Tag: green-products

July 31, 2015

Biomimicry: Designs By Nature

by Lisa Bonanate   Buildings designed like termite dens. Insulation made from mushrooms. Panes of glass structured like spider webs.   Mother Nature is the ultimate architect – one with a few billion years of experience. Her designs are efficient, innovative and conducive to sustaining life. Increasingly, mankind is looking to these time-tested engineering strategies. Read more…

January 3, 2011

January forum: Catwalk of New Ideas

Eight speakers from the world of construction and green building materials, giving their top picks for five minutes each.

December 15, 2008

Once rejected, now refined..what is it?

Did you guess this chair was first an old bourbon barrel?? If you’re anything like me and want to combine your love affair of modern contemporary home furnishings with a desire to be green, you should definitely check out  Uhuru (Pronounced: oo-hoo-roo) in Red Hook, Brooklyn – yes in NY!! I came across this place. Read more…