Archive for: May 2011

Color Your World with Wall Paint

Being in my home is like sitting inside a paint-store catalog or brochure. Although the rooms in our house are far, faaaaar from paint-store catalog perfect, I do believe in using lots of wall colors. A buttery yellow by Benjamin Moore greets visitors to my home, whose foyer, living room, stairway and upstairs hall walls all Read more…

Physicist Designs DIY Green Utopia Construction Set

A Princeton-educated physicist-turned-farmer is growing more than vegetables on 30 acres in Missouri. Marcin Jakubowski is developing a collection of machines designed to build and support villages that sustain themselves with everything needed for modern life—from energy to finished products.

Designs From the 2011 International Contemporary Furniture Fair

First Look: The City Throws Itself a Design Party

At the Furniture Fair, Sustainable Furniture Gets Playful

The table lamp is laid-back, and no wonder. Created by Peter Stathis, a San Francisco industrial designer, for Joby, a San Francisco consumer products company, Trapeze has the easygoing affect of a Bay Area windsurfer on a fair-trade coffee break.

The Best-Looking, Hardest-Working New Storage From ICFF

This year at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, designers couldn’t seem to decide whether to put form or function first. The result: Great looking, forward-thinking storage. Our boring bookshelves are getting nervous…

The Best Of Design Week: Rafael de Cardenas’s First Furniture Line

Believe us when we say that we saw enough furniture and design at last weekend’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair to make our eyes bleed. So coming upon Rafael de Cardenas’s new show at Johnson Trading Gallery was like arriving at an oasis in a big desert of faux deer heads, silkscreened bird silhouettes, and assorted Read more…

Dedicated to Going Green? Follow These 10 Easy Steps

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—Given the pressing environmental challenges facing the world, one day just doesn’t seem like enough to celebrate the earth and make long-term environmental changes. Why not use this month as inspiration and make a commitment to do environmentally friendly activities throughout the year?

Chinese Drywall Complaint Center Issues Warning To Florida & Texas Homeowners

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is warning homeowners specifically in all of Florida, and or the metro areas of Houston, and Austin, Texas, and or homeowners in Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana who have Knauf Tianjin Chinese drywall in their home, or condominium to get signed up with the New Orleans Federal Court Multi District Litigation, Read more…