Monday, February 25, 2008

Recycled Paper Mobile

This brightly colored, whimsical mobile of two ladies and their hats is fun for kids and for you! Made from recyclable paper by the Swedish design company OCG.

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Salvaged Wool Wine Bags

A wonderful alternative to the paper wine bag--or plastic bag for that matter--is these one of a kind salvaged wool wine bags. Warm and cozy in winter and great for summer too! Wool ribbon included.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


From ECOutlet, the Bodyflik is made from recyclable plastics and comes in 7 mod colors. What is it you ask? Sweep it along your body after a shower, bath, or swim and it removes a large percentage of water--water that your towel doesn't have to absorb.

In theory, a drier towel means less time in the dryer (if you use one) . Use it at the beach and your towel stays cleaner (no water = no sand stuck to your towel, right?) Cleaner towel equates to less detergent, less time in the wash. Hmmm...Not sure I buy it, but I'm all for eco-gadgets like these.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Echo Textiles

Echo textiles, from the Australian company, Woven Image, are made from 100% recycled PET. PET is recycled polyester and suitable for commercial grade upholstery fabric for seats, as well as panels and screens. Available in 8 beautiful colors.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Green Living Wall Panels

How cool would this be to have in your kitchen , dining room, living room, or even your bedroom? Inside or outside, these walls are positively fabulous. These custom home grown pre-vegetated garden wall panels are both lightweight and modular. Now this what I call green living!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Wine Cork Place Card Holders

Wine Cork Place Card holders. Such a simple idea and eco-friendly too! If you have a collection of wine corks--silicone plastic or real cork from the cork tree--you can recycle them and make this a do it your-self project. All it takes is a sharp exacto knife. Use these resin "corks" as a model.

I actually saw these resin corks for sale at Uncommon Goods. I'm kind of surprised by this since most of their products are environmentally oriented. And, if you're concerned about all the plastic in the world, check out Fake Plastic Fish

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Sea Stone Coat "Hooks"

These lovely double stone coat "hooks" from New England are made from stones polished by the sea, mounted using recycled copper hardware on a smooth FSC--Forest Stewardship Council certified--hardwood plank. Even better is that when the stones are "harvested" another unpolished rough stone replaces them. Nice way to give back!