The world’s first soy carpet has been produced by an Australian company, Customweave. Frank Ricco, the developer of a luxury line of rugs and carpets, describes the texture as a combination of cashmere, velvet and alpaca. Like most other products made with soy, the fiber comes from the “waste” left after processing soy beans. China… [Continue Reading]
More bamboo fiber! This time it’s table linen made in Thailand out of 100% bamboo. The bamboo fiber has a linen-esq texture. Great for the dinner table because bamboo fiber is naturally antibacterial. The set consists of 4 placemats, coasters, and napkins. Available from Antiki for $38.
These very attractive tables and chairs are designed by Scrapile. They are made of reclaimed scraps of wood from local wood shops. The unique texture comes from the combination of the various types of wood that is recovered. Scrapile is run by Brooklyn-based designers Carlos Salgado and Bart Bettencourt. For more information contact: Carlos Salgado