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  1. Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile
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    Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile

    Artisanal tile company Fireclay was at Coverings for the first time this year and exhibited their brand of glass and ceramic tile that's a treat to look at and boasts some mighty strong...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.21.12

  2. Top Ten Green Projects of 2012
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    Top Ten Green Projects of 2012

    On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country. COTE advocates...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.12

  3. Eleventh Annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair

    Eleventh Annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair

    Twenty green remodels and new homes open their doors around the Portland metropolitan area for this self-guided tour on Saturday, September 22. From 11 AM to 5 PM chat with homeowners, designers,...

    06.05.12

  4. 2012 Mission Zero Fest

    2012 Mission Zero Fest

    The Mission Zero Fest event in Michigan is a two-day celebration of neighborhoods and communities that are striving to sustainably harvest their energy and water needs and produce no waste. The...

    06.07.12

  5. Wood Whale

    Wood Whale

    Organizational accessories are on our collective brains these days, perhaps due to the fact that our desks look more like the aftermath of an F5 tornado than workstations. Enter the Wood Whale, a...

    $65.00

  6. Off Pitcher and Cup

    Off Pitcher and Cup

    These glass pitchers and cups consist of recycled glass stock that's processed in a wind energy-powered furnace. Each is made by hand, one at a time, in Esque's Oregon studio so no two are alike.

    $246.00

  7. SHY Light

    SHY Light

    This spare, modular chandelier's thin LED tubes define its 1970s throwback vibe.

    $11000.00

  8. TranSglass Carafe

    TranSglass Carafe

    Crafted from recycled glass bottles, these carafes blend a smart sensibility with sustainable design principles. We love that the top doubles as a glass—perfect to keep bedside if you...

    $66.00

  9. Dent Tumblers

    Dent Tumblers

    Portland, Oregon's Pigeon Toe Ceramics boasts some mighty strong environmental creeds: All of their ceramics are made from natural clay, feature lead-free glazes, and are fired in kilns fueled by...

    $38.00

  10. BlancoWhite LED Lamps

    BlancoWhite LED Lamps

    It's no secret that designs that do double duty make our hearts throb. Enter the Red Dot Award–winning BlancoWhite series of LED lamps by Antoni Arola for Santa & Cole. They're tables,...

  11. Wall Hanging Cubes

    Wall Hanging Cubes

    These hanging stoneware vases are made by Christina Nickerson of Olmay Home, a company dedicated to supporting local artisans and craftsmen. The vessels have homespun sensibility about them that we...

    $199.00

  12. Wobowl SoftBowl

    Wobowl SoftBowl

    Requireing less than one-tenth of the energy required to product its ceramic counterpart, this 100-percent wool felt bowl is an attractive accessory to stash your odds and ends.

    $39.99

  13. Decafe Lighting

    Decafe Lighting

    Designed by Raul Lauri and debuted at the 2012 Salone, these lamps bring new life to a common waste item: coffee grounds. "The aim is to give a second life to coffee grounds as a biodegradable...

  14. Oud Lamp

    Oud Lamp

    Up-and-coming New Zealand design and manufacturing company Resident caught our eye with their brass beauty. Illuminated by an LED bulb and controlled via a sphere of polished marble, this task lamp...

  15. Unit 1

    Unit 1

    L.A.'s Kalon studios hit a home run with this minimalist organizer. Fit to sit atop a desk, or act as a freestanding piece, this unit is crafted from bamboo, finished with non-toxic wood oils, and...

    $275.00

  16. Palm Springs Series Console

    Palm Springs Series Console

    1950s Palm Springs was the jumping off point for this walnut console. While we dig the throwback to the atomic era, the low-VOC water-based lacquer and eco-friendly MDF used in this American-made...

  17. Silva Table Lamp

    Silva Table Lamp

    An LED bulb shines brightly in this table lamp handmade in Laguna Beach, California. A variety of material and finish combinations are available, including Baltic birch, oiled walnut, and dark...

    $427.00

  18. Thinking Beyond LEED at SXSW Eco
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    Thinking Beyond LEED at SXSW Eco

    Bill Reed helped develop the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, but at a panel during the South by Southwest Eco conference, he explains why it’s time to move...

    written by: Addie Broyles
    10.04.12

  19. Cloverware Lite Utensils

    Cloverware Lite Utensils

    San Francisco outdoor gear company Alite released these nifty camping utensils made from BPA-free recyclable nylon. A spork, knife, and cooking tool all in one, the implement is heat-safe up to 400...

    $4.00

  20. Upcycled Chopstick Folding Basket

    Upcycled Chopstick Folding Basket

    Designer Bryan Parks dreamed up these clever fruit baskets made from upcycled chopsticks. We love the inventive thought that went into repurposing something that would normally be thrown away.

    $32.00

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