is so FUN and artistic!  They use materials such as nuts, seeds, paper, glass, stones, pearls, and semi-precious gems.  I really love the silver, gray, and blues...

What makes Green Diva Jewelry eco-friendly:
  • Recycled materials
  • Fair Trade materials
  • Recycled silver
  • Handmade in the USA
  • donates 1% for the Planet

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Striking bent wood pendants!

These pendants by Tom Raffield are so fun and sculptural!  I love the movement and organic shapes.  They add drama whether they are on or off.  What a striking focal point!

What makes Tom Raffield lighting eco-friendly?
  • handcrafted
  • FSC wood
  • low energy lighting
  • wood is bent with steam, only water NO Chemicals
  • Wood waste is taken to the local smoke house to cure mackerel and salmon

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Inspiring Spaces { lofts }

I REALLY love these lofty spaces by Diana Kellogg Architects!!!  The architectural details, vintage elements, modern lines...  Everything is so INSPIRING!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Loving root wood accessories!

I love the character and natural beauty of RootWorks by Enrico.  These table accessories are so organic and original - a great way to introduce texture and warmth to your table.

What makes Enrico RootWorks eco-friendly?
  • handcrafted from stumps left from logging operations
  • environmentally friendly water-based finishes
  • recyclable packing
  • eco-intelligent company

Monday, April 18, 2011

Inspiring Spaces { Modern Mexico }

I can't get over the Hotel Districto Capital in Mexico City.  The neutral, calming palette and clean, simple design - love the use of scale to create drama.  WOW, I could certainly unwind there!