Design lovers from far and wide poured into NYC's Pier 94 this weekend to get their fill of the latest home goods at the Architectural Digest Home Show, and Inhabitat was also on the floor searching for the greenest of the crop. We were excited to see quite a few eco-minded exhibitors and wares on display, ranging from pendant lights made of old microphones to flourishing herb gardens to Venus flytrap-shaped urinals. If you weren't able to make it to the show, click through our gallery to see our top green picks!
Urban Green Furniture caught our attention with their simple and modern furniture, which is hand-crafted in Brooklyn, NY. They use FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified wood and safe and allergen-free finishes, and all of their pieces are handcrafted in their Brooklyn shop.
We also popped by Donna Brady Kennedy’s Re-Surface booth to check out her conversation-starting Solo Lights, which are made of microphones. The designer’s husband was manning the booth, and explained that she tries to use reclaimed mics for her lights, but sometimes purchases new ones.
Along with their always aesthetically-pleasing refrigerator models, Liebherr was eager to showcase their new BioFresh technology, which helps keep food waste at bay. The specially-designed compartments can keep food fresh up to three times longer than in traditional refrigerators.
BKLYN Designs veteran Palo Samko‘s booth was a wealth of new treasures. One of our favorite items was this bespoke bonsai tree, complete with a miniature business man and what we can only assume is a “corporate” ladder?
This piece by artist and designer Catherine Latson caught our eye with its unique, almost-avian look, but upon further inspection, we learned that what we thought were feathers were actually Beech leaves that the artist collected, pressed and preserved herself.
If you’re looking for a new gate, railing or security fence, Compass Ironworks offers hand-forged options made of 97% recycled content in the USA. The company also operates completely off the grid (they create their own power using a plant-based bio-fuel) and many of the team members even utilize a carpool to cut down on their travel emissions.
Reactions ranging from fear to adoration were seen around Clarkmade‘s “Venus flytrap” urinal. Clark Sorensen crafts the hand-made, one-of-a-kind porcelain urinals in his San Francisco studio.
We almost missed Heather Kocsis‘ booth, but we’re so glad we didn’t. Once we spotted them, the Ontario-based artist’s intricate 3-D works drew us in with their distorted perspectives and amazing details. Click here to see more of these intriguing pieces.