Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Kirei Storage Unit

Sleek, modern, and sustainable, this "green" cabinet is made from formaldehyde free FSC certified plywood with a low VOC finish. The decorative doors are fashioned from kirei board, which is made from the reclaimed stalks of sorghum plants. Love the robins and leaves!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Aluminum Countertops

Sleek, sustainable, stylish. These countertops are made from recycled aluminum and perfect for the post-modern kitchen. Easy to clean, easy to maintain. Polished to a silky-smooth finish that resembles weathered stone. Best of all fingerprints don't show up on this surface. Happy Cooking!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Mod Clothes Hanger

This funky, mod clothes hanger is from Ryan Frank and made from recycled newspaper. The motivation behind Frank's designs is to use materials that would otherwise contribute to the deterioration, corrosion, and decay of the urban environment and turn them into unique, eco-sensitive products such as the clothes hanger pictured above.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Baby Photo Album

Handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY, the cover of this amazing baby photo album is made entirely from recycled aluminum. The album contains plastic photo sleeves just like any other photo album. Measures 9" x 13". From the Animazing Gallery, New York, France.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Intercooler Business Card Case

A great accessory for anyone who likes cars or who simply likes the look of this sleek modern card case. Made from an intercooler, it measures 4.9 inches long by 2.4 inches wide.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Modulus Loveseat

This loveseat is constructed entirely from recycled steel and aluminum bicycle rims. Founder Andy Gregg considers his designs to be "the vernacular of classic modern furniture design". With or without inner-tube upholstery (shown)!


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Durat Fixtures: Recycled to Last

Durat is a Finnish company whose mission is to unite design and recycling. The company collects plastic waste from all over Scandinavia to recycle into a material suitable for tubs and sinks that is also recyclable--although I can't fathom why anyone would ever want to get rid of fixtures like the sleek tub and sink pictured here! Resistant to humidity, chemicals, and wear, it can be sanded to renew its finish, and comes in a host of contemporary fresh colors.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Recycled Aluminum Candlesticks

Bring a little nature indoors! Made from recycled aluminum, and cast to resemble tree branches, these candlesticks add just the right amount of glamour to your modernist decor. Pair them with the recycled aluminum bark vases for a fabulous contemporary look. Perfect in the dining room, living room, or even in the bedroom.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Juice Clock

Made from recycled HDPE plastic used in detergent bottles, the retro looking wall mounted clock comes in three juicy colors--orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Looks great in any mid-century modern or contemporary apartment or house. Quartz mechanism, battery included.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Recycled Tire Planter Vase

These funky planters for the terrace or vases for your mod interior are made from recycled tires in the UK. Smartly stitched with a metal button, each one is unique reflecting the individual treads and colors from the tires they are made from. From a distance they almost look like leather. Way cool!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

In the Love Zone

Happy Valetine's Day! These 100% recycled glass Lovestones in a rainbow of colorsare made by hand. Sold in three different sizes, 2.5, 4, and 6 inches, buy a bowlful and display them on that mod coffee table, keep one in your handbag for good luck, or wear one around your neck on a pretty ribbon.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Smile Plastic Sheeting

Recycled plastic sheeting made in the UK from plastic bottles. The solid plastic sheets require no edging or surface finishes and are suitable for kitchen countertops, bathrooms, furniture, wall decor, and many other creative applications. Color varies according to the color of the bottles used. The plastic sheets are easy to work with using conventional tools and can be sawn, drilled, routed, and planed.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Revolve Wall Sconce

Rustic yet modern enough for the contemporary home, this wall sconce is hand-made from recycled steel and hand gathered river rock. No two are alike. Measures 12"W x 8"D x 22"H and uses a compact fluorescent light. Perfect for hallways, bedrooms, and dining areas.

Friday, February 09, 2007

V2 Wallpaper Tiles

Modular, 3-D 100% recycled paper wallpaper tiles you can mix and match to give your decor a contemporary look on the cheap. White, orange, mint, and natural. 12 tiles (12" x 2.25") to a pack covering 12 SF. Design by Jaime Salm (2004), manufactured in the Netherlands or in the US by Mio.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Hand Grenade Oil Lamp

If you think your mate is "da bomb" give him or her a gift to remember this Valentine's Day. Made from US Army Surplus grenades, this diminutive oil lamp is available in natural, or your choice of gold or silver gilding.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

LUMINOUS Cabinet Hardware

Made from 100% recycled glass, LUMINOUS cabinet hardware from Spectra Decor is ultra-modern (and green!) yet classic in style. Choose from round, square, oval, rectangular, and elliptical shaped knobs and pulls, in two color spectrums; classic colors and watercolors--the latter reminiscent of a Monet watercolor painting. Available in matte or gloss finish.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Space in a Box

Better than cubicles, cheaper than buying a studio apartment in Manhattan! The brainchild of Mart de Jong, these modular, semi-permanent studio units are manufactured in the Netherlands. Easy to ship, install, and disassemble, they are made from high-grade composite materials. The units are 17m2 (just under 200SF) and equipped with water, sewage, electrical, and telephone hook-ups and include a kitchen and bathroom.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Recycled Glass Stones

Recycled. Beautiful. Sustainable. Create vibrant contemporary interiorscapes and artscapes in the garden using 100% recycled tumbled glass. The glass stones allow water to percolate into the ground replenishing the water table and the light color reflects the sun keeping the soil cool. Best used over a landscape fabric. A perfect product for the modern designer in you.