Fully Functional Bamboo Construction

Fully Functional Bamboo Construction

For the past ten years, Santa Clara University students have been researched and applied bamboo into structural elements of home building.  In a world struggling with deforestation and actively searching for sustainable and renewable resources, bamboo could be the future of the construction industries around the world.  In their entry … Continue reading

Bamboo Reconstruction in Haiti

Bamboo Reconstruction in Haiti

Recently, John Naylor received the Foster+Partners Prize for a rebuilding program that he developed for the country of Haiti.  Called the Bamboo Lakou Project, Naylor outlined plans for a long term rematerializing of a devastated nation and a short term rebuilding program to assist with the homeless.  His project received … Continue reading

Bamboo Forest-Kyoto

I recently returned from a trip to Japan and Palau.  Both were excellent destinations, although quite different.  While in Japan, I was able to take the bullet train out to Kyoto for a few days.  There I was lucky enough to find the Bamboo National Forest.  In was something like … Continue reading

Bamboo sheets-Rayon from bamboo

Rayon from bamboo is quickly becoming one of the most popular bedding and apparel products in America.  Coming from a very sustainable and renewable source, bamboo is not only an eco-friendly choice, but a comfortable one as well. Bamboo fabric is one of the softest and most comfortable fabrics on … Continue reading

Bamboo sheets and Organic sheets

In this trendy debate we are contextualizing the battle of bamboo vs. organic cotton for the eco-friendly title.  It seems as if the war is stooped in tradition: cotton being the American staple for centuries, while bamboo has been an east Asian staple for thousands of years.  This article will … Continue reading

Bamboo Bed Sheets

  In this article, I just want to come out and say it: Bamboo sheets are amazing.  I am going to write a little bit about this budding fashion statement and hopefully, enlighten you as to the many extraordinary properties that it contains.  The mystery of this whole conversation is … Continue reading