Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bamboo Drapes

Drape Style recently introduced a new line of drapes made from a blend of bamboo, linen, and cotton fabric (full review at Marigold Lane). Not only are they environmentally-friendly, the fabric itself is quite lovely with a nice weight to it. Available in traditional patterns such as "Mojave" in the color "Salad", a beautiful shade of green in a vine-like pattern, as well as modern patterns including aqua dots, stripes, checkerboards, and the funky Egali pattern shown here in shades of aqua and dark chocolate on a neutral light brown background that Drape Style calls angelus. Made in the US, to order.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bamboo Ceilings

I love this bamboo ceiling. It makes me long for the tropics. If you're into tropical living or the English Colonial style, this is a good option for you. These custom designed ceilings are available in either light natural color bamboo or stained a darker color.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Bamboo Food Cover

Yes, to some it might resemble a hat but I assure you it's not. It's a food cover--although I suppose if you've had a few too many glasses of wine it might equate to the lampshade on the head of New Year's Eve fame. That said, I think it's rather nifty and quite clever. It's also eco-friendly because it's made of sustainable bamboo. 26 cm high by 41 cm wide. Available in opal (shown here) and red.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Coffee Bean Triangle Clock

This triangular-shaped clock from an Argentinian artists cooperative is made from 100% Colombian grown coffee beans. 5.25 in. high x 7.25 in. wide.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thrash Can

The practically indestructible Thrash Can is just another one of those nifty objects made from recycled rubber from reclaimed tires. Aluminum or recycled plastic slat. Easy to clean too, simply hose it down.Accommodates grocery bags or 8 gallon trash bags. Black only. 12 in. diameter and 17 in. high.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bistro Wine Barrel Table

Reclaimed wine barrels have all sorts of uses from Adirondack style wine barrel chairs to lazy Susans. Here's another one, the bistro table. The top is wood, but the legs are staves reclaimed from a gently used wine barrel. 38 in. high with 23 in. table top diameter.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lumeta Solar Panels

Dubbed "peel and stick" solar panels, these Lumeta Power-Ply 380 Roof Integrated Photovoltaic (RIPV) modules aka "solar panels" may be the wave of the future for the do it your-self crowd. Easily installed over most types of roofing materials, they're ideal for urbanites because they are designed for flat roof applications. No need for racking systems or mounting mechanisms.

DRI Energy

Monday, July 14, 2008

Loofah Kitchen Scrubbers

What a fun alternative to synthetic scrubbing pads! Even better, these natural scrubbers also have the distinction of being the first loofah in the world to be certified USDA organic. If you're not sure what a loofah is, it's a vegetable that looks similar to a gourd that when dried has a sponge-like consistency. Safe for veggies, non-stick pans, and tough enough for pots and pans. Made in Paraquay.