AT Giveaway winner Jody (aka, longgoneblonde) wrote to us following her visit to West Coast Green this past weekend: Hi There Apartment Therapy, I just got back from West Coast Green and thought I would share my findings...
...My overall impression was that this expo was geared primarily to building professionals and large scale industrial or million dollar home remodels. My hope was to find a green design firm or contractor to help me with some decisions on a "mini-remodel" of my 1,000 sq foot home. I didn't have much luck there, but I did meet a lot of great product vendors and got to see, feel the products up close. Most of the builders suggested I look for a architecture or design student who might want to take on my job.
I was particularly impressed by the SG Blocks Harbinger House that was constructed in the middle of the convention floor. It was a two story house made of recycled shipping containers.
Several of the companies represented at the convention contributed to the finishes in the house, and I walked away with a substantial resource list for green remodel products.
At the house I was most impressed by the design done by Ecofabulous. Gorgeous bedding and window treatments, furniture and lighting. They even did a safari style kids room that was super cool.
My second favorite thing was the neat planters by Sprout Studio [shown above the jump], completely industrial chic and great for small garden spaces. Large white tubs with steel legs on casters. Great for a herb garden. The white containers are designed by Jon Wilson of FoodMap Design.
Overall it was a fun and interesting way to spend a saturday afternoon in San Jose.
Thanks for the free tix and I enjoyed the expo!
• Green Tour: Harbinger Showhouse
• Profile 5 with Integrated Hand Basin by Caroma West
• Integrity Block
• Look!: The Harbinger House at West Coast Green
• The Rainscreen Clip
• Look!: Marmoleum Ingredients (for Breakfast?)