Retail Category

Thursday 22 August, 2013

On Hiatus

For people who are just finding this blog, for those of you who still follow this blog, and for those in the future who might stumble across it,… we apologize for leaving you hanging, but the blog is on hiatus for the foreseeable future. There is still so much great sustainable interior design to blog […]

Tuesday 25 September, 2012


Sometimes life is all about a fresh start.  Sometimes all one needs for a new perspective is the inspiration of another person’s actions. One glance at Gaspard Tiné-Berí¨s’ design work caught my attention, but it was as I learned more about his Short-Circuit trio of appliances and the affirmative business plan behind them that inspiration […]

Saturday 04 August, 2012

Feeling Instagramy

A few months ago, I finally joined Instagram (you can follow me at rachelhulan).  At first I felt pretty silly holding up my big ol’ iPad to take images with, but I quickly realized how great it was for capturing design inspirations, like the scene above.

Wednesday 18 July, 2012

California Redwood Company

The oldest known redwood, found in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in California, is believed to be 2,700 years old. Redwoods are known for their longevity, so perhaps it’s no coincidence that the logo for the California Redwood Company features a stylized infinity loop supporting a seedling redwood.  It’s a fitting symbol, for, where many companies committed […]

Saturday 14 July, 2012

Trending Tiny Tile

Tile mosaics, and thus tiny tile, have been around since before the fall of Pompeii… image via

Tuesday 10 July, 2012

We’re Baaaaaack…

You may have noticed a rather pronounced silence around this here blog lately. The reasons are many, varied, and mostly boring to go into. Suffice to say, circumstances required a little unplanned for time off, but we are back and ready to roll up our sleeves once again. So look for new product reviews, artisan […]

Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Amity Home

It’s been a while since we featured nursery items here, and one look at these gentle charmers from Amenity Home was proof enough that the time had come to do so again.

Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Shipwreck Furniture

We lived near the ocean back in the day.  My family went to the beach often and I remember exploring the shoreline as a child, enjoying the crash of the waves, the briny smell of the water, the little joy of discovering shells.

Thursday 10 May, 2012

Company Profile Viola Park

Seattle, WA may be a Mecca for coffee lovers, but there’s so much more to the city than that.  It’s also a hotbed for sustainable business ethics and the development of a low-impact lifestyle, both of which mesh nicely with this week’s featured company, Viola Park.

Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Trending All That Glitters…

All that glitters may or may not be gold (in fact, it is usually polished brass), but it certainly is a hot design trend right now.