Ecowood Blog

Discussions about Ecowood Displays and how we interact with the Green world. 

The Girl and The Fig And Ecowood Displays: Will work for food?

Colette George - Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Girl and The Fig and Ecowood Displays:  Will work for food?

You may remember a while back we were very excited to do a little custom project for, hands down, our favorite restaurant in Sonoma (the world?).  When the owner, Sondra Bernstein, called us to see how we might help with a new project, we were ready to lend a hand.  The Kickstarter project, Suite d, was to be "an unlikely place for uniquely fun times and culinary inspiration". 


        

We started with four massive barn doors made with our reclaimed Douglas fir beams (Tracy) 

during Phase One.  They cover up the industrial roll up door from the inside and when the outdoor patio was in use, they would open to provide passage between in the indoor and outdoor spaces.



Then we finished Phase Two with what would be termed the "movable feast bars".  These were designed and constructed to be rustic and versatile.  One side would be a serving buffet.  Turn it around and it can be used as a service bar.  Put them back to back and they are a two sided buffet.  Or you could create an "L" or a "U"....you get the idea!

btw....we bought the cooking class and will be sharing with our friends from Conscious Corners.  Looking forward to cooking up some farm fresh veggies and maybe a local fish or two.


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A New Look with Ecowood "Do Over" During Trouble Economic Times

Colette George - Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One of our long standing customers came to us with the desire to create of fresh and uniform look among their chain of stores to redefine their brand.  With the economy being what it was, there was not enough budget to start from scratch.  In addition, a make over, using what you already have, is a very green and eco friendly choice.  From the very beginning, we have built Ecowood Displays to have a long life of useful purpose.  Some of the Ecowood Displays that we would be making over were ten years old and still going strong.


  

The Old Bellevue Store

To create the new look, we worked with their designers to implement the plan to change out some of the parts on the existing Ecowood Displays with galvanized steel.  We also used some of our post-industrial waste from our cash wrap production line to create a new "skin" that was applied to existing cash wraps, for a fresh and current look.   The result was remarkable.  See for yourself!


   

The New Seattle Store


  

The New Los Gatos Cashwrap


So take a look around your store(s).  Do you need a makeover?  Give us a call.  We'd love to explore the possibilities with you! 800-452-1679    Ask for the Head Ecowoodie, Don.  He is our idea guy!

Cheers!

Colette

"Why Is There A Bra Hanging In Your Office?"

Colette George - Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Why is there a bra hanging in your office?" I can't tell you how many times I heard that question asked over the past few months. The bra that I speak of was hanging right next to Don's desk, so, a few not so politically correct remarks floated about as well.  The REASON was, we were working on a new and fun project for our favorite gals at Title Nine Sports. We had been helping them re-brand their stores with retrofits on their existing retail displays (a very green, eco thing to do, btw) and adding fresh cash wraps, faced with our reclaimed post-industrial wood. The "No Bounce Zone" area was designed to bring it all together for the wow factor.  

After many hours of planning, meetings and revisions, more meetings, more revisions, we got to pull the trigger and bring The Bra Wall to life.  We were able to use a lot of reclaimed post-industrial fall down for the "boxes" and found a nice white paint that fit our green standards. The backing was produced by the staff at T9 and if you look closely, you'll see the words are words and slang used to describe, for lack of a better word, "boobs".  Melons, eggplants, headlights.  You get the picture.

We love the way it looks and hope it brings great success to our gals.  If you are In the Palo Alto, CA area for any reason, stop into Title Nine Sports for a peek and say "hi"!   Or stop in your local T9 and ask. "When is The Bra Wall coming?"


Cheers!

Colette