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  • Marni: 100 chairs using salvaged materials

    By Staff | Living

    Using salvaged materials, Colombian craftsmen worked together with Milan-based fashion house Marni to create '100 chairs', an outdoor furniture collection consisting of 80 chairs, 10 deckchairs and 10 tables in 20 colors, 7 models and 21 variatio...


  • Josh Jakus - gives us light

    By Kate | Living

    Another design coup for Actual - the independent design company working at the intersection of product and sculpture The Stola lamp is a flexible, nuanced light sculpture with a shade made from 100% recycled PET felt. Four internal support rin...


  • FoodMap - the perfect urban garden container

    By Kate | Living

    Most of a nation's food is produced by less than 2% of the population. Having your own garden is more than just a means of providing food, it is a model of a more sustainable way of living. Growing your own organic food and developing groups...


  • Hand-made Thursdays: a gift for Mother’s Day

    By Kate | Living

    Just in time for Mother’s Day, 12 Small Things has launched a new gift collection for Spring 2012, featuring fair trade gifts made by artisans around the world, including San Francisco. The FeltLink Vase Collection,  is created by San Fran...


  • Zilalia - unique products that respect nature

    By Staff | Living

    Today is the perfect lounge day to curl up with a great magazine and daydream! Especially on one of these NEST extra-large cushions, hand-knit by skilled women of a fair trade production unit in Nepal. It has a beanbag feeling for soft nesting and...


  • Boutique of the Week - Harabu House

    By Kate | Boutique of the week

    I'm still 'nesting' and trying to find interesting, ethical pieces for my home. Luckily, I've stumbled on Harabu House. A name derived from Sanskrit, Harabu House is a destination for global-chic, stylish and eco-friendly solutions to everyday liv...


  • Hand-made Thursdays – Otra Design

    By Kate | Women

    Otra (On The Road Again) was created in Montreal in February 2011 by Julie Ferrero and Guillaume Darnajou. After graduating from the Grande Tourrache design school in Toulon, France in 2007, they both decided to go overseas to pursue further studie...


  • Shiner - modern, eco-friendly furnishings

    By Kate | Living

    I've just moved. Ugh! Don't you just hate moving? I mean, it's a great opportunity for purging and re-ordering, but it's enough to make me ill. The re-ordering is fine, but the purging; all the waste, all the things accumulated that aren't needed....


  • bioserie- bioplastic iPhone/iPad covers

    By Kate | Living

    Based in Hong Kong, bioserie has developped new, cutting edge plant-based material blends that enable them to present make protective covers for mobile devices. bioserie launched its first line of bioplastic iPhone covers in February 2010 made of...