Created by Ango World and former architect Angus Hutcheson of Bangkok Thailand, these unique looking floor lamps cause quite a visual stir. Not a lot of info to be found on these items but they are sold by Ford Brady of L.A..
The Chrysalis Sky Lamp (above) consists of a thin steel rod and wire frame support for a shade made of raw silk cocoons and stands a stately 75″ tall.
Chrysalis Sky lamp is $1542 @ Ford Brady.
The lamp pictured to the right is called “Tree.”
pantathailand.com also distributes Ango pieces.
for additional Ango product pix
There are some new threads available and it’s exciting to see them on catwalks and sidewalks — organic and sustainable fibers are the only way to go, whether we fashion our own clothes or buy off the rack.
- bamboo – one of the most sustainable fibers made. It can grow like wildfire, without pesticides or fertilizers. Formed from the pulp of the plant, this softy has wonderful anti-bacterial properties, wicking away sweat to keep us dry, we stay cool in summer and warm in winter.
- hemp – one of the most durable natural fibers on the planet, and versatile. It requires no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, is harvested and processed by hand, and produces 2-3 times more fiber per acre than cotton.
- ingeo – a versatile, man-made fiber from renewable corn.
- jute – a glossy fiber from a plant. Most often used to make: sacks, rope, twine. (more…)
Sleek, minimal design meets maximum utility.
Why look like a schlump when you’re climbing that ridge?
This windproof, water resistant and super-breathable shell has been created of recycled polyester fabric. Welded seams and streamlined fit help you glide through the environment.
$220 @ nau.com
Yahoo!, spokesman Matt Dillon and Global Green USA, have announced a new website and contest called, Be a Better Planet. People can take action, earn credits toward making their city the “Greenest City” and win their metropolis a fleet of hybrid taxis or cash equilvalent.. Yahoo! will also donate a fleet of hybrid taxis to New York City and you can earn free CFL lightbulbs.
Contest runs through June 8th.
more info @ Be a Better Planet