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    The Freitag Book (Recycled Bags)

    September 8, 8:00 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Not only a beautiful tome (try to get tome in there wherever i can) but also quite inspirational from creative, small business, enviro/social perspectives. These bros are amazing. They seem so at ease with themselves and so positive about the future and

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    Shed Magazine Reader/Side Table

    September 7, 10:10 AM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Designed by Richard Shed. Powder coated 3mm steel. 40cm cubed. Sorta multi-function. Simple enough form that it should look good for years to come. Mono-material that is easily recyclable. Very durable and I suspect even re-paintable in 15 years when

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    Perch Ceramic Birdfeeder

    September 7, 6:00 AM by TreeHugger in Green Home

    This cute little guy is a good way to get some birds coming 'round. Designed by Amy Adams in 2002. Good for the more minute of the avian lifeforms, apparently (sparrows and finches). 3 foot leather hanging cord. Rest is ceramic. 7" diameter. 5" high.

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    Marquina Glass Dribble-free Cruet

    September 6, 11:03 AM by TreeHugger in Green Home

    Designed by Spaniard Rafael Marquina in 1961, redesigned in 1990 (see pics below). Manufactured by Nani Marquina. Rafael looked to chemistry glassware design in order to come up with this beautiful and dribble-free design. Stylistically, this piece will

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    Pallucco Bed

    September 3, 12:39 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Thanks to ::Reluct :: Visit

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    Jongerius Felt and Metal Stool

    September 2, 12:48 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Designed by Hella Jongerius from the Netherlands in 2000 based on a beautiful ceramic version (see below). Made of low impact materials (felt and metal). The metal can easily be recycled and the felt can be composted. Bonus points if the metal used was

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    Let's Change the H word

    September 2, 11:09 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    From what I hear, hemp has some terrific, sustainable qualities. If it was easier to grow then there would be more of it around, the price would drop and there could be major environmental benefits. Problem is that Hemp has a major problem...it's name!

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    Hrafnkell+Summa Baking Tools

    September 2, 5:15 AM by TreeHugger in Kitchen Design

    Designers Sebastian Summa (german) and Hrafnkell Birgisson (icelandic) worked with manufacturer Hugo Bräuer (berlin) and pastry-cook Martina Griese to create 6 most excellent cake-baking tins. They are created (see pics below) using this old-school

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    RANDOM: Slow Down To Speed Up???

    September 1, 8:16 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    I love concepts that make you question your beliefs. This article (thanks ::WorldChanging!) talks about a fascinating new concept in street design. Basically, by removing all the rules (signs, sidewalks etc.) and allowing people and cars to share the

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    Davis Aluminum Bench

    September 1, 12:00 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Traditional public seating? Fuck it. This one goes in my living room. Or as excellent benches around my long dining table. Check below for the one without arms...very slick. The extruded (extremely durable and easily recyclable) aluminum has a beautiful

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    Interface Carpet Tiles

    September 1, 5:00 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Modular carpet. Brilliant! Install it by sticking it to the floor. Remove to clean in the sink, to move apartments or to replace. This solves 2 typical carpet problems: 1) stain one part/get uneven wear and you have to replace the whole darn thing 2) if

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    Water Saver

    August 30, 10:44 AM by TreeHugger in Kitchen Design

    I have a similar version to this that I use in my bathroom. It's a very simple but ingenious design. The wire thingy on the side is like a toggle switch. So you can be brushing your teeth or shaving and have the water set to the exact temp and flow you

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    Standing Papyrus Light

    August 30, 10:41 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Designed by Jasper Startup (cool name right?) in '97). This one is on the verge of being in crunchy territory but it somehow skirts it. It achieves a modern feel despite being made entirely with natural materials. Made of papyrus (you know...that scroll

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    Butterfly Stool

    August 30, 7:20 AM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    She's one of my favorites. Sure, she's tiny, expensive and I probably would never actually sit on her. But...she's beautiful, elegant, timeless, reasonably sustainable and I'll still love her in 50 years. Designed in 1954 by Sori Yanagi this little stool

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    French Cuff Blouse

    August 29, 5:28 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    When I think about cotton, I think 100%, I think natural, I think harmless. A few years ago I was surprised to find out that current cotton growing practices require 25% of the world's pesticides (some estimate much more) despite being less than 5% of

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    TreeHugger Welcomes Jeff Kart!

    August 27, 5:03 PM by Jeff Kart in About TreeHugger

    Jeff Kart is an environmental writer based in Michigan, the Great Lakes state. He spent 14 years at The Bay City Times, the last several as an environmental reporter. Since 2010, he's been working as a freelance writer and online communications

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    1 Piece Stackable Beech Chairs

    August 27, 3:25 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    We are not worthy...We are not worthy! Bow down to Peter Karpf and Voxia! This collection rules. The designs are simple, comfortable, sustainable and fricking beautiful! Made with one piece of sustainably harvested beech or walnut. Can be laquered or

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    Sustainable Mahogany Side-Tables

    August 27, 1:39 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Clean, simple but with a couple of fun moves. Knockdown for easy moving. Made of solid sustainably harvested mahogany if you can believe it. Simple enough and of such beautiful wood that they should be still functioning and looking good in 25 years. $600

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