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USB Tabletop Greenhouse


dreamcheekygrnhse.jpgWe’re delving deep into the novelty junkpile for this one.  This Dream Cheeky USB-powered greenhouse comes equipped with its own grow lamp (I know what your pot smokers are thinking, but this thing is pretty small) — a computer interface that monitors the plant’s condition, artificial soil and a pack of marigold seeds.

You can take a break from talking to your cat, and now talk to your new plant.

$27.87 @ (appropriately enough) Walmart

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Eco Pens – the biodegradable ballpoint


A Tried and True, Green Product Review

New on the eco scene are pens made of cornstarch, which, when disposed of properly, will biodegrade within a year.  When I saw these nifty Eco Pens, I had to try one.  They’re lightweight, bright, happy pens — they make you want to jot a note to a long-lost friend, while hangin’ at the beach.

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Sleekly designed with a slit in the side so you can see when the ink’s running low.  There’s also a finger-friendly grip for comfort  and a removable, clip-on tip.  How does the ink hit the page?  With a clean line, for a smooth writing experience.  According to designer Adrian Olabuenaga, the Eco pen was “the result of a long development process,” a founder of ACME Studio, “it had to measure up to the standards we set for all our pens:  superior functionality and great design.”

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We give the Eco Pen an easy green thumbs up.  In either white or 12 psychedelic colors, and with black ink only, grab yours ($1.98/each) @ acmestudio.com

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soji solar lantern


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modsolarsoji1_1.jpgIt’s never too late in the summer to add a little sustainable style and atmosphere to your deck, patio or garden.

These Modern Soji each feature a little solar panel and 2 amber LED bulbs.  Powered by the sun – no electrical wires or outlets needed – just add cocktails.

the 9″x9″ lanterns come in 3 patterns and go for $39.99 ea. @ allsopgarden.com

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lunch leftovers in a pretty package


Brighten up your lunch break by packing last night’s leftovers in one of these Artist Series Snap and Shut Bowls.

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Designed by Matte Stephens and Amy Ruppel, each miniature piece of art is plastered on an easy-grip, (more…)

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a mixed bag of green news


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