Saturday, September 19, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
TONS OF PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS
from our great East End neighbors:
Starrs, Violette, Common Era, Joyful, T-Bar, Bimbamboo,
The Cup, Barbara & Co, Dish Gourmet and Full Cycle... to name a few!
email@example.com (303) 413-8003
1646 Pearl Street www.invironmentsdesign.com
Hosted by: Jodi of Invironments and her Contractor Extraordinaire, Mark of KBC Remodel
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Invironments, an interior design firm and modern furniture store, today announces a giveaway contest with a complete bathroom eco-makeover prize, valued at $15,000. To win, contestants will be
To enter, contestants will go to Invironments and enter the “bathroom confessional” where they will record a short video interview telling why they deserve an eco-bathroom makeover. Inspirational stories can revolve around topics like: Is your life in a “remodel”? What inspires you when times are tough? Are you changing careers? How are you committing to eco-living? Did your mother-in-law move in or do you just need a fresh start?
To create the full-package giveaway, Invironments rallied its many local resources in the home-remodeling industry and asked them to be a bathroom makeover partner. Each sponsor jumped on board with a shared vision: to uplift and benefit the community of
Contestants can enter to win in three simple steps:
1. Download the application at www.GetBoulder.com/contest
2. Submit application in person at Invironments (17th &
3. Step into Invironments’ “bathroom confessional” to record a short video interview
Applications are accepted Tuesday-Saturday, through
Sponsors: Invironments, KBC Remodeling Services, Boulder County Home & Garden Magazine, Go Green Flooring, Splashlight, Boulder Bath, Apache Stoneworks, True Colors Painting, Ellie's Eco-Home Store
Follow us on Twitter: @invironments
For more information, please contact Katy Pollock at Invironments
(303) 413 8003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 9, 2009
You're invited to Ugly Dolls & Donuts at Invironments! Tuesday, July 21, 6pm.
Beignets, southern-style donuts, will be baked by Mateo Restaurant, an East-End Pearl Street favorite.
Come meet "Mrs. Kasoogi" a 2-foot-tall Ugly Doll!
Invironments created the "Connect to Your Joy" event series to celebrate hope, inspire people toward clever home design, experience great community & enjoy fun, tasty food.
The event is FREE, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Say hello to Mrs. Kasoogi. She's 2 feet tall!
And meet her cuter-than-ugly side kicks, Big Toe & Fea Bea.
Come meet our new ugly dwellers, at Invironments, 1646 Pearl Street, Boulder.
And stay tuned ~ our next event is Ugly Dolls & Donuts on July 21!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Solar "power" usually means converting the sun's rays (photons) to electricity. Sometimes called solar heating, STE, can be used to heat your home, water and even pool. It is a smart and passive way to take advantage of the sun’s energy by, capturing and storing heat to use during cooler periods. lighthousesolar.com, wikipedia.com
2. solar photovoltaic (pv):
From large rooftop panels to small disks on landscape lighting, PV cells convert sunlight into electric energy. Photons from sunlight knock electrons into a higher state of energy, creating electricity. Growing government support is making solar PV more cost-effective than ever. namastesolar.com
(AKA) geoexchange systems or heat pumps, take advantage of the nearly constant temperature a few feet below the Earth to influence the temperature of your home. Spaces can be heated or cooled by burying tubes of refrigerant below the ground and forcing the transfer of heat (or cold) from them. Harnessing heat from geysers and other geothermal features also works, but only if you live near them. bluevalleyenergy.com
4. leed certification:
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a rating and certification system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to provide consistent standards for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. blueegg.com, inhabitconsulting.com, usgbccolorado.com, greenhomeguide.org
5. green points program:
This is an impressive example of a municipality pushing for change. Through this program the City of Boulder requires building permit seekers to use sustainable remodeling and building methods and technologies that conserve energy, water and other natural resources. Check for similar programs in your city or town.
It means just that, no-waste from the products you buy and use. Products and packaging are being developed with reuse, recycling and composting in mind. When using or buying products, think about the entire lifecycle. greenlivingjournal.com
7. low/no voc:
VOC stands for “volatile organic compounds” which are a variety of chemicals that may cause short-and/or long-term adverse health effects, from temporary eye irritation to organ damage. Seek Low or No-VOC paints, finishes and materials when possible. epa.gov/iaq/voc
Does that unmistakable "new house” or “new car” smell make you feel woozy? That's because many building materials, flooring, plastics, furnishings, paints, and clothing finishes offgas (or outgas) potentially hazardous chemicals, including VOCs. Offgassing abates as time goes on. Minimize your exposure by purchasing products marked no-VOC or low-VOC, and by airing out newly painted or carpeted rooms for a few days before settling in. blueegg.com
9. fsc certified:
Wood products that have been certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), come from forests that are sustainably managed – taking into account environmental impacts, economic and social concerns. Look for this certification when seeking wood products. fscus.org
10. carbon footprint:
Primary footprint is a measure of our direct emissions of CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels including domestic energy consumption and transportation (e.g. car and plane). We do have control over this. Secondary footprint is a measure of the indirect CO2 emissions from the whole lifecycle of products we use - those associated with their manufacture and eventual breakdown. carbonfootprint.com. Take a carbon footprint assessment at climatecrisis.net.
MODERN/AFFORDABLE HOME FURNISHINGS, INTERIOR DESIGN AND REMODELING.
We help you create spaces that connect you to your joy. Our interior design services give your family beautiful eco-sensible spaces while minimizing the frustration of a typical home remodel. Unlike other interior designers, Invironments oversees the entire project for you - from concept to couches, hiring and managing the architect, contractor, painter and more.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Invironments Connect to Your Joy Home Series
Because connecting to your joy is SO important right now!
Free chocolate, free spring cleaning tips, free giveaway of cool things and get 15% off any purchases during the event.
Special guest speakers:
- Mr. Shannon Siebert: he's a chocolatier, confectionary genius, Culinary School of the Rockies professor and a pastry chef extraordinaire. He will give insider tips on how to choose the best quality chocolate and details of the tempering process to create tantalizing truffles.
- TWIST: the coolest eco-friendly sponges and a Boulder-based company. Do you know the environmental impact of traditional sponges? Daniel will get you in-the-know and tell you all about the mission of TWIST.
- FiberSeal: When disaster strikes (like pink marker on a white sofa) FiberSeal comes to the rescue! Discover how cleaning and protecting your furniture and rugs can dramatically increase their longevity and beauty.
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS & COLLEAGUES!
call (303) 413.8003
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Concertos in Chocolate, TWIST, FiberSeal
And don't miss our next event: Cheese + Pillows! Saturday, May 16 12-1:30pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Savor hand-made truffles from Concertos in Chocolate and discover the best eco-friendly sponges & products by Twist. A Boulder culinary professor will give an inside-look on truffle making tips & tricks. And Invironments' highly recommended upholstery/rug cleaning service, FiberSeal, will tell a heroic story... a customer recently had a mishap with a hot pink ma rker and a white Della Robbia sofa. While traditional cleaning attempts were unsuccessful, FiberSeal returned the stunning sofa to like-new condition. Phew!
RSVP on Facebook
Or call (303) 413-8003
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
1. Consider more than just cooking when designing your kitchen. Kitchens are now often landing zones for the whole household – mail/office space, cell phone charging stations, entertaining. When planning your kitchen design, throw the net wide and consider all the uses.
2. Group similar activities into zones. Primary zones like prep, cooking and cleanup create the kitchen framework and should be distributed to avoid crowding, but close enough to share common needs. Locate prep and cleanup zones near each other. Distribute secondary zones like baking, beverage, communication centers, storage and entertainment throughout the primary zones to spread out activity. Use this system as an alternative to the standard kitchen triangle, which doesn’t work for all floor plans.
3. Plan for multiple cooks in the kitchen. Organize zones with enough elbow room to accommodate multiple people. Can someone access the dishwasher while another preps and cooks? Does opening the refrigerator door cut another person off from the sink? If you have the space, leave at least 48” of clear counter space to one side of the stove or cooktop.
4. Face your guests. If you are the social type, create an interactive layout to better connect with your family or guests while in the kitchen. Give people a comfortable place to sit to help with prep, do homework or just visit.
5. Buy eco-sensible materials. Shop for eco-friendly alternatives to standard kitchen materials. Cabinet boxes can be made from non-off-gassing particleboard or sustainable wood from managed forests. Research has shown granite can be radioactive (The New York Times “What’s Lurking in Your Countertop?” 7/24/08). Check out cool & durable countertop materials that contain recycled materials. Recycled glass: Icestone.biz, Vetrazzo, Trinity. Post-industrial-waste integrated with cement: SquakMountainStone.com. Recycled paper: PaperstoneProducts.com. Bamboo+paper: EcoTop. Decommissioned money: Shektastone.
Invironments helps you create spaces that connect you to your joy. We encourage cooking enthusiasts to delight in their craft and get more out of their kitchens. We create beautiful, eco-friendly kitchens and minimize the frustration of a typical home remodel. Unlike other interior designers or kitchen planners, Invironments manages the entire project. We hire the architect, contractor and painter, while overseeing the entire job from concept to curtains. See our designs at www.invironmentsdesign.com or visit our showroom located at 1646 Pearl Street in beautiful downtown Boulder. (303) 413-8003.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
This line is designed and manufactured in Italy and created without CFCs -- the leading cause of ozone depletion in the stratosphere. Did you know that CFC molecules can have a 100-year lifespan and just one CFC molecule can result in the loss of 100,000 ozone molecules? Mention this tidbit next time you're in the store and get 10% off one item.
Come in soon - you've just got to try it.
Stay tuned... we'll be announcing yet another eco-friendly line very soon, made in the U.S.A.
Friday, March 20, 2009
"Cupcakes, Couches & Cash", our kick-off event, was a great success thanks to many of our favorite customers and new faces too!
Cupcakes were eaten, prizes were won and a good time was had by all.
Next up is “Chocolate & Sponges” on April 21. We’ll have hand-made truffles by Concertos in Chocolate and spring cleaning inspiration from Twist, makers of biodegradable, non-toxic sponges and cloths. Both event partners are Boulder-based companies and we’re thrilled to highlight their great offerings.
What a good lookin' group of people!
Thanks for attending - we'll see you at Chocolate & Sponges!