Sarasota’s Michael Carlson of Carlson Studio Architecture, a pioneer in the environmental design movement in Florida, went national big-time this spring as designer of the HGTV Green Home 2009, built in the community of Tradition in Port St. Lucie.
Stray Dog Designs’ eye-catching Artichoke lamp was a standout in the recent, nationally broadcast HGTV Green Home 2009. The 30-inch papier-mâché lamp, hand-made from recycled materials by Haitian artisans, comes in 16 eye-catching colors—painted with low VOC paints, of course. $625. www.straydogdesigns.com