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upcycled iPad cases, folios and sleeves

For those lucky enough to have found a new iPad in their Xmas stocking – here are a few snazzily designed iPad cases to keep that precious new device in pristine shape. These upcycled babies each reflect individual style.




(above) Melbourne, Australia-made, Haul features sleek upcycled print blanket rubber with felt lining protective iPad Sleeves and iPad Folios ($69 to $79).



(above) Kick it up a few notches and fetch yourself a one-of-a-kind design from across the pond. Upcycled vintage kimonos, magnetic audio tape, newspaper and magazines each forms a unique iPad sleeve. On sale now @


(above) Upcycled from wet suit remnants, this cushy zip around is great for well, zipping around. ($26) @ (more…)

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Monday, January 3, 2011

eco friendly calendars for 2011

1.1.11 – that’s a lot of one’s, hopefully a sign that 2011 will be filled with a lot of good firsts.

To help you stay on top of your game this year … here are a few ways to plan and keep track of elusive time. Each item appeals to a different part of the eco design equation — whether it be handmade in the USA, digital, made of sustainable materials — and they’re highly functional (like you).

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(above) Weekly Eco Planner is perfect for those who juggle a lot on-the-go, and love “the printed page.”

As described by the creator, her line of 9 different color options is “Completely handmade and crafted with versatility, practicality, and the environment in mind, within you will find 24 dateless months (12 at the beginning and 12 at the end of the planner) as well as 52 dateless weeks and 20 address book entries. These 176 pages are printed in an elegant script font on 100% recycled banana fiber paper and covered with 100% recycled rubber fused to hemp burlap, giving the journal a rough and rustic look and feel.

The portable planner is bound using sustainably harvested hemp and finished with a handmade wood button made from locally gathered tree/shrub cuttings.” ($40) @ etsy shop Nature’s Cubby Hole. (more…)

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industrial design – upcycled vintage metal safe drawer clock


One man sees a box for his keys, cufflinks and tax receipts whilst another sees another possibility. This gem of a clock possesses a myriad of positive characteristics – simplicity, portability, recycling, sweet color, an expression of the unexpected…and it tells time. I know I’ve been featuring a lot of clocks lately but I keep running into great ones – and I think this one’s a doozy.

$145 @ mike reynolds’ supermarkethq shop

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monday’s eco news roundup


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