Thursday, August 26, 2010

Container Cabana

Here is a fabulous and easy container reno with all recycled material. Not a bad location too.Posted from ReNest.

This will go on the inspiration list for the house in AZ, this is a perfect design, just needs to incorporate a few more containers for size....Great out there for ventilation, cooling, shade, and rainwater collection which is vital.

its 2 x 20 ft containers sandwiched together for a nice size little get-a-way. Check out more pics HERE.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Java love

I hate coffee, never had a cup of the stuff, love the smell, hate the taste, ICK! But I do love the bags that coffee comes in. Not the little waxed or plastic bags at the grocery stores but the big, burlap bags that the beans come in from the plantations before they are roasted. I had no idea that coffee beans were green - who knew.

Anyway, Kyle has been getting some coffee bags from the coffee roaster next door to their fire station in Emeryville. Well, I have been having fun playing around with the bags. The successful project a cool pillow - and it has a zipper!

There are 2 other projects I am attempting - one is not working out so no more will be said on that subject. The other is covering our ottoman.....just got a new electric staple gun for that puppy. I can't wait to get started. And I am also taking sewing lessons so hopefully my skills will improve.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Green Cork, Cork that is Green by design not color

There is a great article over at Re-Nest today on how green and sustainable Cork is. Its got some great pictures of cork harvesting and the piece stresses how regulated the cork industry is in the Mediterranean regions where it grows so well. Check it out.