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Get Kirei with Chocolate Bamboo

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Alright, so it's not exactly brand new — Kirei introduced Chocolate Bamboo back in September 2008 — but it has this deep, sophisticated look and we just haven't had the chance to mention it yet (well, Re-nest jogged our memory).  The dark color is obtained through a secret, dark carbonizing process.  The bamboo is made from sustainably harvested Moso bamboo grass and a low- or no-added urea formaldehyde adhesive to create the panels.  If you're looking for something like this, look up a dealer

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Modern Green Studio NOLA Pieces

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If you're in the market for green, modern, designer-built furniture, make sure to check out Studio Nola.  You can see a few examples below.  These pieces are built with FSC certified woods, 90% recycled steel, zero-VOC powder coated paints, low-VOC sealers, and locally sourced materials.  Plus, if you need one or a few shipped, Studio Nola will send them out on a carrier using the EPA's SmartWay transport system. 

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Modern Style for Backyard Urban Hens

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I’ve had the opportunity to keep in regular contact with Rob Pyatt (e.g., 1940s Boxhouse and Pinon House), principal of Pyatt Studio, and his work with Urban Hens is really taking off right now.  The Urban Hens Project is meant to develop a sustainable, closed-loop model for establishing chickens in urban settings.  Hens provide eggs, they eat kitchen and garden scraps, and if you’re really hard core, they’ll become a fine little dinner.  Check out these modern, Quonset hut-inspired chicken coops:

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