Friday, September 25, 2009

How far are you from McDonalds?


I saw this on the Groovy Green blog and was at first amazed and then somewhat frightened. This map shows the location of the 13,000 plus McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. The most McRemote location in the U.S? Meadow and Glad Valley, South Dakota are 107 miles from the nearest golden arches.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Product Feature: Buddha Panels

Terra Furnishings carries an extensive line of home decor and accessories. One of our best selling product lines is wall decor which includes our lovely Buddha Panels.





All of our Buddha Panels are handcarved from Monkey Pod wood and finished in your choice of brown, white wash or tung oil. Each is shipped in three pieces with recessed hardware for hanging. We have two available designs including our Serene Buddha Panel (30" x 47") and our Ushnisha Buddha Panel (24" x 36").

Please have a look and let us know what you think.... we appreciate your comments!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Winner announced in latest giveaway!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Diniz for winning the Terra Furnishings Memorial Day giveaway. Elizabeth will be receiving a lovely pair of hand-carved wall panels.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Terra Furnishings Memorial Day Giveaway.... Coconut Panels

Terra Furnishings is giving away a pair of hand-carved decorative wall panels. These 12" x 12" panels depict coconut palms ready to drop their fruit. Crafted from sustainable monkey pod wood, they will bring a tropical flair to your d├ęcor. These items have an all-natural brown finish and include recessed hardware for hanging.

To enter for a chance to win this lovely pair of panels please visit Terra Furnishings and post a comment in this blog topic telling us what your favorite product is on our site. Please make sure to leave an email address in your comment so we can contact the winner. Submissions with no contact info will be disqualified. U.S. entries only, one entry per person. For contest updates, please follow us on Twitter (username: ecodecor).

Our Memorial Day giveaway will end on Monday, May 25th 2009 at noon EST and a winner will be randomly drawn at that time from all valid entries. Good luck and thanks for visiting Terra Furnishings!

Monday, May 4, 2009

How green is my guitar?

Just found an interesting article about guitar manufacturers joining the sustainable wood movement. Historically, musical instruments have been made in large part from threatened hardwoods. It looks like things are slowly changing..... have a look here

Monday, April 27, 2009

101 uses for a beer bottle....

The Terra Furnishings product line continues to grow with the addition of a new line of recycled glass jewelry. These lovely items are all made from glass bottles that are cut, fired and/or polished to make individual works of art. Have a look and let us know what you think.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day specials at Terra Furnishings

Check out the Earth Day specials at Terra Furnishings including our lowest price ever on Buddha Panels. Happy Earth Day and happy shopping!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Terra Furnishings now on Twitter!

Terra Furnishings has finally joined the masses at twitter.com. Look us up and we'll keep you updated on the new happenings on our website and in the eco-friendly world.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Jeff Hiller named new President of SFC

The Sustainable Furnishings Council recently named Jeff Hiller as their new President. Congratulations to Jeff on his new position and to the SFC for a fine choice!

(AUSTIN, TX) – March 13, 2009 – The Sustainable Furnishings Council announced this week the promotion of Jeff Hiller as the new President of the leading green organization in home furnishings.

The SFC was founded by Gerry Cooklin in October 2006 as a non-profit coalition of suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and designers. It was the first of its kind in the industry, and gained the early support of prominent board members including one of the two co-founders of the U.S. Green Building Council, ranking staff of the World Wildlife Fund and Rainforest Alliance, and prominent organizations from all points in the supply chain including Four Hands, Room & Board, and World Market Center. The SFC has since grown to become the #1 organization in green home furnishings.

Going forward, the SFC has very aggressive plans for growth, member benefits, industry partnerships, and educational platforms, and has called on Jeff Hiller to lead the charge as the new President based on his extensive background in the industry, his marketing expertise and his past contributions in growing the organization, where he was one of the founding Board members and for the past two years has served as Chair of the Marketing & Education committee.

Hiller began his career at Leo Burnett in Chicago, one of the largest individual advertising agencies in the U.S. where he became the youngest VP/Account Director in the company’s history. He left to become owner/operator of The Arrangement, a furniture retailer that he grew into a thriving chain before selling to take on a “dream job” stint as Marketing/Creative Director for the NBA’s Houston Rockets franchise. He returned to the industry as VP/Marketing & Retail for Four Hands, a noted home furnishings importer and 3-time Inc 500 Fastest Growing Company. He now runs his PROaction Marketing Group in Austin, TX doing planning, buying, marketing and sales training for a variety of businesses, including many furniture wholesalers and retailers, a business he will continue in addition to his new responsibilities with the SFC.

“The prospects of the SFC are virtually limitless,” says Hiller. “I am assured by Mike Italiano, one of the USGBC co-founders, that we are miles ahead of where they were as an organization at a comparable point, and that is fast company to keep. Even so, there remain tens of thousands of manufacturers, retailers, and designers that we have an opportunity to impact, and it essential that we reach as many as possible.”

Hiller’s goals are to at least double membership over each of the next two years. At the same time, he wants to continue to develop programs that provide immediate benefit to members in improving the sustainability of their operations while helping them make sales now such as the variety of staff training programs and customer invitation events the SFC has been rolling out in recent months. A critical component will be developing closer partnerships with major companies and organizations throughout the home furnishings business that mutually further their own aims and those of the SFC.

“The time is now,” Hiller adds. “By 2011, sustainability will become the dominant topic of the day, as the worldwide economy settles down, the US administration focuses its efforts, and the next UN report on climate change is released. Companies will be scrambling all over themselves to get under the green umbrella then, and those that are doing the work now will be best able to capitalize on the shift. This is not only a moral imperative, but a business imperative as well.”

Next up on the SFC’s busy agenda is High Point Market, where they again will be presenting a variety of training and educational programs, including the new “GREENleaders” 6-hour certification course for manufacturers, retailers, reps and designers who want to gain more meaningful differentiation as expert in the area of green home furnishings.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Terra Furnishings Featured at Calfinder.com!

Terra Furnishings would like to thank Calfinder.com for an excellent feature about our company and products. "The soursce for certified remodeling contractors", Calfinder is a free service connecting homeowners to prescreened home improvement professionals. They are dedicated to making the process of finding a high-quality, reliable contractor as simple as possible.

Please head over to Calfinder.com and browse their extensive home improvement information!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Terra Furnishings lotus panels on Interior Design...

Emily Pilloton at Interior Design recently did a nice feature on the reclaimed teak lotus panels from our retail site. Please take a few minutes to visit the blog and have a look at all the other great info they provide!

Friday, January 16, 2009

How to shop for sustainable furniture....

We came across a great article on MyHomeIdeas.com today and found a lot of very useful information about sustainable home furnishings. This is a very nice site with articles on almost every facet of interior design. Looks like we've got a lot of weekend reading ahead of us!