Over the weekend, I received the winter catalog from CB2
, one of my favorite peddlers of furniture, interior decor, and overall good-looking merch. I know, I know, a dreaded catalog. But this particular catalog is not junk mail
; I limit my catalogs to a select few and this is one of 'em.
If you're not familiar with CB2, it's Crate & Barrel's more mod lil' sis. While Crate & Barrel does classic and does it well, CB2 pushes the envelope with big colors, playful design, and a hearty dose of Scandinavian influence. Sadly, there's only a handful of CB2 brick and mortar locations
-- Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and upcoming stores in Berkeley and LA -- but you can get anything your heart desires at CB2's online store.
So back to said catalog. During a studious flip-through, I noticed a delightful green trend (and so did the folks at Re-Nest
, apparently): furniture, specifically sofas
, made with eco-friendly construction. CB2 has always offered a handful of green items -- I own the super-soft bamboo towels
and an oversized bamboo slat area rug -- but sofas are a new development.
So what makes 'em green? The sofas are constructed with certified sustainable, kiln-dried hardwood frames with soy- or plant-based polyfoam cushions. Pictured below are the neo-Chesterfield "Chet
," the TV room-friendly "Movie
" daybed, and my favorite, the Euro-styled "Avec.
For those looking to lay instead of sit, another new CB2 product, the Tatami Bamboo Bed
, caught my attention (dress it up with organic cotton sheets
). More, smaller-sized green goodies from CB2 can be found here