Go Go Gadgets
How do you begin to reduce your carbon footprint if you don’t have any idea how much carbon you use? Fret not. We took the liberty of culling a couple energy-saving devices and geegaws. Take a gander and add any that we may have missed.
Bold colors are in for big appliances at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show this year, and this eye-catching kelly green pair from Electrolux just might brighten the prospect of doing your chores at home. It's an energy efficient smart set with IQ-Touch Controls and a laundry list of cool features, including an 18-minute wash and 18-minute dry cycle.
These days, it seems like everyone is busy saving the world. Using recycled, sustainably sourced materials is de rigeur for designers and manufacturers as consumers are becoming savvier about the importance of product pedigree. There’s a disconnect, however, between the standards we hold our purchases to and the ones to which we keep ourselves accountable (hands up if you’ve switched out every incandescent in your house for an LED). Common sense seems to be superseded by, at best, confusion over where to begin and what to buy and, at worst, apathy.