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classica bracelet – tagua nuts and seeds


taguabracelet_1.jpgCarved by sculptor, Jaime Luna, this striking bracelet made of sustainable tagua nuts resonates with natural beauty.

Move quickly to buy this piece for there is currently only one in stock.

$20 @ tarmadesigns.com

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Brelli – world’s first 100% biodegradable umbrella


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Here’s some exciting news for accessories lovers. Fashioned from sustainably-harvested bamboo and a revolutionary bio-plastic, the Brelli is the most eco friendly umbrella to just hit the street!

Reminiscent of sun parasols from the Far East and Southeast Asia, this innovative bumper shoot is renewable, biodegradable and chic. Designed by NYC based style maven, Pamela Zonsius, the Brelli could easily become the next must-have eco fashionista accessory.

According to the company, “the Brelli’s patented design features a certified biodegradable plastic canopy. This innovative new material has a unique chemical composition which allows it to completely biodegrade in conditional landfill environments. Unlike conventional plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down, the Brelli’s bio-plastic canopy has passed stringent tests certifying that it will fully biodegrade in one to two years. Furthermore, the gases released during the degrading process can be harvested to generate electricity. More than 90% of the energy used to create the Brelli can thereby be recycled.”

Available in two sizes, 37” diameter and 52” diameter; ($28, and $38 respectively). Currently @ Fred Siegel ZERO MINUS PLUS in Los Angeles and Jussara Lee in New York.

More details @ thebrelli.com …becomes available online next month. As the storm clouds gather, I look forward to taking it out for a spin.

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solar hybrid flashlight


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I hate batteries. Here’s a product that will provide you a lifetime of light without alkaline batteries as long as you’re bright enough to expose it to sunlight once in awhile.

features:

  • bright 1-Watt 2X LED with 11 continuous years of burn time
  • 8 hours of charging in sunlight or roomlight provides up to 16 hours light
  • holds single charge for 3+ years
  • no need to be stored in the sun
  • back-up battery has a 7-year shelf life
  • power source indicator lights monitor status
  • works like a regular flashlight
  • no batteries to replace
  • waterproof up to depths of 80′- floats
  • extreme temperatures don’t bother it

comes in either black or white for $24.95 @ hybridlite.com

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clean sound – Shure SE110 earphones


shure._SS500_.jpgYour listening environment can often be a challenging and chaotic place, just try grooving to the Crane Bottom Chamber Ensemble on the Q-Train during rush hour. These Shure earphones will cut out the audio clutter and have you listening and enjoying just the stuff you’ve chosen to hear. Sound isolating sleeves block more than 90% of ambient noise including that guy with the boom-box jamming ever-so publicly to Cypress Hill.

they usually retail for $99.99 but you can get them in black for $80.20 @ amazon.com

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a mixed bag of green news


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