The Low Down On Green Living
June 6th, 2008
I just got back from the Dwell on Design exhibit hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center and I am pumped! (Did I just say that? Wow.) Seriously, I had an outstanding time. It’s official: design and sustainability are all one big delicious stew now, and you can get your own spoon and taste it at the Dwell event. It’s going on all weekend– learn more here.
Here are some of the favorite things I spied with my green eye:
FOODMAP– This great company makes rollable planters for your edible organic gardening needs. They are made of recycled plastic and recycled steel. They have rollers so you can move them inside, outside, and around your garden. They come in adult height and kid height (what better way to get your kids into organic gardening than giving them their own mobile garden!??). I’m so loving these.
LifePort from Envision Solar — These folks are based in San Diego and they are making solar-powered modular structures. They have a product called the LifePort, which is a fully integrated photovoltaic solar carport for residential and light commercial use. They also make modular solar-powered rooms, called LifePods. These would be excellent if you wanted to put an office or a guest room in your backyard and have it off the grid. I can’t do justice to the photos here– go to their site and check them out. Worth your time!
Modwalls– This is a wonderful company that makes amazingly beautiful tiles and other flooring/wall materials. They have cork tiles (yes that’s cork in that photo to the right!), a new bamboo flooring material (it’s really green and rough looking–so cool), and they are coming out with a whole new line of recycled glass tiles. They feel great to the touch and the colors are thrilling. They even told me they are soon releasing tile grout made principally from recycled glass. Even their grout will soon be eco-smart!
Storvino– These are slick, modular wine storage cases made of 100% recycled plastic. You can stack them vertically for a small unit, or you can make them into a whole Wall of Wine. Why buy (or want to buy) those expensive wood wine storage wall units when you can get them out of recycled plastic? They come in various colors, too, if you don’t like this red version.
Go to the show if you can, folks– it’s a treat!
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