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Friday, November 30, 2007


opus shelving system – recycled plastic


recycledplasbookshlf1.jpg100% recycled polypropylene indoor/outdoor shelving units with a funky geometric design for all you eco modern hipsters. These babies can be stacked vertically, horizontally or arranged as a room divider. Designer Sean Yoo was inspired by cracked desert lake beds, shattered sidewalks and Roman wall building techniques.

39″x 39″x 14″deep

in white or black

$450 @ design within reach

related: more green design ideas from

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Friday, November 30, 2007

a mixed bag of green news


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organic pet toys for fido


We know you’re out there somewhere faithfully watching reruns of the ‘Dog Whisperer,’ all the while racking your brain for a gift to give your own pooch or your bff’s Boston Terrier. Here’s an organic doggie toymaker to help fill Fido’s stocking. SimplyFido’s Organic Pet Toy Collection is made from all-natural organic materials for that all-natural canine in your life.

Prices range from $4.99 to $16.99 with discounts for buying a bunch.

find ’em @ or use the simplyfido store locator

(update: links were removed)

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Green Toes by Teko

sox.jpgRemember that one time you wore your cotton socks on the slopes for a day of snowboarding, and then suffered the blistering consequences? Those of us who run, ski, or hike know how important a good pair of socks can be. That’s why Teko Socks created cute and practical knits from recycled polyester, organic materials, and wool from environmentally sound farms. Plus, they are available in a myriad of colors!

Check out Teko’s entire sock drawer, or the Snowboarding Socks pictured here, ($20.95).

Related: previously on AltCon (7.27.07), men’s bamboo and organic cotton socks

(update: removed links to products)

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chimo fireplace – no flue needed – just ethanol

chimorotatingfireplace.jpgThe chimo fireplace by Floz Design for Blomus is a flue-less, chimney-less, instant atmosphere provider that burns nice, green ethanol. This rotating, stand alone model will add all the extra sizzle a bedroom or living labyrnth might require.

Stands approximately 32″h and 12″w and goes for $1,872 @

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