Keep things cool this summer


Going on an impromptu camping trip in the next few weeks? I recently went on my first camping trip this summer with friends (and a couple of furry friends, too!) and had a blast. It was great to see the stars at night and uplug from my computer and cell phone for a weekend! Here … Continue reading

Design by the numbers


Who says kids furniture needs to be plastic and boxy? Architect and industrial designer Jessica Cohen is reinventing the art of children’s furniture, one number at a time, with brainchild Tambino®. The word Tambino® is a clever combination of “bambino,” Italian for child and her native Hebrew “tam,” which means innocence or child. Jessica’s designs … Continue reading

A new kind of bottle


We all know plastic is fantastic…but it can also be harmful to the environment. Not every type of plastic is recyclable in all areas, so unfortunately a lot of it ends up in landfills. Glass, on the other hand, is a class-act. First of all, it’s completely natural, made of silica (or sand). Unlike plastic, … Continue reading

Earth Day: Gone Shopping


On April 22nd, help CB2 celebrate Earth Day and give Mother Nature some much needed love. The modern home furnishings brand will plant a tree for every purchase made in-store and online, in partnership with American Forests.

Green Living Expo, Part III: Green Cleaning


Meet Margaret Foss, owner and founder of Green Clean Solutions. She began her green cleaning products out of necessity. As a professional house cleaner, Margaret used to purchase conventional cleaning products to get the job done. However, it didn’t take long before the potent and often toxic fumes of the products (like bleach) started to … Continue reading

Green Living Expo, Part II: Wood in your hood


Meet Rick and Cindy Siewert. They are tree people. Rick is a master carpenter and president of Siewert Cabinet in Minneapolis. Cindy is a self-proclaimed ‘fanatical recycler.’ Together, along with partner Jonathan Buck, they are the founders and passionate team behind Wood From The Hood. Wood From The Hood produces high quality lumber and other … Continue reading

A Taste of Summer


One of my favorite things about summer is outdoor dining: picnics in the park, backyard BBQs and who doesn’t love a rooftop cocktail party? What I don’t like is the hassle of using indoor dishware for outdoor dining. And I’m not too thrilled with the idea of using disposable dishes either. Well, fear not. I’ve found … Continue reading