How To Make Decorating Your Home More Sustainable

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When you are decorating your home, you need to make sure that you are doing it in a way that is good for the environment. It can be easy to overspend on materials and do it in a harmful way but if you make some changes at the start then you can really make a difference. From the materials you choose to shopping around for the perfect deal, there are plenty of ways you can create your ideal sustainable home no matter what your budget might be.

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How mattress companies are supporting the environment

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Every year, as many as 15-20 million mattresses are thrown away, filling landfills. And millions more mattresses are manufactured to take their place, consuming resources and potentially adding more toxic chemicals into the environment. Many mattress manufacturers have started to recognize the impact of their business on the environment, though, and have begun taking steps […]

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Vertical Forests, A Practical Design For Humanizing Cities Again

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What on earth is a vertical forest? It’s a forest that doesn’t grow on the earth. It grows in troughs placed on the balconies of residential buildings, hotels, and parks, making huge urban green spaces that don’t take up ground space, but rise skyward.  Today’s overcrowded, denatured, polluted cities are only waiting for them. They […]

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Muslim prayer mat designed to use 50% less material

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The Bahraini design office Shepherd Design Studio has tongue-in-cheek reinterpreted the traditional Islamic prayer mat to make it more sustainable. Their solution? Use 50% less material but removing the bits y9ou don’t need. Featuring an unusual form, the rug will certainly catch the eyes of your neighbors during your call to prayer.  “When Muslims are in prostration […]

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Best non-creasing dress materials

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There is nothing worse than a creased and wrinkled dress, after you get out of the car or leave the table. You can prevent this, by choosing a non-creasing material for your dress to be made of. Many different materials are being used nowadays to sew dresses worldwide. Some of them are natural, some are […]

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Rare Glimpse Into Ultra-orthodox World At Jerusalem Design Week

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Jerusalem Design Week happens every year, but it was a first for some artists participating in the exhibition “Haready-Made: The Product in Orthodox Society.” Relating to this year’s overall theme of “conserve,” the exhibition showcases objects used by members of the Haredi community—ultra-Orthodox Jews who reject secular life—in order to sustain their culture in socially […]

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