Monday, January 21, 2013
Friday, April 13, 2012
The following curated homes were selected for the Smarter Spaces Tour:
2019 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702 (Newcastle Homes)**1006 Prospect Avenue, Austin, TX 78702 (Newcastle Homes)1715 Giles Street Unit C, Austin, TX 78722 (North Arrow Studio)1602 Forest Hill Drive, Austin, TX 78745 (Thoughtcrib, Inc.)**4813 West Park Drive, Austin, TX 78731 (GnM Lohr Homes)**2900 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78702 (Harris Welker Architects)2110 Kenwood Avenue, Austin, TX 78704 (Sago International, Austin Modern Living)3112 Lafayette Avenue, Austin, TX 78722 (Texas Construction Company)2301 South 5th Street, Austin, TX 78704 (DEN Property Group)443 Bastrop Highway, Austin, TX 78741 (Sarah Stacey Design, Reclaimed Space)**3404 South 2nd Street Unit A, Austin, TX 78704 (DEN Property Group)
2301 S. 5th St. photo by Patrick Y. Wong
To experience the true meaning behind “less is more” on the Smarter Spaces Tour, tickets may purchased in advanced for $25 at http://smarterspacestour.com/tickets.html and picked up at designated Will Call locations. Tickets will also be available at all properties for $30 the day of the tour. Children 12 and under will be admitted for free. For more information please visit: http://smarterspacestour.com/.
Presented by Compact Appliance and founded by Launch787 & Modern Home Tours, the Smarter Spaces Tour was created to promote innovative design in smaller spaces. As many cities are moving towards a more urban landscape, living spaces are decreasing in size, the Smarter Spaces Tour highlights the Architects and Designers that are addressing this trend and finding progressive solutions to enhance function and design of living spaces.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The focus of Reclaimed Space is to counteract the environmental impact of new construction and give a new slant to old materials. Their structures can function as offices, guest homes and cabins. They use reclaimed materials from homes with historical or architectural significance to create sustainably and beautifully designed living spaces.
Check it out!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
ecoFiber Custom Rugs and Goodweave have partnered with Carbon Clear to provide the ability to calculate transportation emissions and to purchase offsets from some of the most reliable and high quality offset projects available in the marketplace. A custom portfolio of projects, including two textile projects in India, ensure that your contribution will make a difference to the environment and communities where GoodWeave operates.
Working with Goodweave and Carbon Clear is another example of how ecoFiber is working to reduce our environmental impact, while maintaining the aesthetics we hold dear.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Formaldehyde categorized as a VOC and is used extensible in the manufacture of paint, furniture and carpeting. VOC’s are released into the air with the normal use overtime of these products and can have short and long-term effects on your family’s health contributing to increased asthma, headaches and respiratory ailments. One of the most common sources for harmful VOCs is the carpet upon which your child crawls, lies, rolls and plays. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recently established a direction link between the surfaces upon which a child walks or crawls as having a direct relationship to respiratory diseases. The rate of childhood asthma has increased 12% since 2001.
Choosing products which have eliminated the use of artificial chemicals and dyes reduces the percentage of air contaminants. Mass-produced commercial rugs undergo extensive chemical treatments prior to ending up in your child’s room.
As a parent what you choose when decorating your child’s room can have a lifelong impact on your their health. Making educated choices is the first step to providing a safe healthy interior. ecoFiber Custom Rugs are completely chemical free.
ecoFiber Custom Rugs has looked beyond the healthy production of their rugs to examine who produces their product. With an eye to this ecoFiber became a leader in demanding ethical labor practices when making their rugs. We have aligned with Goodweave (www.goodweave.org.) an international organization which monitors and prohibits the use of child labor in international rug production. This partnership guarantees that the rug you purchase will be free of any child labor.
You want the best in all aspects of your child’s environment from choosing the best childcare to ensuring that your decisions make a positive difference in the health and well being of your child and children around the world.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
100 years ago more than two million children under the age of 15 were employed in American industry in conditions that bordered on child slavery. We now live in a world where millions of children are subjected to child labor beyond our borders.
One-in-a-Million: GoodWeave’s Campaign to End Child Labor is raising awareness of the child labor epidemic in the handmade rug industry and inspiring consumers to take action. We’re proud at ecoFiber Custom Rugs that our products bear the GoodWeave label.
What’s great about GoodWeave’s campaign is that it doesn’t just inform consumers about the problem, it offers solutions.
Consumers who buy a rug that’s certified by GoodWeave can be assured that their purchase is one in a million — because adult artisans made it, not child laborers. At ecoFiber, adult workers whose families are provided health care and tuition hand make our rugs in Nepal, where they use only natural fibers and chemical free vegetable dyes, creating products of true ethical elegance.
GoodWeave offers ways that concerned citizens can help end child labor in the handmade rug industry, including insisting on the GoodWeave label when shopping for a handmade rug. Check out more ways to get involved with GoodWeave.
Nearly a century ago, grassroots efforts helped to end child labor in the U.S. With the aid of social media tools and other unique approaches, GoodWeave is helping to eradicate child labor throughout the world. It’s inspiring. And ecoFiber Custom Rugs couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of it!