Mini Moderns Launches Line of Reclaimed and Recycled Paint

October 17, 2012 by  
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Mini Moderns is known for their textiles and wallpaper, and they just added to their offerings by launching a line of environmentally responsible paint made from left-over unwanted paint. The range was developed in partnership with Newlife Paints , an award-winning eco paint manufacturer that specializes in reprocessing waste water-based paint to create premium grade emulsion paint. The product is rescued and then carefully mixed into a range of colors perfectly compliment Mini Moderns ‘s existing products. All products in the new range contain up to 90% recycled content , which is sourced from waste paint that has been diverted from the landfill or incerators. The color range includes Bitter Chocolate, Washed Denim and Tangerine Dream. Mini Moderns ‘ founders Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire found Newlife Paints via Twitter: “We thought to ourselves: Paint made from paint that has been thrown away – surely that?s too good to be true? But once we had visited Newlife Paint?s factory and met Keith Harrison, the brains behind the operation, we were convinced that this was an amazing opportunity.” DIY ers rejoice – they are also introducing Mini Moderns Project Pots. These are 250ml (at least twice the size of a regular sample pot) so they can be used to really test a color or to complete a small project, such as painting a feature chimney breast or a piece of furniture. Keith and Mark say: “Our paint is like magic – taking unwanted paint and mixing it to the shades of our wallpapers. Newlife Paints have not only helped us to create a bespoke range of colours, but to help the environment too.” + Mini Moderns + Newlife Paints

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Ryan Frank Debuts No Screw, No Glue “Glitch” Bamboo Furniture at Barcelona Design Week

October 17, 2012 by  
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Designer Ryan Frank just debuted his first collection of office furniture at Barcelona Design Week 2012 . Dubbed Glitch, the line is constructed without the use of glue or screws, allowing it to be easily disassembled so that the materials can be recycled or reused at the end of their life. The Glitch Desk has a steel frame with a smooth, solid bamboo work surface. Above the desk surface sits a natural cork pinboard with a steel arm that can be used to hang coats, bags and helmets. The Glitch Shelf , also steel framed, has four bamboo shelves. A set of industrial hooks hang from the top shelf from a strip of jute webbing. Ryan Frank is a South African born furniture designer who works in London and Barcelona. He is one of the industry’s leading sustainable designers and is renowned for his edgy free-range furniture. Glitch is a limited-edition collection, so contact Ryan Frank for sales and distribution information. + Ryan Frank

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Governments, Residents Embrace Paint Recycling

September 12, 2012 by  
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Residents from coast to coast are snapping up recycled paint to brighten walls of their houses, barns and offices. The environmental perk of reusing leftover latex is just part of the appeal. In various towns, recycled paint is free. Or, it’s sold…

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