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Sustainable Workplace Interior Style with Reclaimed Materials | Brownchair.org


A graphic fashion business in Portland, Oregon named “Parliament” has an workplace with a sustainable interior fashion suggestions by using a salvaged and reclaimed supplies this type of as salvaged pizza ovens, street indicators, a wood from outdated crates, a barn and a church. Parliament Business are a big believers of the recycle perform and took a fingers-on method to the inventive procedure by going to numerous supplies recovery amenities to uncover out how each and every supplies is separated and reformed into new items. The fashion capabilities a amount of products produced from reclaimed supplies that covering almost each and every and each and every aspect of their workplace interior this type of as wall, flooring, and workplace furnitures. You can utilized it as nicely for your workplace interior fashion with an excellent sustainable suggestions by checking the fashion of a meeting room, operating table, wall fashion, lounge room, reception room and any other people from some image beneath, hope you joy it….!







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Drop Box Brigade: SE 49th and Madison Portland, OR

Drop Brigader’s are at it again!

Here is a nice shot of lath and plaster, vinyl flooring, metal, and some gnarly looking press board.

Admittedly, lath and plaster is a tough combination to separate. However England has a 95% construction recycling rate, so it makes one wonder what they do with their lath and plaster?

What would you do to keep it out of the waste stream?

Design*Sponge | Before & After: Portland Home redo

Textile and interior designer Vicki Simon decided to completely transform her small home in Portland, Oregon, replacing synthetic surfaces with all salvaged and eco-friendly materials. The results are dreamy, especially this gorgeous open, airy kitchen, which is actually a combination of the original kitchen and the front porch.

Nothing feels overdone, and the color palette is a perfect balance of bright white, earthy neutrals and beautiful natural woods. Naturally, Vicki’s rug designs fit perfectly with the overall aesthetic, which reads as warm, understated, organic chic. If I ever get a chance to renovate a home, I’m definitely taking some cues from Vicki.

Salvaged Materials

The ReBuilding Center, Portland, OR

Salvage Works PDX, Portland, OR

Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage, Aurora, OR

Timby’s Dip & Strip, Portland, OR

Old Portland Hardware, Portland, OR

ReStore Habitat for Humanity, Portland, OR

Rejuvenation, Portland, OR

Hippo Hardware, Portland, OR

Monticello Antique Mall, Portland, OR



Flea Markets all over Oregon

Ohmega Salvage, Berkeley, CA

Urban Ore, Berkeley, CA

via Design*Sponge | Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more.

PNCA : about : expansion : NWBroadway511

A vision of the future of Portland’s original U.S. Post office at 511 NW Broadway is written in its magnificent bones: the numerous skylights, expansive windows, lofty ceilings, and open spaces. As President Tom Manley notes, “It’s as if the building always aspired to be a college of art and design.”

During the 2014–15 academic year, this historic building—identified as the geographic center of Portland by a U.S. Geological Survey marker—will re-emerge as PNCA’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, a new hub for creativity and entrepreneurship.


via PNCA : about : expansion : NWBroadway511.

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ReuseConex 2012 – North America’s only Reuse Conference & Expo: October 18-20, 2012 in Portland, Oregon!

ReuseConex 2012 – North America’s only Reuse Conference & Expo, is taking place on October 18-20, 2012 in Portland, Oregon!

ReuseConex – the one and only event that connects all facets of the nation’s reuse sector! We’re bringing together people from far and wide to learn about the triple bottom line benefits of reuse. ReuseConex is brought to you by the Reuse Alliance, a national nonprofit association that works to increase public awareness of reuse – by promoting the social, environmental and economic benefits of reuse, and by encouraging people to join the movement toward creating a cleaner environment & a greener economy.

Reuse Alliance is proud to co-host ReuseConex 2012 along with (to be announced).

Please review the rest of the website for all the pertinent details about attending, sponsoring/exhibiting or volunteering at ReuseConex. Visit our media kit (e.g., press releases and educational resources), the list of our current media partners, and speakers sections.

ReuseConex will include:

Expert panelists, motivating speakers, and informative workshops

Reuse-related exhibitors

Tours of local reuse centers

A ReFashion Show, a ReArt Exhibit & Sale, movie screenings

And much more!

The event will also have 3 distinct attendee tracks, so we can meet everyone’s interests:

1) Reuse 101 – provides the general public and reuse sector novices a better grasp of the sector

2) Best Practices – allows reuse sector members to learn from each other

3) Skills Builders – allows advanced reuse sector staff to refresh and develop key organizational management skills in an interactive workshop format.

Who Should Attend?

Managers of reuse programs or organizations

Local, State and Federal waste management officials

Private Waste Management firms

Environmental Educators

Reclaimed Material Artists

Green Builders & Interior Designers

Economic Development Agencies

Environmental Association Executives

Sustainability Consultants

Green Economy Investors

And of course, Consumers of used & reusable materials

Become a part of this ground-breaking event:

Register Today!

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Malachi Milbourn turns to old buildings for old-growth wood he turns into furniture | OregonLive.com

Malachi Milbourn sees stories in the wood he works. The 28-year-old North Portland resident finds and salvages pieces of old-growth wood from buildings throughout the state that are deconstructed or torn down.

He turns the wood into coffee tables, side tables, dinner tables and other furniture, then sells them through his business, Against the Grain. He has made furniture with wood from a Corvallis hops mill built in 1910, a Molalla barn built in 1900 and parts of the Oregon State Hospitals original building, which was partially demolished in 2010.

Against the Grain

On the Web:


By email:


In person:

His North Portland studio, at 7401 N Albina Ave., is open by appointment only.

via Malachi Milbourn turns to old buildings for old-growth wood he turns into furniture | OregonLive.com.

Extreme Recycling, PDX: Ultimate Remodel | Earthtechling

portland extreme recycling house

When Corey and Deb Omey embarked on a major renovation of their 1925 North Portland home, they decided to forego the demolition dumpster and go ultra-green, utilizing recycled and reclaimed materials wherever possible. Many of these were “harvested” on site,  including not just materials from the original home, but a cedar tree cut from the front yard (to clear solar access for the rooftop photovoltaic system) that ultimately wound up as cabinetry in the home’s bedroom closets.

portland house, recycled materials

Beyond that, the couple focused on procuring whatever they needed for the project through Portland’s burgeoning network of reclaimed/recycled materials, which includes such resources as The ReBuilding Center (a kind of Home Depot composed exclusively of recycled building materials), Building Material Recycling and Lovett Deconstruction. But the resources to do to the same, according to Corey Omey — a LEED-accredited architect with Ernest R. Munch Architects, as well as the project’s designer and construction coordinator — are available to just about anyone.

portland recycled house

“We are fortunate that Portland has one of the best networks of rebuilding resources in the world,” Omey told us, “but resources like the Habitat for Humanity Re-Stores, Craigslist, Freecycle and ‘seconds’ from different types of manufacturers are available almost anywhere.” (“Seconds” consist of post-production rejects from local manufacturers.)

The result is a new home with a lot of history: the kitchen counters were once bowling alley lanes, the front walkway pavers were made from granite countertop remnants, and the main beam of the front porch was a “blowdown” from the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980. Reused mortgage signs were used to sheath the walls, scraps of metal from a local steel yard wound up in the home’s artistic guard rails, and doors once part of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Ranch’s hotel in Antelope, Ore., were reincarnated, so to speak, in the home’s basement.

“The materials and process personalize the house,” Omey said. “There is a story behind everything we found and incorporated into the finished product.”

portland house, recycled materials

Another key part of the story is the amount of labor put in by the Omeys, the contractors they worked with and their friends, as the trick to using recycled materials (which cost 50-80 percent less than new materials) is that they tend to add extra labor to a renovation project in the form of sourcing, delivering and preparing materials. The Omeys worked offset these costs with “sweat equity” on their part, volunteer labor and contractors willing to work with the materials provided.

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