Today we look at another Pre-Fab Modern home option, this one by the Architecture Firm, Michelle Kaufmann Designs.Â The house is the Glidehouse, which runs about $185 to $250 per square foot.Â This is a mid-range price, compared to some of the other Pre-Fab options we have looked at. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Unique and memorable design seems to be heading in the Modern Pre-Fab direction. The Loblolly House is built on raised structural pilings to reduce site disruption, and all materials are both supplied and produced within 500 miles of the site. Designed by Timberlake Associates. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Looking for a unique looking chandelier? Great, Stuart Haygarth has one just for you. Specializing in recycling odd things from around the house or a party or two. Here is his Millennium Chandelier made of 1,000 exploded Party Poppers collected (on 01.01.00) after the millennium celebrations in London. Each popper is suspended on a line from a platform above. The sculptural shape sways and moves like an organic form when hit by a breeze of air. Although this original light is a “one off” piece due to the narrative it is recreated using new party poppers. The multi-colored type is created from blue, green, red, yellow and white poppers. There is also a black edition created purely from black poppers.
HADASS KANTOROWICZ is on the fence. â€œI eat less meat than I used to,â€? said Ms. Kantorowicz, a self-described tantric healer who stopped in last week at Organic Avenue, a vegan general store in downtown Manhattan. â€œIâ€™m definitely a lot more conscious than I used to be.â€? While she appreciates the virtues of a meat-free diet, she stops short of embracing a vegan way of life, one that would ask her to forsake a croc-embossed bag or patent leather pumps. â€œAnd Iâ€™m not ready to wear hemp,â€? she confided.
(via washingtonpost.com) Green fashion used to mean itchy hemp sweaters, saggy tie-dyed tunics and a palette of cream, beige, gray and . . . gray. Earth friendly? Sure. Stylish?
Do you even need to ask?
“It had more to do with tree huggers,” says Claire Brooks, president of brand consulting company Model People. “People wearing sandals, stuff like that.”
But environmentally friendly clothing has done a dumpy-to-dazzling about-face, with runway accolades, media attention and celeb fans serving to all but cement its high-style status. There’s nothing fashion people love like a good makeover, and green, it seems, is this year’s Cinderella.
(via nytimes.com) For a glimpse of what cosmetics marketing used to look like, flip through the recent book â€œHello Gorgeous!â€? a collection of beauty-product advertising images from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. â€œGlamour for You!â€? squeals one such ad for something called Stadium Girl Cake Makeup, featuring an apple-cheeked young woman and a promise to make the userâ€™s complexion â€œmore romantic than ever.â€? Elsewhere, a presumably satisfied cosmetics customer in a bridal gown is literally hauled off by a handsome man.
“The exceptionally high standard of the a.d. schwarz label is uniquely blended with sophisticated, timeless elegance and environmental responsibility. From deep in the heart of the Miombo Forests of Mozambique, each high quality design is handcrafted from beautiful, sustainably harvested African hardwoods. All products are limited, exclusive and of the highest quality craftmanship.” Gorgeous bracelets are not the only thing this company has going for them; a “for the home” collection will be released soon as well.
Everyone needs more than one bag to cover all their lifestyle needs, right? Well, I found this amazingly large 70% bamboo, 26% cotton, 4% Spandex stylish bag which is designed for all your yoga needs. That is what they are selling it as, a yoga bag, but really it could be used any time you just need a supersized bag. The G part, of course, is the simple clean design, the fact that it only costs $40 and the 70% bamboo fabric they used.
(via freep.com) My next project may be called ‘Who Resurrected the Electric Car?’ ” Chris Paine — director of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” — joked moments after GM unveiled the intriguing Chevrolet Volt concept car Sunday at the North American International Auto Show preview at Cobo Center.
He might have to hurry if he wants his film in theaters before the car is in his driveway.
In one of most important debuts of the day, General Motors Corp. unveiled the Volt, a hybrid that could get as much as 150 miles per gallon of gasoline. From the hints GM has dropped, the Volt could be on the road in three or four years.
Having a dinner party this weekend? No time to pamper yourself into party readiness beforehand? It’s multitasking time!Many of the ingredients in your natural beauty products are the same ones in your soups, salads, and soufflÃ©s. Why not use the real thing, especially since it’s already out in the kitchen? Save time, money, and unnecessary packaging and preservatives with these quick and easy recipes. Your party guests will love them, and so will your skin! Instructions on Next Page
There is a company called Primavera that sells a lot of great base and essential oils, mostly organic. http://www.amazon.com/Primavera
Including an organic avocado oil. Avocado is great, but you might also want to look into Pomegranate and Shallow Thorn Oil (Sea Buckthorn), those are great as well. Squalane is also very good. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
In the coming weeks, G Living will bring on many new authors who are experts in being G / Athletes.Â They will share their personal training experiences and help you take on your own G fitness goals.