Extra! Extra! Read all about it! “Ipe is Dead”. Now that’s a sensational headline...If only it were true. An ipe purchase contributes to deforestation, and the likelihood of illegal logging and forged documents is high. It’s a risky purchase. Especially if you need FSC certification, you’ll find those documents are hard to come by. Ipe has a dark side that everyone should … [Read More...] about Ipe is Dead
Earth Day is upon us, and it is time once again to give our support and attention to environmental protection. With that said, TerraMai will be launching a new sustainable product line of tropical hardwoods that could one day lead to the end of rainforest destruction. Stay tuned! For me, Earth Day is a not only a time to celebrate this beautiful planet we all call home, it … [Read More...] about Earth Day
Reclaimed wood flooring is a unique, organic, and natural design element. Choose wisely and wood floors are a highly sustainable and durable flooring option even in high traffic commercial settings. Asking and answering key questions at the beginning of your project will ensure your floor not only looks great at installation but in the months and years to follow. When choosing … [Read More...] about How to Choose Reclaimed Wood Flooring
The library has always been an important social hub in many communities. One might think the importance of the library as diminished with the world becoming more and more digital but usage is up driven by millennials who are visiting and using libraries more than ever. Libraries are no longer the quiet, austere spaces they used to be. Instead, they’re buzzing with … [Read More...] about Here’s How Wood Is Helping Libraries Reinvent Themselves
Technology advancements have changed the way we live and function and this tech-centric shift is reflected in both good and some not so good ways in the built environment. The widespread integration of technology into building design and the advent of “smart” design can add convenience and efficiency. While the added technology has benefits, it is important that the built … [Read More...] about Is Tech-Centric Design a Worthy Pursuit?
Initial experiences and first chances set the stage, often in ways we can’t conceptualize, for what will become second or third chances in our lives. Within a first chance are the components that lead to that second chance. Rarely does a second chance come about by sheer will. There is usually a helping hand in the process. Someone who sees beneath our exterior (perhaps a rough … [Read More...] about Second Chances for Wood & People