Native Trails takes the Higher Path

When Naomi Nielson Howard, founder of Native Trails, was a student at Cal Poly (studying social services with a dual minor in business and Spanish) she had the idea—the very bright idea—to found a company that could double as the focus of her class projects. She had spent childhood vacations in Central Mexico, the home of her stepfather, and fallen in love with the aesthetic and the many craftspeople she met on their trips. The idea to launch a small business of importing handmade crafts set her on a course that would ultimately lead to one of today’s most innovative and environmentally focused kitchen and bath manufacturers.

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Beautifully Water-Wise

Everywhere we go, people are talking about the historic drought gripping our state. You're probably finding the same thing, too...

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Wetstyle Wins Again

Over the last several years, Montreal-based sink and bath manufacturer Wetstyle has been racking up awards for its cutting edge and distinctive designs. Now, its innovative material—the stuff its sinks, tubs, counters and showers are actually made out of—has just won the prestigious Green GOOD DESIGN Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

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The New Raindance Handshower from Hansgrohe

Simply put, Hansgrohe’s Raindance handshowers make you feel good. In production since 1928 (and often copied), the company’s revolutionary handshowers have long been the choice for those who appreciate convenience and, well, a little fun. Now, thanks to a new concept by Phoenix Design, the Stuttgart, Germany-based firm who have been working with Hansgrohe for years, we have the next generation of hand-helds.

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