Posts about 'green'

sander mulder lamps at generate

i love contemporary lighting and i love generate as a resource. look here at the sexy (and environmentally friendly!) pieces that have recently arrived from slick dutch designer sander mulder: the beautifully minimal, dimmable aluminum halo lamp (no light bulb!), and the playful handblown pyrex ceci (mentioned before), which uses the shape of a broken bulb as a shade for an led.

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one is $229, and the other, well, you’ll have to ask… but they’re both available right here.


beeswax vase by studio libertiny

we are going to an opposite extreme from the previous post now with this pretty and intriguing honeycomb beeswax vase from tomáš gabzdil libertiny for his rotterdam-based studio libertiny. this natural beeswax piece was created by adding a red wax dye to the colony of 40,000 bees. it took a week to create, and i think is is so beautiful.

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they’ve only made seven pieces, which are available at moss. the price is available on request (which i am so curious to know but if you have to ask…).

see more design from tomáš on his website.


martha bishop recycled pillows and quilts

i love these contemporary handmade pillows, blankets and cotton quilts from michigan artist martha bishop, aka the lazy gal. it’s obvious that she has a terrific sense of humor, and bonus: her felted wool pillows are made from recycled sweaters, with cardigan backs for ease of pillow insertion!

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purchase these pieces on martha’s website, where you can see much, much more (and thanks for the great tip burt!).


eleanor salazar pool ball jewelry

i find this repurposed pool ball jewelry collection from maine artist eleanor salazar awfully intriguing.

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see more from eleanor at her supermarket shop.


vicky wilkinson glass

these substantial pieces from uk artist vicky wilkinson’s kiln-formed glass collection are inspired by both urban and rural imagery and landscapes. she enjoys exploring the possibilities of layers, spaces and what the two combine to be.

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see more and contact vicky on her website.


aqua expeditions: green cruising luxury

i’m not really one for cruise ships, although i would make an exception for the inside passage of alaska, because i think you see things from the boat perspective that you cannot see on land. i am making another exception now that i have seen this gorgeous m/v aqua ship from aqua expeditions that goes along the amazon river in peru and into the pacaya samiria reserve. wowee wee woo woo it looks like it might be the trip of a lifetime! the ship has just 12 spacious cabins, designed by jordi puig, with outward facing windows and sitting areas. there is a beautiful dining room with menus designed by pedro miguel schiaffino, an observation deck and indoor and outdoor lounges for relaxing too. the crew of 17 includes 3 naturalist guides to point out the most interesting things both on and off the ship — there are chic aluminum skiffs that are taken into the jungle waterways for more intimate touring.

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in addition to all this decadence, the company realizes the fragile ecosystems throughout the area, and is dedicated to being eco-conscious too. river water is treated on board so that it is fit for human consumption. waste water is too so that it can be purified and then released into the river. low-emission, fuel-efficient engines are found on board the main ship as well as the launch/life boats.

can you even imagine the wondrous things you would see there? get more info and book your trip right here.


jordy fu’s recycled cut paper lamps

this cloud series of handmade cut paper lampshades from chinese designer jordy fu is so delicate and pretty, isn’t it? jordy created them to add magic and intimacy to everyday lighting. i think she has achieved her goal.

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the lamps, made of recycled paper, come flat packed and include an energy-efficient light bulb. purchase them and see more at jordy’s fun website.

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recycled wool sweater rings

i think these soft embroidered wool rings, made of repurposed sweaters by my very creative friend sandra (aka etsy seller bricolagelife), are awfully comfy looking and cute. actually i ought to know — i tried them on to see for myself! and it’s true!

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so sweet.

they’re $16 each, and you can find them (and other fun things) at sandra’s etsy shop.


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