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upcycled items become art jewelry


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Sustainable designer Denise Rowcroft and her one-woman company, Lost & Found Art, takes reclaimed and salvaged items and transforms them into finely crafted pieces of art jewelry.  Recycling post-industrial materials reduces the amount of junk heading for the landfill, mitigates the demand for raw materials and adds new value to otherwise discarded items.

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Items range in price from $30 to $300.  Denise’s work is sold primarily at retailers in her native Bend, Oregon. Or online @ etsy. She does take custom orders. Pictured above are pieces from her Bicycle Parts collection.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

lingerie for pets


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seamlksupprofside___1_1_1.JPGA Valentine’s gift, perhaps? No, these items aren’t marketed to that lonely sheep herder sequestered in some mountain cabin miles from civilization with only his sexy Border Collie, Delores, and a flock of sheep to keep him company…

These are chew toys for all you pet crazy folks who want to go all “Paris Hilton” when it’s playtime for Fido.  These Fab Dog chew toys even contain the prerequisite squeekers and are made of ‘fabric.’

you can find both the Bra Plush Toy and the Leopard Print Thong @ amazon.com

via: inventorspot

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Cultivating Thoughts on Food, Part Three: A Fork In The Road


f1.jpgThis is part three of a 10-part series on how changing ones eating habits may be the most accessible and impactful way to improve the world.

With the USDA seemingly downing tranquilizers from big corporations and lowering organic standards by tossing concepts like soil protection, pollution, consumer health, animal rights, and farmers rights to the wind, we appear to have reached a fork in the road – continue paying more for organic (while demanding its revival!), or begin to sink our teeth back into the experimental fields of commercial produce.

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Hopefully the answer is as clear to you as gigantic neon “organic” signs amidst the night of a new moon. The rejection of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms is no small feat, and is one (more…)

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a mixed bag of green news


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