I hate car shopping. This can probably be traced back to the fact that I have very few real requirements for a car. Namely, it has to be reliable, fuel-efficient, inexpensive and preferably not a horrible color. Eight or so months ago, I finally traded in my 2003 Mazda Protege5 and bought a Mazda2. You… Read More Car Shopping
What a week! I just got back from a whirlwind visit to the InterfaceFLOR facilities outside of Atlanta, Georgia. I’ve blogged about Interface before and their commitment to the environment as well as the recent passing of their founder and CEO, Ray Anderson. I had previously seen Ray speak a few times, but I was… Read More Interface- Revolutionizing Manufacturing
A week or so ago I noticed the printing in the photo above in the lining of a pair of jeans I recently purchased. The image is a little difficult to make out, but the printing reads: “The water used in the process of washing & dying these jeans has been specially treated to ensure… Read More Chemistry for Sustainability
To celebrate the first anniversary of Shaw Tigressa carpet, Shaw Floors has given me a SoftStyle Area Rug for my own home and one to give away here on the blog to one lucky reader! As you can see by the photo for this post, my dog Chloe is already enjoying our new rug immensely… Read More Win a Shaw Tigressa Area Rug!
Last Thursday, my firm, SHP Leading Design teamed up with Shaw Contract Group to participate in IIDA’s Ohio/Kentucky Product Runway 2011 and take home second place! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) local chapters have been running events for the past few years that urge… Read More Carpet to Couture
Last week at SXSW Interactive Conference my husband, Drew, had the opportunity to test drive the new 2011 Chevy Volt. Being a good husband and knowing that I am always looking for new blog material, he snapped a few photos of the car, its interior and a great Chevy sponsored “Recharge Lounge” that was set… Read More Chevy Volt Test Drive
Hopefully everyone had/is having a great holiday season. Now that the rush is over for me, I can hopefully get back to more consistent blog writing! I finally broke down this year and asked my husband for an Amazon Kindle for Christmas. One of my favorite things to do in my spare time is read.… Read More My New Amazon Kindle