Beautiful rugs made rom up-cycled clothing by @Jaipurrugs seen at the #lvmkt

This beautiful loft-style studio was a barn converted into a beautiful and bright living space. The designer on the project was Yvette Chaix. The owners of the house are very conscious about the materials they wanted to use:

Flooring: US Floors Natural Cork Tile Collection color: Mistral

Cabinets: Custom green Leaf Cabinets in Knotty Alder with a clear finish. European/Frameless style cabinets with shaker doors. Cabinet Interiors made out of FSC Certified 3/4” maple plywood made with adhesives that contain no added formaldehyde. The doors and drawers are soft close.

Cabinets Pulls: Amerack in satin nickel

Countertops: Avonite recycled acrylic color: hazelnut with matching acrylic sinks

Shower: Avonite acrylic shower wall panels color: bone

Paint grade maple base trim and frame

Also included a composting toilet by sun-mar and rainwater harvesting system. 

Asda's 'Wonky Veg' Campaign Aims to Show Ugly Produce Is 'Beautiful on the Inside' | Sustainable Brands

Asda’s ‘Wonky Veg’ Campaign Aims to Show Ugly Produce Is ‘Beautiful on the Inside’ | Sustainable Brands

Fineline by Premiere Flooring Solutions is 100% Vertically Integrated, which means they control the manufacturing process from sourcing to delivery. Their forest practices guarantee a consistent supply of quality, legal timbers in an environmentally responsible manor, while enhancing the long-term social and economic well being of forest workers and the local communities. Premiere Flooring Solutions has promoted wood products from plantation or sustainable forests since 1989. 

The way they manufacture the flooring saves a lot of waste. Post industrial scrap wood has been joined together to create a thin plank-flooring look that will catch the eye of the people walking over them. Simple straight lines that offer a modern look to your project.

Green Story

IAQ- Premiere Flooring Solutions seeks to eliminate or reduce to minimum harmful emissions from the coatings or adhesives. Their flooring products meet or exceed the 2010 California Air Resource Board Phase II requirements, the most stringent emissions in the world.
Sustainable materials- In Thailand, their factory is located near century old plantations of trees raised for their natural latex sap. These small plantations are owned and maintained by more than 6,000 local tree farmers. After 25 years the trees must be replaced so the harvested trees and are used by their local flooring factory. This process allows the most efficient and productive use of sustainable tree farming while helping support the local economy and  protecting the environment.
 
Design Qualities


The narrow linear pattern of the flooring mimics
vertical grain bamboo but provides a larger color variety. The long linear pattern is also great for opening up small spaces, which makes it great in the use of urban lofts and apartments.

Shop here and view the different species and color options. 

The Downtown Project | Community Designed For the Future

By Hanna Sturdivant

For those of you who also follow us on Instagram (@greengoodsproducts) or twitter (@greengoodsnow) you already know about our wonderful adventures spent at the Las Vegas World Market Center Design Show this past week. While I was in Vegas, I got to spend some time away from the trade show to experience the culture. 

Now I can already guess what your thinking. Culture in Vegas? Sin City? Well here’s where you need to listen carefully and where you might learn something. There is an amazing group of people who are creating culture! That’s right! Creating Culture. The Downtown project has many investors, including Tony Hsieh, owner of Zappos.com. He continues to back the goals and dreams of the group of investors and believes in the success of the project. With someone so innovative and successful supporting the cause, you can’t help but to root for it yourself.

This is their about statement on the website:

“Our goal and purpose is to help make downtown Vegas a place of Inspiration, Entrepreneurial Energy, Creativity, Innovation, Upward Mobility, and Discovery, through the 3 C’s of Collisions, Co-learning, and Connectedness in a long-term, sustainable way.”

On Tuesday January 20th, I was able to visit the Container Park, which is part of Downtown Project’s portfolio. There are eateries, bars, boutiques, salons, toy stores and galleries! And the best part is, it’s not overwhelming due to the use of shipping containers as the main structures. Each business is only 300 square feet! Additionally, they have a stage that is used as a performance venue for music groups! Check out this video to learn more.

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That evening I went to dinner at Carson Kitchen, another great addition to Downtown Project’s portfolio. The Green Girls (Yvette Chaix, Stephanie Rothbauer, Heather Tissue and myself) shared our meal family style! For appetizers we devoured deviled eggs, fried chicken skins, and tempura green beans. For the main course we savored gyro tacos, baked mac and cheese, wild mushroom flatbread, black rice and oxtail risotto, and pork belly carbonara. For dessert, we indulged in a bourbon brownie and glazed donut bread pudding!

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For some after-dinner excitement we took a leap of faith at SlotZilla on Fremont Street a zip line company!

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To top it all off we gathered at a spectacular bar called Park on Fremont. Their theme is very Alice In Wonderland reminiscent. Here’s just a little interior and exterior inspiration!image

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The idea behind the Downtown Project was to bring people into a different setting that gave them an entire experience provided by a community of small businesses. The goal was to bring culture to the Las Vegas area and to pull the highlight away from the strip and monopolistic casinos and pull people towards these small businesses. You can already tell their influence is being followed and the downtown experience is drawing a new and enlightened stream of trendy small businesses. Imagine what a similar project can do for your city? I encourage you to be inspired by the steps taken by this community and find ways to implement them in your own! 

This past Tuesday a couple of us from Green Goods Products got the chance to show our support of community choice for cleaner and more affordable energy. Marin and Sonoma Counties have already implemented this ideal. We are hoping to as well! For those of you who live outside of our area, I encourage you to look into what it will take to get your county on board. 

“We have been getting excellent feedback about the positive impact we made at the SLO City Priority Setting Forum and are confident that this has set the ball rolling towards the formation of a Community Choice Energy Program here in SLO County.

OUR NEXT ACTIONS:  We will continue to work with the SLO City Council to pass a resolution committing to explore Community Choice Energy.  Included in this action, SLO City will allocate financial and staff resources as needed and work with other interested communities and the County.”

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Rock the Shack: the  of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs by Gestalten

If luxury is to possess and enjoy rare pleasures, then in today’s high-paced, urban societies a simple lifestyle in connection with nature may very well be the rarest luxury of them all. This is the conclusion of the introductory essay found in the book Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs, written by the book’s co-editor, Sofia Borges. Filled with all sorts of quirky small houses, rural pavilions, tree-houses and the like, Rock the Shack, which was published in 2013 by Gestalten, documents a kind of rural revival, where fatigued city denizens decided to build isolated retreats away from their urban homes as a way of getting back in touch with a more natural, calmer way of living.

Reading the reviews for Rock the Shack, most of them describe it as

D R E A M Y

for those living in an urban environment or working in an office environment with little time spent outside, this is a great way to get a small escape.  That being said, I also firmly believe that living more minimally and closer to nature is an important step to living a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Let's Take the B.S. Out of Food Marketing | Sustainable Brands

Let’s Take the B.S. Out of Food Marketing | Sustainable Brands