17 green gifts for the home

December 3, 2015 by  
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A house becomes a home when it’s filled with the energy of those who live there, and the houseware items  we’ve put together for this year’s gift guide can help make a home as luminous and eco-friendly as possible. A backyard beehive, sustainable bamboo bowls, and the cutest little hedgehog dryer buddies ever are just a few of the gems  we’ve found that can help make this holiday the greenest yet. GREEN ECO-GIFTS FOR THE HOME >

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Victor Castanera Transforms Beach Sand into Gorgeous Sustainable Tableware

September 17, 2012 by  
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Like building sand castles, Castanera’s process begins with simply pouring water on sand on the beach.  Castanera lets nature dictate the bowl’s shape around the mold as it settles and eventually dries. After removing coral , chunky stones and other debris from the beach, an eco-friendly acrylic resin is poured into the mold to set the shape. Once the bowl is hardened, the bowl is carefully dug out of the sand on the beach. Like an archaeologist, Castanera then carefully brushes away the excess sand to reveal the set bowl. The organic method connects the craftsman directly with his process, making production easy to set up without the need for a factory or industry. Castanera finds his process just as important as the aesthetic of each piece, and users are reminded simply by looking at the surface of each. With each grain of sand still visible, the bowls remind the user of how each was made. Castanera also makes plates, cups and trays using the same beach process. The pieces appear to be delicate, but are actually very durable thanks to the acrylic resin. Castanera’s Arenisco line return the fabrication process back into the hands of the designer. + Victor Castanera Via Yatzer

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Mischer’traxler’s ‘Reversed Volumes’ Bowls are Cast From Fruits and Vegetables

July 2, 2012 by  
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Vienna-based Mischer’traxler captured the textures and shapes of different vegetables to create a colorful line of tablewear. Called Reversed Volumes, the long-lasting ceramic vessels are imprinted with the forms of veggies and fruits, and each bowl is as unique as the piece of produce that produced it. Read the rest of Mischer’traxler’s ‘Reversed Volumes’ Bowls are Cast From Fruits and Vegetables Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , bowls , green home decor , MischerTraxler , Reversed Volumes , vegetables shapes , vegetables textures

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Perkins+Will’s LEED Gold College Campus To Help Revitalize Downtown New Haven

July 2, 2012 by  
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As a key element to New Haven Connecticut’s Neighborhood Revitalization Campaign , Gateway Community College is getting a new LEED-NC Gold certified campus right in the center of the city. From the architecture firm of Perkins+Will , the campus was designed to encourage transparency, openness, identity and engagement. In addition to being LEED certified, the new structure also includes several architectural features designed to facilitate learning and collaboration among students and faculty. With it’s central location the collage is primed to play an important role in the educational, economic and workforce development initiatives in the Greater New Haven area . Read the rest of Perkins+Will’s LEED Gold College Campus To Help Revitalize Downtown New Haven Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Connecticut LEED certified building , Gateway Community College , green college campus , LEED certified college campus , LEED-NC Gold certified campus , Neighborhood Revitalization Campaign , new haven LEED building , perkins + will , perkins and will , perkins and will college campus , perkins and will new haven , social design and community engagement

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Jonathan Leech Hand-Turns Beautiful Bowls From Sustainably-Sourced Cumbrian wood

June 27, 2012 by  
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Artistic wood-turner Jonathan Leech lives and works in the north west of England. He produces a wide range of large, distinctive, wooden bowls from local, sustainably-sourced timber. Jonathan first began working with wood in 2005, when he joined the workshop of Cumbrian furniture-maker Danny Frost . As he spent more of his time working on the lathe, his initial interest developed into a passion and soon he was hooked! The natural beauty of his rural surroundings is a constant source of inspiration and this is reflected in his work. Each piece is hand-made from locally-sourced timber, obtained without damaging the environment – for example from fallen or storm-damaged trees . The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Jonathan Leech Hand-Turns Beautiful Bowls From Sustainably-Sourced Cumbrian wood Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green design , green housewares , green interiors , green materials , green products , jonathan leech , locally sourced wood , reclaimed wood , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials , sustainably sourced wood

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mmmm’s Offbeat Meeting Bowls Promote Community and Chatter in Times Square

August 20, 2011 by  
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What to do when all of the benches in NYC are occupied?  Try taking a seat in a Meeting Bowl in Times Square!  The  Times Square Alliance and the Spanish collaborative  mmmm took the most hectic part of NYC and added a quirky place to sit and rest.  Interested in relaxing while the city bustles by?  Click on ! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: meeting bowls , mmmm , nyc community , Times Square , times square alliance , times square pedestrian plaza , urban furniture

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