Did you know the regular cotton industry is one of the most polluting on the planet and uses up masses of scarce water supplies in the developing leaving too little for poor local people, farmers etc? Go Organic Cotton! The Soil Association and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) have launched a worthwhile joint awareness campaign to promote Organic cotton for clothing, bed linen etc. Click here to read the 5 top reasons for buying organic cotton! http://cottonedon.org
Monthly Archive:: October 2012
This week saw the arrival of a full shipping container of our lovely cream leather dining chairs. Unloading 200 chairs can be quite a task, but it’s quite enjoyable with a bit of music! You can see how proud Alex is of his ‘great wall of chairs’ above. Below, you can see Hayward having a well earned break from unloading the chairs (in reality he hardly did anything…). Want to see inside the boxes? You can see them here, as well as some videos from the blog. Like our photos? You can all of our instagram photos here!
This wooden radio is our favourite Fair Trade Product of the month if not of the whole year! It has been beautifully hand crafted by a young team in a remote village in Indonesia as part of a social enterprise that provides them with skills, training, decent working conditions and a fair wage. For more details & to buy this stunning wooden radio and support this social enterprise go to: http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/4living/product/wooden-radio-am-fm-ipod-mp3-eco-design Have a great weekend!
Take a look at Google’s new interior at their Covent Garden Office. Clearly budget wasn’t a problem, but it’s great to see a healthy and relaxing workplace rather than an expensive, yet lifeless office. At 4 Living, we are all about creating a relaxing and enjoyable workspace. As you can imagine, we are big fans of this. The design itself is great as well. There are so many great features in this relaxed work space design. My personal favourite has to be the dining area (below). Small details, such as arranging the tables into an irregular pattern, give the room a really informal feel and seperate it from the regimental style usually associated with offices. NOTE: Why does everyone have a MacBook? Where are all [&hellip
The style, texture and size of some pieces of furniture can often be difficult to exhibit in a few photographs. Our oak collection, with it’s nourished grains and light surface, looks great in our website photos and you can get a good sense of what it will be like in the flesh. The depth and and tone of the lacquer in our oriental collection is far more impressive in real life, although the sleek lines and distressed edges look great in photos. We realise that not everyone can visit our Sussex showroom to take a look at our collections, so we decided to go for the next best thing: Video. Up top, you can see an image of Hikaru from Capture Collect Photography as he [&hellip
We’re keenly awaiting the arrival of a new shipment of these beautiful cream leather dining chairs to our Sussex warehouse. A few months ago we had these great videos made for us which give a great feel for the texture of the cream leather. It’s easy to see how the oak legs help to create a natural feel and the black legs create a stylish contemporary contrast. Take a look and let us know what you think! Cream Leather Chair with Black Legs Cream Leather Chair with Solid Oak Legs