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Green Design

A look at the many ways one can be green in designing or redesigning spaces, from Energy Star appliances to turning to antiques as opposed to buying new.
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Fab Furn Picks 2013
The fabulous furnishings that made me look twice in 2013

Great Green Floors: FLOR Carpet Tiles
The company turns waste into beauty with its eco-friendly carpet tiles

Clean Color: The VOC-free Nursery Collection from Quiet Home Paints
The family-run company is dedicated to paints that are kind to people and the planet

Sowing the Seeds of Inspiration: Seed Furniture
With roots in the farmlands of New Jersey, Seed Furniture Builds a Modern Green Future

Ketel One Selects Azure Furniture Founder as Ultimate Gentleman
Contest called for entrepreneurial spirit, craftsmanship and philanthropy

Mountain Re-Source Connects the Under-resourced with the Overstocked
Non-profit works to get building materials to communities in need

Good Green Measures at Florida Tile
A new facility and home base keep the socially-conscious company moving

Natural Beauty: Eangee Home Design
The lighting and accessories company specializes in fair trade, sustainable design

Warmth & Luxury: The Andrew Morgan Collection
Old World decor meets modern organic style

Great Green Heat: The ECO-heater
Wall-mounted unit is simple solution for unheated spaces

The Campaign for Wool: A Warm & Wooly Choice
Campaign aims to promote wool as a reliable and renewable resource

PaintCare: A New Destiny for Unwanted Paint
Non-profit guides you to the proper disposal of leftover household paint

Italian Tile Style: Ceramica Sant’Agostino
Innovation and efficiency drive this Italian company forward

Creative Upcycling: FunkyJunk Recycled
Reclaimed plastic bags find new life as home and fashion accessories

Sabine Hill Tile: Ancient Techniques, Modern Times
Creating contemporary designs with a time-honored technique

Green Matters: Porcelanite-Lamosa is Certified Green
The company earns certification via the Green Squared program

Troy Lighting: Experiment in Design
The company’s designs combine artisan details with modern touches

Planks USA: Reclaiming Materials and Jobs
Furniture company turns to reclaimed wood and hardware for stunning results

Old Bridge, New Life: Golden Gate Bridge Furniture Company
Replaced portions of the bridge are reborn as a unique line of furniture

Eco-friendly Kitchens + Baths with Bradco
L.A. showroom specializes in eco-friendly remodels

Native Trails and the Artisanal Bath
Hand-hammered metals and renewable woods offer sustainability and luxury

Acrylatex: Giving New Life to Old Paint
Innovative company recycles unused paints into new products

REGREEN: Green Residential Remodeling
The nation’s first education program to focus on green remodeling

Green Inspiration: AltBuild Expo in Review
A wealth of sustainable building and design options at the annual show

Mosa Tiles: Taking Sustainability Seriously
Mosa one of only 12 companies worldwide designated a Cradle to Cradle organization

Venice Garden & Home Tour 2012
The annual event is brimming with design inspiration

PROJECT: Green Winners Announced at Coverings 2012
Three projects chosen for achievement in sustainable design and architecture

LivingHomes Builds Low Cost, Zero Energy, Zero Carbon Housing
Team with Make It Right and William McDonough for cradle-to-cradle housing

SustainAbility Project Back at NYIGF
The special exhibit looks to promote green products and practices

Profile: AltBuild Expo
The City of Santa Monica emphasizes green building with this annual show

Old-world Craftsmanship Meets Modern Techniques at Compass Ironworks
The family-run business makes a statement with custom iron designs.

World Wildlife Fund Works for the Future of Nature
For 50 years the non-profit has worked to conserve nature and reduce our impact on the planet.

USGBC-LA Bestows Inaugural Sustainable Innovation Awards
Projects honored at 7th Annual Green Gala

Profile: Design Trust for Public Space
Making New York City a better place one design project at a time.

On Location: Olde Good Things
If you’re in the market for something unique, Olde Good Things is the place to be.

Eugene Stoltzfus Returns to His Architectural Roots
A sleek line of modern furniture takes its cues from the qualities of its materials.

The Piedmont Collection by Skram Furniture
A modern collection suitable for residential or commercial environments.

Tradition Meets Modernity in Indian Rug Making
Today’s handmade rugs echo the talent and knowledge of past generations.

On Location: Washington Design Center
The mid-Atlantic’s source for high-end home furnishings and design inspiration.

Sun Valley Bronze and a History of Architectural Hardware
Family-run company has been crafting hardware in the U.S. for nearly 20 years.

Historic Brooklyn Lives on in Tabletop Line
Think Fabricate honors its Brooklyn roots with transfer-printed dinnerware.

Profile: Miles & May Furniture Works
Furniture line combines reclaimed materials and delicate woods for statement-making pieces.

Mosaico+ Pairs a Tradition with a Modern Aesthetic in Tile
The Italian tile company strives for a new interpretation of the essential mosaic approach.

Caesar Goes with the Flow in Tile Line
Caesar’s Flow line of tile provides a roster of elegant, contemporary options.

Profile: Benjamin Moore
For more than a century, Benjamin Moore has been “dreaming in color.”

Wools of New Zealand-Wools of New Zealand is Eco-Friendly Destination
Wools of New Zealand partners head to Surfaces with new product in tow.

Green Design-An in-depth look at green design for the home
Green Design-An in-depth look at green design for the home

Siw Thai Silk Adds Tabletop Textiles to Fair Trade Assortment
Siw Thai Silk has added tabletop textiles to its roster of handmade goods which also includes pillows, throws and wall hangings.

Godfrey Hirst Expands Wool Carpet Line with Santorini
Godfrey Hirst builds on its line of wool carpets with the two-tone Santorini.

Stylex Addresses Comfort for All with SAVA Office Chair
Fingertip tension controls adjust easily for wide variety of body shapes and sizes.

Odegard Collaborates with Viya Home for Home Décor Collection
The customizable home decor line is handcrafted in India.

Faux is Fabulous with “Fur” Spreads from the SF Collection
Faux fur spreads deliver luxury with a conscience.

Bodum Brightens the Kitchen with New Small Appliance Line
New electrics line, e-bodum, adds jolt of color to countertop appliances.

On Location
A state-by-state breakdown of shops, showrooms, flea markets and more that you'll want to add to your travel and sourcing agenda.

Interiors & Exteriors
Throughout history, a person's likes and dislikes, the places to which they've traveled, the times in which they lived and precisely how they lived in them were told through their homes. Both interior and exterior always are a reflection of those who dwell within the walls, telling the story of a family or an individual without saying a word....

Abanja: Ancient Practices, Modern Designs
The company works to modernize the traditional handicrafts of India and Africa

Green Design: Robin Wilson’s Eco-friendly Furniture
The green designer adds to her sustainable assortment

Italian Tile in Style at ICFF 2013
Ceramics of Italy is set to host the design trade at ICFF

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