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 »

Company Profile – Edwin Blue


A hundred years or more ago logging teams all over the American Southeast harvested Cypress trees, binding the logs into rafts to be floated downriver to the waiting wood mills.  Sometimes the rafts would break up, and the ancient logs would sink to the bottom of the river, there to sit, inviolate and perfectly preserved, for decades.

Ironically enough, as recovery teams reclaim those logs for use, that beautiful old-growth Cypress helps rescue forests from logging today.

In crafting what the company calls its “Handmade Modern” furniture, Edwin Blue is one of several companies making use of this half-forgotten treasure.  Read the rest of this entry »

Crazy for Coco – Loll

Look what 184 recycled plastic milk jugs can make…

The new Coco chair from Loll Designs comes in 6 fun colors, and is made from 100% recycled plastic.  Virtually weatherproof, colorfast and very durable, this chair can put up with a lifetime of backyard barbecues.  Just don’t throw it into one!    I love the mid-century lines, and this vibrant turquoise color just makes me smile.

So how soon do you think it will be before we see this great outdoor chair gracing someone’s living room in an issue of Dwell?

Feeling a Bit Springy – Coalesse

The sun is out, the grass is green, and the birds are singing.  I’ve got total Spring fever.

Judging from the colors for their EMU Re-Trouve line, I’d say so does Coalesse!  Aren’t these seats adorable?  There’s no other word for them.  With their tongue in cheek retro style, these would look at home in just about any setting. Read the rest of this entry »