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 […]
Gadgets for the home are a saturated market at the moment with a number of companies producing the next best gadget. But what about gadgets to help your household develop an eco-friendlier lifestyle?
Home decorations tips for your 2019 home.
Are you shifting from a closet bed in a tiny house to a more spacious, hopefully ecologically-sound home? If so, make due with less stuff, but make your house look great.
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 […]
You can start by working on your house bit by bit to make it green. Here are some ideas.
Turning your yard into a stunning place where you can just forget about your worries and immerse in its beauty is not as difficult as you might think. With these tips and a bit of effort, you can spruce it up and transform it into becoming your absolute favorite spot.
We all wonder what is the deal with laminate. Is this kind of wood green and can it be recycled?
When I was looking for wallpaper solutions for my family room I came across this really neat coming in Germany. They make a sustainably sourced and fully compostable wallpaper called Veruso Lino that gives your walls a modern look that is homey, warm and easy to maintain.
Green office buildings improve the environment and employee health. For these reasons, more business owners like yourself are learning how to design a green office building. However, a lot of design details goes into the planning process of a successful building project. In order to decrease energy consumption and reap all of the benefits of […]
In today’s market, home buyers have different options for buying a new home, like a reclaim or a resale. There are a number of possibilities from which they can choose what type of house do they need for them and their family. Also, there are a number of benefits for the “new homeowners” that will […]
There’s a time in every homeowner’s life that he or she must face: The remodel. If you’re looking at homeowner statistics, you’ll see that the two rooms that are remodeled the most are the kitchen and bathroom; this probably has something to do with the amount you and your significant other, family member, or roommate […]
We think it’s always good to give attention to an important cause, like finding more sustainable ways to help us at prayer. See our story on the sustainable prayer mat that is taking over the internet! And of course something is more sustainable if there is simply fewer or less of the thing, but we […]
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 […]
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 […]
British designer and humanitarian Helen Storey believes that fashion is an excellent vehicle to connect people to difficult subject matters. Last week, she sent a dress crafted from a former refugee tent down the runway at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Knightsbridge. It captured everyone’s attention, and put a spotlight on climate change and its human impact.
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 […]
Moving to Sharjah is an incredible experience, but chances are you might feel a little overwhelmed. After all, there’s so much to see, do, and experience in Sharjah. Where should you begin looking for a place to call home? Fortunately, there’s Aljada’s Central Hub. This is one of the key features of Aljada’s new development […]
A middle-aged man with a yen for travel is documenting his wanderlust in wool, designing and crafting dozens of unusual sweaters which he proudly wears in the exact places that inspired them, posing for photographs that are endearing and bizarre.
A Japanese company is making “smart” toilets that features comfortably heated seats that deodorize local air on demand. Its lid rises and falls based on proximity sensors. The unit continually cleans itself, and auto-flushes. It also cleans your personal bits. This could be the death of toilet paper.
Etihad Airways has opened its new Etihad Eco Residence project in Abu Dhabi, the world’s first purpose-built, LEED Platinum-rated cabin crew accommodation project, offering . The project, resulting from a partnership with Masdar, provides 500 fully furnished one and two-bedroom flight crew apartments contained in 11 buildings at Masdar City. “The opening of the landmark Etihad Eco Residence […]
While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, we are not entitled to our own facts—and the facts strongly support the thesis that we are destroying the environment and jeopardizing the well-being of future generations. However, this massive level of ignorance about the ecosystem is not an accident; it is engineered. Due to vested corporate […]
Dust off old Donna Summer albums and celebrate the premature return of New Zealand’s giant “disco ball” satellite as it drops down to Earth from outer space. Just like the Age of Disco, it will completely disintegrate, leaving only groovy memories. The Humanity Star is a reflective satellite launched in January by Rocket Lab, a […]
OK, so we know quite a bit about Israel; start-up capital of the universe; uber-friendly to vegans; and offering a portfolio of natural and historical wonders that could take a lifetime to fully explore. Here are a few more interesting facts about the Holy Land that you can impress your friends with: 1. An Israeli […]
The Jameel Prize 5 will be on exhibit from 28 June through 25 November, 2018 at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. It’s the international award for contemporary design inspired by Islamic tradition. As befits artworks that are out of this world, let’s quote American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who recently tweeted, “Bears repeating: Creativity that satisfies & […]