Monday, April 30, 2007

Glass Jewels: Wind Chimes

These beautiful wind chimes look like glass jewels and are handmade from recycled glass. 40 cm long (about 16 inches). Available in several colors including transparent ice and transparent water, amber, light green and dark green, and blue.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Recycled Glass Dinnerware

The Form Collection, like all of the dinnerware collections from the Riverside Design Group is made from post-industrial, pre-consumer recycled glass that is hand colored, textured, and bent. Microwave and dishwasher safe, it's available in three lovely colors; pearl, pear, and citron.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Eco-Friendly Notebook

As a consultant who bills by the quarter hour, I've always found notebooks like these indispensable for keeping track of my time and activities. Even though software may have replaced the notebook when it comes to time-keeping, what better way to flaunt your eco-chicness than by whipping out this recycled tyre notebook at meetings? The paper is recycled too. Print your company logo on the cover. Comes in A5, A6, and A7 sizes.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Good Egg Footstool

This nifty looking (and sturdy!) footstool from artist Inna Alesina is made from 100% recycled paper pulp egg cartons. Colored using a water-based fabric dye, it is available in four colors; terra cotta, green, blue, and beige. Color will fade in direct sunlight. 18" high x 22" wide x 12" across.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Recycled Cardboard Playhouse

This eco-friendly playhouse for kids is made from recycled cardboard and of course is also recyclable. Easy to assemble, paint and decorate it any way you and your kids choose! 90 x 78 x 120 cm

Monday, April 23, 2007

Recycled Ballpoint Pens

These nifty ballpoint pens are made from recycled computer printers. Available in a variety of bright colors, all with black ink. Twist to release the ball point, comes with a clip as well.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Ecospun Shoelaces and Lanyards

Perfect for the eco-minded sports and outdoor enthusiast, these shoelaces and lanyards are made from Ecospun, a fiber made from 100% recycled soda and water bottles.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Eco-Chic Handbag

These amazingly chic, and often retro looking handbags reminiscent of the mod sixties, are made from recycled truck and tractor tire inner tubes. The tires are collected, cleaned using an environmentally-friendly cleaning solution and hand crafted into fashion accessories.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Viesso Divan

Vieeso makes furniture, including this exquisite divan designed for lounging in your tres mod apartment, using sustainable earth-friendly materials. Wood from sustainable forests, "green" fabrics made from recycled or natural materials, and filling that is 100% natural latex or feathers and down.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bamboo Countertops

Remember when maple butcher block countertops were all the rage? Well now there's bamboo, one--if not the--most sustainable material on the planet. Bamboo countertops are made using layers of laminates to create a solid countertop sheet that is 16% harder than maple.

Monday, April 16, 2007

ReView Mirror

Here's another clever use for those traffic signs--and another piece of artwork from metalsmith Boris Bally. Accented with copper rivets and bottle cap studs to give it a retro, yet mod look, the 17 3/16th inch diameter mirror is available with either orange or yellow rim.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Preserve Tableware

Another fine product from Recycline, this colorful tableware--including plates, glasses, and cutlery--is made from 100% recycled plastic. Of course that means it's also recyclable (#5). Dishwasher safe, it comes in several mod colors. Great for summer dining!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

House Numbers

These colorful house numbers are made from recycled aluminum traffic signs that are about to be discarded. What's great about them is the bold colors--orange, yellow, and white with black. After all, you want them to stand out in case of emergency. Hand finished, they are made to order by metalsmith Boris Bally.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Red Light, Green Light

This retro-modern pendant light is made from the glass lenses of traffic lights that are no longer in service and destined for the landfill. Available in red, green, yellow, clear, or painted. Choose from two sizes, 8 inches or 12 inches in diameter.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Vetrazzo Recycled Glass Countertops

There are quite a few choices these days when it comes to countertops made from recycled materials, and this countertop from Vetrazzo is no exception. Made from 85% recycled glass, Vetrazzo is perfect for any green post-mod home. Can be used for countertops, tabletops, floors, or even walls--anywhere that stone is used in the home.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Jimi Wallet

More like card cases than your traditional wallet, these Jimi wallets are made from recycled plastic and meant for those who want to live a simpler lifestyle. Available in white, blue, gray, green, and orange, each measures 4.25 in x 2.5 in. x .5 in. and fits 5 cards and three folded bills.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Recycled Glass Tumblers

Made from recycled glass, this tableware, including the on-the-rocks tumbler glasses shown here, is hand poured and pressed into molds. Shimmering and luminous, setting the table with these glasses, dinner plates, and bowls will make your table look like it's covered in sparkling jewels.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Circuit Board Coasters

These funky coasters are made from recycled circuit boards, and what a great adaptive reuse this is. Electronic waste or e-waste, is a huge problem everywhere in the world. Set of six coasters, 3.75 in. comes in its own round storage tin as well.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Skyline Corrugated Screen

This nifty tabletop divider from the artist Luci Lytle is made from corrugated cardboard turned inside out, and of course recycled, using nothing more than a utility knife, tweezers, and white craft glue to create her collection. Of note: This particular piece has been on exhibit in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and in Pennsylvania. Panel screen dimensions: 30" x 48"

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


Suitable for countertops, backsplashes, bathrooms, tabletops, vanities, shower surrounds, commercial flooring, and even interior walls, this durable, yet elegant looking material is made from recycled glass and concrete. Available in 24 standard colors and an infinite variety of custom colors. IceStone qualifies as a LEED certifiable material.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Sustainable Toothpicks

Just about anything can be made using sustainable materials--even toothpicks. Available in two flavors, mint tea tree and cinnamint, these toothpicks are made from the sustainably harvested wood of native birch trees. the canister they come in is made from recycled plastic.