Posted by liz on Sep 9th, 2013
Posted by liz on Jun 27th, 2013
This summer I’m VOLUNTEERING – USGBC-Illinois chapter promoting the GREEN APPLE DAY OF SERVICE. Interested in joining us as a School, Mentor, Volunteer or Sponsor? The USGBC-Illinois Green Apple Day of Service begins September 28, 2013. For More Information Check Out:http://www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/green-apple/
Green Apple Day of Service : USGBC – Illinois Chapter
The USGBC-Illinois Chapter and the National Center for Green Schools is inviting communities to take action on campuses around the world for
Posted by liz on Jun 17th, 2013
This year’s 2013 NeoCon – was a splash of saturated colors and mix of geometric shapes and bold patterns. Really exciting to see lots of citron, red, orange and pink. I like the mix of planks, hexagons and organic carpet patterns. Lots of play with mixing colors and pairing bold themes with simple backdrops.
Check out the manufacturers of these items – I posted the montage on my facebook page.
Contract Magazine’s Best of 2013 NeoCon
Posted by liz on May 28th, 2013
This weekend we stopped by the Blackbird Crossing Vintage Market in Three Oaks, MI. Awesome vintage finds, great display, some really fun things. We stopped by on the last day, I’m sure the selection was interesting on Friday.
Summer dates last Friday, Sat and Sunday of Summer months: June 21-22-23
Posted by liz on May 17th, 2013
With much excitement, I’m happy to announce I’ve passed the LEED Green Associate examination!
USGBC defines the credential as, “The LEED Green Associate credential demonstrates a solid and current foundation in green building principles and practices.”
More information on the LEED building certifications and professional credentials, USGBC.org.
Posted by liz on May 16th, 2013
New products by Vario Ecoresin - Ensign, their “Full Circle” product.
According to 3Form, “Full Circle product development really starts with understanding the capabilities of the community.” Fabric from textile manufacturers in Ndem, Senegal, is used post-production. The product made with “traditional crafts and contemporary patterning” methods define Ensign.
Varia Ecoresin contains 40% Pre-consumer Recycled Content.
I like to use Ecoresin as backslashes in kitchens, bathrooms and cafe areas in offices.
Posted by liz on Apr 3rd, 2013
I really dig the “Pots” fabric collection from Jonathan Adler for Kravet. 100% linen and 100% fun.
Posted by liz on Apr 3rd, 2013
With Spring Break wrapping up last week, Spring design season is in full swing. Natural, nautical and pops of bright colors are fun again. A renewal of color offering a punchy vibe to the home. We enjoyed our trip to Mexico Beach, FL and saw some neat seaside relics an architecture.
Posted by liz on Mar 4th, 2013
Summer Rental at it’s finest. We’re purchasing a summer cabin in Sawyer, MI with some challenges. Overgrown trees, bathroom – complete renovation. All the good stuff. This weekend we were on a mission to pick out a new vanity, toilet, and fixtures.
A great find for a small space at a good price: Ikea’s Lillangen sink cabinet, at just under 16″wide – thin enough to fit into a 42″wide bathroom. Due to the cut out at the back of the sink, I picked up a resin panel “remnant” from 3-Form’s Reclaimed selections. Recycled material at budget pricing.
Posted by liz on Feb 28th, 2013
Looking for artwork, but something different, actual – relatable, almost touchable, drop you into a setting kinda artwork?
Check out “Lisa Swerling’s Glass Cathedrals.” She’s just released a new set of diorama’s appealing to the travelers and dreamers in all of us. I saw her artwork at the Summer – Renegade Chicago – Craft Fair. If she’s in the Chicago area again, I’ll be picking one up for sure – kicking myself for not jumping at the chance the first time.