Archive for the ‘Eco Friendly’ Category

A New Life

16Jan13

There are some amazingly creative minds out there especially when it comes to repurposing and upcycling. Even though I am huge on recycling, I admit that I probably wouldn’t have thought of many of these ideas, washtub chandeliers, seats made from tires, a pool made from an old dumpster, shoe organizers as wall planters, and […]


Wine Bottles Into Chandelier | Via The title above is a play on a previous post, if you are unfamiliar with artist Sayaka Ganz her work is a must see, all of her sculptures are made from reclaimed items..With dump site volumes increasing daily it is heartening to see so many repurposed items out there. Some are […]


Dar Beida or The White House is located in Essaouira, about 2 1/2 hours from Marrakech. The house was renovated by the design team of Emma Wilson and Graham Carter and together they have blended Moroccan style with a funky modern twist. While maintaining ancient sandstone columns and thuya ceilings, they managed to add modern […]


This sleek penthouse located in Manhattan was designed by Joel Sanders Architecture and is described below. I can’t stop looking at the gorgeous mix of wood, steel, light, and greenery. The towering fireplace wall and the stairwell to the rooftop terrace? Paradise.     pb “Rethinking the notion of an urban garden, this project introduces […]


This stunning home, La Muna, is located in the exclusive Red Mountain area of Aspen, Colorado and features some of the most breathtaking views of the area. The renovation and minor addition to an existing home was the work of Oppenheim Architecture + Design. and reflects the “Japanese sensibility of wabi sabi”. The firm used […]


The bike theme continues.The lovely chandeliers you see above and below are made from salvaged bike parts. They are part of the Connect series by Artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga and I think are beautiful in design and concept. What do you think?    pb


The Eclipse

17Sep12

The new age of rickshaws has arrived. Designer Kenneth Cobonpue has vamped up the ordinary rickshaw into a thing of beauty. Although sadly under used here in the States the rickshaw is the primary means of transportation for millions globally. The Eclipse echoes Cobonpue’s signature style with woven details and offers a sweet earth friendly ride. […]