Organic, sustainable and energy-efficient products are the stars of the show at Green and Greener, an eco-conscious general store created by interior designer Alegre Ramos. The month-old store in Valley Village offers green design consultations and special-order materials that include recycled glass tile and clay plaster wall finishes. It also sells vintage furniture and contemporary housewares such as cork jigsaw puzzle place mats from Mio Culture, $19.99 for a box of 12 pieces. The low-wattage Bubbly Chandelier, which Ramos made for the store, saves electricity without sacrificing style, recycling Champagne bottles as pendants for compact fluorescent bulbs. As shown here, the made-to-order piece of five bottles and five 1-watt LED bubbles is $1,150, with customers providing their own empties. 4838 Laurel Canyon Blvd. (818) 358-4313 or green-and-greener.
More subdued Marimekko
Drop the name Marimekko and most folks will picture the giant fruit and flowers or op art graphics found on bedding at Crate & Barrel. Happily, the Finnish fabric firm continues to offer vintage patterns by its late principal designer, Maija Isola, through the online retailer Reprodepot. The 150 cotton prints, on sale through Tuesday, include such lesser-known Isola designs as the 1960 lilac and green Satula, shown here, reduced from $33.50 to $23.45 for each 32-inch repeat of the pattern, and a 1962 damask, Ananas, now $14.70 per half-yard. www.reprodepot.com/allmait.html.--
Decor priced to go home
At Floor-Model, Danish Modern doesn’t necessarily mean designer labels. “The goal is to make the aesthetic of midcentury furniture from Scandinavian countries accessible,” says owner David Pierce. And more affordable: Through Sunday, Floor-Model is offering 20% to 40% off its inventory of teak tables, rosewood buffets and upholstered seating in the style of the swivel lounge chair shown here. Mahogany sofas with loose cushions start at $1,400, and oak dining chairs are now priced from $200 each. Floor-Model ( www.floor-model.com) is one of the dozens of vendors participating in the twice-a-year sale of 20% to 70% off at the 150,000-square-foot showroom of H.D. Buttercup, 3225 Helms Ave., L.A. (310) 558-8900 or www.hdbuttercup.com.
MADE IN CALIFORNIA
Now that’s a flashback
Designer Joe Wilkerson’s M21 Flat Panel shows the influence of 1950s television sets -- with, he adds, “maybe a little Jetsons mixed in.” The handsomely retro console is a welcome antidote to recent hide-the-box designs, reestablishing the TV as a piece of furniture. Standing on splayed dowel legs, the cabinetry of sustainable American black walnut includes a brick patterned grille lined with vintage speaker cloth. Compatible with LCD and plasma sets, the 42-inch screen model, shown here, sells for $3,600, and the larger 50-inch version is $3,950. Made-to-order in Wilkerson’s Lake View Terrace workshop, the M21 can be delivered in eight weeks, and custom sizing is available. (818) 890-3535 or www.wilkersonfurniture.com.