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APRIL / MAY 2010
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market editor’s letter S ustainability has always been a topic close to my heart, so this issue is one that I’m particularly proud of. While studying design in college, I took a sustainability course that taught me the effects our actions have on the planet, and after college, my newfound interest became a passion and later a career as I launched a line of organic textiles in 2008. What I realized throughout the process is that being eco-friendly doesn’t necessarily mean making radical changes but, rather, more informed decisions. This month marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and after creating this issue our team can confidently agree that the market has come a long way. More than 70 pages of our first annual “green issue” have been dedicated to highlighting some of our favorite sustainable products, ideas, and companies that are making a difference, from furniture made of discarded merchant shipping crates to an office task lamp so chic you’d never know it’s solar powered. Our promise to you is that you won’t feel like these options are sacrifices, but instead you just might find yourself clicking through to purchase a few more than you would have expected. In this issue I also had a chance to practice what I preach, giving my own home a sustainable makeover. (Check it out on page 69!) But as you might have noticed, my apartment wasn’t the only space to receive a makeover this month. We’ve updated our Web site to incorporate more content as well as a way to keep in touch. Over the next few months, we will continue to develop our site and are excited to keep you in the loop as we make it a more interactive platform. We’ve also added a button offering our readers the opportunity to contribute to Lonny, allowing us to grow and evolve. Meanwhile, we’ll keep dishing out all the greatest finds from the world of design. Thank you for your support! Michelle Adams Editor in Chief 9 Lonny april • may 2010 visit westelm.com to see our green collection