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’twas the night before…


The Starry Night over the Rhone, 1888, Van Gogh @ moma through 1.5.09

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perhaps the greatest gift is to be present. have yourself a divine Christmas Day…

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

organic baby sleepers – ’tis the season


I was surfing the net and look what popped up!  Too late for tomorrow, but too cute to overlook — Christmas-and winter-themed garb for the green toddlers.

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Choose from an adorable array of organic cotton designs: santa on slopes, into the woods…choose Dala Reindeer print and partial profits help children in need via the HannaHelps program, (below R).

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find stripes here and other designs @ hannaandersson.com
(regularly $37, but on sale now for $25). sweet.

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Solar Bonsai Tree USB Charger


I am all about solar gadgets, so when I came across this truly unique solar charger, I couldn’t help but share.  Designed by Vivien Muller, this solar charger is about meeting function with aesthetic.  Each module, which forms the branches of the tree, can be individually rotated, so essentially you can create an endless number of various shaped bonsai trees.  Each of which is unique to your taste.

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There are 54 photovoltaic panels that make up the leaves of the tree.  Each panel stores energy in a battery, so you can recharge your cell phone or camera at your convenience, just as long as it has a USB port.  And, because all the wires and plugs are hidden under the bonsai tray, it would fit perfectly as décor on any desk or table (facing sunlight of course).  Unfortunately, this design has yet to make it to production.  And, there’s no word on how much it will retail for.  But, let’s keep our fingers crossed!  Because, I know I want one…

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goodOne – how profane – reusable bags


Which do you find more profane? Dropping the “f word” or carting our groceries around in plastic shopping bags and then dumping the discarded plastic bags into our landfills?

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From across the pond, and in response to Anya Hindmarch’s eco-fashion faux pas, “I’m Not a Plastic Bag,” socially responsible, GoodOne created this Fair Trade made fashion statement from organic cotton. (£8)

visit goodone.co.uk for more info

Profanity, thy name is plastic bag.

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Anya Hindmarch – I’m Not a Plastic Bag NEWS (4.27.07)

Blue Avocado’s Coordinated Collection of Reusable Shopping Bags (11.13.08)

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a mixed bag of green news


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