In 2013, vivify your home decor with various elements that are traditionally found in nature. Here are ten inspiring examples that are sure to grow on you!
Ever wonder what you could do with all the rigid cardboard that's used to package so many of the products we buy on a regular basis? How about transforming it into a practical and attractive storage tool! Tim Karoleff, a young industrial designer who merges creativity with functionality, has done just that!
WE:DO:WOOD is a Danish company founded in 2006 by designers and cabinet makers Henrik Thygesen and Sebastian Jorgensen. Based on a mutual desire to preserve the environment while offering durable, contemporary products, these two Danes joined together to create furniture and modular kitchens using bamboo.
According to architect Pierre Thibault and his team, a building must be mindful of its environment because it will forever mark the territory on which it stands, as well as influence the way it is perceived. Their focus is on an inspiring design that not only takes nature into consideration but helps people rediscover it.
As a child, who hasn’t dreamed of having their own little hideaway far up in the biggest tree of their yard? Three big dreamers from the region of Provence, in France, decided to stop fantasizing—they made their childhood dream a reality. They now build houses in trees.
Green homes are proliferating around the world. Certain ones stand out from the crowd. Whether it is for their energy efficiency, their construction materials, the furnishings or their siting, they bring the concept of an ecological home to a new level.
The most recent international consumer goods trade fair – Ambiente 2012 – took place in Frankfurt, Germany, last February. This year, an eco-friendly approach was featured on the program: the use of recycled materials to fabricate furniture. Green trends have long made their way into decorating. As you will see, furniture can now be added to the growing list of environmentally responsible decor!
It is apparent that the founders of Propellor have a "joie de vivre", expressing a multitude of interests and a profound respect for the natural world.
The exterior siding on your house serves as protection against the wind and various weather conditions. Making green choices, like selecting sustainable forestry products and improving your home’s energy efficiency, will use fewer resources in the long run.
Trees absorb sunlight, carbon dioxide and other pollutants that can limit the effects of urban heat islands and the impacts on your health. However, because they have a lengthy growth cycle, you must anticipate their development over time and the impacts they will have on your yard.