Loll Debuts Fresh Eco-Friendly Furniture

Just in time for outdoor entertaining and BBQ, Loll Designs introduced a new line called the Fresh Air Collection derived from a flat-pack design for furniture originally intended to be shipped in a prefab, disaster-relief home.  The home never materialized but that didn’t stop Loll from finishing their designs.  The collection is made with paper-composite Richlite for structural bracing and recycled and recyclable HDPE (from milk jugs).  Fresh Air includes a table at $760 and benches from $210.

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By |April 19th, 2012|Furniture, Modern design, Recycled|1 Comment

Viridian Debuts New Reclaimed Oak Floor

Oregon-based Viridian Wood Products, a company we’ve mentioned in relation to reclaimed veneer panels and shipping pallet floors, just announced the debut of “American Classics.”  These are a new line of reclaimed red oak, white oak, and rustic oak floors derived from industrial shipping crates.

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By |April 11th, 2012|Materials, Recycled|1 Comment

New Glazed Brick for Eco-Friendly Design

Fireclay Tile recently announced “the most sustainable glazed brick ever produced” with a new Glazed Thin Brick for interior and exterior applications. The brick is available in nine colors and made in the USA with a skinny brick sourced from McNear Brick and Block near San Jose, California. Glazed Thin Brick has anywhere from 30-90% post-consumer recycled content and a lead- and VOC-free glaze.

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By |April 4th, 2012|Materials, Recycled|0 Comments

New Elements Surface Launches in Texas

Elements by Durcon is officially launching in the DFW market in Texas, where it is also manufactured (about 200 miles from Dallas in Taylor).  The eco-friendly surface is made with a proprietary blend of at least 10% post-consumer recycled glass, natural quartz minerals, and resin to create a low-VOC material that’s solid, non-porous,  and “never requires sealing,” according to Durcon.

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By |March 28th, 2012|Recycled, Surfaces|0 Comments

KuL Intros Recycled Modular Wall Planters

Along the lines of Urbio or Minigarden, check out these new modular wall planters by KuL Studios made with recycled HDPE plastic.  Called Ballavaz, the planters can be used indoors or outdoors and are available in 10 colors.  KuL offers two sizes, 24″x12″ and 24″x18″, which mount with screws or hooks.  Ballavaz include a concealed recess for drip irrigation — making these just right for herbs, veggies, and maybe a flower or two.

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By |March 5th, 2012|Nature, Recycled, Vegetation|0 Comments

Fine Earthy Wood Tile by Everitt & Schilling

You’ve probably seen bamboo tile, but have you seen some of the handcrafted wood tile from Colorado-based Everitt & Schilling Company.  They offer a Trail Mix series (pictured above) that is made from the scraps — alder, poplar, oak, walnut, hickory — of cabinet and door makers.  E&S also has a few country-luxe lines made with reclaimed barnwood and finished with water based, low VOC finishes.  Re-Claimed Barnwood tiles come in 2×2, 4×4, 2×8, and 4×8 with various configurations.  Pricing varies and can be provided upon request, though I understand it starts at around $24 per square foot.

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By |March 2nd, 2012|Materials, Recycled|0 Comments