We are a reuse business that prevents things from being wasted in landfills. We have three acres of secondhand goods, well organized, including anything that doesn't need a DMV permit. Building materials, cabinets, hardware, lighting, furniture, books, clothes, jewelry, collectibles, old gas stoves, and lots of miscellaneous. Open 360 days a year.
envelope A+D is exploring points between polarities: public + private; temporary + permanent; flexible + fixed; design + execution. It is an open, flexible container in which creativity and experimentation occur; a collaborative design group inclusive of outside disciplines and individuals.
We design spaces as platforms for eliciting interactions both expected and unforeseen, and for the convergence of the networks— physical, social, public, private—that activate place. We embed flexibility in our designs because we think that responsiveness—to people, a neighborhood, a city, and an economy—is the way to set the pace of change, and not just keep up with it. We reconceptualize modes of living and building to advance new spatial models and to craft compelling visions of the emerging urban condition.
We design with immediacy and for the future, believing that these are not mutually exclusive: that the temporary should be durable and the permanent should be adaptive. We implement sustainable practices in our work at all levels, from the material to the regional, reflecting our belief that architects, as creative thinkers, must also be stewards of our shared environment.
McGlashan Architecture designs creative projects from elegant new homes to artful custom furniture, from small commercial and civic buildings to well-crafted residential additions.
We're lovers of craftsmanship and good design with deep roots in California.
Todd Jersey Architecture is one of the nation's leading Sustainable Design firms. Mr. Jersey and his staff have been leaders in the field of earth friendly design since 1989.
The mission of the firm is to create projects that optimally support human needs while protecting and enhancing the earth's ecological systems. The firm has won multiple awards and in our quarter of a century of practice we have completed over 300 exemplary projects.
At Urban Mattress, we have a simple approach – provide a pressure-free environment where you can learn about the benefits of different styles of mattresses and find one that fits both your individual sleep needs and budget. We have a wide selection of eco-friendly mattresses, many made from 100% natural and organic materials. We offer free delivery, often on the same day, and donate 2% of our proceeds to local charities. We promise you’ll enjoy your shopping experience almost as much as your new bed.
We incorporated A1 Sun, Inc. in 2007 with the goal of installing superb, affordable photovoltaic and thermal solar energy systems to benefit our neighbors, our community, and the larger global environment. We are located in Berkeley and work locally in our home town and the surrounding cities of Oakland, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond and Orinda and beyond.
The Stained Glass Garden is a glass supplier, gallery, and education center, serving the Bay Area since 1976. We offer custom glass cutting, shelving, kitchen cabinet glass & installation, stained glass design or repair, in addition to our full line of glass tools and classes. Over 50 local artists are showcased in our gift gallery. Open 7 days a week!
We cut, fabricate and sell custom mirrors, shower doors and cabinet glass. We also install glass deck railings and storefronts. We have an assortment or stainless rolling door hardware and we make custom folding glass doors.
The Ecology Center is a non-profit organization focused on sustainable living. Our store carries water bottles and food storage containers, organic cotton and hemp clothing, recycled glass and paper products, non-toxic household and garden supplies, eco-friendly toys, and books. The Center also has a library and environmental resource center. Ecology Center members get a 10% discount all regularly priced merchandise and 20% on books sold in our store and at the Ecology Center Farmers' Market booth.
Emmett Eiland and his brother Murray founded the Oriental Rug Company in 1969 in Berkeley, California. From the beginning, the Eilands made buying and research trips to Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus. Through newsletters, books, exhibitions, seminars, films and public talks, the Eilands helped create the fertile oriental rug scene in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 1975 the brothers parted ways, and in 1979 Emmett's wife Natasha joined the business. Today, they're the proud owners of the oldest fully active rug store in Northern California, located in a spacious 8000 sq. ft. showroom in Berkeley. The Eilands continue to travel in search of excellent rugs — they are pioneers in the natural dye movement and groundbreakers in bringing the finest oriental rugs to online buyers.
Emmett's rug book, Oriental Rugs Today, is now in its second edition, and continues to be the authoritative text on new oriental rugs made with traditional techniques.
Both a fabric showroom/store and a home furnishing boutique displaying over 400 fabrics for the home designed in Berkeley and hand-crafted in India available by the yard. Plus an eclectic collection of pillows, curtains, table linen, scarves, shawls and folk textiles from India.
Headquartered in Sausalito - we are a Bay Area company that’s grown to national distribution. In Berkeley, our only Outlet location, you will find attractive discounts on a wide of selection of Furniture, Home Decor & Bedding. Everything from scratch/dent returns, one of a kind props and prototypes to first quality goods stocked in-store for instant gratification. Only catch, ALL SALES ARE FINAL
Synthesis Interiors & Color is a full-service interior design and color consulting firm with a focus on green principles, practices and materials. We take a holistic approach to our work, engaging clients in a joyful, collaborative process that balances form, function, and sustainability. We see our role as change-makers and leaders in the community, supporting choices made in light of their social and environmental impact.
Our design process will take your vision from dream to reality, from inspiration boards and information gathering through conceptual sketches, construction documents, and project management. We will clearly define the scope of work in relation to your needs, goals, schedule and budget. Let us synthesize your space!
Visual Jill is a Berkeley-based interior design and staging company founded in 2010 by Jill McCoy. We design, decorate and stage homes whether the owners are selling or staying. Our style is comfortable, modern,unique and always inviting, personal, balancing color with neutrals never sterile or boring.
Metro Lighting's mission is to create beautiful sustainable lighting, handcrafted in California. Our design-build studio moves the world towards a zero-waste culture by providing sustainable lighting fixtures people will cherish for generations.
KEYWORDS FOR SEARCHES: Bay Area Certified Green Business, 100% solar powered, recycled glass, repurposed bottles, salvaged glass insulators and traffic light lenses, recycled cast glass, pendants, sconces, chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, exterior lighting, custom lighting fabrication, architectural lighting, flush mount fixtures, lamp repair and rewiring, on site design and manufacturing, patinated brass and copper with blown glass shades, kiln formed fused and slumped glass, home decor, books about sustainable living and ecological building, decorative lighting for kitchen and bath, dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms, member of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Sustainable Business Alliance, Buy Local Berkeley, East Bay Leadership, Inner-City Advisors, the 8 factors, winner of the Acterra Business Environmental Award for Sustainable Built Environment, Residential Lighting Showroom of the Year 2011 for Exceptional Community Involvement, and national finalist for Residential Lighting Showroom of the Year 2013
Ashby Lumber is a retail lumberyard serving the entire Bay Area with stores in Berkeley and Concord. We are uniquely situated to serve Alameda and Contra Costa counties as Ashby Lumber is the only lumber retailer with full size yards in both counties.
In an age of increasingly impersonal service, the employees of Ashby Lumber are unique as they are genuinely helpful and interested. This has allowed Ashby Lumber to prosper in an era of box retailing.
In addition to customer service, our competitive pricing, broad selection, and quality materials keep customers coming back. Ashby Lumber sells both contractors and homeowners everything from foundation materials to finish products. We will special order just about anything you need and are experts in this area. We invite you to visit either of our locations or let any of our fifteen delivery trucks bring materials to you.
“I’d rather serve one customer 1,000 times than 1,000 customers only once,” was the motto of Thomas P. Hogan, founder of Ashby Lumber, and remains Ashby Lumber’s standard for service today.
MacBeath Hardwood was established on Ashby Avenue in 1954. Still a family owned company, we have grown into a five location business spread across the United States, three of which are located in the Bay Area. We inventory over 70 species of lumber in thicknesses that range from ¼” to 4” thick. In addition to our vast hardwood selection, our stock list also includes hardwood plywood, exotic veneers, solid hardwood countertops, tools and many other woodworking accessories. We offer custom millwork and delivery services throughout the Bay Area. As an FSC certified company, MacBeath Hardwood is fully committed to respecting the balance between the forest and the marketplace. While professional woodworkers have valued MacBeath’s 60 year tradition for decades, designers, architects and entry level woodworkers also gravitate to our team of hardwood specialists on Ashby Avenue as a launching pad for conceptual innovation
Panache Lighting provides lighting repair and fabrication services to Berkeley, the San Francisco Bay Area, and northern California. We work on lights from the gas era to LEDs, including table and floor lamps, sconces and chandeliers.
Jana Olson, the owner of Panache Lighting, has many years of experience in the field of antique lighting. She was previously the owner of Omega Lighting Design, in Berkeley, a store specializing in "things to make your old house look old".
We can fix something you have, or put together something from your imagination, or restore an old light from our inventory.
Ecological and healthy home paint, flooring, cabinetry, countertops, stains,
Cabinetry:: New Green Cabinetry -plus- green cabinet refacing and refinishing options.
Paint:: Yolo Colorhouse non-toxic Paint. FREE your favorite popular brands color made with non-toxic paint.
Countertops: We install and provide recycled glass Vetrazzo, Icestone, Paperstone, Richlite, and the best selection of Quartz
Flooring:: We install and provide natural wool carpet, durable cork, natural linoleum & certified wood.
Stains & Sealers: We offer a wide selection of durable stains and sealers for interior & exterior both wood and concrete.
Services: Installation & design for all the products we carry