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recycled bike chain ring wall clock


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Take one gnarly looking bike chain ring add a heaping helping of recycled wood-grain fabric and you’ve got the perfect timepiece for that Lance Armstrong-inspired man-cave of yours.

32 very reasonable bucks @ the 1byliz etsy shop

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

hooked on reclaimed wood – wall hooks


Flipping through a magazine the other day, I came across an article on Wall Hooks – there were about six different designs featured, and to my surprise, not one of them was sourced from eco-conscious materials.  So I thought I’d dig up a few cool-looking babies for our viewing pleasure.
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For that homey, rustic look and feel, (above) — a one-of-a-kind Vintage Wood Wall Hanger with antique door knobs in beautiful sage green, by Jennifer Goode ($28.95) @ Etsy.  (How reasonably-priced.  Seems like just the materials could cost that much.)

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On the other hand, creating your own version seems like a fairly simple, Do-It-Yourself project.  Above is a great example of an upcycled concoction gone bad, from Oddee (although I’m a bit hung up on it — it’s  weirdly charming, yes?)

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For the mod squad, this sleek bamboo Hookaboo Multi Hook (above) in Natural by Umbra may be more your cup of tea. (more…)

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devidoll – chic style meets eco ethics


U.K.-based, online fashion boutique Devidoll.com offers a fine, tasty selection of quality goods for man, woman or child — whether at home, or out and about.  They feature upscale designers with a social conscience, for conscious consumers with a sense of style. Delivering peace of mind, it’s a great place to shop for hip, luxury threads. Checkout devidoll.com, and you’ll see what I mean.

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Some personal faves (above, L to R)
vintage cashmere knee length skirt and ruffle vest- Deborah Lindquist, (£185 and £175, respectively)

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on sale, now (above L to R) – A little Johnny Drama – (Panda Snack Cardigan, (£34.00)
Satya’s little ditty for tots – Oviya Dress, (£23.25)

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back to school goes green – Kidzsack backpack


Ksac_sealif.jpgThis reusable backpack/shoulder bag is made from 100% recycled material.  The backpack is printed with kid-friendly designs for coloring and re-coloring.  Each bag features a natural fiber draw cord, inner pocket for marker storage and 8 washable, non-toxic markers to allow for your gremlin’s own artistic expression.  Toss the bag in the wash for a clean canvas and start all over again.  In Jungle, Sea Life, Sports, or Enchanted Forest designs.

$19.95 @ greenfeet.com

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Chevy Volt touts 230 mpg


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This week, GM CEO Fritz Henderson rallied his troops to announce an anticipated fuel economy for the all-new, electric 2011 Chevy Volt of 230 mpg in the city. (Yep—that’s what those vague, green ads you might have seen last week are in reference to.) While exact mileage has not been confirmed by the EPA, critics expect the actual numbers to closely compare.

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The car, which will run approximately 40 miles on a full battery charge is expected to drive more than 300 miles when (more…)

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