Friday, September 25, 2009

Beeswax Furniture Polish

Have you ever tried a beeswax furniture polish? If so, you know that you will never use anything else on your fine wood furniture again. Made from 100% natural beeswax, with or without the essential oils.

Beeswax Furniture Polish

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Aqua Vetiver Table Runner

Made from cotton and vetiver, an aromatic fibrous root that grows in Indonesia, this beautiful aqua and natural color runner is perfect for your eco-modern table. 14 in. x 76 in.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Recycled Glass Furniture

Robal Glass is a new material made of 100% recycled glass in a clear, soy-based resin that is being used to make eco-friendly furniture like the table shown here from Rochester, NY based Green Grove Designs rescues the glass from landfills, after which it is sterilized before being made into Robal Glass products, which are 82 per cent or more recycled glass content by weight.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Solar Power Shingles

While still in the developmental stages, solar powered shingles, which would consist of a felxible, thin transparent film barrier placed over a roof like shingles, may one day replace solar panels. Dubbed flexible solar shingles, they use a thin film technology that was developed in the 1990s.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Green Packing Foam Peanuts

Made from cornstarch and potato starch, these "green" packing peanuts are completely biodegradeable. What I like even better is that they are static free!!!

Biodegradable Packing Peanuts

Friday, August 21, 2009

Rubber Wood Child’s Play Clock

I love Plan Toys and my kids do too. In addition to being an excellent teaching tool, this clock is also environmentally friendly since it's made from plantation grown rubberwood. No batteries needed!

Plan Toys Rubber Wood Activity Clock

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Earthopoly Board Game

Earthopoly is a fun game for the whole family. It's primary goal is to educate about conserving earth's resources. Made from recycled paper and printed with soy-based inks. Ages 8 and up. 2 to 6 players.


Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Chaise Longue

These wonderful chaise longues are made from reclaimed wood by Brazilian architect and furniture designer Carlos Motta. Shown here: Astúrias collection. 96 cm. wide x 200 cm long.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Recycled Wine Cask Hotel Rooms

Four of the rooms at the Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren in the Netherlands are made from recycled wine casks. And yes, in case you're wondering they are definitely larger than your average wine barrel at 14,500 litres vs. the 225 litres or approximately 59 gallons you're probably used to seeing. Each wine cask is large enough to accommodate two single beds with a sitting room and bathroom.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Natural Salt Tealight Holder

This tea light holder is hand carved from a block of natural salt crystal mined from the earth. In addition to adding a soft glow to your table, as the salt warms from the flame of the candle, it also emits negative ions to purify the air.

Salt Crystal Tea Light Candle Holder

Friday, July 24, 2009

Recycled Sailcloth Bags

Made from recycled sail cloth, these stylish and colorful bags are perfect for a day at the beach or a seaside vacation. Available in several styles. Each sail bag identifies what boat it was on and which seas it sailed on. Machine washable with interior zippered pockets.

Recycled Sailcloth Bag

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bamboo Wine Rack

I love the clean lines of this bamboo wine rack. Just the right size for a city apartment or ultra cool condo or loft, it holds 9 bottles. Measures 12 1/2"L x 5"W x 12 1/2"H.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Reclaimed Wood Iconic Panels

These fabulous reclaimed wood and veneer iconic panels are absolutely stunning when used as wall panels. Made from three species of wood--Western Redwood, Douglas Fir, and Asian Teak--the finish is low- V.O.C. varnish.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Eco-Glass Fireplace

40% more efficient than wood, this eco-glass fireplace burns Fanola, a clean biofuel. That means there's no mess from soot or smoky fumes to deal with. Weighing 60 lbs. it measures 18"W x 18"L x 15¾"H and despite it's small size, it is able to heat a small room. Granite base, glass cylinder to contain flames, and decorative sand and stone base. An aromatherapy bowl with essential oils is also included.

Gaiam Eco-Glass Portable Fireplace

Monday, July 20, 2009

Wood 3D Optial Computer Mouse

If you're ready to ditch your plastic, petroleum derived computer mouse, then check out this 3D Optical Natural Wood Mouse from a Swedish company called Swedx. Boasting the same ergonomically-designed casing as your plastic mouse, it's available in ash or beech wood.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Recycled Glass Necklace

Made from a recycled bottle, this necklace is simple, eco-friendly, and beautiful in its simplicity. Handmade in Georgia by Smart Glass artist Kathleen Plate. Sterling silver chain and accents. Pendant approximately 3 in. in diameter, 18 in. chain.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Recycled Paper Scented Drawer Liners

These beautiful drawer liner papers are made from 30% post-consumer recycled paper and delicately scented. Available in 6 beautiful patterns--Fig, Verbena, Green Tea, Rosewood, Orange Blossom, and Cinnamon Clove (not shown here). Sheets measure 19.5 in. x 27 in.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

11th Hour Sustainable Furniture

Designed by artist and eco-friendly furniture designer Danial Balog, this table, like many of 11th Hour's pieces (that includes sculptures as well), is made from reclaimed materials and VOC-free finishes.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SolarDuct PV/T

SolarDuct PV/T combines solar photovoltaic and solar thermal in a single roof top unit and are based on the previously developed SolarDucts technology that is used to remove heat from the back of traditional solar panels. Using this technology reduces onsite energy costs because ventilation air is heated before it enters the air handling units.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Recycled Plastic Colanders

Preserve has a number of wonderful green products some of which have been featured here on The Eco-Modernist previously, but I just had to mention these colorful, recycled plastic colanders too. They're available in Milk White, Berry Blue, Apple Green, and Ripe Tomato and are 3.5 quarts. MAde in the USA, they are dishwasher safe and recyclable (#5) as well.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Recycled Plastic Magazine Rack

I've been searching high and low for a magazine rack that is both modern and green...and finally found it. Available in black (shown here) and white, Crease in black is made from 100% recycled plastic, a single sheet of polypropylene plastic that's also easy to recycle when you're done with it. Made by Scottish company Blue Marmalade, it arrives in recycled cardboard packaging. 45cm long x 22cm high x 22.5cm deep (18x9x8.5in).

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Eco-Friendly Mobiles

These beautiful handmade mobiles for adults and children from Portland-based Frazier & Wing are made from wood, vintage and found objects and other bits and bob as artist Heather Frazier notes in her Unique Mobiles Collection.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Furniture from Reclaimed Urban Trees

Seattle-based Meyer Wells designs and builds furniture from reclaimed urban trees--otherwise known as tree salvage--but in the urban, not forest landscape. The furniture line ranges from end tables like the one shown here to coffee and dining tables and screens and wall dividers. Their furniture finishes are environmentally responsible as well.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Recycled Glass Shot Glasses

These colorful recycled glass shot glasses are a contemporary take on traditional shot glasses. Made from recycled juice and mixer bottles by Who's Glass? in Devon, UK, they'd probably be perfect for drinking sake from as well.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Vintage Kimono Fabric Pincushion

These adorable pincushions are handmade by Japan-based Tago Design from vintage Kimono fabric. Measures W10 x D5 x H6 cm (3.9 x 2 x 2.3 inches).

Tago Design

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Fleurville Kids Messenger Bags

Part backpack, part messenger bag, you could say this bag is perfect for kids on the go. Not only is it made from eco-friendly materials, it's also lead free, teflon free, PVC free, and has removable straps. Ages 5 to 10 years old. Available in Pink Ogo, Chocolate Tangerine Ogo, and Black Pirate Camo. Measures 10”H x 12"W x 4”D , Lunch tote - 9"H x 6.5"W x 3.5"D.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Recycled Paper Cloud Lampshades

Designed by London-based Yu Jordy Fu, the lampshades for table lamps, chandeliers, and standing lamps in his Cloud collection are hand cut from recycled paper, folded around the light source, and simply exquisite.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Recycled Stainless Steel Sinks

Sustainable building materials are where it's at these days, especially in the kitchen. These sinks are made from at least 80% recycled stainless steel and are as functional as they are beautiful. They are also recyclable of course, but with a sink like this who would want any other?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cork Notebook Covers

These funky notebook covers are custom made from cork (shown here) or bark. Choose from 3 shades of cork or bark. also carries laced leather spine notebooks that measure 6 in. x 6 in., 100 sheets/200 pages per notebook. Notebook covers can be custom made to any size.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Recycled Water Bottle Chandelier

These recycled water bottle lampshades are a terrific use for used water bottles. Even more cool is that you make them yourself. Search around the web and you'll see plenty of do it yourself instructions. That said however, the lovely table lamp to the left is from UK designer Sarah Turner and is made from 10 coca cola bottles (500 ml. size).

Friday, March 13, 2009


These "eco-sneaks" from Simple shoes are the ultimate in green design for shoes. Comfy as well as stylish and oh so eco!. i happen to love the MJ (that's Mary Jane) style and I adore this color green, but Simple Shoes has lots of styles to choose from.

Simple Women's Macaroon Mary Jane

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Wood Wristwatch

The case, face, and band of this beautiful, luxurious, and unique looking wristwatch are crafted from sandalwood from managed tree plantations. Quartz movement from Japan. Adjustable links.
Men's watch measures 1.25 in.; Women's measures 5/8 in.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Shopping Cart Chair

Here's a great way to recycle those shopping carts you see thrown over the side of the road or into a swamp. Just kidding, sort of...Fondly known as Annie's shopping trolley chair, the shopping cart chair was born in 2001. I'd say it's a great use for the retired shopping cart and although I've never tried one but it looks pretty comfortable to me!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Ouno Vintage Textile Pillows

Ouno makes one of a kind pillows and other accessories for the home from "upcycled" (as ooposed to recycled) vintage fabrics and textiles, old curtains for example, that are in excellent condition. The result is fresh modern designs--like these pillows. pillows are filled with 100% new feathers, but bamboo filling (a bit more lumpy but sustainable) is also available.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fruit & Vegetable Parchment Cuff

These lovely cuff bracelets are the creation of artist Margaret Dorfman. Handmade from vegetable and fruit parchment that is created by curing, pressing, aging and drying the fruit or vegetable to create a sheet of "parchment" paper. The parchment is then fused onto a copper cuff bracelet form to create each unique bracelet.

Margaret Dorfman

Monday, January 05, 2009

Toast and Bagel Tongs

These simple, yet attractive tongs are made especially for retrieving toast and bagels from the toaster. Made from rock sugar maple, they are built to last. A special magic button helps keep them attached to the toaster so they won't get lost. Made in Vermont. 2 sizes; 6 1/2" x 7/8" for toast; 8" x 1 1/4" for bagels.