Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Chocolate Bamboo Room Divider

This chocolate coil bamboo room divider from Chiasso looks good enough to eat, well not quite but almost. Made from vertical strips of sustainable bamboo, it's classy enough for the contemporary home and funky enough for that mid-century modern look too.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Avonite Surfaces Countertops

Containing a minimum of 40% post industrial waste reclaimed from products that would otherwise end up in a landfill, Avonite Surfaces are SCS Certified and suitable for use in LEED. This versatile product can be used in fireplace surrounds,in bathrooms, and as countertops.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Twig Jewelry Stand

This twig jewelry stand is made from real twigs cast in recycled metal. The middle horizontal branches are removable. Inspired by nature. 9 in. W x 9 in. H, 10.5 in. L x 12 in.H

Friday, October 19, 2007

Re-cord Cover Photo Album

This bound album (photo or otherwise) contains 20 sheets of heavy weight black acid-free recycled paper and a recycled vinyl record album cover--complete with the vinyl record. Each album is unique. 12 in. x 12 in.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Momaboma Bowling Bags

The 343 Bowling Bag is what eco-chic is all about. Made from recycled vintage magazines, Momaboma has an entire collection of bags all of them made from recycled materials including dresses, classroom schoolwork, flour sacks, and vinyl records.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Transit Chair (#139)

I love Boris Bally's recycled metal street sign objects and now I see he has furniture as well--like this one of a kind transit chair (#139). Edges are filed smooth and rounded to provide comfort. And, for the do-it-yourself crowd, this is the perfect project because assembly is required, tools and instructions provided. 48 in. high x 16 in. wide x 21 in. deep.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Garden Gates

These rustic, yet beautiful garden gates are made from recycled cedar or redwood and wood salvaged from barns and held together with forged steel. While they're crafted for the outdoors, there's no reason why they couldn't be used inside the house as well.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Retro Travel Image Handbag

These funky retro handbags are from Red Camper, a company founded by Maura Gramzinski after she inherited thousands of travel slides from her grandfather, a spirited adventurer. All of the slides are original--except one--and each handbag is unique. 7.5 in. H x 7.25 in. W x 4.75 in. D.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Stemless Wine Glasses

These generously over-sized stemless wine glasses are made in Colombia and hand blown from recycled windshield glass. Set of 6 glasses. Amber or clear rim. 4 in. diameter x 4.5 inches tall.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Green Garden Light

This green garden light, designed by Twan Verdonck, really is a living plant--a passion flower vine in fact--that is planted in a grow bottle inside a wire sphere. Let it grow for a dimmer light or cut it back for a brighter light. Energy saving bulb. Really cool. via

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Natural Stone Bench

You can't get much more natural than stone. Custom made by Jim Hanson, these benches are available in a variety of styles from free-form to Oriental-inspired to classic. These natural stone benches look great in the modern garden, your mid-century modern home (think flagstone floors), or contemporary home's entry hall or indoor courtyard.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Garden Glass Windows

These handcrafted garden glass windows are made with antique window frames. Composed of glass and other natural objects such as sea glass and shells, and made with a special mosaic process, they are virtually weatherproof and will not yellow or fade with time, even when they're part of your post-modern gardenscape!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Recyled Glass Paperweights

These amazingly beautiful recycled glass paperweights (feather pattern shown here) are the creation of UK glassmakers Andrew Sanders and David Wallace.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Agave Exfoliating Cloth

These exquisite exfoliating cloths are vegetable-dyed and woven using the fibers from the maguey plant, a type of agave. The size of a regular wash cloth, it shrinks to about a quarter of that size when is immersed in hot water. A wonderful alternative to synthetic exfoliating buffing pads.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Soda Can Pop Top Handbags

Designed by Neide Ambrosio and made in Brazil, these colorful mesh handbags are worth their weight in aluminum. Made entirely from soda can pull tabs. 12.6" W x 9.1" H x 0.6" D, the strap is about 45 inches long. A must have for the eco-fashionista. Lined in silvery satin like fabric.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Silvana Washing Machine Table

This minimalist table is made from a recycled stainless steel washing machine drum. In the center of the drum, a low-energy light bulb has been placed that illuminates the frosted glass tabletop. Made to order by Reestore. 400 mm (~16 in.) tall and 450 mm (~18 in.) diameter.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Carbon Neutral Bamboo Suite

Come stay in a bamboo suite in Rincon, Puerto Rico (a beautiful place by the way--Rincon means corner in Spanish--and a surfers haven). The self-sustaining structure is made from bamboo and built on the concrete blocks of an existing septic tank. The treehouse hooch as it's called even uses a 12-volt solar photovoltaic cell to provide power for a small fan and reading light.

via EcoHome Guy

Monday, October 01, 2007

BioPlastic Children's Toys

Available in Spring 2008, these "green" toys are made in the USA from BioPlastic. BioPlastic is a plastic material that is manufactured from corn and other organic material and not from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. This children's tea set is part of the Green Toys line and is non-toxic, certified as non-hazardous and passes FDA requirements for food contact.