Luckily, there aren’t many occupational hazards attached to blogging about sustainable design and architecture. Well, maybe there’s one … one big one. With so much good, green design out there, it’s hard not to succumb to home/apartment envy and experience raging bouts of I want that, I need that.
For the most part, I’m good at keeping my admiration for green home design products on a professional, non-lusting-after level. It’s for the best. However, every so often I stumble across a product (I blame you for this one, Design Milk) that excites me to the point where I try to figure out how I can budget to buy it. Food or an LED lamp this month? Pay my cell phone bill or buy a chair? Some things, I just can’t shake. And Hommu's series of “eco-chic” wall stickers are high on that list.
I’ve come across plenty of decorative wall stickers (you’ll find a couple of Elly Nelly designs in my home) but I’ve never quite seen anything like the creations of Spain's Hommu. Divided into five categories — Whole House, Kids, Pets, Kitchen and Bedroom — Hommu stickers are made from recyclable vinyl. The use of vinyl is a bit of a, excuse the pun, sticking point for me but as Hommu points out, vinyl/PVC can be recycled (plastic #3). It’s not exactly common in the U.S. but it is indeed possible. And Hommu, as an eco-conscious company, wants to make sure you're aware of that.
Additionally, Hommu’s nifty packaging is recyclable and the company has “decided to work only with those suppliers who manufacture according to the criteria of environmental sustainability and social responsibility.”
In addition to Hommu's proud eco-stance, I dig the philosophy behind the products:
At Hommu we’re not just about selling you a pretty design. We want to share millions of ideas with you, ideas to complement people like you, positive people, people who love to live. Making your house a real home is not just a matter of decorating it with furniture. At Hommu we offer a breath of fresh air in the form of decorative details and tools for your own creation. Messages and concepts you can identify with, that make you feel good, that can bring out that smile no matter what kind of day you’ve had. That is our goal.
As you can see, just these select few designs are pretty special. Now believe me, I’m not about to spend $60 plus international shipping on kiwi wall stickers for my kitchen tiles. But a boy can dream (or at least drool) can’t he?