Whenever I need a new rug for a room, FLOR is one of the first places I look — and with good reason. I can always trust that their products are eco-friendly in a variety of ways, and that there will always be new designs for me to peruse. This summer is no exception. I am loving the bold, graphic new designs from FLOR’s summer collection.
My personal favorite is the beautiful Lasting Grateness. It is the kind of rug that can either make a room, or work well with the statement pieces you already own. The black and white color palette leaves endless room for bold accent colors, and it’s really hard to “mess up” black and white. :: READ THE FULL POST
I can’t be the only one who looks forward to West Elm’s announcements that they’ve released new products. My excitement is doubled, however, because of the fact that West elm is one of the mainstream retailers of home goods that seems to be truly committed to providing greener product options for their customers. To be sure, this doesn’t apply to their entire product selection, but they consistently include products that are sustainable in some way.
Here are some of my favorite green products from their latest release:
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A longtime fan of FLOR, I am always excited when they debut new designs. Their Spring 2011 products do not disappoint.
This is my favorite of the new designs. Each carpet square combines two very different textures, and each set contains two FLOR squares. One square features an area of soft shag in the center, which is bordered by a frame of smooth felt. The other carpet square is the reverse, with felt in the center, framed by shag. The result is a beautiful, textured effect that must be heavenly under your feet. And even better, it is available in 8 different color combinations. :: READ THE FULL POST
I fell in love with Flor’s gorgeous carpet tiles way back when they were making mostly solid colors. I loved the idea that I could build geometric patterns that looked exactly the way I wanted, and that the carpet tiles came with the ease of being able to wash individual ones as needed. So when I saw these new patterns, I fell in love all over again. They WILL defy your idea of what carpet tiles look like. :: READ THE FULL POST
One of the things I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is child labor. It is easy to turn a blind eye to the conditions that children in the poorest countries must live with on a daily basis because we are so accustomed to living comfortably in the U.S. But the fact is that many children work for little or no money in horrible work environments that I can’t even imagine a dog working in, much less my own child. Even if you don’t have children of your own, it’s hard not to empathize with that. :: READ THE FULL POST