Archive for the ‘Furnishings’ Category

I’ve always loved Vivavi’s selection of modern, green designer furniture and accessories offered in its online boutique. But isn’t it better to offer a shop where one can actually sink into the chaise and lounge chairs? Apparently Vivavi thought so too, having recently opened its flagship “Eco pop-up” store in downtown Manhattan. The shop is […]


Photo courtesy of Salvage One Sometimes the most precious pieces are ones are those you find in unexpected places. The antique mirror you scored at a flea market, the Phillipe Starck chairs you got for $69 each at Hotel Surplus Outlet, the handsome used Eames Lounge Chair knockoff bought on eBay for $50 (yes, it’s […]


It’s always exciting to see what’s new at Illu Stration, Mary Ann Williams’ German-based design studio known for innovating exquisitely tactile felt furnishings and accessories. Mary Ann sent me these photos earlier in the summer (oops) but aren’t they perfect for late fall? Oak Leaves is a modular system which are either available assembled or […]


Hi Fab Green, I’ve been looking for little baskets made of some kind of re-used plastic, have a weave-like look and available in lots of colors. Have you heard of anything like this? Please let me know where to find them if you have. Thanks, Liane Dear Liane, Thanks for writing! Recycled plastic is becoming […]


Instructions are out! How to convert cast-off carpet samples (of carpet cut-offs) into winning designs for home. The finalists, announced in June, included the above chaise lounge, a magazine caddy, a modern style bench and stools. Thanks to the team at Tricycle Inc. and Ample Sample finalists for sharing their design how-to’s with us. For […]


The team at Branch Home just e-mailed over some new fabulously green pieces picked up from this year’s ICFF show in New York. Hot or not? Cain Chair, Seth Esthelman, $398USD/pair (unfinished) These chairs remind me of old-fashioned school house chairs, yes? According to Branch the wood comes from sustainable forests in New York and […]


Dear Fab Green, I’m taking a trip to LA tomorrow; do you have any suggestions for eco-home stores or clothing stores to see while I am there? My idea is to create a store in my area that would infuse “green” ideas and products in a not-so-green ‘yet’ community. Thanks, Janette Lareto Welcome to L.A.! […]


Dear Fab Green, I’m taking a trip to LA tomorrow; do you have any suggestions for eco-home stores or clothing stores to see while I am there? My idea is to create a store in my area that would infuse “green” ideas and products in a not-so-green ‘yet’ community. Thanks, Janette Lareto Welcome to L.A.! […]


Fresh from the Fab Green inbox: one of my favorite designers, Lotta Jansdotter, is spring cleaning and we’re invited! She’s launching a sample sale on March 25 at her Brooklyn studio. What you’ll find: accessories for the home from past seasons, samples, and one-of-a-kind items up to 60% off. Lotta Jansdotter’s Studio Sale: Sunday March […]


Hot green finds around the web: PEEK-A-BOO Memento Rug by Norwegian company 2Form 100% wool felt, made sans child-labor, biodegradable Spotted at Design Milk SIDEBOARD STYLE A gorgeous vintage modern collectible sideboard/credenza is up for sale at Brooklyn’s primo vintage furniture boutique Baxter & Liebchen. Spotted at Design*Sponge MODERN PLUSH Esther Diamond Collection of throw […]