California Redwood Company

California Redwood Planters

The oldest known redwood, found in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in California, is believed to be 2,700 years old. Redwoods are known for their longevity, so perhaps it’s no coincidence that the logo for the California Redwood Company features a stylized infinity loop supporting a seedling redwood.  It’s a fitting symbol, for, where many companies committed to a sustainable ethic may have been in operation for only a few years or a few decades, TCRC can boast a continuous history stretching back to 1890. Read the rest of this entry »

Breathe by DIRTT

There are modular homes and modular walls and modular floors…  but have you seen a modular plant?  No?  I hadn’t either.


But the clever folks at DIRTT Environmental Solutions looked into their imaginations and saw a vertical garden: rows and ranks of pretty, VOC-absorbing plants marching up any given wall.  Then Sustainable Industries looked at Breathe and named it one of the Top Ten Building Products of 2011.

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Etsy Find of the Week – Reclaimed Wood Outdoor Seating

Summer is in full swing, so it’s time to move outside, plant your tush in a chair, and watch the world go by…


These chairs look like the perfect place to spend the summer, don’t you think?

And they come in such pretty colors too!

Made by Etsy seller Laughing Creek Productions, they are assembled from reclaimed cedar decking, and then sealed with a long lasting, painted finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Dude! – Recycled Surfboards

Maybe it’s because I went to high school in “Surf City” (aka Huntington Beach, CA) or maybe it’s just because it’s a cool way to recycle, but I think these surfboard showers are wicked awesome!

All images - Will and Jane Fowler

Created by Will and Jane Fowler out of used surfboards, and then covered in glass and mirror mosaics, each shower is completely unique.

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