Awesome area rug from Rubber Tires!

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Awesome area rug from Rubber Tires!

Danish designer Annemette Beck takes a creative new approach to textile design by utilizing an extremely inventive array of recycled materials. Her line of woven products include rugs, upholstery, fabrics, runners, blinds and even room dividers made from materials such as rubber, paper and metal. Beck’s experimental textiles showcase materials that can be salvaged and re-used — I am especially fond of the woven recycled bicycle tire area rug

Coming Full Circle: Loop to Loop

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Coming Full Circle: Loop to Loop

“Loop to Loop” upholstery fabric by Designtex, made from recycled fiber called REPREVE and created within a closed loop supply chain. The fiber is made from textile industry waste, collected from recycled polyester already being used in production. This was possible by having all parties – the fiber producer, the textile mill, and the design and development arm – all collaborate to achieve the closed loop attributes.

Art of Board

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Art of Board

Art of Board takes reclaimed skateboards otherwise doomed for the landfill and turns them into mosaics for use as wall tiles for interior spaces. The bold graphics from the skateboards give the tiles a collage aesthetic. Available mesh mounted like ceramic and porcelain tile for ease in installation.

Peerless Origami

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Peerless Origami

Peerless Lighting “Origami” suspended indirect luminaires, ideal for corporate open plan floor plates. Due to its highly efficient output of light, fewer fixtures are needed and thus they contribute to greater energy savings. The housing is faceted aluminum and comes in four colors.

Let there be light!

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INNOVATION fuels me!!!  I have been following developments of illuminated textiles for some time now. I am also a drapery specialist, so I find his particularly interesting.1235192_696467013714054_1233577684_nCheck out this glowing textile by one of my favorite textile companies Création Baumann. They launched “eLumino” at 100% Design, the largest and longest running contemporary design event for industry professionals in the UK.

Ground-breaking, pioneering, innovative and novel all describe the new “eLumino” fabrics which generate their own light. This exclusive textile product with embroidered LED elements that shine, glow or shimmer depending upon the desired look and can even be dimmed.

PANTONE 2013 Color of the Year: 17-5641 Emerald!!

The world renowned authority on color, Pantone, names Emerald as the Color of the Year. Although this may seem irrelevant to many of us, as a result of this declaration you will undoubtedly be seeing green everywhere you look: in fashion as well as interior decor. With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and spring on the horizon, let’s explore the idea of introducing a little green into your living spaces.

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