The Good and Bad News About One Eco Home

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As a first-time homeowner searching for stylish and eco-friendly furniture, I was pleased to stumble across British-based interior design company, One Eco Home. Designers Helen Mudie and Kate Millbank partnered up after deciding the current marketplace lacked products for the home that were both sustainable and desirable. Hoping to help fill this void, their line includes home furnishings and accessories ranging from sofas, dinettes, and media centers to lighting fixtures, rugs, and tableware. All of the products are made with a respect for nature, an eye toward sustainability, and a demand for quality and style.

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Strata | Spectacularly Salvaged

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If you told Ryan Frank that his Strata collection was garbage, he would probably smile proudly and nod.

This native South African has found a use for the battered redundant office furniture that East London apparently has an abundance of. He’s designed Strata, a beautiful set consisting of a chair, dining table, coffee table and stool. In order to create the unique look, Frank laces different woods together, so the collection is 60%-70% salvaged material and the rest is FSC-certified birch ply.

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Ecospace Modulars | Office Space with Green Flair

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If you’re in the market for a cleaner, greener office space or work studio, you have to check out ecospace. In collaboration with London-based architectural practice Idris-Perrineau Town, ecospace has designed a small, green-roofed studio that is built completely from sustainable materials…

Or so they say.

You don’t need to look far to start questioning the green-ness of these tiny abodes; the whole exterior is clad in “sustainable red cedar.” (Perhaps it’s not so rare in England as it is in the U.S.) The inside walls are made of birch, another not-so-replaceable species — and with other more sustainable wall coverings available, I’m not sure why ecospace is using trees. Finally, the floor inside is made of rubber, which will last a long time, but relies on petroleum at some point during its creation.

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