All tagged Sustainable design
This week we're talking with architect Joseph Spierer, whose South Bay firm is known for creating high-tech, green homes that meet the exacting demands of new Silicon Beach residents.
We’ve posted recently about bathrooms trending towards more luxuriously furnished spaces than ever before. With the growth of the wellness category (hammams and chromo therapy, for example), has also come a flourishing of smarter styling and interesting materials not usually associated with wet rooms. This week we’re bringing you a round up of the latest offerings from Italian firm Milldue, Atlanta-based Furniture Guild, and California firm Ronbow.
When Naomi Nielson Howard, founder of Native Trails, was a student at Cal Poly (studying social services with a dual minor in business and Spanish) she had the idea—the very bright idea—to found a company that could double as the focus of her class projects. She had spent childhood vacations in Central Mexico, the home of her stepfather, and fallen in love with the aesthetic and the many craftspeople she met on their trips. The idea to launch a small business of importing handmade crafts set her on a course that would ultimately lead to one of today’s most innovative and environmentally focused kitchen and bath manufacturers.
Over the last several years, Montreal-based sink and bath manufacturer Wetstyle has been racking up awards for its cutting edge and distinctive designs. Now, its innovative material—the stuff its sinks, tubs, counters and showers are actually made out of—has just won the prestigious Green GOOD DESIGN Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.