Vintage Trailer Renovated Into Beautiful Live + Work Space By Downsizing Architect

October 19, 2011 by  
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Photos: Matthew Hofmann Tiny homes , retrofitting old trailers into eco-friendly mobile homes are becoming more widespread as people are questioning the need for ” stuff ” and a mortgage

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Sancal’s Natural Collection; Good Furniture Locally-Made in Spain (Photos)

September 28, 2011 by  
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Image Credit: Sancal Located in Murcia, south-east Spain, Sancal is one of the few furniture companies still left in the country that manufacture locally and have not taken their production elsewhere where labor is cheaper and regulations often weaker. Their main material is FSC-certified wood as well as other natural materials. The pieces are hand-made but they don’t look it. This season’s theme which they presented at the

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Hand-Made EcoDesign: A Magical Table, A Napkin Vase And An Elegant Flower Pot (Photos)

September 27, 2011 by  
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Image Credit. Joan Rojeski Joan Rojeski was back at Valencia Design Week this year, although it turns out that Joan Rojeski is not a person or designer for that matter, but fiction. The Valencia-based designers have made a beautiful short film about their nature-loving character Joan Rojeski who goes to the city to become a designer.

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Give Us This Day Our Local Bread

September 27, 2011 by  
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Seeded, malted bread. Image crdit: Flickr , Francis Storr A market for locally grown wheat and for bread made from it has emerged in Massachusetts. Although it is very small market, it represents a remarkable turnabout in the history of food in America. Before railroads came to the West, wheat was abundant in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. The Great Plains were discovered to be a more productive bread basket and wheat farmers from the Dakotas to Kansas soon dominated US markets. Later, still, wheat became a global commodity. As it stands now, few h… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Renovated Airstream Trailer Showcases Stylish Off-Grid Living

September 13, 2011 by  
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Photos: Y Studio for On the Green Road An off-grid, mobile lifestyle may be a far-off dream for some of us settled schmucks. But not for Cece Reinhardt and Brenda Daugherty, who realized that dream by getting sponsors to help renovate a 2003 Airstream Safari into an impressive mobile eco-home. The enterprising pair are now taking it on the road to demonstrate how simple, off-grid living can still be stylish. To see how they transformed a ho-hum RV into a green dream, check out the ‘before’ and ‘after’:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Serpentine Gallery Architect and Landscaper Converse

September 12, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter In plein air, the architect Peter Zumthor and the garden designer Piet Oudolf discussed their joint project: the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion . Each summer for the past eleven years, the Serpentine Gallery commissions a different architect to design a pavilion on the adjacent park lands. The flowers in the garden were in glorious autumn bloom and the temporary building served as a frame for them. The two men spoke about its conception to a rapt audience in t… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Minimalist Bamboo Workstation Is Like An Extruded Squiggle

September 8, 2011 by  
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Images credit Miso Soup Design Miso Soup Design has designed the K Workstation out of laminated bamboo plywood, “creating efficient space managing working space.” I like the way that it seems to be extruded from a single line into three dimensions…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Diaper (or Nappy) Composting Reaches the UK

September 8, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Inga Munsinger Cotton , used under Creative Commons license. The Brit in me bristles to use the term “diaper”, but if I said “nappy”, I suspect many would have no clue what I am talking about. But, whatever you call them, disposable diapers/nappies are a huge source of waste. Given that not everybody is likely to shift to cloth diapers anytime soon, is composting a viable alternative? While the pros and cons of

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A Travelling Hotel Suite Shows Guests and Hoteliers How to be Green (Photos)

September 8, 2011 by  
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After visiting a hotel in Guadalajara, the centre of Spain, at the beginning of the year, the Travelling Eco Suite is currently spending time in Portugal. The Spanish boutique hotel chain Rusticae got together with the architects from Modulab , Egoin eco-energy engineers and the designer Tomás Alía to create the Travelling Suite. They call it ‘ecosustainable’ but since that word doesn’t really exist (neither in English nor in Spanish) I’d… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Artist Transforms Dumpster Into Deluxe One-Room Home (Video)

September 7, 2011 by  
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Screengrab from Youtube video by Kim Aronson Luxury living in a dumpster with hardwood floors & amenities In difficult economic times, many people are redefining their personal view of what “home” entails. Often, that redefinition means living with less, but making that “less” mean “more” — whether it’s smaller houses or more mobile lifestyles . Gregory K… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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