A calming Mindful Space made sustainable on a start-up budget.

Case Study: The challenge was how to create a calming, natural, sustainable studio space with low natural light, noise pollution to the busy salon above, on a start-up budget. Sessions Hairdressing is a Sustainable Salon in the premier village-style Sydney suburb of McMahons Point. Nicole Inskip, a talented hairdresser and seasoned salon business owner, hasContinue reading “A calming Mindful Space made sustainable on a start-up budget.”

Meet the Good Maker

Stories inspire and connect human beings. On my journey over the last 7 years, hunting for sustainable, eco-friendly and healthy furnishings for the home, both here and overseas, I’ve met many passionate people who are behind the scenes making them. “Meet the Good Maker” is the first in a series to tell their story andContinue reading “Meet the Good Maker”

Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?

Could healthy home specs become premium real estate marketing features of the future? A UK Grand Designs new build showcases the future to healthy homes. Recently I moved to a typical brick and block unit built in 1970. It’s tastefully renovated and is welcoming. And yes, it has stone kitchen bench tops. I feel safe.  ThisContinue reading “Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?”

5 hottest green interior design finds in London

The war on plastic is far from over. Just as you can opt out more easily on plastic shopping bags and straws, you can avoid single use plastic and choose more planet-friendly items when furnishing a home. Designers are increasingly responding by creating more natural, eco-friendly, sustainable furniture and homewares. On the hunt in LondonContinue reading “5 hottest green interior design finds in London”

7 things to avoid when buying furniture for your health and the planet’s

We all know fast food is not good for us. But what about fast furniture? Fast furniture not only suffers the same sustainable issue as fast fashion, by clogging up landfill, it can unknowingly impact human health. Formaldehyde can be found in furniture made with MDF, particleboard, plywood and applied with paints, lacquers and coatings.Continue reading “7 things to avoid when buying furniture for your health and the planet’s”