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New light bulbs from GE – bright ideas for energy efficiency

04.28.2011 · Posted in Sustainable Design

I’m sure you’re all aware that the world of domestic lighting is undergoing big changes right now, as federal efficiency standards are scheduled to make incandescent bulbs disappear from store shelves by 2014*, LED technology improves in leaps and bounds, and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs gain greater (if sometimes grudging) acceptance. At KBIS this week ...

Earth Houses for Earth Day

04.22.2011 · Posted in Kitchens, Random thoughts, Sustainable Design

Happy Earth Day, Good Friday, or whatever you might be celebrating this weekend. I suppose if I was truly dutiful, I’d be posting my list of 10/20/50 ways you can save the earth through simple lifestyle changes,  but for one thing, everybody else has got there first, (including me myself on the Blanco by Design ...

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Fireclay Tile – Delightful Debris

12.14.2010 · Posted in Baths, Kitchens, Sustainable Design

Fireclay Tile is one of our local treasures here in the San Francisco Bay Area – making beautiful artisan tile right on our doorstep in San Jose, and making it in ever more environmentally efficient ways, too: Lately they’ve been getting national recognition for the innovative re-use of landfill bound porcelain – a difficult material ...

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