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Grow House Grow: Scientific Story Telling Green Wallpaper

Posted By Kristi Bernick On May 13, 2010 @ 5:30 pm In BKLYN Designs,green Interiors,Green Materials,Green Products,New York City,new york design week | 2 Comments

Grow House Grow, Katie Deedy, BKLYN Designs, wallpaper, sustainable design, green design, eco design, Naturalist collection, Brooklyn [1]

Last weekend at BKLYN Designs 2010 [2] we discovered a booth full of amazing wall-coverings [3] by designer Katie Deedy from Grow House Grow [4]. Each paper in Deedy’s newest collection, Naturalist, tells a superb story about unique female scientist in history.  All of her prints share strong narratives [5], are extremely creative and completely environmentally responsible. Deedy reuses all of her leftover ink, uses paper from certified trees and makes sure that all the manufacturing is done in an energy efficient manner. Did we mention how cool they look too?

Grow House Grow, Katie Deedy, BKLYN Designs, wallpaper, sustainable design, green design, eco design, Naturalist collection, Brooklyn [6]

Each design in Deedy’s Naturalist collection exhibited at BKLYN Designs is titled after a historic female scientist [7].  The designs represent the contributions these women gave to the scientific community. Each story is so unique and once you’ve read the details – the prints really do come to life.  All the bios in the Naturalist collection are available on the Grow House Grow website [4].

Grow House Grow hand silk [8]screens all of their patterns with care on clay-coated paper.  All leftover inks from the printing process are salvaged and reused–nothing is wasted or washed down the drains. Papers are manufactured with responsibly-sourced fiber, are chlorine free, and all suppliers adhere to one of the globally recognized forestry or chain of custody programs. Their paper supplier creates approximately 50% of its electricity via low-impact hydroelectric generators. On top of all that, 100% of the mill’s short paper fiber is reclaimed [9] and used in the agricultural industry for nutrient rich compost or animal bedding.

All of Deedy’s work is currently available for purchase on the Grow House Grow website [4].

+ Grow House Grow [4]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/05/wallpaper.jpg

[2] BKLYN Designs 2010: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=BKLYN+Designs

[3] amazing wall-coverings: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/08/newsworthy-wall-covering-is-made-entirely-of-newspaper/

[4] Grow House Grow: http://www.growhousegrow.com/

[5] share strong narratives: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/11/andre-joyau%E2%80%99s-reclaimed-wood-furniture-tells-beautiful-narrative-stories/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/13/grow-house-grow-scientific-story-telling-green-wallpaper/untitled-4-17/

[7] female scientist: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/12/researcher-grows-durable-bio-bricks-from-sand-bacteria-and-urea/

[8] silk: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/19/designer-unveils-cocoon-furniture-spun-by-silkworms/

[9] reclaimed: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/03/roller-coaster-chair-made-from-coney-island-boardwalk-planks/

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