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alternative home decor: splatt bamboo clock


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I don’t know if this clock’s graphic punch makes me think proton, or neutron. This retro-modern wall clock is created from renewable bamboo by Keith Moore of Pilot Design. Comes in two sizes.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Alternative Medicine: Spoonk – a tried and true green product review


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Spoonk Space is an acupressure massage mat. We received a freebie for the purposes of this review, put it to the test, and here’s what we found:

It’s painfully cool. As crazy as it may look and sound, the hub and I both agree — this thing really works. It’s an easy to use, stress-buster. You just have to get over the scary first impression. There are over 6000 little points jutting up, ready to make contact with your skin.

There’s a fine line between pleasure and pain. When I first tried the mat, face-up with my back on the mat, I wasn’t sure I’d live to tell the tale. After overcoming the initial pain similar to lying on a bed of nails, we found that some of those aches and pains like shoulder and neck stiffness are alleviated.

It’s not a permanent fix, but much like acupressure, a temporary state of relief is achieved. After a 25-minute session, your back looks like it was hit with a meat tenderizing. And we experienced almost a light burning sensation. But that dissipates within a few minutes. In addition to feeling more relaxed, the hub (more…)

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powertrekk fuel cell charger for small gadgets + devices


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Soon to be released: A pocket-sized, portable small device charger that just needs a sip of H2O to instantly charge your battery power-sucking iPhone – nice. Swedish fuel cell technology company myFC will soon be bringing its PowerTrekk fuel cell charger to energy-starved consumers who need portable, off-grid juice for their small gizmos.

powertrekk4.jpgThe PowerTrekk utilizes eco friendly fuel cell technology to instantly, cleanly and efficiently convert hydrogen into electricity. Adding one tablespoon of water to the charger’s proprietary PowerPukk fuel pack will instantly provide power to their small electronic gadgets like smartphones, digital cameras and iPods. Power can also be provided via the charger’s internal battery pack.

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Unlike solar chargers, fuel cell power is generated quickly. (more…)

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tuesday’s eco news roundup


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