What's not to love about vertical gardens and green roofs? The actual task of making them, maybe? No worries, GSky Plant Systems can do the work for you. The company has installed over 50 vertical gardens in North America, and offers four different systems based on size and complexity needs — indoors and out.
Milk may do a body good, but it doesn't do recycling any good. The Tetra Pak and other similar gable-top cartons that your milk and juice come in are coated with polyethylene, so most curbside recycling programs won't take them. But ReWall Company wants more of them.
Did you catch Leah's great tutorial on how to create a reclaimed wood wall? I was so happy she posted it, because my inspiration boards are filled with images of wood siding used in homes. Long gone are the days when wood paneling was reserved for dingy basements and dark attics. Now, it's all about texture, pattern and color — all while staying modern.
Translucent frosted glass is the star in much of today's architecture, showing up in multi-million-dollar homes, galleries, and public buildings. But there's something at your local hardware store that can achieve a similar look for a lot less: Corrugated plastic!
Incorporating reclaimed materials in a project is a great way to keep items out of the landfill (and if you're lucky, have a good story to tell!), but coming up with a design that accommodates both old and new can be a challenge. That's why I was delighted to stumble upon this tiny backyard house - a good example of charming and clever reuse that doesn't look... well, junky.
Contractors say, on every building or renovation project, people always want three things: inexpensive, fast and good. At Re-Nest, we always say that projects should also be eco-friendly. The answer to this is recycled rubber. Versatile and abundant, rubber can be used for everything from roofing to flooring and many things in between. Read more...
Whether it's flooring, cladding or decking, posts, beams or bench tops there is nothing like quality hardwood for finish and longevity. Thankfully there are hardwood suppliers like Salvage Co. who reclaim old timbers and make recycled hardwoods accessible to everyone.
Between our dark roofs and rising heat, cities ("urban heat islands") are relying on more and more energy to keep cool. Rolling black-outs or brown-outs have become more prevalent in the last couple of years, and we know white roofs can help reflect some of the light and heat. Can't paint your own shingles, but still want to help? Find out how.