Monday, 18 November 2013

Yolo - Fabulous Eco Paint

We love the color palettes of the YOLO. From Earth to Sprout to the Color of Hope. Designed and created by the awesome duo Virginia Young and Jamie Lowe (YO LO) when they moved from NYC to Portland, they adopted a healthy lifestyle. They set up a painting business doing murals and paint efffects and realised two things - firstly that clients were struggling with paint selections and secondly that the paints they were using, even the water based ones, were not in fact very healthy. They would come home with headaches and sore throats!

 So they created their own paint using clay and rice paste and collaborating with paint and green chemists to create the YOLO product we have today; YOLO Colorhouse premium, zero VOC interior paint.

How fantastic! Listed below are the things which are not in the paint:
  • No reproductive toxins
  • No mutagens
  • No hazardous air pollutants
  • No ozone depleting compounds
  • No formaldehyde
  • No phthalates
  • No VOCs
The website has a very cool color choosing palette guide.
Get healthy painting! If you need any help selecting colors get in touch.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Using Factory Waste - Notwaste - Recycled Designer Furniture & Accessories

Notwaste famous in Mexico for their use of OSB panel wood furniture. Drawing on some of Mexico's finest designers they bring new life back into factory waste transforming it into stylish designer pieces.

Our favourites are featured below. Visit their website to see the full collection!

Name: Clara
Description: Poltrona
Material: OSB panel wood
Dimension: h750 x 1200 x 700 mm 
Designer: Ricardo Casas

Name: Mimí & Cocó
Description: Mirrors
Material: OSB panel wood
Dimension: h1700 x 550 x 19mm - h1100 x 1150 x 19mm
Designer: Gaia Bottari