7.09.2010

Green Cube

We are all too familiar with buzz words like eco-friendly, green, organic and sustainable. It can become obnoxious and too in your face at times, but how can you ignore it? I am always looking for great buys that are beneficial in more ways than one. So, if you can be "green" and beautiful, then that is a good buy! Months ago, I was browsing the shops in Laguna Beach and came across Green Cube on Forest Avenue. I instantly became a big fan of this store and the way they are creative and innovative and still environmentally responsible. I think the most important part about designing "green" is really re-examining the way we use things and finding the best way to mazimize the use or funtion of the product and doing so in an aesthetically pleasing way.

For instance, these sky planters that use 80% less water and will turn your world upside down.

  

Due to their low maintenance and their ease to survive just about anywhere, succulents have become quite the trend. I love the way they made the store wall a "living wall" and incorporated the store's logo. This whole vignette makes for a great indoor-outdoor transition space.



 I think I need this "living moss bathroom rug." Oh, what a great idea this is! Just imagine, stepping out of the tub onto this soft and squishy mat - It would be like running through the lawn sprinklers when you were a child. The best part is that you are watering the moss just by using it for its purpose.  


 Green Cube has a great selection of eco-friendly, furniture, art, clothing and even shoes. I haven't been able to find a website but they do have a facebook page if you want to see some more.

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