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A 2000 issue of the Christian Science Monitor shows an image of towering 130-year-old pines, captioned: "Some 150,000 houses later, there are as many trees in this California forest today as there...
For out-and-out oenophiles, what could be more satisfying than a house ensconced in redwood reclaimed from wine barrels? TerraMai's siding–redwood, teak, Douglas fir, or pine–provides the beauty of...
As the Kiwis say, we were "dead chuffed" to showcase such a beaut. New Zealand's Heartlands Outdoor Living is, as far as we can tell, the only company to have created a whole line of modern styles....
You might ask why we included a design that hasn't changed since it was standardized in 1915. A) It looks not unlike a Quonset hut. B) It's included in Phaidon Design Classics. C) The price. Take...
Our lament at the lack of beautiful wood mailboxes was heard all the way in Seattle, where fledgling design firm Barbanc answered our call, nearly overnight. The handcrafted TK 01 is available in...
This bed is characterized by quality materials and a refined stick logo detailing in the center. It’s a discerning option for those picky pointers, understated yet stylish, and the durable cover is...
Made of a single piece of foam, this Italian-made dog bed is covered in machine washable cotton canvas.
Crypton is a bulletproof, nontoxic, and stain-resistant fabric that comes in an overwhelming variety of patterns and solids. Think of it as a stylish Scotchgard without the chemicals. The cover is...
These beanbag–like beds are so comfortable, you may even be tempted to lounge a bit yourself. The simple bone graphic adds a savvy industrial element, and there’s myriad color options. The downside...
This dog bed, covered in polyester fleece or faux suede, has a removable center pillow and features an inner bolster and a cushion filled with recycled fibers.
Here’s one for the non-sporting group. This may be the first blobject dog bed to hit the market—fashion triumphs over function! Plastic is an inedible and bold material choice, and while it seems a...
Available in medium-density fiberboard or marble.
Brooms have changed little from their straw and felled-branch predecessors. Magis’s twist on the old standard comes by way of a colorful, all-purpose indoor broom that’s good for everyday spills...
If this looks like late-night television infomercial fodder, there’s a good reason—it is. But all snobbery aside, the FURemover’s rubber bristles serve an essential purpose (especially for pet...
It’s easy to assume that all brooms are essentially the same—handle, brush, what else is there? The Bulldozer’s versatility disproves this common perception. The soft outer fibers and stiff inner...
Inspiration can strike at any time. For Ole Jensen, it happened while using a folded newspaper to clean up a mess in his studio. After realizing its usefulness, he substituted his morning read with...
In the film The Corporation, Ray Anderson, InterfaceFlor CEO, says “We’ll spend the rest of our days harvesting yester-year’s carpets and recycling them…with zero scrap...
Build It Green, a local design resource, led us to these carpets at Hendricksen, an eco-flooring emporium.
Fans of fisherman’s sweaters can kick off their L.L. Bean moccasins and enjoy the warmth of Metropolitan Collection’s heavy piles and bright colors. Check their website for the latest styles, but...
Considering sisal’s antistatic, sound-absorbing qualities and the fact that you can just as easily mount it on walls as floors, it could be perfect for your music studio, or any high-traffic area...
If you’re sensitive to chemicals (or just got really paranoid after seeing Julianne Moore in 1995’s Safe), you can sleep like a little lamb on top of this all-raw material, 100 percent...
In colonial times, these kinds of carpets were used as padding beneath finer imports from the Orient, until some iconoclast realized they were tread-worthy in their own right. Fibreworks’s range of...
High carbon stainless steel blade
For anyone living alone or just feeling lonely, these friendly extraterrestrials are companionable without the hassle of having to give them food, water, or attention. When you find yourself a mate...