CalStar Intros New Permeable Paver

CalStar Products, maker of award-winning fly ash bricks, this week announced a new paver that can be used in LEED projects in order to obtain credits for recycled content, regional materials, and stormwater design.  The paver, which is suitable for intense uses such as parking lots, alleys, crosswalks, and plazas, is made with 40% post-industrial recycled material and comes in several different colors.

(more…)

By |July 19th, 2011|Materials, Recycled|2 Comments

Botanist Minimal Going to Early Backers

Earlier this year, we mentioned the All Wood Botanist Bench, which is made with 12 sheets of sustainably harvested poplar and high-grade engineered veneers.  Botanist Minimal weighs 45 pounds, measures 60″L x 18″D x 18″W, and has walnut or rift oak finishes, making it perfect for modernists with a flare for eco-friendly furniture.  If you’re in this group, the modern piece is being shipped upon funding to early backers via Kickstarter for $299, according to its designer Dario Antonioni.  Check it out.

(more…)

By |July 19th, 2011|Furniture, Modern design|0 Comments

Warmboard Unveils Retrofit Radiant Panel

This month Warmboard announced a new radiant heating panel, Warmboard-R, that is thinner than its other panel, making it ideal for remodels and renovations.  Warmboard-R is 13/16″ thick (as compared to 1-1/8″ for the standard version) and provides the same radiant heat performance.

(more…)

By |July 18th, 2011|Products, Renovation|1 Comment

Viola Park is a Healthy Modular Kitchen

Viola Park, a company of Henrybuilt, has been growing this year with new offerings and a showroom in Los Angeles.  The company makes eco-friendly, modular kitchens, sold directly to consumers, with a full system of cabinets, pulls, drawer inserts, work surfaces, backsplashes, shelving systems, and integrated lighting.

(more…)

By |July 17th, 2011|Modern design, Products|0 Comments

Modern FSC Pieces by JH2 OneTreeHome

There’s a beautiful collection of sustainable furniture called JH2 OneTreeHome that launched at ICFF earlier this year. Founded by John Houshmand and Jack Donenfeld, New York-based JH2 OneTreeHome offers beds, benches, coffee tables, side tables, consoles, dining tables, and desks — all made with a blend of glass, steel, and wood, FSC-certified Nanciton and Cedro Macho, from Nicaragua.  In fact, some of this wood comes from trees felled during Hurricane Felix in 2007. Prices vary by item.

(more…)

By |July 11th, 2011|Furniture, Modern design|1 Comment

Inhabit Offers New Eco-Friendly Wall Flats

Inhabit makes a line of 3D wall flats from bagasse, a fiber that’s left over after juice is removed from sugarcane.  The wall flats are popular and the styles are contemporary.  There’s also a few more designs that were added to the line in June, including Luna, Hive, and Drift flats shown in this article.  Inhabit says the flats are non-toxic and biodegradable.  A box of wall flats [$] costs $86 and includes 10 tiles covering up to 22.5 square feet.

(more…)

By |July 8th, 2011|Materials, Modern design|2 Comments