Nature Squared’s Tiles Made from Eggshells

From ethical Swiss design studio Nature Squared’s new chief innovator, Elaine Yan Ling Ng, the CArrelé tile series is composed of organic white eggshells discarded in industrial kitchens and then collected by craftspeople on the Philippine island of Cebu (where the brand maintains a factory). The shells are cleaned, crushed, cured and then combined with natural dyes. They’re ultimately cut into beautiful design-forward tiles. Ultimately, …

TOG: All Creators Together

A simple, yet innovative approach to home decor, customization and great design

The dream of many a design enterprise—the best designers, meaningful materials, Italian production, a community of fans, reinterpretations made by artists—TOG is all of this, and more. “All creators together” is the idea behind this new design adventure by Brazilian company Grendene, just launched at Milan Design Week. The concept is simple, but innovative. Every TOG product—tables to bar stools and shelving units—can be purchased …

Skydrop Sprinkler Controller

The eco-friendly, intelligent system integrates real-time weather data to save time, money and water

Last week, the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was filled with tech companies showing off their latest and greatest. While many booths featured updates to previously existing products, we stopped by one start-up that caught our eye, as it merged real-time data, environmental consciousness and smart technology in an area that’s caused a lot of headaches and eco-guilt: landscape sprinklers. You won’t have …