Living

  • MushLume Lights: Biodesign adding Beauty to our Homes

    By Staff | Living

    You love vegetables, right? What about as part of your decor? Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe has figured out how to use mushroom mycelium (the root structure of the fungus) to grow lampshades. The mycelium has thin networks of filaments, that branc...


  • Ishinomaki Laboratory - a studio for recovery from the Japanese tsunami

    By Aya | Living

    A large number of people in east Japan, especially residents in the seaside towns who suffered from the tsunami, lost family, friends and homes on March 11th, 2011. After the disaster, great efforts of reconstruction were made by locals and with help...


  • Boutique of the week: EuropeanMarket

    By Kate | Living

    For people with European tastes, live is getting easier; EuropeanMarket, the brainchild of Chris and Sue Ellibee, is an online boutique offering European homewares, accessories, crafts, antiques, foods, and toys from artisans and small manufacturers...


  • Organic cotton sheeting, sweet and basic

    By Kate | Living

    Conventional cotton is problematic; harmful to the farmers, their animals, their communities and the water tables in their proximity. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency considers seven of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton in the United S...


  • Taking what was destined for the dump + making new

    By Kate | Living

    The mission of New Zealand bag maker WAS is to 'make great products that people love!' But the fact that all WAS products are upcycled waste that would be otherwise be destined for landfill, grabbed our attention. WAS started as a bag company taki...


  • For the love of gardening - holiday gift ideas

    By Staff | Living

    Finally a creative kit to share the love of gardening with "little helpers"!! Order NOW for this spring when the Garden Cookies: Make & Grow Kit can be made AND PLANTED directly in the warmer soil of the spring season. Kit includes everything nee...


  • in2green - getting cosy with recycled cotton

    By Kate | Living

    If you live in a region that is starting to hunker down for winter - we found the perfect throws and blankets.  An American company that embraces the idea that product design can be both beautiful and have a positive impact on the future of the pl...


  • Emily Blunt + John Krasinskis buy green home

    By Staff | Living

     John Krasinski and Emily Blunt proving they are the latest Hollywood green 'it' couple The handsome pair, have purchased a green home in Ojai, Calif., for $2.15 million. A solar energy system and a well on the site boost the home's eco-friend...