By Becky Striepe on April 26, 2010
When Jacob and Kristen Anderson had their son, they “began to transform [their] home into a kid proof toxic free zone,” hunting down chemical-free alternatives to conventional products like housewares and furniture.
When he wasn’t thrilled with the available options, he started designing his own!
By Becky Striepe on April 5, 2010
Designer Ramon Coronado was struck by the trash problem in Los Angeles, especially the abandoned shopping carts around his neighborhood near MacArthur Park. He decided to turn an urban eyesore into something useful, and the Mercado Negro (Black Market) furniture line was the result!
By Becky Striepe on March 4, 2010
What do you get when you try to solve a neighborhood problem from an industrial design perspective? Designer Shelton Davis did just that and came up with an amazing repurposed chair built from pallet wood that otherwise would have headed for the landfill.
By Timothy Hurst on October 20, 2009
How $2 bought me one of the best appliances I own I like my toast. I’m one of those people that believes bread simply tastes and performs a better when thoroughly warmed and a little crispy on the outside. So you can imagine my consternation when my toaster recently stopped working. It’s not that the [...]
By LiveOAK Staff on July 19, 2009
There are many roots to our addiction to consumption, but in this post I am going to discuss just one of them… aesthetics. It’s funny that dispite the inherent aesthetic beauty of nature and the environemnt, our desire to make our own environments aesthetically pleasing can wreak havoc on the former. Now obviously there [...]