Our resources for interior designers are designed to help, educate, connect, inspire and/or amuse you. We are always adding new ones, so you never know what you might find that will make your career, business or next project that much better or your next client or employer that much happier. If you think we’re missing something, then give us a shout.
Disclaimer: We can’t keep track of every little change on all these websites, so if one of them becomes lewd, crude, or socially unacceptable, don’t blame us. But for Heaven’s sake please TELL us so we can do something about it, like enjoy it…before we remove it, of course. One more thing our lawyers told us to say: We’re not endorsing any of these guys – we’re just letting you know they exist. If you get into a rumble with one of them, don’t come crying to us. Caveat emptor, baby.
- American Clay
Who knew that the stuff we used to squish through our fingers as kids could be a product we could specify for our clients to safeguard their health? Their sustainable clay plasters offer a non-toxic alternative to interior wall coverings.
- Anna Sova
Eco-friendly is Anna Sova's middle name. They offer paints made with up to 90% food ingredients and a Baby Paint Color Collection that smells like milkshakes. But that's just the start. Check out their organic bed linens.
Love this chic, bamboo homeware. It’s quite beautiful and green to boot since bamboo is a quickly renewable resource. And their “natural disposable” All Occasion Veneerware® collection of plates, cutlery and appetizer tools are a natural choice.
- bEQ [Building Energy Quotient]
A building energy rating program developed by ASHRAE that provides information on a building's energy use. Two separate workbooks, one evaluating As Designed potential and the other assessing In Operation performance, form the foundation of bEQ.
- Better! Cities & Towns
Between online and print publications, as well as social media outlets, Better! Cities & Towns provides news regarding mixed-use development and growing urban areas in smart, sustainable ways.
This Dutch-based manufacturer is flying high with their advanced technology that allows them to produce solid oak flooring that showcases the natural curves of a tree's natural growth.
- Bottle Cycler
Next time you're at your fave restaurant or bar ask the manager what they do with all those empty glass bottles. Then tell her how much faster, safer and quieter the Aussie Bottlecycler is for her staff.
- Box Play for Kids
Often the simplest toys are the best toys, and with their assortment of fanciful stickers designed specifically to adorn shoeboxes, egg cartons, cereal boxes, milk cartons and more, Box Play for Kids has built a business upon this philosophy.
Why is it that when you need moving boxes, you can't find any cheap ones, but when you are finished moving, you can't find anyone who wants them? This site hooks you up in both directions, helping you save money and resources.
- Building Energy Performance Assessment News [BEPAnews]
BEPAnews’s goal is to keep commercial real estate professionals and those servicing the commercial real estate industry informed on energy-related issues impacting property and provide a platform to share experiences and learn from each other.
BuildingGreen combines information with insight, convening conversations and generating knowledge to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance and reduce the adverse impacts of buildings.
Electronics recycling through trade-in, resale and reuse is important. Hundreds of thousands of used cell phones, mp3 players and other e-gadgets wind up in landfills every year. This is an easy way to help the planet and your wallet!
- Carnegie – Xorel
Xorel is Carnegie's high performance, innovative and sustainable interior textile. Its construction enables a wide variety of aesthetic possibilities and applications, including walls, panels, upholstery, light fixtures and more.
- Catalogue Choice
A way to opt out of catalogs, coupons, credit card offers, phone books, circulars and more in one fell swoop. Instead of spending all day calling each company, go to this site and reduce clutter, save your sanity, and help the environment.
Who says eco-savvy can't be beautiful, high-end and amusing? Cavern certainly doesn't. With their wallpaper silk-screened with nontoxic inks, this bi-coastal American arthouse adds a healthy, expressive dose of uniquely boutique pattern.
- Clean Technology Business Review [CTBR]
CTBR is a comprehensive resource for businesses focusing on developing environmentally sustainable energy, which use renewable and alternative sources to produce power. Think market analyss, industry blurbs, more in-depth articles, etc.
- CREE LED Lighting Solutions
Cree is revolutionizing the lighting industry with energy-efficient LED lighting for all design practice areas. Their 4 & 6” Retrofit CR Series is bringing LED lighting to the masses through amazing color accuracy and advanced dimming capabilities.
- Cubic Inspirations
The ultimate in recycling: repurposing shipping containers as places to live and work. A collection of designs, projects, plans and information dating from the mid-1950s, Cubic Inspirations serves as a repository of global ideas.
- Debby Arem Designs
The news tells horror stories that computers can't be recycled, or at least most parts of them. Jewelry designer Debby Arem is putting her skills to use to change that. From recycled circuit boards and found objects spring mini-collages/works of art.
- Dennys Tormen with Glauco Bernardes – Vaco Bookcase
Brazilian-based designers Dennys Tormen & Glauco Bernardes use laser cutters to shape hard pieces of material made from waste paper into their cow-shaped Vaco bookshelf, which won them 1st Prize at the Brazilian Sustainable Design Competition. Moo-yah
- Design It Greener
An all-inclusive resource that helps designers stay informed on the latest green design by providing news, tips and advice, a glossary of common green terms and a green design inspiration gallery.
- Diana Eng's Fortune Cookie Coin Purse
Using leather reclaimed from the furniture, upholstery and garment trades, fashion designer Diana Eng has created a line of super cute coin purses made to look like sweet little fortune cookies.
- E – The Environmental Magazine
This magazine’s mission has remained the same since its 1990 debut: to provide information about environmental issues and to share ideas and resources so that readers can live more sustainable lives and connect with ongoing efforts for change.
- Earth 911
This Public and Private Sector Partnership aims to arm everyone with info and opportunities to live more eco-responsibly. Earth 911 is a unique site to find community-specific resources as well as info on sustainable prevention programs.
Earthpaint offers more than low-VOC paint. They have a full line of products, including wood finishes, deck stains and floor finishes. This company believes in safety, beauty, strength and sustainability for you and the planet.