Furniture Companies See The Forest For The Trees (Photos)

October 27, 2011 by  
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© Qubique It seems that finally somebody managed to take furniture fairs to another level. Not only is Qubique held at the re-used airport Tempelhof in Berlin, it also traded boring lectures for high quality products and shows this week. 2 brands have caught my attention already for their responsible use of wood and timeless furniture design. The German brand Thonet, responsible for quite a few design classics , uses only wood from forests that are located at no more than 60 km around their factory. The Spanish company

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Smart Kitchen Space-Saver: Dish Drying Closet Above The Sink

October 26, 2011 by  
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Dornob /via For those of us who find conventional dish-drying racks take up too much space and keep dish clutter in full view on the counter, this old Finnish invention may just do the trick. It’s a dish rack that’s integrated into a bottomless cabinet above the sink, so that the step of drying wet dishes is skipped completely, and are placed there to dry, out of view. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Glass Highrise Residential and Commercial Towers Banned in Shanghai

October 26, 2011 by  
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One Lujiazui /Promo image Glass makes a glitzy building and is so easy for the architect and the developer, just pick a system out of a catalogue and get a subcontractor to do it and you are done. It is fast and modern looking and provides great views. Too bad that it is horrible from an energy point of view, and has this tendency to spontaneously explode if it is not tempered properly and checked carefully, as was happening in Toronto recently. (see

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16 Year Old Builds Tiny House for a Mortgage-Free Future (Video)

October 26, 2011 by  
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Fair Companies /Video screen capture The recent housing and economic crises has many people rethinking what they really need—not least those who are just starting out on their journey into adulthood and independence. Austin Hay, a highschool student from Sonoma, has an alternative plan. He’s been building a tiny 130-square foot home that he plans to take with him to college, and wherever he moves onto from there. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Another Reason To Move To Buffalo: The Architecture Is Amazing

October 25, 2011 by  
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image credit Kayla Jonas A year ago I wrote If You Really Want To Get Off Oil, Move To Buffalo , about its incredible infrastructure. What I didn’t know at the time was that its architecture is absolutely extraordinary, and that the city is going through and exciting rebirth and revitalization. I visited last week for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’ s conference and was blown away; not only does this City have w… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Mini Lemon Cheesecakes with Jalape?o-Raspberry Sauce

October 25, 2011 by  
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© Jerry James Stone via Flickr I just can’t get enough of the jalape?o-raspberry jam from Ann’s Raspberry. The Good Food Award winner has mastered a perfect balance between sweet and spicy that leaves you wanting more and more. So I couldn’t help myself, I had to create one last recipe with it. Enjoy this dessert with a bottle of Moscato d’Asti. A light and bubbly relative to Asti Spumante, the wine has a vibrant acidity that will contrast and enhanc… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Plantable: All-In-One Table & Trellis Hybrid Lets You Grow, Harvest and Eat

October 25, 2011 by  
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Zahra Shahabi and Ollie Hammick/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Beyond the conventional planter on your balcony, there are many ways to grow food and herbs right in your own home, without the need to rely on a trip to the store. London-based designers Jamie Elliott and Liam Healy of JAILmake created this table that’s a mix of eating surface and mini-garden, where the legs are re-fashioned as planters and trellises to support climbing plants…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Nebraska Legislature to Consider Rerouting Keystone XL Pipeline

October 25, 2011 by  
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Elvert Barnes / CC BY-SA 2.0 Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has announced that he will call a special legislative session to consider rerouting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sands crude oil 1,700 miles from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Pipeline proponents have s… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Welcome to the New TreeHugger!

October 25, 2011 by  
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Resolution 4 Packs A Lot Into A Poolhouse

October 24, 2011 by  
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Image Credit Resolution 4 Whenever I write about the work of Resolution 4 I have to run for cover, from the complaints about showing “trophy homes for investment bankers driving a Hummer packed full of over-privileged kids.” So it is nice to be able to show one that is only 832 square feet, designed for a cheesemonger and an actress. OK, it is a second home and it is a poolhouse, but it turned out to be as much as they needed.

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