That’s right — smooching is good for the planet. So go ahead and plant a big one on your honey; it’s for the environment when you’re using CARGO Cosmetic’s new PlantLove lipstick. Packaged in a compostable corn tube and made from a botanical formula that uses no mineral oils or petroleum, this collection of lipsticks even contributes to charity, $2 from each sale, in fact. Best of all? The box the lipstick comes in is made with biodegradable paper infused with flower seeds — just moisten the box and plant it out back. A couple of weeks and you’ll see wild flowers sprouting. Isn’t spring lovely?
Limited Edition BerryLip or PinkLip Collections on sale for $39
(reg. $79.), online only. Yours now @ sephora.com.
If you’re not quite ready intellectually or financially to make the leap into an alternative energy vehicle this cool toy car from Horizon Fuel Cell might provide a temporary fix. While Horizon has been busy working on its full-sized alt-energy products they took the time to come out with this little bundle of hi-tech fun, the world’s smallest hydrogen powered car. The energy station uses the sun’s energy to create power. Just add water to the fuel station and watch it create clean, safe, renewable energy. The only drawback seems to be the lack of a radio control component — somebody call Radio Shack.
Some simple assembly required.
$115 @ horizonfuelcell.com
$99.95 @ carl’s electronics
Solar power doesn’t have to be an expensive, custom proposition. California-based, Ready Solar, has easy to install and cost-effective solar photovoltaic (PV) systems right off the shelf. They sell systems directly to you — completely packaged, including: site analysis, installation and financing. If you’re in California or have a good contractor and want to explore ordering a system on the net check out ReadySolar.com.
These reconditioned wool cardigans with wings are totally infused with rustic charm.
For little angels everywhere.
Remember to get the postage right if you’re not in the UK.
£45 @ nixie clothing shop
Designer Nicole Frobusch follows free trade, and sweatshop-free guidelines in the creation of her handmade in the UK, exclusive eco-friendly children’s wear.