Stunning Applications of Indigo Dye to Wood Products

Design Made in Japan came out with this amazing article on indigo dye as they relate to wood products for the home. They write: “Thanks to contemporary Japanese craftsmen and a growing interest in more ‘naturally’ produced goods, a renewed interest in aizome is taking place due to the quality it yields and sensitivity to the environment… Japanese indigo dyeing, known as aizome in Japanese, yields a rich chroma known as ‘Japan blue’.  Used in Japan for centuries in textile applications, traditional aizome had seen a sharp decline in the last 100 years due to synthetic blue dyes becoming readily … Read more

Earth Day is April 22

1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught fire. Although it wasn’t the first time the river burned, it became the symbol of the desperate condition of American waterways choked by pollution and spurred the passage of the Clean Water Act. A year later, 20 million Americans rallied on April 22 – the first Earth Day and the birth of the present day environmental movement. 42 years later, the environmental challenges are great, but we have many opportunities to take action. Here is the statement from the Earth Day website For Earth Day 2012 we are mobilizing the planet simply to … Read more