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...
posted originally from: AT:San Francisco
...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!