Friday, December 21, 2007

Vintage Doorknob Bottle Stoppers

These aren't exactly modern design, but many vintage doorknobs are just lovely, whether they are marble or glass or beaded brass ovals. It's a shame to see them languish unused but here's a great use for them. You can use them for wine, olive oil, or those glass jars that you've collected that are missing the stoppers. Cork reinforced with a hardwood dowel. Each bottle stopper is unique.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Beeswax Chakra Candles

Made from 100 natural beeswax, these beautiful candles are color coded according to the chakras. Sold as a pair by color. Red, orange, green, yellow, blue, indigo, and violet. 9 3/4 in. high.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Flax and Maize Bioplastic Chair

The chair of the future? Let's hope so. Made from bioplastic manufactured from corn and reinforced with flax fibers, the chair is also biodegradeable of course. It was designed as a collaborative effort between an engineer and scientist, both associated with network 12+12, a Danish cooperative of scientists and designers.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Vida Cork Wall Coverings

You've heard of cork flooring? Well now there's a cork wall covering. Think of it as cork wallpaper. Great for bathrooms and playrooms. Washable, with a paper backing.Made by Vida Cork, a Portuguese company that employs sustainable practices.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

Eco-friendly yoga mats are designed to decompose in landfills and are not made with toxic materials such as PVC. Instead, they are made from TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomer), PER (Polymer Environmental Resin, or natural rubber (not considered biodegradeable).

Eco-friendly Yoga Mats

Friday, December 14, 2007

Eco-Friendly Dog Placemat

Made from recycled rubber both you and your pet are sure to love these placemats. In two sizes, mini and jumbo, and two colors, black and white. The perfect present for your dog. Woof!

Black Bone Dog Placemat

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Eco-chic shopping totes made by the Australian company Envirosax are taking the world by storm. Determined to stamp out plastic shopping bags, the owners came up with a bag that is waterproof, lightweight, and tres chic. Don't leave home without one!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Re-Form Furniture good friend Smile Plastics. Here's another good use for this material made from detergent bottles and other waste plastic--in addition to wonderful park benches and countertops of course-- environmentally friendly furniture. This particular line is made from FSC timber and recycled plastic sheeting.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tierrafino Clay Paint

Its proper name is Tierrafino TPaint, a textured paint made from clay. Applied with a brush or roller it can be used on any interior surface suitable for paint. Colors range from white to ochre to red, green, and gray. 100% natural and promotes a healthy environment inside the home.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Cork Desk Lamp

Made from a thin sheet of sustainable, eco-friendly cork, this accent lamp with its simple design definitely has a retro look to it. Rubberwood base. Rubberwood also called parawood, is considered an environmentally-friendly wood because it comes from trees cut down at the end of their latex-producing cycle.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Artistic Garden Hose Reel

This elegant heron hose hanger for the garden almost has an art deco feel to it. Made from recycled materials, simply attach it to an exterior wall and wind up the hose. From David and Patsy Britton. Each piece is handmade and a unique design.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Recycled Rubber Handbags

Designed by Valerie Doehler these totally cool, sleek, and eco-friendly handbags are cut and made from sheets of recycled tire rubber. Perfect for the eco-fashionista! Three different styles and two sizes, small and medium.