Caroma Profile Smart Sustainable Toilet Systems: Taking Sustainability To The Max If you thought you’ve seen everything in the water-saving technology, think again.  Among the latest green advances in bathroom technology you can find this energy-efficient toilet where water can be reused twice. After several rounds of government-imposed water-saving toilet model attempts to save water, […]

Mixing bamboo, glass and concrete in exterior design

Bamboo has been a favorite material of LEED accredited professionals and environmentally conscious designers for quite a while. The most common application of bamboo is in flooring and decks. But did you know that you can use bamboo on walls, ceilings and the exterior of your building? In fact, bamboo exterior wall siding can improve […]

Cork flooring with green undertones

As issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness move to the forefront, any interior designer should consider cork flooring as both a responsible and stylish option to offer to clients. Cork is harvested from the bark of cork trees, a resource that can be tapped over and over again throughout the lifespan of the tree. It’s […]

Solartube in Commercial Interior, Via www.solatube.com Solartube lighting at Mod Market – Boulder, CO If you’re looking to save money on an electric bill of your store or your restaurant using Solartube could be a great solution. You’ll find dazzling variations of the designs and applications of this green product. Solartube lighting at Allegheny College […]

Curved recycled glass countertop in earthy colors

If you are looking for a material that could give you some  visual edge while being in tune with your desire to use sustainable materials, consider recycled glass countertops and floors for your bar or restaurant. They give your space a unique look, bring is the brightness of glass, and come with a worthy story.  […]

Examples of Oceanside glass tile patterns

Oceanside glass tiles are a beautiful way to add sustainable material into your commercial interior design. Handcrafted from recycled post-consumer glass bottles and silica sand, an abundant natural resource, they make for a true green design and offer amazing looks and results.  Above: Zoetic Overture in Peacock Iridescent and Devotion Sirena in the Serenity Blend […]

Earth Weave Carpet is an Environmentally Conscious Choice for Any Commercial or Residential Interior. When you are looking for a new carpet for one of your interior design projects the choices seem endless. There are so many things to consider: durability, look, price, and whether the carpet is made of a sustainable material. If you […]

Metallic paints in three different colors

Using metallic paints in interior design is an easy way to raise the decorative level of commercial or residential spaces. If you are looking for a paint that can make a strong visual statement and bring in an extra touch of glamour, consider the Modern Masters metallic paints. This generous collection keeps you well provided […]

Design by Axis Design Cyberport’s Smart-Space 3 business center in Hong Kong went through a great transformation of the office design. This IT landmark on the South Side of the island has breathtaking views of the open water. Envisioned as a high tech, high touch experience, the design combines the latest in technology with organic […]

The Beauty of Bamboo Plywood and Its Application in Interior Design Projects. Bamboo is a wonderful material that can be used in a wide range of projects and for many different purposes. It has a lot of excellent features that make it a great choice for any health and environmental impact conscious interior designer. Plybam […]

If you are looking for a greener, more sustainable flooring selection for your commercial interior design project, look into Forbo Marmoleum.  Forbo Marmoleum is an up-and-coming, sustainable material perfect for residential or commercial interior design projects. Marmoleum combines the best characteristics of green materials that enhance a living or work space while considering the environment […]

Designed by Wirt Design Group. The Whole Foods Market office is located on the top two floors of the LEED Gold office building in Glendale, California. The Wirt Design Group was challenged to create an office design with an open ambiance that would encourage the spirit of collaboration and creativity reflective of the Whole Foods […]

Futuristic office design, how do you envision it? In today’s business world, many office workers often find themselves traveling and working out of the office. London-based design student Julie Burdou, has designed a futurist office that allows workers to stop in and get their work done a few minutes at a time. As an office […]

Creatively designed Daycare caters to young children with fun nature theme in Berlin, Germany. School interior design is not known for being especially innovative, fun, or anything interesting to look at. Baukind’s daycare design blows school interior design out of the field! Its rooms include not only textured walls and speckled ceilings made to look […]

Located in Helsinki’s newly renovated Old Market hall, Story is a cafe-restaurant that combines classic Scandinavian minimalism with a farmer’s market atmosphere. Its interior is a masterpiece of contemporary designer Joanna Laajisto. Story is tucked near the center of Old Market hall, a building long-known for its fresh food market and trendy cuisine. The hall’s […]

This is a quick overview of 2014 HD EXPO this year 2014 in Las Vegas.  There was so much to see and so much to do that it seams overwhelming to try and put everything into one blog post.  I will only showcase my favorite products that I found for some of my projects.  You […]

Take a look at Youghurt, Berlin’s first self-serve frozen yogurt store! Echoing the store’s commitment to organic foods and sustainable design this fresh and modern yogurt shop brand was created. Patrons can customize frozen yogurt, cereal and even waffles with a dizzying array of toppings. Youghurt has built a unique yogurt store brand around eco-friendly […]

We’ve all heard about water crisis and the drought in California within the last few months.  But what is really happening out there above the ground that is effecting all of us here in beautiful California? “The immediate cause of the drought is a lingering pocket of high pressure, a wall of air, sitting off […]

The Foldaway Bookshop was designed to make its debut at the London Festival of Architecture. The book store featured accordion-style, cardboard walls with built-in shelves to accommodate many books on architecture for the festival. Empty spaces on the walls featured projections of films about architecture. The shelves and walls were designed to be broken down […]

The atmosphere within Aroma of Shadow, a cosmetics boutique store, is soothing and extremely relaxing with muted lights and textured wooden panels over the windows that permit the sunlight to enter without the usual glare and harsh contrasts. Quaint wooden sofas with white cushions in the VIP room enhance the quiet atmosphere created by this […]

By Guest Writer  Mark Long Multifunction furniture is truly one of the most explosive trends of the modern era. Certainly the concept of using furniture for multiple purposes isn’t new, but as living space continues to shrink, designers and homeowners are becoming increasingly more creative about saving space and maximizing utility from each piece of […]

In July 2013 newsletter I would like to share some of the most interesting emerging trends I see from different designers around the world. Looking at what other designers have done is very educational and fun at the same time. It saves me the time of trial and error to see how certain materials will […]

The Driver, Londres. Patrick Blanc’s new website, which you can see HERE , had inspired me to share some of his vertical garden walls designs.  First time I saw Patric Blanc’s work was in Paris about 11 years ago when it was such a novelty to have plants growing on walls.  I am happy to […]

Air Drop flower pot, is a unique concept that provides a solution on purifying air in an urban environment. The main idea is to use Air plants or Tillandsias species of evergreen, which are the most effective for absorbing pollutants in the air.  These elegantly crafted planters are hung from the ceiling and are powered […]

Hospitality Design Expo which is held every year in Las Vegas, NV, is one of the largest hospitality industry related trade events in the United States. The show helps interior designers (as well as other professionals) to get acquainted with the latest industry trends related to restaurant and hotel designs. This year I took a […]

Can Green and High-Tech be combined in one office?  This beautiful office (Microsoft Headquarters in Vienna) was designed by a European firm – INNOCAD Architektur.  Very high-tech looking and at the same time filled with lush greenery, this workspace will encourage so much needed creativity in Microsoft workers. The designers were trying to “showcases the […]

Sustainable Design of Wine Cellars

Take a quick look into the future. The future of sustainable building practices and a lifetimes’ enjoyment of elegantly aged wines come together with the most eco-friendly wine storage products on the planet.  Sustainable Wine Cellars, LLC of Rancho Santa Fe, CA offers a completely customizable product as well as modular kits, entries, cooling, accent […]

Jerry Kott, who designed these incredible lights, describes himself as a “maker” who stretches his imagination beyond the limited boundaries of usual art or craftsmanship. These lighting fixtures are hand crafted from recycled bottles and are part of RE Series which is based on the philosophy of “rebuild, redefine, relive, reinvent and recycle”. “Khrysalis Light […]

whimsical lighting design

You probably have seen these whimsical light fixtures all around, at your local cafe or a restaurant…  I have!  And when I saw one I always wondered who could come up with such incredible ideas. David Trubridge is the most progressive furniture and lighting designer. He is based in Havelock North, New Zealand. David’s work […]

Two talented architects, Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano, have created this inspiring and at the same time one of the most simplest office buildings.  Selgascano, a Spanish design firm, located their new studio in the middle of the woods outside of Madrid. The whole building is shaped as a one-story pipe or a tunnel hiding […]