Ian works with an enormously talented man named Ryan Comment. Ryan was responsible for the most important—and priciest—part of my bathroom: the cabinet and countertop. He has been using environmentally friendly materials for a long time. When I started to describe what I wanted, Ryan mentioned he had some leftover Lyptus from an earlier project and thought it would be just enough to build my skinny little counter. Lyptus is made from eucalyptus trees that have been sustainably harvested in Brazil.
Had I used new wood, I would have opted for a tree native to Kansas. Because it was leftover from another project, eucalyptus was a low-impact, sustainable option.