Wooden Faucet

omax2.jpgOmax, an Italian fixture company, makes beautiful faucets covered with wood.

The Sherwood Line with the Nottingham and Robin Styles offers fixtures for the sink, bidet and shower.

Wood choices include walnut, cherry, beech, teak and wenge. The specially formulated finish ensures lasting beauty.

Fog Shower – A Design Concept

fog-shower.jpgWould you give up your daily shower if you could cut your water use down to a twelfth of your normal use?

Brazilian design student Joao Diego Schimansky came up with the concept as part of the 2007 Electrolux Design Lab competition.

His idea is to bathe the body in a mist of microscopic water droplets or a heated fog.

I am unsure how you are supposed to wash your hair but the concept is interesting.

The winner should be announced today in Paris.

Bosch Named In Top-10 Green Building Products

The top-of-the-line 800 Series SHE98M line of Evolution Dishwashers from Bosch was named in GreenBuilding‘s six annual list for most exciting Green Building Products in 2007.   The award panel looked at products listed in GreenBuilding’s GreenSpec Directory and coverage in their Environmental Building News publication.

The Bosch SHE98M is touted as being the most energy efficient a quietest full-size dishwasher in America.

It is rated at just 190 kWh per year of electricity consumption, has an Energy Factor of 1.14, and a noise level of 42 dBA.  Both exceed the current standards.

This dishwasher is also available in the Integra line as the SMX98M model.



LEED Credit relevance:

  • EA Credit 1 — Optimize Energy Performance
  • EA Prerequisite 2 — Minimum Energy Performance

Who knew?

kool.jpgClean your dishwasher with Lemonade Kool-Aid? 

According to the folks at Life-Hacker, running your empty dishwasher with a

Lemonade Kool-Aid packet in the detergent cup will clean lime deposits and iron stains.

Don’t try using other flavors, it’s the citric acid in the Lemonade that attacks the stains.

I’ve heard that Tang works too but I have not tried it.