Biber Architects Breaks Ground on USA Pavilion With Edible Vertical Garden for the Milan Expo 2015

April 28, 2015 by  
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Home Depot to phase out use of toxic phthalates in vinyl flooring

April 28, 2015 by  
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Various forms of ortho-phthalate chemicals have been associated with developmental and reproductive problems—especially in male infants—and linked to liver tumors in animals. So while the plasticizing chemicals may have the positive effect of making vinyl floors bendy, you probably don’t want you child or your pet crawling around on phthalate-laden flooring in your kitchen. Which makes it rather good news that Home Depot has committed to eliminating all phthalate-containing floors from its stores by the end of the year. The DIY giant has reportedly asked around half a dozen suppliers to cease use of the controversial chemicals, explaining to the New York Times , “This change is part of our effort to continually challenge our suppliers to develop new, innovative options for our customers.” The move comes as more designers and consumers seek out non-toxic alternatives for their homes—and with Home Depot leading, hopefully other retailers will follow. Via Treehugger Image via Shutterstock Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cancer phthalates , chemicals home , developmental problems , home depot , household products chemicals , ortho-phthalate , phthalates , plastics toxic , vinyl flooring

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Groundfridge lets you store perishables without traditional refrigeration

April 20, 2015 by  
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It’s easy to forget how much energy it takes to keep our food fresh. So imagine taking advantage of the earth’s natural underground insulation to store and keep your vegetables. Weltevree , a Scandinavian design company created by Floris Schoonderbeek, specializes in products made to encourage people to take advantage of natural and outdoor living.  Their Groundfridge is a modern take on the familiar root cellar concept, allowing you to keep your produce fresh without traditional refrigeration . Read the rest of Groundfridge lets you store perishables without traditional refrigeration Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: food storage , green design , green food storage , green refrigeration , milan 2015 , Milan Design , Milan Design Week , milan expo , milan fair , Milan Furniture Fair , refrigeration , The Ground Fridge

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Innovative ‘The Walk’ workplace keeps you and your creativity moving at Milan Design Week 2015

April 17, 2015 by  
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10 brilliant furnishings from emerging young designers at Milan Design Week 2015

April 15, 2015 by  
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