Mill Valley native Molly de Vries has long been an environmentalist (and a star vendor at our Remodelista markets). Her mission at Ambatalia, her Marin shop, is to provide environmentally sustainable everyday linens for "a non-disposable life."
Ikea cabinets refaced with barn siding and paint mixed with sand (to add texture to walls)—designers Michael Roché and Jackson Butler took an inventive and cost-conscious approach to the renovation of a house with vineyard views.
Designed by an Italian architect and fitted out by the inmates of a nearby prison, 28 Posti in Milan is a 28-seat trattoria, and showcase for the benefits of rehabilitation. All this plus pendant lampshades made in Colombia from reused plastic bottles and textiles.
You've probably heard about toxic Volatile Organic Compounds (or VOCs) in paint. You're also probably trying to understand what's what—and which paint to go with. We can relate, so we decided to turn to the experts for help. Here's our report:
Are the containers in your recycling bin talking to you? In the last few years a lot of people have made attempts to give empty bottles a second life; one of the most artful we’ve come across is Alvaro Catalan de Ocon’s PET lamps made by wicker weavers in Colombia and Chile.
At first glance, the Just K house in Tübingen, Germany, might look like an architect’s folly. Closer scrutiny of this innovative, zero-energy design reveals a concerted and thoughtful method to the madness.