Blogger: Trent Johnson
Started at Re-Nest: 2008
Lives in: Carrboro, North Carolina
Trent has been writing for Re-Nest since it first launched back in 2008, and his posts showcase an interest in green architecture, cool green concept projects, and building materials. Leave it to Trent to find this recycled BIC pen vase or these amazing treehouses!
You most enjoy writing about... I love writing about projects that I've done myself. Green renovation, recycling, and creative re-use.
Your personal home style is... A mash-up of functional modern (as techy as I can afford) and modern traditional (Restoration Hardware being my dream).
Your green home must-have is... solid wood furniture. No particle board allowed.
Your ideal Saturday morning is... a trail run in the forest with my dog and some friends followed by breakfast at the hot food bar at the food coop listening to live music while people watching.
What's on your nightstand? 13" MacBook Air and a pair of Nitrile dipped work gloves (saved me from more than a few hand injuries while cutting stone, laying brick and working on bikes).
DIY or buy? DIY.
Favorite CFL or LED lightbulb brand? Whatever green variety is cheapest.
Favorite green paint brand and color? I usually shop the 'mistake paint' and have been fortunate enough to find low VOC paint in acceptable colors a few times.
This year you're going to... order and install new doors for my kitchen cabinets, tile my back splash, build another garden box, install a new low flow toilet, paint at least one room, install three more windows and replace some doors.
Posts by Trent
- An Urban Chicken Coop Turned Ceramics Studio
- Airclad Inflatable Prefab Coming to Market
- The NestRest Retreat: A Private Escape
- Recycled Bic Pen Vase
- Why Cork Is So Incredibly Green
- Another Reason to Downsize: Less to Lose
- How To Make Homemade 3-Ingredient Lip Balm
- Beautiful Green Home Integrates Salvaged Auto Parts
- Amazing Treehouses by La Cabane Perchee
- 8 Products You Think You Need—But Don't
(Images: See linked posts for full credits)