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Bound Hand Mirror

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Salvaged glass repurposed as a petite mirror $265.00

Located on Bainbridge Island, a quick ferry ride from Seattle, the studio of Grain Design churns out an array of cool products that are as thoughtfully designed as they are environmentally responsible. The Bound Hand Mirror, constructed from salvaged mirrored glass, is a good example. Grain designers James Minola and Chelsea Green -- who met in industrial design studies at......read more

Ty Shower Curtain by Grain

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A long-lasting, easily recyclable alternative to vinyl shower curtains $30.00

Ty is a simple but essential innovation on the "disposable" plastic shower curtain. Created by Grain, a two-person design studio on Washington's Bainbridge Island, Ty is made of 100% High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a breathable and easily recycled plastic that's also PVC-free. So unlike a traditional vinyl curtain, Ty won't offgas in your home. Because it can breathe, it also lasts longer than......read more

Grain Salad Goodness

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Delectable whole grain summer salads -- and they're good for you too

Nothing against rice and beans, but there's a whole world of grainy goodness beyond, a culinary realm that's criminally ignored in most kitchens (including our's). Barley, bulgur, quinoa, millet — whole grains are readily available, easy to cook, and make for scrumptious summer salads. After 30 years making salads using rice, beans, and lentils, LA Times writer Russ Parsons dove......read more

Waka Fish Surfboard

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A classic shape from Maine's sustainable Grain Surfboards $670.00

Grain Surfboards is an eco-centric surf company that makes shred sticks from renewable materials, specifically sustainably harvested cedar from local mills in Maine. Grain's Waka board is a retro-style Fish that's super-buoyant for its length (either 5'4" or 5'10"). The Waka kit comes with all the components you need to assemble the setup, including machine-cut keel and frames, top......read more

Ars Natura: Fragile Blue Globe

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The story of the COP15 logo.

The sketchy, ephemeral blue globe which served as the official logo for the COP15 climate talks in Copenhagen has in interesting story. The UN in conjunction with the Danish Ministry of Culture launched a design competition in the early part of the year to create an identity for what would become the most important climate summit in history. The judges received hundreds of entries and selected a......read more

Scraplights Disc by Graypants

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Cardboard scraps brilliantly repurposed as light fixtures $279.00

Seattle-bred design collective Graypants turns heads with their handmade Scraplights, which proudly tell the story of the journey from dull, discarded cardboard box to  stunning, unique light fixtures. The Scraplights come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to fit any space. Here we feature our favorite, the Disc-16, which instills a curvaceous new spirit into salvaged pieces of......read more

Graypants Recycled Scrap Lights - Hive

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Gorgeous reuse and brilliant design. $219.00

Graypants use their scrap lights to proudly tell the story of their journey from being a dull, discarded cardboard box to becoming a stunning, unique light fixture. Instilling new spirit into salvaged pieces of corrugated cardboard, a scrap light’s lively play on light and shadow invigorates once lifeless materials....read more

Graypants Recycled Scrap Lights - Bell

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Gorgeous reuse and brilliant design. $479.00

Graypants use their scrap lights to proudly tell the story of their journey from being a dull, discarded cardboard box to becoming a stunning, unique light fixture. Instilling new spirit into salvaged pieces of corrugated cardboard, a scrap light’s lively play on light and shadow invigorates once lifeless materials....read more

David Byrne's Bike Racks

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Renowned artist/environmentalist has some fun with bike rack design in New York City.

Is (Via Treehugger / Fast Co Design) Images: Decker Yeadon...read more

Stump Stools

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Handsome indoor/outdoor stools made from a fallen Northwest rainforest maple tree . $570.00

Vancouver-based Cumulus Project is an online concept store offering one unique object for sale at any given time. Once it sells, the next item is unveiled. The project debuts with this wonderful set of three Stump Stools made from a fallen maple tree found on the forest floor in Storm Bay, B.C. The upholstery is white leather and copper tacks over sustainably-harvested-latex foam. Small,......read more

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