Editors' Blog

Green Living editors dish on the latest trends and happenings in sustainability.

I don't usually read news weeklies, but I'm a sucker for round ups like the TIME 100. So I couldn't resist the temptation to click over to Time's newest offering: The Green Design 100, a look at how the design world is embracing the environment. 

Here's just a sampling of what the feature has to offer:

  • In the "Pioneers" category, Time picks Stella McCartney for her commitment to eco fashion
  • In "Eco-Cities," glimpse the future with these designs for sustainable meccas, including Gwanggyo Power Center in South Korea
  • In "Kids Stuff," don't miss these 3-D construction kits from hipfromholland.com (the Dutch do so much right when it comes to green...)
  • In "Technology," I spotted a new Griffin device, the AirCurve, which is designed to amplify your iPod without an additional power source
  • And, in "Home Accessories," introducing Xtrema Cookware from New Jersey. 

There are a ton of committed young Canadian designers who are using sustainable materials and designing with cradle-to-cradle principles in mind... I hope to track them on this blog. So stay tuned. 

In the meantime, have you got a favourite Canadian designer who's green as green as they come? Tell me about them.

—Lindsay Borthwick, editor

Photo: Kidsontree Totem Tree/hipfromholland.com