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A Greener Houston

Houston, Texas is by no means small. In an attempt to make this city a greener place to live, many places have been trying to find a healthier solution to help the environment. City Centre, a mixed-use development takes many steps in becoming green. Not only is it a nice place to hangout for shopping, working or staying at a hotel, it has take many steps to help be green. Not only that, it has different designs in place to make it a more people-friendly area. For example, in stead of water sprinklers that water the grass above ground and leave the sidewalks soaked, City Centre has implemented a system which operations underground. Thanks to this, the water stays only in the area for which it was intended and pedestrians no longer have to worry about slippery sidewalks.

Another big ups for City Centre is one of their restaurants: Ruggles Green. With it’s 4-star rating, Ruggles Green is currently labeled the greenest restaurant in Houston. In addition to having great desserts, they also “operate in the most sustainable way possible with extensive recycling, composting, energy-saving equipment and water conservation steps in place.”

For more info, please see the following link here.

Blue trees are in Houston!

blue trees

Houston is amazing.

As a response to the loss of millions of trees during the drought of 2011 and the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, Konstantin Dimopoulos, has brought his living outdoor project to Houston. The project itself consist of “panting” the local trees around Houston a slightly dark tint of blue to show that a small change within are daily lives can also be a big one… though the paint it self isn’t really paint at all, just water and ultramarine mineral pigment. The “paint” doesn’t harm the tree, and since blue isn’t a known color for any trees it gives it a nice pop.

Check out where you can see the trees around town here. Take advantage of this picnic weather and head to Galveston, as well!

 Via The Coolist.

We’re in Space!

Earlier this month we set up a spot for Bohemian Baby soaps at Space in Montrose. If you have never been to this fun and colorful shop, it is full of quirky, unique handmade items for every member of the family and every part of the house. If you are with child, Space has an adorable section for the youngest among us and all their baby needs: bibs, toys, onesies, and now soap galore!

You can feel confident using our soap that it is free of harsh chemicals, synthetic free, vegan, cruelty free, and made with organic oils. Baby will be safe and sound and for those of us with baby-like sensative it’s a great mild solution.

Here are a few pics of what we created and yes! we sew, too!

Visit Space!
2608 Dunlavy
Houston, Texas 77006

Tue – Wed: 11:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu – Fri: 11:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am 6:00 pm

http://www.spacemontrose.com/

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