Sprawling green roof keeps Sag Harbor home cool in summer

May 23, 2016 by  
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The 5,000-square-foot residence includes four bedrooms, TV den, home office and a screened porch. The first floor houses an open-plan living space while a two story, glass curtain wall and bridge connect the bedrooms on the second floor. Sliding panels of the floor-to-ceiling glass wall that open up onto a wooden deck integrate indoor and outdoor spaces. Related: Aviator’s Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in the Clouds The second floor roof deck features a green…

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Maker Faire NYC: An Upcycled Fence Becomes a Bed

September 20, 2011 by  
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All Photos: Alex Davies As a student in New York City, Michelle DeCurtis is accustomed to the dual problems of lack of money and lack of space. But unlike many, the aspiring designer turned a problem into a challenge, and has put together creative projects from reclaimed and upcycled materials. One of her proudest accomplishments and my personal favorite was on display at Maker Faire in New York this weekend: her own bed, made from an old picket fence…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Greek Company Gives Pay Rises to Employees That Protect the Environment and Themselves

September 15, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Coco-mat Recently I met the Spanish partners of Coco-mat , a greek company that makes sleeping products out of natural materials. The products are fantastic; made in Greece from renewable materials such as wood, wool, cotton , sea grass , horsehair, silk, linen, natural rubber, coco fibre and goose

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Living Better with Less: LifeEdited Debuts at Poptech

October 22, 2010 by  
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Photo: Brian Merchant It’s a design contest. It’s a way to rethink the way we live, especially our habit of relying so much on stuff.

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How can I reuse or recycle lunch boxes?

February 22, 2010 by  
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We’ve had an email from Sarah C: My kids always need new lunchboxes, what can I do with the old ones? The hard plastic square ones I used to have when I was little were good kid-size storage boxes so maybe encourage them to use their previous year’s boxes as storage – for pens, letters & birthday cards, small toys – in their bedrooms. If they’re a bit scruffy, they can probably be recovered or painted, and you could make old fashioned suitcase straps & buckles if the plastic catch has broken

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Sleep Anywhere, Any Time, In the Hermit

January 15, 2010 by  
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Bedrooms just take up so much space, and they are not always convenient to today’s round-the-clock work or study environment.

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