For a long time, people have always expressed how expensive green design can be. Sure, they want to sleep on an all-organic bed, but they don’t have the thousands of dollars it takes to achieve a healthy sleep.
So, once in a while, I do find some great ecological finds out there that are also easy on the pocket book.
Pier 1 is an interesting company. I heard a statistic that wherever you are in the United States—ANYWHERE—there is a Pier 1 store at least something like 25 miles away from you. As a magazine editor, that’s great, because if we recommned a Pier 1 product, everyone who reads our magazine can surely find it if they want it.
Anyway, I recently came across this garden stool and was reminded how transitional and multi-functional furniture can also be green. This piece can be used as extra seating (it’s very strong), a side table, thrown into the garden for seating, or a few can be bunched together as a coffee table. And for $129, that’s not bad for something that can do four things.
Another thing about Pier 1 is recycled glass. If you need cups, dishes, bowls, etc, check Pier 1 first. They usually have a wide variety of dishware made from recycled glass at very low prices. And it’s usually on sale. Now, how can you beat that?