InterfaceFABRIC and Ford teamed up to create a US industry first - the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid will have 100% recycled fabric seating. The technology Interface uses also apparently minimizes the use of flame retardant chemicals typically used.
I've been keeping my eye on InterfaceFLOR for a few years, but I haven't had a place where their carpet-tile rugs would fit. Now I find myself with a decent space in NYC that could use a rug, and an outdoor terrace for which FLOR has just put out some slick new options.
Seeing Spots, shown above, is (the better) one of three outdoor tile designs that come in a handful of bright colors. Under $200 will cover a 5x7 space.
On the eco side of things, FLOR employs techniques that don't require or waste much energy, and also use recycled or renewable materials in many of their tiles.
I type this on slightly soggy keys, as I apparently unwittingly drooled on my keyboard while attempting to get my face as close as possible to the stunning Tesla Roadster. Sexed out to the max, the $92k base price tag ensures that I won't be getting any closer.
Well, that and the wait list. The 2007 Tesla Roadster sold out in under 4 months, and the new 2008's are wait-listed. Cough up a $50k down payment to reserve the first available one, or a slightly (less?) painful $30k to be notified later in the year.
Why so popular? While looks alone are enough for most to consider selling a relative to afford it, the Tesla is also 100% electric and doesn't skimp on performance. They claim 0-60mph in 4 seconds, 250 miles per charge, and a whopping 135 mpg equivalent. Can't beat that.