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Cool Roofs

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White roofs touted as an easy way cool off energy use and emissions.

The global fight against climate change is an overwhelming challenge, so it makes sense to start pick the lowest hangng fruit first. While the slow wheels of politics and legislation creep forward, we can do the simple things that make a difference today. A new study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that using roofs that are white or light instead of black or dark significantly......read more

Brrrr, Turn Up the Server

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'Data furnaces' tap heat-generating computer servers to warm houses

With the rise of cloud computing, data centers are popping up all over that are filled with heat-emitting servers. These servers are comprised of motherboards, and the motherboards must be cooled to prevent overheating. Technology companies pay energy costs to run the servers, and an additional 50% of the cost of running the servers simply to cool them with fans. Why not eliminate the fans and......read more

Environment by Heather Heron Surf Bag

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Reclaimed military fabric board bag. $125.00

The Environment by Heather Heron collection features a nice selection of handcrafted products made from reclaimed and recycled fabrics. One of the coolest is this repurposed military tent surf bag. Also available in surplus Japanese denim, the board bag features salt and sun-resistant hemp rope and recycled, organic leather ties....read more

SHFT Sampler 12-31-10

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Weekly links: RIP Kodachrome, another Christo controversy, Heather Heron for Environment, and more.

Goodlifer debuted Heather Heron's second collaboration with Environment Furniture, featuring a nice little range of bags made from surplus military fabric. The collection is available here. Massachusetts will become the latest U.S. state to institute emissions regs, with a plan that's among the nation's most ambitious: slashing emissions by 25% below 1990 levels over the next......read more

Trestles Tote

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Practical day bag designed by Heather Heron for Environment. $495.00

Environment Furniture teamed up with eco-focused California designer Heather Heron to create the superb Environment by Heather Heron collection. One of our favorite pieces from the range is the Trestles Tote, a utilitarian shoulder bag made from a combination of recycled Japanese denim (the best there is) and organic hemp cultivated locally in California. At 18X16", the Trestles Tote is......read more

Heather Heron Laptop Sleeve

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Handwoven laptop sleeve combines vintage look and feel with modern function $120.00

It's been a while since we checked in with Heather Heron, one of our favorite California designers, known best for her work with reclaimed fabrics. From Shelter Half comes this lovely looking Heron laptop sleeve, which applies age-old weaving techniques to a totally contemporary product. Featuring antique brass snaps handwoven wool from Trujillo -- one of America's oldest weavers -- the......read more

Capturing Watts from Wastewater

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More and more cities looking to flush heat energy from sewers

The latest addition to the renewable energy vanguard is not clean at all. Dirty water -- specifically warm and hot wastewater from shower drains, dishwashers, and laundry -- is a surprisingly powerful source of energy, and cities around the world are taking notice.  At National Geographic, Rachel Kaufman explains the technology: The technology is simple. Wastewater, which consists of......read more

Chez Panisse Line by Heath Ceramics

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Organic elegance from the rejuvenated California pottery company $171.00

Founded by the mid-century legend Edith Heath, Heath Ceramics has been producing simple, beautiful artisanal pottery at its Sausalito, California plant since 1948. The company was purchased in 2004 by designers Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, whose collaborative products are helping push the brand into the future -- while remaining true to its heritage.  The Chez Panisse collection, a......read more

Nesting Bowl Set by Heath Ceramics

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A trio of ruby red nesting bowls from California's clayware kings $85.00

This year, Heath Ceramics rang in the holiday season by reimagining some of its traditional shapes in bright, festive red. The red-glazed dinnerware collection includes this set of three nesting bowls that, if you ask us, add a welcome dose of color to the kitchen any time of year. The trio includes a cereal, dessert, and mini bowl, all crafted at the company's factory in Sausalito, California.......read more

Multi Stem Vase by Heath

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True blue ceramic design reflects the summer sky and sea $125.00

Heath Ceramics, the Sausalito, CA-based pottery manufacturer founded by mid-century ceramics legend Edith Heath, has released its new summer collection. From the new assemblage of functional objects comes this Multi Stem Vase, a unique layered design combining two blue glazes to create a new hue. Speaking to "the season, the horizon, to sky and sea," the vase is a lovely interpretation of coastal......read more

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