We all walk on it every day, but don't often think of it. It's underfoot, and, for many of us, out of mind. But just because you trod on it doesn't mean you shouldn't pay close attention to the materials that make
Apple remains our culture's most lauded example of great design. But could it be that the company considered to have reached the pinnacle of design is, in fact, an impostor?
The definition of good design is changing. It used
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If you've ever tried to figure out how to support important projects like green schools while combating climate change AND meet a movie star all while shopping online, wonder no more. eBay and Global Green USA is holding an
Amid the over-upholstered and garishly gilded furniture at the Istanbul Decoration and Design Fair hid some ingenious gems -- designers working with recycled and alternative materials and creating multi-purpose furniture for small spaces.
This little boy looks like he might be blogging over spilled milk, in fact he's concerned about the future of his environment. The Global Warming Rug by Mexican design cooperative NEL, featuring Emiliano Godoy, has created quite a
The idea of putting felt rugs, table runners and wallcoverings around your home might bring back images of arts and crafts projects from elementary school. But the designs coming out of Selina Rose are anything but elementary.
"We are working on the design of communities and begin with what we call the Essay of Clues. We look at things like the sun, the wind, the water, the biological history and the culture of the site. Then we imagine that we are birds that evolved for that
I wasn't sure if we’d covered Earth Weave’s wool and hemp carpets, but I was wrong. Years ago, Kara had mentioned them in a nice little primer on Finding Solutions to Toxic Carpeting. What makes Earth Weave noteworthy is that they claim their Bio-Floor
Interface sells carpet to the tune of $1,100,000,000 each year. That is just one reason why the business world listens up when Ray Anderson speaks. Ray describes his ecological awakening as "a spear in the chest," a wound he has used to both his
Ray Anderson started his company, Interface, back in the 1970s to make carpet. Like any business man, he wanted to shake up the market and make a healthy profit, which he's done, and Interface now has 17 manufacturing locations on four continents.
File this one in the 'how to do it right' category: earlier this week, Interface Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet tiles, released their 2007 "ecometrics," measuring the impact of their operations on the planet. Among the
InterfaceFLOR, the leading sustainable carpet company (FLOR and Button Rug), has added a new category called FairWorks to their sustainable flooring options. This time, sustainability wasn't the only aspiration, but InterfaceFLOR made sure their new