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sweet & simple on Cape Cod – Chez Sven B&B


Searching for a natural, chem-free B&B at which to lay your head? Look no further than Wellfleet, Massachusetts’s Chez Sven Bed and Breakfast, an allergy-free retreat that takes travelers back to basics. Rent out the Seagull Cottage or a simple suite and spend some lazy days kicking back.

The property, operated by Sven and Sandy, uses non-toxic green detergents, energy efficient washers and line-drys sheets and towels. Hepa filters maintain air quality and, of course, no pets or smoking allowed!

Rise and shine early, you won’t want to miss the breakfast spread that includes organic fruits, homemade organic yogurt and fresh baked breads.

Rates start at $150. More info at Chez Sven Bed & Breakfast.

also check out their blog – wellfleet chezsven blog

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Friday, April 13, 2007

NaturevsFuture – the new eco aesthetic


Designer Nina Valenti of NaturevsFuture creates clothes that “express the constant struggle between nature and future, a tension between organic forces and technological ones.”

Mixing natural & sustainable fibers like organic cotton, organic wool, hemp, soy, bamboo, seacell® (seaweed), lyocell (wood pulp), Ingeo™ (created from corn), along with recycled fiber fabrics such as Polartec® & POP (made from recycled soda pop bottles) she creates pieces that are both futuristic and inherently classic.

This month NvF is participating in Ingeo Earth Month to help promote the 100% renewable fiber. Pieces made from the fiber will be featured on the NvF site in the next week or so.

NvF doesn’t have a lot of pieces online.
The shirring mock knit top on the right goes for $120.
online @

You’ll find much more of the line in stores – go here for a store list

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friday’s mixed bag of green news


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Vail’s Wind Power Sculpture

Windmill_WindyNight_II_w.jpgVail’s Art in Public Places is currently sponsoring a cool exhibit. The “The Windmill Project”, by Colorado artist Patrick Marold, opened in Vail in March. The large environmental sculpture is comprised of approximately 2,700 windmills which are placed on a hillside adjacent to the Vail golf course. The exhibit is designed for night viewing as gusts of wind convert wind energy into electricity, “revealing the shape of the wind with a living presentation of momentary light.”

Family night is Friday April 12th (tonight) where you and your brood can meet the artist. The exhibit continues through May 6th / 6pm til 10pm.

more info

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