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Brad Sewell got his start as an engineer at Apple, making iPods and iPhones, and this week he’s officially launching his answer to IKEA, simply called Campaign. Campaign is a line of furniture that claims to be even easier to ship and assemble than anything on offer at the Swedish furniture behemoths. Sewell and company say that their sofas and chairs that can be put together, without any tools, in just a few minutes. Better yet, they aren’t being shipped across oceans to get to you, as they are all designed and manufactured in the United States. Want another reason to be interested? Campaign does offers free shipping and returns on all products.

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Sewell says that the idea Campaign customer is a design lover who has the taste (but not the budget) of consumers who might shop at higher end furniture design shops. “IKEA leaves much to be desired in terms of an assembly experience. If you do the cost analysis, the shipping and your time would make that piece way more than it’s going for,” he says.

“Whether it’s your favorite coffee shop in Brooklyn or a hotel lobby in San Francisco, or a bar in downtown Los Angeles or a startup’s lobby, we really want to curate list of great places to showcase a few pieces. So your buying experience would be visiting the website, seeing all the features, and then seeing a list of locations where you can try them out,” he says.

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In keeping with what we like to feature here at Furniture Home Design, Campaign’s very eco-friendly furniture is made of recyclable laser-cut steel tubing and organic cotton. As of this moment, there are just three furniture pieces available: an armchair for $495, a two-seater loveseat for $745 and a three-seater sofa for $995. Sewell has big plans for Campaign, though, and plans to soon add dining furniture next, with more and more pieces to come.

Check out their website here.

Making Your Office Workspace More Eco-Friendly

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While many have office and workspace in their homes or at their businesses, many are not designed optimally. Although a workspace must be functional, there is a variety of eco-friendly work space design ideas you can take into account to ensure that you’re not only being productive but also helping the Earth a little at a time. You may also find that you cut your costs, boosting the efforts of your business.

One of the simplest changes that can be made to a workspace to make it more green is to open the area to outdoor lighting. While shades and drapes are great for keeping light out, they also force the use of artificial lighting within the workspace. By opening your windows and rearranging the workspace to take advantage of natural light through most of the day, you can cut back on electricity while also exposing yourself to natural sunlight.

Another excellent way to prevent excess waste within a work space is to ensure that your shelves are reconfigurable. As needs change, many simply purchase new shelving to accommodate their new needs. However, with reconfigurable shelving and desks, you can prevent excessive waste by reusing and re-purposing your current work space furniture.

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A Few Eco-Friendly Workspace Decorating Tips

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Your job site is your second home. Therefore, if there is any chance you can decorate it the way you want and save the planet at the same time, go for it.

You have unlimited options available to you if you are seeking a way to create an eco-friendly area that is yours and no one else’s. You can mix and match different colors and different materials that are all safe for the environment.

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The following is a list of basic eco-friendly work space decor tips:

  • Choose furniture that provides room for light to enter your room. This will reduce the amount of energy needed to heat or cool your workspace.
  • When possible, invest in furniture made from recyclable materials. It will just help you feel better knowing that you are making use of what otherwise could be wasted.
  • If you have a limited budget, you can buy high-quality furniture at thrift stores. You can find great deals to help decorate even the most contemporary offices and lobbies.
  • Avoid buying and displayed plastic furniture or any accessories that are no-biodegradable and use too many of the world’s resources to create.
  • Use creative ways to cover up seams and gaps along the walls. This can be a creative time for you while you prevent draft in your work space. This will further cut down the cost on heating or cooling the area where you complete all your necessary tasks.

Simple Design Ideas For Home Yoga Studios

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Do you have a studio that you want to transform into an incredible place to do yoga? Create your very own, private, stress-free sanctuary! Leave your worries at the front door, and transform your space into a zen yoga studio.

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Zen is a Japanese term, which means a school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation. Another way to think of Zen is a total state of focus, that incorporates you to relax your body and mind.

Creating your studio into a Zen get-a-way will be as easy as 1, 2, and 3!

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More Eco Friendly Furniture Ideas

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Furniture design is becoming not only a study in function and sustainability, its becoming  more of an art form. Certain kinds of eco-friendly designs can be very expensive, and people are looking for ways to furnish their homes creatively without spending too much money. Eco-Friendly design is becoming very popular for this reason. Homeowner want eco-friendly furniture that is not only good for the environment, but will also allow you to save money.

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There are also many retailers, especially on the internet, that are beginning to use reusable, recycled or sustainable materials to build their furniture. Some examples of these materials are bamboo, cork, reclaimed barnwood, recycled plastic and pieces made from FSC certified materials.

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Many stray away from using alternative materials because they can not always be found in stores. Instead of just throwing away everything from a room, or rooms, that you are redoing, try to brainstorm ways to reuse some of the pieces that have been used before. It is very easy, and inexpensive, to transform something even just using a new coat of paint and a refinishing.

For a ton of great ideas and images to inspire you on your hunt for eco-friendly furniture for all rooms in your home, just click the green button for more pictures, or check out my Pinterest board For Eco Friendly Furniture Ideas!

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Cool Green Eco Apartments

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Designing with the environment is mind is somewhat of a challenge for many people. So many people want to go green with their home designs but lack the creativity, resources or inspiration to make it happen. Surprisingly enough there are many options on the market and elsewhere when it comes to designing green apartments.

One of the best ways to design an apartment with an eco-minded theme is to select unique eco-friendly furniture such as chairs made from sustainable materials like bamboo. Also, many local shops offer one-of-a-kind handmade pieces of furniture that are from reclaimed wood or other materials. Green furniture options are endless and can be found almost anywhere.

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Alternative Energy Apartments

One way that the modern day person who is concerned about their environmental footprint can make an impact is with how they design their apartments and manage their waste. Most long to live a green lifestyle while protecting the environment and creating a green living space is a way for the individual to conserve energy consumption while protecting their environment and saving money.

Regulations for more eco-friendly apartment communities can make a major difference if they put together plans to conserve energy and save on consumption. Some of these plans could take simple measures to reduce waste and utilize recycling management; or perhaps requiring residents to avoid plastic trash bags and only use paper. Some require the residents to only use environmentally friendly lighting and heating. These are only a few of the measures that can be taken to improve the environment and save on energy consumption.

Today, numerous apartment complexes across the country are developing this mind set to protect the environment with green energy strategies. Apartment owners are utilizing solar energy while others are effectively channeling wind power for energy. This type of living is very beneficial for the apartment dweller and for the entire community.

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Easy Ways to Make Your Space More Eco-Friendly

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Decorating your living room in a way that is aesthetically pleasing let eco-friendly is challenging for many individuals. While many upgrades to a living room are desirable from an entertainment perspective, they may not be so in an eco-friendly way. As such, here are some green living room decor ideas that can spruce up your living room.

Windows often allow heat to escape in the winter and cool air to seep out in the summer. By installing energy efficient windows into your home you are able to effectively control your heating and cooling costs in an eco-friendly way. Energy efficient windows can be quite attractive as well.

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Wooden Apartment Shows Off Rustic Design Ideas

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The simple beauty of unfinished wood takes center stage in this beautifully designed rustic Italian home. We found lots of great rustic design ideas while checking out the elements used by the architects and interior decorators.

Gorgeous earthy tones and clean lines make for the perfect marriage of rustic sensibility and modern design in this Cortina d’Ampezzo home. We love the little details in the house that make what could be almost cold in its Scandinavian inspired simplicity, into a warm and inviting getaway retreat. An amazing antler chandelier grabs the eye in then dining room, and cool features like the fabric covered closet doors show off the owner’s personality, while perfectly blending into the lodge themed quality of the decor.

Soft seat covers and banquette seating in the dining room add a more welcoming, family feel to the space, and animal-themed light fixtures help tie the theme of the house together. Plush fabric headboards and bedding make the bedrooms into inviting and comfortable rooms that you’d find at any five star alpine ski resort.

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German entrepreneur Bobby Dekeyser’s exclusive outdoor furniture company Dedon has teamed with young American designer and creator Stephen Burks to present the distinctive Dala line of lounge chairs, ottomans, and stools that double as side tables to the world in April during Milan Design Week, the ultimate showcase for home-furnishing design. Dedon with its idealistic and progressive mission of social activism and green living is the perfect match for Burks’ eco-forward, handcrafted artistry.

Dedon’s 20 years of experience in outdoor furniture is a beacon of social responsibility, so it is no surprise that the origins of Dala—in name, form, and function—grew organically from Burks’ time spent studying traditional handmade craft techniques in Senegal. For example, the word “dala,” simply translated, means “to make” in a dialect often used in western Africa. Likewise, the concept for these woven pieces of furniture was directly influenced by artisans in the developing countries of Africa and the impromptu seating arrangements commonly found in their daily lives.

Each piece in the Dala collection begins in the same Dedon fashion, as a clean and durable aluminum and polyurethane fiber mesh which is then enveloped by a geometric grid of webbing. This webbing becomes the framework through which Dedon’s master weavers in Cebu in the Philippines thread strands of an ecologically-friendly fiber, a new material constructed from recycled food and drink packaging and polyethylene that is itself recyclable. Dala furniture, like all pieces designed and created by Dedon, are sustainably produced, 100 percent recyclable, and non-toxic. Every step of production—from research, to manufacture, to distribution—works to become environmentally sustainable with zero waste.

In addition to being environmentally responsible, Dala lounge chairs, ottomans, and stools are both beautiful and functional. They are available in 3 color families (fire, grass, and sea) inspired by hues and textures found in nature, and the repurposed materials have a unique luster and smooth texture. With handcrafted individuality inherent in the weaving of each singular patterned strip of varying thicknesses, each Dala piece is a reflection of the modern aesthetic and nature’s inspiration paired with traditional artisan techniques. The lightweight materials make these pieces portable, providing fluidity and comfort to outdoor living spaces.

The structure of each piece in the Dala collection is ideal for outdoor recreation, intended for direct contact with the ground. The cushions are made from breathable, light-weight, and fire- and light-resistant batyline fabric, making each piece durable in addition to being environmentally sound.

The Dala collection is another Dedon triumph, reflecting a devotion to the inspiration, comfort, and resources of our planet.