LOHAS

You may have seen the word LOHAS in your reading or shopping in recent years.  The name, which is an acronym for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability, is a growing community of people and businesses committed to researching and developing a range of products and services all designed to give us more choices as concerned consumers.

LOHAS focuses on six key market sectors that, combined, influence nearly everything you might use in your daily life. For example,

  1.  The PERSONAL HEALTH sector includes things like natural, organic products, integrative health practices;
  2.  The GREEN BUILDING sector covers renewable energy systems, Energy Star appliances and sustainable flooring;
  3.  NATURAL LIFESTYLES focuses on products such as organic cleaning supplies and compact fluorescent lights;
  4. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY programs like renewable energy credits.
  5.  ECO TOURISM, which includes eco-tourism and eco-adventure travel; and,
  6.  ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION, which includes research and development of hybrid vehicles, biodiesel fuel and car sharing programs.

Combined, these sectors comprise an estimated $290 billion marketplace.  We believe in the LOHAS mission and think that their influence can already be felt with the growing popularity (and demand) for organic foods, eco-friendly cleaning products, hybrid cars and CFL light bulbs.

If you’d like to learn more about LOHAS or explore how you can get involved, the group holds a conference every June in Boulder, Colorado– the LOHAS Forum.

There are also a number of regional networking events across the country throughout the year.

 

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West Hollywood Rolls Out the Red Carpet

West Hollywood is the latest store to open its doors, marking our third retail location in California and ninth overall. Located at 9020 Beverly Boulevard in the heart of the Los Angeles design community, FLOR gives Californians another spot to come in and take the ultimate toe test.

FLOR’s Grand Opening kicked off with old friends and new faces gathering to celebrate.

Like all our FLOR Stores, the West Hollywood location allows customers the chance to interact with their favorite colors, textures and patterns up close and in person.

FLOR is excited to be a part of such an innovative, fashion-forward design community in Los Angeles and we look forward to continuing to grow our Southern California roots.

To view more photos of the grand opening event and the fun we had with Smilebooth click here and here.

 

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Designing for Real Life

Design Fearlessly, knowing we’re with you every step of the way.

Pitter Patter

Designing your nursery is an exciting time: finding that comfortable rocking chair, picking out paint colors and bedding to match, plugging in that dresser that’s been passed down for generations. These are precious times you will never forget, so make tummy time and that first crawl comfortable and beautiful.

      

From Babies to Big Kids 

As crawling begets walking begets driving, transitioning to that “getaway” space for your children becomes a must. Reading, playing, texting, or even just taking a break from the day; these all require a space that is comfortable and receptive and it’s easy to give that to them.  Check out how our friends at Project Nursery used FLOR for their kids’ space.

      

Posh, yet Practical

Let’s face it: life can get messy, particularly when it’s not just the two of you anymore. With spills and messes becoming the norm, you don’t want to sacrifice your “look” just to ensure your home can keep up with your lifestyle. Design with confidence knowing we have you in mind.

      

      

Click here and here to see some first-hand accounts of people who used FLOR as a design solution to make their home a kid-friendly home.

FLOR Story : Our Friends at Project Nursery

Dear FLOR,

We have a confession—We have a slight obsession with you. It started nearly two years ago when my business partner Pam, decided to try your tiles in her own daughter and son’s shared room

As children’s design specialists, we pride ourselves on sharing what works, what’s amazing and what we love. So we are proud to announce, you knock it out of the park on all three. My kids even think so too…

Your tiles are both smart and chic. When it comes to messy little kids and sometimes naughty pets, we are having a hard time going back to spending a fortune on the traditional area rug or carpet. We’ve become accustomed to the way spills and stains lift in a flash. We appreciate the colors, patterns and most of all, thickness options as I have some of my own limitations in my NYC apartment.

What started as a simple project for my boys’ room has quickly spread throughout the entire family home.  From hallway to kitchen…

And now, my new “pink” playroom which I hope to reveal on our blog in the coming weeks! Keep up the awesome work FLOR!

Big fans,

Melisa & Pam

ProjectNursery.com

To see more stories like this one click here. If you have a FLOR story that you would like to share, email it to us at pictures@flor.com or post it to facebook or twitter (& tag us) and you can receive 10% off your next purchase.

For more information or questions about FLOR you can visit us at www.flor.com, call our design assistance at 866.952.4093 or visit a store near you!

 

FLOR Story – Feelin Groovy

Dear FLOR,

Have I told you how much I love you?  I have been using FLOR in my design projects for years, and all my clients absolutely love it. It is not only beautiful, it is practical and responsible. I have also used FLOR in own my home, t How To Make Ur Ex Boyfriend Want You Back he picture below is from my son’s bedroom.  I applied the tiles wall-to-wall. So if you have a messy little boy like I do, all you have to do is remove the carpet tile, clean, and voila! Clean carpet again.  I used Feelin Groovy in the colors seafoam, cream and titanium in his room. I also have to tell you that I did some serious clean up to take this picture, and as you can see, my little guy loves dinosaurs and dragons.

Thank you FLOR!

Ana

To see more stories like this one click here. If you have a FLOR story that you would like to share, email it to us at pictures@flor.com or post it to facebook or twitter (& tag us) and you can receive 10% off your next purchase.

For more information or questions about FLOR you can visit us at www.flor.com, call our design assistance at 866.952.4093 or visit a store near you!

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