By Becky Striepe on January 13, 2012
I spotted this very cool, handmade bead board chalkboard at a local coffee roaster. They use theirs to keep track of vendors, but you could use it for any list-making that you want! The ridges in the bead board are perfect for keeping your writing in line. (In line! Get it?)
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 Derek Markham on February 5, 2009
Buying exotic wood furniture can be a boondoggle. Many of the world’s exotic trees have been over-harvested due to the high demand over the years, and the programs that bring the consumer’s awareness to the plight of tropical hardwoods are still gaining traction from the mainstream. Environment Furniture is one company striving to balance innovation [...]
By Samantha Tackeff on October 13, 2008
When decorating my own home, I look out specifically for creative and unique pieces that incorporate sustainable design (and won’t cost me a fortune). This tree stump vase is hand-carved from reclaimed wood. The simple, elegant design brings nature back into the home in this functional vessel. It can be found at Takashimaya, the upscale [...]