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Tigressá SoftStyle Area Rug [Giveaway]

*Leave one comment per person through the end of Wednesday, June 8, 2011, to be considered for a random giveaway of one Tigressá area rug from Shaw Floors.

Last year Shaw Floors sent us a sample kit of their new Tigressá SoftStyle carpet, which is made with recyclable Nylon 6 and designed for durable, long-life performance.  In celebration of the one year anniversary of the launch, Shaw sent us an 8′ x 10′ area rug called A Touch Too Much, the number one selling style in Tigressá, and gave us an extra to give away today.

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New Corrugated FSC Plywood by Corelam

New possibilities with plywood are possible with Corelam, a Canadian manufactured “multi-use corrugated veneer plywood panel product” which we noticed recently at the industrial design site Core77 (no relation to Corelam despite the similar name). The distinctive corrugated wood panels are made with FSC wood and adhesives that do not off-gas formaldehyde or other volatile organic compounds.

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Grow Food in a Vertical Home Minigarden

As someone trying to raise more plants indoors, I really like the Minigarden product, which combines a neat vertical wall design with food growth.  The white garden comes in a basic setup with three layers (nine pockets) with one water collection tray, three lids and trays, three planting rows, and 18 assembly clips.  When assembled, the Minigarden, which is made with a strong copolymer polypropylene plastic, is 25″ l x 5 3/4″ d x 23″ h.  The three-layer version sells for about $59.95.

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Accoya Offers Durable Non-Toxic Wood

If you want to use wood in an exterior application, your options are wider than ever. While durable tropical hardwoods have been decimated by unsustainable logging, there are several methods of preserving wood that produce even more durable and sustainable products. These are not woods infused with toxic chemicals or metal compounds that can leach out. Rather these woods are transformed to be more durable and decay resistant.

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Flock Wool Modular Wall Tiles by Hive

I recently noticed this chromatic modular wall tile system called Flock from London-based Hive.  The tiles are modern and geometric like Hexagon, though they’re made with 100% wool felt and attach to the wall with a non-toxic acrylic adhesive.  Flock is available in 10 colors and packages of six or 22 tiles.  Each tile is 6.3″x 10.2″ (16 cm x 26 cm) and a six pack sells on Bouf (UK) for about $42 (£26.00 GBP).

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New Handmade Tiles from Clayhaus

Portland-based Clayhaus Ceramics is now offering handmade ceramic tiles in a modern array of colors and several shapes and sizes.  The new company, founded by the husband and wife team of Jason and Megan Coleman, was formed out of Stardust Glass tile when the Colemans left the glass business.  Now with a focus on ceramic products, Clayhaus is offering beautiful tiles to order in a studio and facility that is completely powered by renewable energy.

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