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green gadget alert: upcycled suitcase stereos



A little traveling music please…Mr. SiMo makes these fine little BoomCase sound systems primarily from vintage, recycled suitcases – the more kitchy-looking the better.



The self-powered, portable boombox systems work with your iPod/iPhone or any device with a headphone jack.  Suitcase systems run from 30 to 200 watts.  Most of these portable stereos are re-chargeable and will keep the party rockin’ for  7+ hours on a single charge of the built-in charger.  In addition to running on batteries, BoomCases can also be plugged in; or if you’re the sedentary type, you can opt for a plug-in-only version.


Mr. SiMo professes to shy away from plastic, or thin, suitcases because of their inferior acoustic qualities.  He focuses on cases that are built with wood and leather because of the superior sound reproduction.  For a little extra dinero you can customize your suitcase stereo with additional options like a solar charger, laptop connector, or wireless playback capability.


Each case is custom made to the users liking. Options include: Ipod/USB Charger, Extra Batteries, Custom Paint and more.  Prices Start at $250.

via: uncrate

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

smart fortwo and Hello Kitty get pretty


Go green, reduce your bloated carbon footprint and have some fun.  Smart USA and Sanrio, Inc., best known for global pop icon Hello Kitty, announced a partnership today to offer vehicle wraps featuring Hello Kitty for the smart fortwo.  Vehicle owners can now order Hello Kitty vehicle wraps through smart USA’s “smart Expressions,” a customization program launched in July.


via: prnewswire

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Eco-fashion Collections at Eco-Tobi

Tobi is a fab site for finding designer clothing at great prices. They have special sales that give up to 60% (sometimes more) off certain designer brands. Better still — they offer free ground shipping, easy returns, eco-packaging and the company offsets their emissions.

But the part I especially love about Tobi is their Eco-Tobi category which has clothing, bags, shoes and accessories that are made from organic cotton or recycled materials!

Below are some great eco-fashion finds, but make sure to check out all the eco-friendly fashions they have to offer.


Rogan Tros Sweater Dress with Netting ($45)
made from eco baby alpaca and bamboo

Baily 44 recycled Wool Sylvia Trench Jacket ($264)


Nine in the Morning Skin Sensation Bio Ankle Skinny Jeans in Handmade Bio ($163)
made from 98% organic cotton + a dash of elastane

Prarie Underground Darted Ellipse Dress ($150)
made from 100% organic cotton


Melissa Joy Oxford in black & white ($100)
made from recycled/recyclable plastic with rubber sole

Melissa Flocked Troupe Wedge ($140)
made from recycled/recyclable plastic

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recycled cotton canvas bags – craftculture


For any of you still looking for an eco-friendly reusable bag, or in need of a style upgrade, these rough-hewn, durable – yet sophisticated – totes from CraftCulture may provide the solution.  The one above might also double as a halloween goodie bag.


Ideal for hauling your groceries, beach paraphernalia, or your bloated collection of personal care items.  They are a high quality XL Eco Bags made of durable 10-ounce, post industrial recycled cotton canvas.  By choosing recycled canvas, you are saving excess material scraps from a lifetime in the landfill.

In scads of different styles.  Size: 19″ wide x 15.5″ tall x 7.5″ bottom gusset + 22″ handles.

$15 @ Craft Cultures Etsy shop

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