Undoubtedly, old structures are built with quality. One cannot easily wreck them out without exerting extra effort. However, why do we need to wreck old structures when we can repurposed them for another use. In this way, we can be of help to the environment, as it surely will minimize landfills. In addition, repurposing old structure requires lesser materials and can completed at a lesser cost. The White House is a Scottish Ruins that is repurposed and turned into a modern yet sustainable home by the Scottish architecture company WT Architecture. The use of locally sourced materials is another reason why we can consider this house an eco-friendly one.
To encounter a green and sustainable home today is very overwhelming, as it clearly show a love and care for the environment. Ana Escalante’s Greenbaum Residence is just one of the great examples for sustainable home that we can see today. Built in Rancho Mirage, California, the Greenbaum Residence has passive solar ventilation and cooling making it a nice home that offers the owners a chance to own an organic home that has the ability to breathe resources back to where it belongs, the nature. In addition, the home has a structural design that saves energy throughout the year.
Made from Moso Bamboo, complete your house with this eco-friendly Bamboo Pure Harvest Dining Chair. This chair features clean and simple lines, adding modern and warm touch to your dining room. Besides looking good, this chair also offers comfortable seating experience.
The material reflects the warmth of nature, it’s perfect for green conscious home owner, especially when the dining table is also made from Bamboo. Bamboo chairs would complete the set. It doesn’t have to complete your dining space, it also goes well in any room of the house. Crafted from 100% solid bamboo, each chair demonstrates beauty, strength, and feel of exotic tropical hardwood. Yes, bamboo is sustainable material and is harder than red oak. Each chair is finished with a protective, no-VOC finish, it’ll stand the test of time. [Click Here to get more information about this bamboo dining chair]
A beautiful décor and functional furniture, Bamboo Pure Palisades Bookshelf would beautifully organize your room. It features 47-inch wide, this bookshelf holds your books, magazines, photo frames in style, perfect for a living room or even an office. The simple structure features 5 shelves with a smart scale, the material is solid Moso bamboo, making it a sustainable furniture for your green home. Open and airy design, just like the style of vintage Mid-Century Danish Modern. It’s a nice way to keep everything off the floor, place storage boxes on the shelves, you can organize them at the bottom.
This furniture doesn’t have any plywood, particle board, or MDF, it is completely made of sustainable materials, also, bamboo is harder than red oak. The dimensions are 47-inch(L)x13.5-inch(W)x62-inch(H), make sure you have the space for it. [CLICK HERE to get more details about Bamboo Pure Palisades Bookshelf]
Look at this Natural Handwoven Water Hyacinth Baskets, they are sustainable and made with renewable hyacinth plants that are gathered from river banks. All those materials are woven to create this versatile, rustic basket, finished with bamboo handles. This basket can be a great centerpiece for closet, restroom, or maybe a natural table setting. There are 3 size options available, depending on your needs, you can eliminate clutter with this eco-friendly solution. Due to the material, it is not recommended to carry heavy load with this basket. [CLICK HERE to get order information of this beautiful baskets from Bambeco]
It’s time of year where we’re going to celebrate Halloween, if eco-friendly is part of your daily routine, you might want to checkout our tips to celebrate this special day in a greener way.
1. Trade Costumes
Halloween costumes play the biggest part in celebrating this special day, however, it doesn’t mean you have to buy a new one each year. You can host your own costume swap, trade costumes with your family and friends or create a new one from old clothes. You can add some accessories here and there from yard sales or resale stores. We believe Halloween costumes should be spooky and fun, not necessarily fashionable.
2. Eco Friendly & Healthy Halloween Party Treats
Instead of buying mass produced candies and chocolates, why not choose organic ones. One of great brands we recommend is Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops, a company founded by two dads who wanted only healthy, dye free candies for their kids. We highly recommend that you make your own treats, they would be healthier such as homemade caramel apple pops (Lilyshop.com), boo-berry bats (Bittersweetblog.com), or homemade kitkat bars (Milkandmode.com).
Buying new furniture pieces for our home can provide various benefits other than performing its functions and the Furinno 2-11180EX Simple Design End Table will not only perform its function as table but will also help you save the environment with its eco-friendly way of sourcing of materials. Materials used in this sleek two-piece side table are CARB compliant. Meaning the table conforms with the air pollution requirement set by CARB or California Air Resource Board.
CARB is a regulatory agency that takes control in air sanitation and automobile pollution. Their goal is to maintain and attain a healthy air quality to protect the public from exposure to toxic air. Other than being CARB compliant, the table also carries the Forest Stewardship Council or FSC certification.
Tired of the almost monotonous and traditional look of the bamboo gazebo in his hometown, Cebu based designer and a bamboo advocate Bonn Tumanda has decided to redesign and modify this. He wanted it to be streamlined and minimal as possible yet still exudes a warm tropical feel. By replacing the corners with one sexy swoop, it dramatically transforms the typical Nipa hut into a contemporary must have garden piece. Perfect for beachfront gardens and poolside, an ultimate conversation piece and an inviting focal point on anybody’s backyard.
Bamboo is considered to be the most sustainable material in the world. With the harvesting time of only three to five years, this grass was indeed the most sustainable alternative to wood. The designer being an advocate of the material himself, hopes that by this, he could capture the public’s interest into examining bamboo’s beauty and most importantly the environmental impact of this material.
We all thought that living the eco-friendly lifestyle is somewhat hard to achieve but Way Basics proved us wrong with their amazing Way Basics Eco-friendly Cube. Because it is a cube, you can create modular pieces out of it. Surely, your imagination is the limit. You can use the cubes as storage of your toys, magazines or books. You can also have it piled up and create a lovely bookcase.
You can also use the cubes as your cute and sleek stool, foot rest or coffee table. The cubes are made of durable zBoard recycled paperboard making it not only a fun furniture to own but also ideal to help save the environment. Other than the sustainable design and recycled material, the cubes are also non-toxic with no formaldehyde and no VOC content making it a healthy and safe furniture to use anywhere in your home.
Planet Without “E”, this is a project from Yu Hiraoka, a Milan based product designer, that was born out of the interest in green and sustainable products for your home. It’s a set of mini planter that you can place anywhere in the house, if you have small space, you can break down the parts and play around to construct and build smaller unit. There’s a transparent bowl with diameter of 80mm and height of 42mm while the frame dimensions are 80mm (W) x 62mm (H) x 80mm (D). It’s a minimalist, modular product, just in case, you want to place something green in your house, you might want to check this product.
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