Here are some of my favorite green design images, and then a note from a new sponsor who makes awesome recycled carpet tiles. It really got me thinking! Whether recycled, re-purposed, or up-cycled, here are some really cool ideas on how to decorate "green":
Seashells and succulents = perfect for any room!
Love love love this image:
Believe it or not, this table is made of cardboard! And it's beautiful!!
Reclaimed wood is gorgeous anywhere, in my opinion:
Lovely floors made from recycled materials:
I ADORE this house:
How cool is this leaf art?
Great gift wrapping ideas. I'll admit I've done this, but only when I've run out of wrapping paper!
Pallets, pallets everywhere!
And here is a great note from a Sponsor about Recycling at Ground-Level:
Recycling bins have become a part of our daily life. Many people regard them as a nuisance and resent the extra time we now have to put into sorting our rubbish, to others it is a delight that the powers that be have finally woken up to the fact that the planet is under threat.
In the world of decor and design it is reassuring to see that at least some of what we throw away is being put to good use. It is amazing to think that companies are making a conscious effort to create sustainable products, even what’s under your feet may have started life as a plastic bottle.
It is no secret that Nylon comes from fossil fuels, much of it is used as packaging and until comparatively recently would have been discarded to landfill. But the source product from which Nylon is made is a finite resource. So it was natural that products that require Nylon would need to evolve into using recycled material.
Many offices and home studies will use carpet tiles specifically for their ability to endure high degrees of wear. The punishment that an office style chair can inflict on a carpeted floor, can be likened to the effects of a farmers field after a summer festival.
One such product from specialist Bürofloor Carpet Tiles is based on the recycling philosophy. The core material used for the pile (Econyl70) contains a minimum of 70% recycled content.
The primary backing is made from 100% post-consumer recycled material, most of which comes from polyester bottle scrap.
Secondary backing has proved a problem for recyclers in the past – the required characteristics for this essential layer haven’t been available without using new raw materials. But the process that manufactures of tiles use the cutting waste to make the secondary backing, giving this component a 10% post-industrial recycled content.
It is satisfying to think that design and creativity of our domestic and work environments doesn't have to cost the planet!
Images here and here
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