Designer’s Corner: Michele Alfano of MoDmade NY

About Michele Alfano & MoDmade NY MoDmade NY is a full service Interior Architecture + Design studio emphasizing relaxed sophistication with a modern twist. Founded by award-winning Interior Architect Michele Alfano, MoDmade NY offers fresh ideas and an innovative blending of serene contemporary architecture with luxe materials. With a hands on approach, Michele structures her […]

Designer’s Corner: Rekha Krishnamurthi of Divine NY & Co

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About Rekha Krishnamurthi & Divine NY & Co Rekha Krishnamurthi is the founder of Divine NY & Co, a design studio that specializes in textile design, online interior decorating, home decor and fashion accessories.  Her love for textile design inspired the launch of a collection of hand-dyed and hand-printed fabrics.  Her process includes dyeing with […]

The Carbon Footprint of the Internet

Carbon Footprint of the Internet

CO2 Emissions from Emails, Searches, and Cloud Storage With 2.5 billion people connected to the Internet worldwide, the Internet’s energy and carbon footprint are estimated to exceed air travel. From manufacturing and shipping of computers to data use—the Internet is less green than you’d think. Learn about how the Internet is impacting the environment and […]

Designer’s Corner: Byron C. James-Rodrigues of House of Oasis

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About Byron C. James-Rodrigues Byron C. James-Rodrigues is the Creative Director and Principal of the House of Oasis, based in New York City. Don’t let his glasses fool you, as Mr. James-Rodrigues is a virtual Superman of the interior design world. Byron is dedicated to his craft (or should I say his gift) and is […]

Designer’s Corner: Lori Miller of Lori-Girl Creations

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About Lori Miller & Lori-Girl Creations Lori Miller, Interior Designer, is dedicated to creating spaces that meet your needs. Lori founded Lori-Girl Creations in 2000, and holds degrees in both Interior Design and Psychology. She has been featured on radio programs, in local newspapers, has written for Doityourself.com, has written and taught the Certified Decorators […]

How to Make More Eco-Friendly Coffee

How to Make More Eco-Friendly Coffee

Coffee is truly a global drink of choice. As a crop, coffee is grown across tens of millions of acres in more than 60 countries. In the U.S. alone, 54 percent of adults drink coffee every day, adding up to a $40 billion yearly market. The trouble is, all this international coffee consumption may not […]

A Movement in the Making

A Movement in the Making: The Emergence of the Maker Movement

 The Emergence of the Maker Movement The maker movement is made up of some 135 million adults in the U.S., however, it’s more than just a U.S. movement. Maker faires that celebrate the movement have popped up in Japan, Italy, Norway, and Chile. Makers use their skills to craft items such as clothing, baked goods, jewelry, […]

A Cut Above the Rest: Eco-Friendly Cutting Boards

A Cut Above the Rest: Healthy and Eco-Friendly Cutting Boards

Healthy and Eco-Friendly Cutting Boards When it comes to cutting boards and butcher blocks, it’s okay to give in to materialism. That’s because the material that makes up a given chopping block has a big impact on the quality, longevity, and cleanliness of a board. And if you’re concerned about creating an eco-friendly kitchen, then […]

A Sticky Problem

Not-So-Green Gum: Is Chewing Sustainably a Reality?

Is Chewing Gum Harmful to the Environment? Whether it’s being used as a mid-day breath refresher or on the playground to see who can blow the biggest bubble—chewing gum is a daily habit for many people. But what happens when you’re done chewing it? 80–90% of chewing gum is not disposed of properly and it’s […]

E-Readers Vs. Print Books

E-Readers Vs. Print Books: Which is More Eco-Friendly?

Which is the More Eco-Friendly Choice? Reading just got a whole lot more complicated: Once confined to print materials, today’s readers now have a plethora of devices to choose from to get their literary fix. Smartphones, laptops, tablets, and e-readers are transforming the reading landscape. On the surface, this may seem like a good thing—the […]