In the age of titanium, plastics, and glass-based fiber-optics, the beauty and versatility of real wood retains its ongoing position at the top of the list of preferred materials for a wide variety of consumer products. Changing attitudes, the expansion of green living, and the widespread realization of the need to promote sustainability in modern society has however brought about the ever-growing use of old wood for the production of new products. Old buildings are now dismantled by hand, preserving wood planks, instead of having wrecking balls turn old walls into rubble, leaky old wine casks are turned into furniture (like the wine barrel side table shown here) and serving pieces, and when stretches of railroad track are removed or replaced, old ties now become outdoor benches and landscape elements.
Products created from reclaimed wood are all inherently one-of-a-kind pieces, separating them from the mundane, mass-produced sameness of 99% of products coming off assembly lines by the hundreds or by the thousands, or by the hundreds of thousands. Forests are preserved, ecological systems are undamaged, and carbon emissions are minimally if at all increased, when old wood is used anew. Continue reading
Spring will be here before you know it (if you’re in Southern Cal, it’s already here) and time to relish the great outdoors – grass, trees, flowers, singing birds and chirping squirrels! What better way to relax among the flora and fauna and enjoy a nice meal and a glass of wine or beer, than with this Eco Picnic Basket for Two? Green Living never had it so good!
The willow basket itself is hand-woven from 100% all-natural and renewable resources, with a dye and chemical free cotton insulated lining. Included inside are just about everything (except for the food and drink, of course) for people dedicated to green living to enjoy an elegant yet environmentally friendly meal, in the great outdoors:
- Two sets of bamboo dinnerware (plates and utensils)
- Two wine glasses that are made from recycled glass
- Two organic cotton embroidered napkins
- A bamboo cutting board with a cheese knife
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Eco Picnic Basket for Four – $140.00
Telephone Wire Bowls
If ever there was a disposable product that goes unnoticed by millions of people, it is telephone wires. Rather than continuing the general practice of just tossing old telephone wires into the trash, and ultimately landfills, the innovative people at Spiral Foundation have come up with a marvelous way to recycle them, by turning them into Recycled Telephone Wire Bowls
These handmade bowls come in four different sizes, perfect to hold a variety of items, from coins or keys, to fruit, chips or nuts, and they are available in several color combinations. Recycled Telephone Wire Bowls are durable and they are washable.
$1 from every purchase is donated to environmental causes.
|Small – $18.00
Medium – $26.00
Large – $34.00
Extra Large – $42.00
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