Hot new designer buzzwords for 2019

Every industry has its own buzz words and lingo. In design, particularly sustainable design, we love to use “pop” (a pop of color, a pop of life, a pop of energy) and we love to use hygee (the Danish word meaning to give comfort, joy, and peace). Pop is easy for everyone to understand because it is literally like an exclamation point in a room—an accent, a focal point. Hygee, on the other hand, takes a little more explaining and little more thought—It is something to be considered. Hygee is tough because there is no literal translation in English and …

Green Interiors: Getting Ready for an Electric Vehicle

Green Interiors: Getting Ready for an Electric Vehicle In the not too distant future, electric vehicles (EV) will become the norm and garages outfitted with charging equipment will become standard. Embracing new technology is exciting but it is also full of unknowns. Fortunately, we’ve reached the stage where electric cars are not only for the “first adapters” and a lot of the unknowns have become standardized. Here are a few tips, facts, and figures to get you ready for the future! You might think going to fill-up a car with gas is easier than installing a charging station at your …

Exploring Green Interiors – Green Products

Exploring Green Interiors Green Product Innovations Resource consumption is constantly an issue of concern and interest among homeowners, and many product manufacturers are taking notice. Vendors realize that consumers are becoming more savvy about research, and in turn, we are seeing wonderfully innovative products targeting specific needs in new and exciting ways. When retrofitting any home to save resources, some of the quickest and easiest products we specify are plumbing fixtures. Did you know that sink faucets account for approximately 15 percent of indoor household water usage in the United States every year? That equals nearly 1 trillion gallons of …