This Valentine’s Day think both romantic and sustainable
February 6, 2014, 3 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The Rainforest Alliance offers five suggestions for making Valentine’s Day traditions more earth-friendly.
California tile company is turning boxy TVs into kitchen backsplashes
November 22, 2013, 10:10 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The scrappy, scavenge-happy folks at Fireclay Tile launch a Kickstarter campaign to help assist in the transformation of old cathode ray tube box TVs and computer monitors into stunning handmade glass tiles for the home.
Fungi-based plastic alternative wins Buckminster Fuller Challenge
October 23, 2013, 4:53 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Another huge honor for the Styrofoam-eschewing mushroom insulation wizards at Ecovative Design: Scoring top honors — and a $100K cash prize —in the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge.
Green product certification: 21 symbols you should recognize
October 18, 2013, 1:55 p.m. by Matt Hickman
There are dozens of symbols on packaging that are probably more meaningful to manufacturers than they are to consumers. Here's your guide to the eco-labels found on everything from paper to light bulbs.
8 stylish countertop storage solutions for National Bulk Foods Week
October 15, 2013, 9:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
In addition to saving cash and keeping green by hitting up your grocer's bulk bins this week, outfit your kitchen with attractive receptacles to store your garbanzo beans, granola and gluten-free flaxseed.
8 handsome home goods from the West Elm Handcrafted collection
September 26, 2013, 4:34 p.m. by Matt Hickman
West Elm, everyone's favorite artisan-obsessed home furnishings retailer, is about to get a whole lot more crafty with the launch of a new initiative that involves a significant financial commitment to handcrafted products.
5 cozy lightweight sweaters for transitional temperatures
August 29, 2013, 4:57 p.m. by Starre Vartan
The end of summer and beginning of autumn mean warm days and cold nights; bring one of these sweaters along to keep comfy.
Summertime cleanup: 10 tools for an end-of-season sparkle
August 26, 2013, 2:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
We're not quite through with summer yet but it's never too early to start conquering that filthy grill, remedying those BBQ sauce-stained tablecloths and erasing any evidence of beer-fueled backyard bacchanalias.