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Green Expo Materials

October 27, 2009

The Green Living Expo was a great success. We brought a wide range of materials to display from flooring to fabrics.  Here are some of newest green resources.  Fabrics from Sina Pearson and F.Schumacher, recycled glass tile from Crossville, coconut and sorghum panels from Kirei, PVC & low VOC flooring from Ceres, Cradle to Cradle certified carpet from Shaw and recycled rubber flooring from Ecosurfaces are just a few of the great products we brought, and there are lots more at our office. Please come by and check them out!Green Living Expo Materials

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Green Expo!

October 19, 2009

It is finally here, Wilmington’s Green Living Expo!  We are excited to be a part of it.  Look for the Big Sky/KB Stephens booth this Wednesday afternoon.  We will be highlighting our LEED projects and interesting ‘Green’ resources for residential and commercial projects!

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We had a great day!  Here we are with Carter Dickinson w/ KB Stephens.  Carter reps a lot of great lighting lines including new LED technologies.  They were a HOT topic!  It was great to be a part of the CFGBA & Greater Wilmington Business Journal Expo and to showcase many of our fabric, wallcovering, tile and  flooring lines that have recycled content and that implement environmentally responsible manufacturing processes.  

 

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Take a Seat!

October 12, 2009

I recently had the rare opportunity to watch “CBS Sunday Morning.”  I was interested to see that they had a segment on ergonomic office chairs.  The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines ergonomics as “An applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely.”  Furniture companies have spent a lot of time researching how people work and how they use their desk chairs. Not only do people come in all shapes and sizes but we do not sit still in our chairs. What many companies have come up with are chairs with greater flexibility that are simpler to operate.

Below are a few designs that were featured on the segment.  Not only do these provide ease of use, comfort and flexibility, but these chairs have been designed with environmental sustainability in mind. Minimal use of materials and recycled materials are just a part of the story.  42%-97% of the materials on these chairs are recyclable.

The chairs shown here are just a few of the many options available.  Included is the iconic Herman Miller Aeron chair, now 15 years old, but the others are the latest and greatest featured on “Sunday Morning.”  Stayed tuned for Big Sky’s favorite task chairs, tried and true, coming soon!

 

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Message in a Bottle

October 5, 2009

Did you know that….

-Wilmington’s wine history dates back to 1870 with Castle Hayne Vineyard Company?
-Sol. Bear Winery had the biggest wine cellar in the South in 1902 producing 200,000 gallons of wine annually by 1904?
– New Hanover County was one of the first places you could purchase alcohol after the end of Prohibition in the State.

WIne Invite

Big Sky is helping The Cape Fear Museum with a major fundraiser coming up November 7th. Perfectly paired appetizers will be served to highlight holiday favorites along with recipes to make your upcoming party planning a breeze.  

Sampled wines will be available for order the night of the tasting only- you have to be there to get these great deals!  There will also be exciting raffles for winery tours, gift baskets, and a 50/50 raffle.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cape Fear Museum so they can continue to educate the public about the importance of preserving our region’s history.

Tickets are available at the museum or by calling the museum at 798-4364 or online capefearmuseum.com, $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers.  Please rsvp by October 20th to enjoy this fabulous event!

Big Sky Design has been working hard with the museum planning Message in a Bottle. We have helped the museum previously with their 2006 and 2007 Galas but are really excited about this one. Come and join us for a tasting of “historic” proportions!!

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