Check out our new lineup of great lamps fashioned from recycled glass! Great colors,
great shapes, perfect for your home!
home-ology joins other locally owned retailers in the Hilton Village Shops in Scottsdale.
Our 1800 square foot showroom allows us to highlight terrific eco-friendly, sustainable
furniture and home decor. Whether you need an entire houseful of furnishings or
just a few new pieces, we have great options for you - from upholstered sofas and
chairs to coffee tables, occasional tables, lighting, area rugs, candles, frames
and artwork - let home-ology be your complete source for decor, furniture and design.
We follow green practices in our business and select vendors and suppliers who have
a similar sustainable outlook.
Virtually every industry is waking up to the importance of environmental issues
and working to provide better alternatives, the furniture industry included.
Recycling is the best, including directly recycled items such as antiques, but there
are indirect means as well such as taking old case pieces and rebuilding doors and
drawers to suit modern configurations, or taking non-furniture items such as wheels,
door frames, or grapevine roots and fashioning furniture pieces from them. Many manufacturers
use reclaimed lumber from fencing, flooring, structural supports and the like to
provide an appealing vintage charm with a great eco story and the solidity and utility
of new construction.
Alternatively, a company can use good wood choices, starting with certified lumber
from carefully managed forests. FSC certification is the gold standard with an extremely
rigorous process to ensure that wood is sourced from carefully managed forests and
with representatives in the field that ensure that companies are in compliance. SFI
is another, though less rigorous, certification program. Another approach is to emphasize
wood types that are fast-growing, renewable resources commercially harvested for
use in a variety of industries. Such species include Mango and Bamboo. Avoid species
known to be threatened such as new Teak and Mahogany and/or subtropical hot spots
of the world known for endangered forests and illegal logging such as Indonesia,
the Philippines, and South America unless you have proven certification. Lastly,
water-based finishes are a far superior choice vs. common varnishes, lacquers, and
shellacs which can contain toxic petroleum or synthetic-based solvents.