SUSTAINABLE

CONGRATULATIONS, PENNY HOARDER!

Every once in a while, we get really lucky and have the opportunity to work with a client on their personal home, then they ask us to design their work space! This was the case with our client Kyle and his company The Penny Hoarder

Founder & CEO, Kyle Taylor

We recently finished The Penny Hoarder HQ in downtown St. Petersburg, we can't wait to reveal those images in the near future! Congratulations on all of your success Penny Hoarder, may it continue to grow in your newly design office! Thank you for hosting a lovely evening!

LGD girls, Kristin and Nicole celebrating with Kyle at The Penny Hoarder launch party in November.

The Penny Hoarder, Lisa Gilmore Design & Hype Group celebrating the launch party for The Penny Hoarder HQ, November 2015

EARTH DAY INSPIRATION:: GREEN HOMES

On Earth Day, nothing is more appropriate than looking at some modern homes that are also eco-friendly.

Thanks to ever evolving technology, today we don’t have to choose between looks or sustainability and when those two get together in a beautiful green design, we can’t help but stop, stare and admire.

Like this home in California that has drought-resistant grasses planted on its flat rooftops to provide passive cooling and hidden solar panels that provide enough electricity to operate the entire home.

Photo Credit:  One Kind Design

Photo Credit: One Kind Design

Photo Credit:  One Kind Design

Photo Credit: One Kind Design

In this Singapore home made with bamboo, outside and inside areas come together into one, giving every room lots of natural ventilation instead of relying on energy wasting air conditioning.

Photo Credit:  Design Rulz

Photo Credit: Design Rulz

Photo Credit:  Design Rulz

Photo Credit: Design Rulz

Photo Credit:  Design Rulz

Photo Credit: Design Rulz

And this house in Croatia allows for plenty of natural light to come in, saving energy on electricity.

Photo Credit:  Fresh Home

Photo Credit: Fresh Home

In this house in India every room is open on two sides for a breeze and sunlight to come in. The pool also uses rainwater stored in a 60,000 liters water tank and most of the materials in the home’s construction were recycled.

Photo Credit:  One Kind Design

Photo Credit: One Kind Design

Photo Credit:  One Kind Design

Photo Credit: One Kind Design

Just like in this home in Australia that is made with reclaimed wood…

Photo Credit:  Decoist

Photo Credit: Decoist

Photo Credit:  Decoist

Photo Credit: Decoist

And this one in Portland that has upcycled beams.

Photo Credit:  Hammer and Hand

Photo Credit: Hammer and Hand

Green never looked so good!