Friday Wrap-up – 3/26/10

The week has flown by.  I was so busy running around looking at all sorts of new design in the showrooms during West Week and Spring Market that I didn’t notice I was getting worn out.  Had to spend Thursday resting and recuperating.  The cat appreciated having me hold still long enough that he could perch on my lap and drool on my computer.  He’s a giver that cat.

I want to thank our wonderful guest blogger this week, Linsi Brownson of Inspired Design Daily!  She wrote beautifully – as always.

So onto this weeks Wrap-up!

Image via Inhabitat

I don’t know why but every time I look at this image, the theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind plays round in my head.  These are in fact new energy efficient “Trex” lamps, and they are definitely worth a closer look. (via Inhabitat)

How about aluminum tiles made from retired airplanes?  You can even get them with old rivets and dings left in. (via re-nest)

A good list of 10 water efficient kitchen faucets, priced from high to low. (via re-nest)

Beautiful tile made from the waste by-products of the fishing industry (via The Thread Post)

Cute kids furniture made of cardboard, from Riki Watanabe designs first conceived of in 1965. (via Chictip)

Love this clever chair cut from one piece of plywood. (via Yanko Design)

I always advise people not to get a memory foam mattress. Now you can read why. (via Treehugger)

And lastly, although it’s not really about green interior design, Planet 100′s Top 5 Eco Contradictions is a great way to understand a little more about greenwashing.

Have an amazing weekend all!

2 Responses to “Friday Wrap-up – 3/26/10”

  1. Katherine Stevens Says:

    We were planning on a latex foam mattress, anyway. I’ve read that some manufacturers claim latex, but use a core of polyurethane. Do you know if that’s true?

  2. rachelh Says:

    I’m not sure about that specifically, but I do know that natural latex, which typically comes from rubber trees, and petroleum based “latex” are often confused for one another. If you buy a mattress from a reputable “organic” mattress company, such as Vivetique or Lifekind, you shouldn’t run in to any issues of false advertising.

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