Cork is so flexible that Shipley uses it for flooring and on walls (as he did on this project). “Many different looks can be achieved,” given the diversity of color and style of grain choices, he says. DuroDesign manufactures its products out of 100 percent postindustrial content from wine-stopper production. Two types of flooring (glue-down or floating floor) are available in 54 colors and six patterns. DuroDesign, 888.528.8518; www.duro-design.com.
other favorites Boise Cascade: laminated veneer framing, www.bc.com
Solatube International: tubular skylights, www.solatube.com
WaterFurnace International: geothermal air conditioning, www.waterfurnace.com
dan shipley, faia