Monday, May 31, 2010

Glass Mulch

Are you looking for a unique way of brighting up your landscape? Consider using recycled glass as an alternative to traditional bark and gravel mulches. Glass mulch is becoming a popular choice amongst the gardening and landscaping designers, due to the wide variety of colors and textures that it offers over that of traditional mulches.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Trophy Home

Nature has so many dynamic ways of expressing itself. The Eco Home,by Diseno ,Earle in Spain takes first prize. The square stone blocks along the pool, the grass path to the second level jacuzzi,  the warm flow of water that streams down the water fall into the main pool to regulate the temperature are all reminiscent of a utopia version of outdoor hot springs in California. The whole house is amazing and Eco friendly. Below is the exterior of this gorgeous home.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Upcycling to the 3rd Power

by Hamburg based Entwurf Direk

Not only was this reinvented to create an useful eclectic storage space, but with a lil elbow grease you could create this.......

Step tansu, traditionally used as a cabinet and a movable set of steps

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cha Cha Cha! Chia!



    Saturday, May 15, 2010

    Healthy Garden Solution

    Keep it simple. Give it varity.

    Take advantage of any landscape by incorporating more herbs fruits and veggies. Not only will you be create a UNIQUE  garden but one that gives back. Take a look at a few colors and stlyes.....


     This is madness and unnessisary. The chair is almost $1500 and the bench $5000 with tax. Yeah! OK! Wait! Dont get me wrong I love the chair and bench (and the artist who crafted this ultra modern piece, it truley is beautiful) and if money, waste of tree, and comfort were not an issue, fine chop(i mean shop) away.

     Now a simple, inexpensive way to achieve this look is to do a little research or if time is of concerned hire an designer to do the shopping for you. We love going flea markets, yard sales, antique shops. Quickly found these similar furniture pieces at for 1/8 of the price too. Plus im not scared to sit here.
     American Made Solid Wood Amish Furniture is Environmentally Friendly
    Ok now want to spend and not give a hoot but still eco-friendly. I jocked this bench by Jumpi Sammaratino.


    Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    Now you see it, now you dont.

     A perfect example of how a design can blend into its environment. For a bargin price too! Just a little effort on the designers to hunt and patients to let grow.

    Extreme Upcycling

    It is a bird, it is a plane, it is a house made out of upcycling dispensed jet parts.

    Upcycling is the process of converting useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.

    Recycling involves processing used materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production.

    I try to upcycle as much as I can. Recyling is good and upcycling is better.

    Happy Upcycling Everyone!

    Photo by Sunset Magazine