MAKE GREEN MAIN­STREAM

Home & Decor (Malaysia) - - Editor's Note - http://www.face­book.com/Home­andDecorMY home­and­decorm­sia

Ev­ery April, we have the Green Is­sue, which we use to high­light best sus­tain­able prac­tices in the in­dus­try. That’s well and good, but what we’d like to see is sus­tain­abil­ity be­com­ing main­stream, and not just some­thing people do on spe­cial days or months. Green or eco should not be a catch­phrase that people use to their con­ve­nience, rather a way of life.

It has been an in­vig­o­rat­ing month putting to­gether this is­sue, as we came across many people who make it a part of their lives. The good people at TTDI The Ed­i­ble project (page 56) are lit­er­ally go­ing to the ground and turn­ing a part of their neigh­bour­hood into (what else) an ed­i­ble gar­den! Ron­nie Choong, pres­i­dent of MIID talks to us about the up­com­ing GBI (Green Build­ing In­dex) tool for in­te­rior de­sign, which will pro­vide guide­lines to in­te­rior de­sign­ers to cre­ate sus­tain­able spa­ces. Lisa Foo, ar­chi­tect and artist, makes art out of rubbish, em­body­ing the very essence of re­cy­cling, which is to use what is al­ready there.

We take you to great homes, whose own­ers fully un­der­stand the con­cept of mar­ry­ing de­sign and their very in­di­vid­ual life­styles. As they take us on a tour of their houses, we hope they will in­spire great ideas for your home as well.

P.22 CHAIR ONE IS EAS­ILY RECOG­NIS­ABLE BE­CAUSE OF ITS ICONIC DE­SIGN.

P.56 TTDI THE ED­I­BLE PROJECT IN­SPIRES US.

P.64 HOW TO LIVE GREEN - CHECK OUT OUR ECO SPE­CIAL.

Have a great month ahead! ELAINE DONG EDI­TOR

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