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David Brunicardi Cascade Ribbon Console


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Style meets Function…If searching for a retro-modern home for either your audio and video gadgets, or good old-fashioned books, look no further. This sleek Brunicardi features sustainable, laminated Douglas fir composite, and stands on four aluminum feet. Works equally well either as a coffee table or media console, depending on your needs.
$1,700 – find it at Design Public.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

The Alternative Energy Store


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So you want to heat that granite lap pool you just installed in your Himalayan mountain retreat? Or do the steers on the south forty need wind power to fire-up their dvd player to watch that Animal Kingdom bound set they got for Christmas? Here’s a place to shop for some of those renewable energy products that you just can’t find at your local hardware store. The Store also provides how-to info…Oh, and we like their name, too. The Alternative Energy Store

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Schwinn Electric Bike


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Are you an aging cycling enthusiast with a bad knee and modest commute, but a hankering to get back on the road? Well, maybe you should let the Schwinn Continental (electric) get you off the couch, out of that Bimmer, and literally, onto the streets.

This hybrid bike is state of the art, and can be operated as both a conventional and/or electric bike. Many people who commute by bicycle find they can actually save time, reduce their carbon footprint and get an added bonus — some much-needed exercise. With an electric bike you can augment your muscle-power and magically pass-by those young punks, as you head up those challenging hills.

Schwinn’s 2007 Continental has a trekking alloy frame, a maintenance-free drive shaft system, and up to a 60-mile range. It’s equipped with a new, Protanium lithium polymer battery that’s light, easily removed and readily charged (4 hrs). This top of the line, 2-wheeler lists for $1,999.99 @ SchwinnBike.com

Related articles – previously on altCon e-bike for town or campus (with several more links to bike posts)

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Splaff Flopps – Tire, Hemp & Bicycle Parts


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Flip flop in eco-style with Splaff Flopps. The founding fathers are 2 surfer boys who are committed to the Earth, ocean and their customers.

Cliff Drill and Craig Wallace are hands-on…they collect, sort, cut and clean the recycled raw materials themselves. With a layer of hemp fabric to provide extra comfort; these babies are hand-crafted in California, and built to last. The black, recycled rubber foot-bed is waterproof, slip resistant, and odorless.
3 styles in black and natural; for men & women $38-$42

Perfectly paired with all your casual wear.

Hop on over to Splaff and be a big hit in your Flopps…allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

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Fresh Unlimited – A Gift for Giving


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Besides baby threads (the beet goes on, pic), their gift baskets include sumptuous selections, like: Decadent Chocolate Truffles and Sweet Confections, High Grade Coffee and Teas, Savoury Delicacies, Aromatic Cigars, Luxurious Organic Skin Care and Organic Cotton Products, Executive Gifts…
Their shipping case/packaging options are thoughtful and eco-friendly. All packages come with a beautiful note-card describing each item and how it contributes to environmental preservation and/or the socio-economic welfare of artisans. click here for more.

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