The Basque furniture cooperative Alki has brought us the first chair to be manufactured entirely of bioplastic, which is 100% biodegradable. The Kuskoa Bi, designed by Jean Louis Iratzoki, is molded to envelop the sitter for maximum comfort and support, and is made from a material known as “bioplastic,” which comes from plant-based renewable resources like beets, corn, and sugarcane. Unlike polluting, petroleum-based plastics, bioplastic can be recycled or composted and its production creates comparatively less greenhouse gas emissions. The wooden base is made from oak that is sourced from […]
My Danish friend, Jette Frölich, is a designer who has done some beautiful work in her garden. Seeing the photos on her website (please check them out) got me thinking about how important it is to surround ourselves with nature and greenery whenever possible, even when we don’t have a large backyard to do the planting. Given that outdoor greenspace is limited in the city, the best way to enjoy the beauty of nature is to bring plant life into your home. While a few years ago we may have been constrained to a few potted […]
by Bo Poulsen The healthiest competition I have seen on the market lately is the race to gain electric vehicle (EV) market share. I’m looking forward to the day when I can take my clients around in my model X powered by the photovoltaics on my roof. Although I still enjoy riding my bicycle to showings, sometimes we just need a little more room. Tesla motors launched in 2003 with the mission to bring about high quality sustainable transportation for the masses. The economic crash of 2008 almost wiped the […]
I’ve always said sustainable design should = beautiful design for it to be truly successful. Traditional fireplaces suck out the heat from homes through the chimney and are highly inefficient. Here is a gorgeous alternative I’ll be using in my own home and that can go into any New York apartment even without a chimney. Check out the full line of Cocoon Fireplaces here .