Green Design + Sustainable Living

Styleture visits KBIS 2014

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Viva Las Vegas! This February 4-6, trade professionals, designers, consumers and more will descend upon the Las Vegas Convention Center for KBIS, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Showcasing the latest industry products, trends and technologies, KBIS is an inspiring, interactive platform that is guaranteed to be bigger than ever. This year the show w[...]

Animal-Inspired Design

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Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! Designers are always on the lookout for inspiration. That inspiration comes from everyday life, from people they meet and even their favorite animals. There are a countless number of faucets, wash basins and bathroom fixtures that take inspiration from the animal kingdom. Here are five of our favorite animal-insp[...]

Life Edited

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In 2009, TreeHugger.com-founder Graham Hill initiated a competition to come up with a design for his 450 square foot New York City studio that would maximize space while emphasizing good design and environmental responsibility. Over three hundred entries from around the world were sent in, and from those Hill selected an entry from architecture students Cat[...]

The Greeniest of Baths

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Every day, we indulge in the delights of the bath. From the minute we rise, to the moments before we sleep, the bath provides invaluable comfort and luxury – a source of water and energy that counts among our most valuable resources. But, thanks to the ingenuity of a select group of designers and innovators, we don’t have to choose between indulgence and pre[...]

Design Trend: The Eco-Kitchen

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Here at Styleture, we are nothing if not lovers of environmentally conscious interior design. We’ve been hooked on the trend since long before Ed Begley Jr. was driving around in an electric car (read: a long time). When it comes to environmentally conscious design for the kitchen, we get even more excited because of all of the great products out there. A de[...]

Kinetic Design: The Murakami Chair Generates Light

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Maybe your grandma has a rocking chair. Maybe she sits on it and crotchets, or reads magazines about crocheting. Or maybe not. But the fact is, rocking chairs ain’t just for grandma anymore. The Murakami Chair offers a modern twist on the age-old furniture piece – it’s a rocker with a built-in OLED (organic light-emitting diode) lamp that’s powered by the [...]

Bamboo for the Bath: Eco-Chic Material Gaining Popularity

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Bamboo is making quite a name for itself as an eco-chic material used in the contemporary bath environments of discerning homeowners. Bamboo’s environmental benefits stem from the fact that it can grow and spread quickly without the need for much water or care. A bamboo grove can release 35 percent more oxygen into the air than a similar-sized lot of [...]

Kerchum Residence: Sustainable Home Building Meets Impeccable Design

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In recent years, Vancouver has become increasingly known for hitting numerous environmental benchmarks, especially in regards to green commercial and residential building. Not long ago, the city’s Vancouver Convention Centre was awarded the highly prestigious LEED Platinum Certification. Now the Kerchum Residence – a single family home within the ci[...]

Kerchum Residence: Sustainable Home Building Meets Impeccable Design

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In recent years, Vancouver has become increasingly known for hitting numerous environmental benchmarks, especially in regards to green commercial and residential building. Not long ago, the city’s Vancouver Convention Centre was awarded the highly prestigious LEED Platinum Certification. Now the Kerchum Residence – a single family home within the ci[...]

Pre-Fabulous: Domespace Prefabricated Homes by Solaleya

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Counting among its numerous advantages that it is made of sustainable materials, can withstand typhoons, can potentially survive an 8.0 earthquake better than your average single-family home – and looks significantly cooler – the Domespace prefabricated home is an old idea that is ideal for today’s forward-thinking and environmentally-friendly mindset. Fi[...]
 

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