Lebanese designers from the much-loved embroidery collective Bokja in Beirut have offered to suture and repair home furnishings damaged in the Beirut explosion on August 4.
Products that provide environmental, economic, and social benefits are known as sustainable goods or bioproducts. They help protect the environment and public health throughout their existence, from the time raw materials are extracted, until disposal. As concern for the planet has increased, many jewelry makers have found ways to create wonderful, sustainable pieces. Known as […]
Remember that story years ago about turning your loved one’s ashes into a diamond? That was the first time I heard about lab-grown diamonds, and well that’s what we are expected to return to anyway, no? Stardust and flecks of diamonds in the sky? Like stars and diamonds, we are carbon-based and to carbon – […]
After several months of daily solo work, environmental activist Caroline Chaptini, a Lebanese national set another Guinness World Records title, having put together the largest bottle cap mosaic in a public park in the town of Miziara in north Lebanon. The measurement was solely dependent on the complete space area of 196.94 sqm, breaking […]
Despite many denying the existence of climate change, today more than ever are we aware of its effects. Steady rise of global temperatures; longer, more intense heat waves and droughts; stronger hurricanes; floods; air and water pollution – the list goes on. We are no longer experiencing gradual climate change; we are in the midst […]
Ottoman traditions of building mansions for birds, a tile factory Hitit Terra in Turkey had a new idea: turn some of the tiles for roofs into nesting boxes for birds
When thinking about cities in the Netherlands, most people picture canals lined with charming old houses and narrow brick alleyways. Don’t expect to find any of that in Rotterdam. This is not your typical Dutch city. Rotterdam is known for its modern, experimental architecture and has turned it into a hotspot for sustainable urban design. […]
This is not your mother’s henna.
The hunt for the ultimate (and eco) bed is on!
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Falcons on a plane. Check. Journalists silenced. Check. A new mega city on virgin turf near the sea with sparring robots and flying taxis? Check. He just tried to expel members of a local tribe there, and one activist […]
You have one chance to make your dream floor right. Whether you are using new eco certified wood flooring or reclaimed wood (our top pic!) make sure you know who is the pro before you start the job.
Refugees don't plan on staying for a long time, but a new study in Iraq shows how renewable energy can make temporary living more bearable.
There are all finds of low cost solutions if you are like the No Money Man from the UK (keeping it simple and real), but for those with more means you might be able to afford plastic tiling made from ocean waste or other upcycled materials. A floor with a story, imagine that?
Maybe you have built a tiny eco house. So you need to find the perfect railing to match the sensibilities of your design and air flow. Here are some options.
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.
New York-based artist Kathleen Ryan creates small glittering sculptures that conjure up conflicting emotional responses. Stay with me on this.
Simplifying everything, even the food you eat will make you healthier. This is Sandor Katz. He pickles everything.
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?