08 Aug '11, 5pm

Can green design EVER be desirable? via NYTimes

Can green design EVER be desirable? via NYTimes

Antiques and vintage are the ultimate in green. If a piece has survived 50 or more years of use, you can rest assured that it is usually well made. There are times that it is necessary to buy something new. Who wants to sleep on a used mattress? When shopping for something new I look for good quality and timeless design. Buy something well made and timeless and you will have it for life. When you pass, the piece can pass to someone else who will love it just as much and it won't end up in a landfill. I bought a beautiful leather chesterfield 24 years ago and it looks better now than it did new. As much as is possible I shun man made materials. Plastic becomes brittle over time and will eventually end up in the environment where it will take thousands of years to completely degrade. Recycling plastic requires vast amounts of energy and still leaves waste products. Shun plas...

Full article: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/sustainable-design/is-it-p...

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Porsche Design Shisha Pipe

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luxuo.com 09 Aug '11, 7pm

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justmeans.com 05 Aug '11, 4pm

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greenbiz.com 28 Jul '11, 9pm

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New York Architect Promotes Solar By Investing

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Google Search Testing New “Clean” Design: For Tablets Only?

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