Eco Living Japan: Sustainable Ideas for Living Green

Title  Eco Living Japan Author  Deanna MacDonald Publisher  TUTTLE Publishing, an imprint of Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd. Description  “Japan is famed for its traditional architecture that prized and worked in response to nature.  But can the same be said about Japanese houses today?  This book explores recent environmentally sustainable home design and gives a resounding…

Biojewelry

A return to what we already had all along.

Jewelry Upcycled!

Title Jewelry Upcycled! Author Sherri Haab and Michelle Haab Publisher Potter Craft Description  Before you recycle that soda bottle, scrap that old T-shirt, or toss that broken china plate, ask yourself: “Could I use this to make something fabulous?” Impossible? Think again! In Jewelry Upcycled!, jewelry expert and bestselling author Sherri Haab has teamed up with daughter Michelle…

Experimental Eco-Design

Title Experimental Eco-Design Author Cara Brower, Rachel Mallory and Zachary Ohlman Publisher RotoVision Description  Experimental Eco-Design prompts new ways of thinking about sustainable products. It shows how inspiring, experimental, clever, hip and exciting design in this area can be. Leaders in the fields of architecture, fashion, and product design offer their thoughts on the practical considerations of designing…

Sustainable Commercial Interiors

Title Sustainable Commercial Interiors Author Penny Bonda and Katie Sosnowchik Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Description  Millions of people in the U.S. workforce rely on interior designers to create environments that make them happy and productive, as well as promote their safety and well-being. Sustainable Commercial Interiors provides an engaging introduction to and exploration of the vast…

The Designer’s Atlas of Sustainability

Title The Designer’s Atlas of Sustainability Author Ann Thorpe Publisher Island Press Description  In the Designer’s Atlas of Sustainability, Ann Thorpe takes readers on an appealing visual tour of the landscape of sustainability to show how it is critical to the work of designers, ranging from architects to graphic artists. The Designer’s Atlas encourages “development that cultivates environmental…

Innovative Houses: Concepts for Sustainable Living

Title Innovative Houses: Concepts for Sustainable Living Author Avi Friedman Publisher Laurence King Publishing Ltd Description      This book examines the latest residential design trends that have arisen in response to these challenges. Divided into four broad areas, tightly focused thematic chapters look at 20 topics such as live/work; adaptable housing; prefabrication; water efficiency; green…

Green Design

Title Green Design Author Buzz Poole Publisher Mark Batty Publisher Description  Green Design colorfully documents the rising trend to create and market new and innovative products that help consumers downsize and upgrade their lives. Through a carefully chosen selection of green toys, objects, fabrics, paper and alternative energy sources, the photographs and articles in Green Design illustrate what…

Eco Design: The Sourcebook

Title Eco Design: The Sourcebook Author Alastair Fuad-Luke Publisher Chronicle Books LLC. Description With copious illustrations and easy-to-use information panels for each product, eco-design showcases a wide spectrum of objects – from furniture to fashion, cars to cosmetics – that have been designed with the earth’s future in mind, each as stylish as it is sustainable. A…

Environmentally Responsible Design

Title Environmentally Responsible Design Editor Dr. Louise Jones, LEED AP, IDEC, ASID, IIDA Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Description Covering everything from theory to current practices, eight leading design educators present the tools and knowledge needed to implement an environmentally responsible approach for any interior design project. It opens with a broad perspective on global sustainability followed…