Handwoven Rugs- Social Purchasing

Handwoven Rugs- Social Purchasing “Green” behavior often means making responsible selections based on the impact to the environment. Equally as critical is the social impact on how a given product came to market. GoodWeave is a company that offers a… Read More


Evaluating Luxury

Evaluating Luxury As with most mornings, today was no different. I woke up to hot breath on my face and eyes loaded with anticipation. That would be Eddy, she’s an 80 lb Chesapeake Bay Retriever, determined to start each day… Read More


Recycled Glass Countertops

Okay! Countertops are blossoming before us. Building green has been great in so many wholesome ways and has been the genesis of some very very cool products! May I introduce the extraordinary recycled glass countertops by ThinkGlass. ThinkGlass is aggressively… Read More


ECO by Cosentino Green Countertops

ECO by Cosentino Green Countertops This is a nice product that recently came out on the market; we just received samples for our showroom and are quite impressed with the high end look of this product and the fact that… Read More


Holiday Food Drive

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE! Each year, the members of The Artisans Group sponsors a food drive for those in our community who could use a helping hand. We match each donation as a way to say thanks for our happy lot… Read More


Deck Stain Options

Deck Stain Options Late this summer a friend decided to refinish her wood deck in the remaining days of sunshine. Once she completed the prep work of scraping and sanding, she was down to figuring out what type of stain… Read More


New home for plastic foam

New home for plastic foam Finally a local place to recycle your plastic foam containers! I read this article in the Olympian the other day and thought it was worth passing along. Enjoy! Zeta New home for plastic foam Recycle:… Read More


Incandescent Lights Out

There are certainly differing opinions about light bulbs these days, for example rarely do we hear someone sitting on the fence about their feelings toward the relatively modern energy efficient compact flourescents (CFL). The energy efficient part is hardly the… Read More


Austria Passive House Update

In an earlier blog post we mentioned the Austria House, which will be the party house for all things Austrian during the 2010 Winter Olympics. The house is designed and constructed to meet the rigorous Passive House standards. At it’s… Read More


Green Remodeling Basics

Green remodeling, just how elusive is it? Green building and energy efficient are not the Holy Grail. You bet there are some measurable efficiency- standards out there that could make your socks roll up and down, but that’s in a different… Read More