I love green design. Who doesn’t? And if you are like me, you will run to the below video as Eric Corey Freed, the Organic Architect, shares his five most loved green residential design picks on Green Talk TV (move over Barbara Walters.) Note, you can listen to the podcast below instead. Trust me, design affecionados, you won’t be disappointed. Just look at the gorgeous light above.
And so you know, we aren’t talking sub-floors here.
Who Is Freed?
For those of you who don’t know Freed. Well short of sounding like his publicist (or a school girl with a crush) here is a short clip from his site:
“Eric co-developed the Sustainable Design programs at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley Extension. He sits on the boards of Architects, Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), Green Home Guide and West Coast Green, as well as the advisory boards of nearly a dozen other organizations.
He was the founding Chair of Architecture for The San Francisco Design Museum and one of the founders of ecoTECTURE: The Online Journal of Ecological Design. He is a regular contributor for Sustainable Industries Journal, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications. Eric lectures around the country at 40+ conferences a year, and his work has been featured in Dwell, Metropolis, Town & Country, Natural Home and Newsweek. He has been seen on television on Fox News, HGTV, The Sundance Channel and PBS.
Oh, did I tell you? He is also the author of several books. His latest book is GreenSense for the Home: Rating the Real Payoff from 50 Green Home Projects.* And miraculously, he has time to sleep.
What I love about our interview is Freed’s down to earth style. No rock star attitude although you have to admit the man has an impressive resume. In the interview, you can’t help but hear his passion for great design and equally great companies.
His residential picks are (drum roll, please:)
- ModWalls Tiles. Listen to why Freed loves this company.
- Cork Mosaic Tiles: recycled wine corks make for a unique floor. Listen on how Freed likes to mix up the tiles.
- Sonoma Cast Stone Concrete Wave Sink. This sink was my favorite of his picks.
- Eleek Recycled Metal Tiles: Made from recycled aluminum.
- MioCulture Bendant Lamp: As Freed say, “it is inexpensive and gorgeous.”
Don’t miss the upcoming video of Freed’s favorite top five picks for commercial design products. Again, there is nothing boring or ho hum about Freed’s commercial picks.
Be sure to read some of my other green design articles.
- Source4Style green fabric database (and interview with Summer Rayne Oaks)
- Eco-Friendly Fabrics Are No Longer Shrinking Violets
- Resource Furniture Distributes Greener Lifestyle Space Saving Furniture
- Viesso: Green, Sleek, and Afforable Furniture
Oh, so many more. Be sure to look at the “similar posts” under each article. Lots of green design love.
Join the Conversation
- Which one of Freed’s picks did you like best?
- Do you have a favorite green design product or products not mentioned. If so, why?
- How do you feel about green design? Do you incorporate it in your practice or your own home? Any limitations?
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