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Green Design: Creative Sustainable Designs for the Twenty-First Century

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In this timely book, author Marcus Fairs helps readers understand the shift of green design from marginal to mainstream by featuring products and buildings that address immediate concerns about global warming and environmental degradation. Through vast architectural projects to modest one-off pieces of salvaged furniture, the book shows how the design world is responding t ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 22nd 2009 by North Atlantic Books (first published 2009)
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Kat Engh
Living green is hard. It's expensive. It's sometimes inconvenient. And on top of that, the excuses are myriad. "I'd unplug all of my plugs at the end of the night to conserve energy, but some of my outlets are stuck behind heavy furniture, and at the end of the day, I am too tired to worry about it. I'd buy locally made clothing to help the environment, but I don't like or can't afford what's available. Being a frequent consumer of things helps the economy!" Sound familiar? I'd be lying if I sai ...more
Oct 13, 2009 Rebecca rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any green DIYers
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Inspiring overview of what's happening in the world of green design (despite the incredibly ugly house on the front). Some of the projects that caught my eye: Paperskin (Plakbanterie) by Johan Bruninx in which he uses brown paper tape in tasteful patterns to cover cosmetic blemishes in old funiture and make it new again; Pano chair from Studio Lo which is a chair cut from a single piece of plywood with virtually no scrap; Grao by Pedrita which uses leftover tiles to create amazing computer gener ...more
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