Friday, June 22, 2007

TerraPlana Shoes

These adorable ankle wrap shoes look handmade, have a natural latex sole, and are made from vegetable tanned and chrome free leathers that are very soft and supple. In addition to sky blue, colors include black, red, and cuoio (tan).

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Bud Stand

Made from leftover reinforced steel from construction sites and hollowed out roots from logging sites, the bud stand is the perfect side table for small spaces. Use it indoors or outside on the patio to hold trinkets, snacks, drinks, or whatever takes your fancy. With showrooms in Los Angeles and Paris, the Thailand based Osisu is a company committed to environmental responsibility.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Eco-Fleece Landing Pad

This super comfy "landing pad" is made from eco-fleece manufactured from 87% recycled soda bottles and 100% recycled polyester fiberfill also made from soda bottles. 5 foot diameter in mulberry, wild rice, and ink blue. Buy one of these and you'll save 170 soda bottles from taking up space in a landfill. Great for kids, great for you, and great for the environment!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Globus Cork Floor Tiles

No longer relegated to cork bulletin boards, Globus Cork has taken cork flooring tiles to new heights with their line of cork tiles. Resilient, durable, and elegant, cork is a renewable, sustainable natural resource that is made from the inner bark of the cork tree. Who knew cork could be so colorful? Learn more about cork flooring

Monday, June 11, 2007

Wool Felt + Organic Cotton Pillows

Coming to you straight from Providence, RI, home of RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), and some of the east coast's most innovative design minds, is this eco-friendly pod pillow, made from wool felt, organic cotton, and stuffed with feathers, uses water-based inks to print the designs.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Twig Crayons

These sturdy twig crayons are fun for everyone, whether you're a designer, a homebody, a doodler at the office, or have kids that love to color. Made with FSC certified wood, that is wood from forests that are managed used sustainable practices. Twig crayons come in red, yellow, green, and blue. Happy drawing!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Organic Hemp Shower Curtains

Made from 100% certified organic hemp, are durable, as well as anti-bacterial and anti-fungal by virtue of the material --not additional chemicals. The shower and stall curtains are available in several elegant colors plus ecru and are beautiful enough to double as window curtains. Made in Europe.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Wine Barrel Chair

A classic chair for inside the home or out in the garden, these wine barrel chairs are made from reclaimed and salvaged white oak from discarded wine barrels. They're comfortable, portable, and will look great with your modernist decor.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Garden Walls and Vertical Gardens

These garden walls or "les murs vegetals" are created by Patrick Blanc, a world renowned tropical botanist. Most of his creations are for institutions and public spaces, but there's no reason why these maintenance-free vertical gardens can't be incorporated into residential architecture and landscape design as well.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Eco-friendly Coasters

What better way to add elegance to your next garden party than with these eco-friendly coasters featuring flowers, fish, butterflies, birds, and animals. Rubber-based ink. Set of 8, 4 in. diameter.

Sprout Home

Friday, June 01, 2007

Solar Powered Lily Fountain

A simple, solar powered fountain for the modern garden featuring a floating lily pad design. Can also be anchored. Lily pad diameter is 27.5 cm (10 in.). Direct sunlight required. Maximum fountain height is 45 cm (17 in.).