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  • Boutique of the week: EuropeanMarket

    By Kate | Living

    For people with European tastes, live is getting easier; EuropeanMarket, the brainchild of Chris and Sue Ellibee, is an online boutique offering European homewares, accessories, crafts, antiques, foods, and toys from artisans and small manufacturers...


  • Enjoying the elaborate beauty of Japanese Washi paper

    By Aya | Living

    A paper is one of the most useful tools ever invented. Many of us use manufactured papers such as copy paper, books and magazines, but there are also beautiful hand-made papers like French Mable papers or Japanese Washi papers almost too pretty to u...


  • Col. Collection: deconstructing traditional lacquerware

    By Aya | Living

    Urushi, wooden containers lacquered with the natural sap of sumac tree, are a widely known Japanese traditional craftwork. Integrated into Japanese daily life, Urushi are  both ecological and sustainable because of the possibility to use across gene...


  • Organic cotton sheeting, sweet and basic

    By Kate | Living

    Conventional cotton is problematic; harmful to the farmers, their animals, their communities and the water tables in their proximity. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency considers seven of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton in the United S...


  • Taking what was destined for the dump + making new

    By Kate | Living

    The mission of New Zealand bag maker WAS is to 'make great products that people love!' But the fact that all WAS products are upcycled waste that would be otherwise be destined for landfill, grabbed our attention. WAS started as a bag company taki...


  • For the love of gardening - holiday gift ideas

    By Staff | Living

    Finally a creative kit to share the love of gardening with "little helpers"!! Order NOW for this spring when the Garden Cookies: Make & Grow Kit can be made AND PLANTED directly in the warmer soil of the spring season. Kit includes everything nee...


  • Chinese design accessible to the world

    By Kate | Living

    If you live in the West - you might have a conflicted view of China. On one hand, it's a foreign, mythical place yet on the other it is a mass wasteland of manufacturing. Newly launched BUNDSHOP.COM wants to tap into the first perception and hel...


  • Boutique of the Week - Wood Design

    By Kate | Living

    Sarah and John Burrows co-founded Wood Design, an online furniture shop and blog, to share discoveries of contemporary and sustainable wood design in furniture, accessories, buildings and interiors. Wood Design curates an expanding list of eme...