What were zey sinking? SinkPositive for Water Conservation

SinkPositive

SinkPositive is a new kind of “multipurpose accessory sink” for your bathroom that helps you save & recycle water, promote hand washing, and more. It lives on your toilet bowl as pictured left. It’s also an easy DIY & green project because it works with your existing toilet and plumbing and you don’t have to be a plumber or engineer to install.

So it’s on the toilet eh? Where’s the water coming from? Rest assured the water is clean and comes directly from the water supply line. Flushing the toilet triggers water flow from the sink faucet so you can wash your hands. From there, the water drains into the toilet bowl (not the tank), if properly installed.

As noted, it starts and stops automatically after each flush. So no faucets to touch ( a features that germophobic TV detective Adrian Monk would love). Coming from a family of compulsive hand washers (both parents in the health professions) this is a big plus … well in other peoples homes anyway (kidding!).

Think different. Think green. Think clean. SinkPositive.

Found on the freshhome blog. Who found it on the Core 77 Design blog.

EcoManor – the first certifiably green mansion

Take a look at “the first home over 5,000 square feet ever to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council”. Features?

  • wheat-core doors,
  • elegant wallpaper made from recycled newspaper,
  • floors made from “fallen” oak,
  • soy-based cellulose insulation, and
  • an energy-use monitor in the kitchen.

Read more and take the video tour – Fortune online.

Eco-friendly stylish furniture from sustainable wood, twigs, reeds

Furniture made from reclaimed wood, sustainably harvested wood, and twig inspired pieces & accessories and are very fashionable right now. In the home décor world, green is the new black, so to speak. “Green” furniture was once only found in trendy, cutting edge stores but now more mainstream retailers like Crate & Barrel are taking notice.

Lockport Chair from Crate & Barrel

“I think it’s all part of this back-to-nature movement,” said Betty Kahn, spokesperson for Crate & Barrel. “Now, it seems very important that people just feel, inside or outside, that they’re going back to nature. People want to live green and this is part of that.”
Julie Young, Times-Dispatch

Crate & Barrel have just introduced a new line of furniture made from sustainably harvested wood and recycled fill.

Twisty Stool from VivaTerra

If you enjoy the look of wood, you should check out the VivaTerra catalog online. It features a wide range of striking pieces made from sustainable wood (the Twisty Stool made from Monkey Pod wood is a favorite, right), reclaimed woods with a more rustic feel (weathered hardwood salvaged from old houses, railroad ties, teak planks, barn beams), and twigs. See more at VivaTerra …

Looking for custom and one of a kind pieces? Or feeling crafty enough to make your own? Then check out the Twig Furniture Directory which features unique furniture made by artisans and how-to resources. Also check out this tutorial on How to make twig furniture on instructables.com.

Go Green With Style – The 2007 Domino Green List

Domino magazine has partnered with treehugger.com to produce their 2007 Green List, which celebrates companies and products for your home that are not only eco-friendly (either made from rapidly renewable resources, responsibly grown, recyclable, or biodegradable) but irresistibly stylish too. Winners include:

Explore more on domino.com.

Deconstructing Green – Recycle your entire Home

Interesting news story profiling the ReStore Home Improvement Center in Springfield MA. Instead of demolishing your old home and having the content dragged off to landfills, you can “donate” it to this non-profit company. ReStore will send workers to “deconstruct” your old home, taking it apart piece by piece. The material taken from the home – windows, doors, flooring, bathroom fixtures, whatever can be reused – will be sold by ReStore at its retail location. Very cool.

Read Recycling Whole Homes at the Patriot Ledger.

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