Category Archives: Eco-Friendly

} Tilissimo




Coasters are such a simple affordable everyday life item, but can also easily add color and style to your living quarters! Totally digging these colorful and graphic re-purposed ceramic tile ones by Tilissimo!

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} Patch

This weekend, I was looking at the Cargoh (a BC Canadian company) newsletter when I noticed the big banner on Patch (also a BC Canadian company).

How wonderful is this product, seriously! Patch is basically a year-round indoor herb gardening system. Obviously, other eatables can be grown in them (such as lettuce, for example), and obviously, you can also put them outside (everything is washable) on your small city balcony in the summer.

The system ” “self waters” by using a technique called sub irrigation, which allows the water to enter the soil through capillary action”, how practical!

Also eco-friendly, the “Patch herb planter body is made with Tyvek (a HDPE), which has all the properties of paper film and fabric. It’s fully recyclable, washable, and stain resistant. The interior components are made of PP #5. All of these components are fully recyclable.” They ship flat (simple assembly instructions are added to your package), so that is also cost and space efficient as far as shipping goes.

3 styles are offered, as well as a price for a 3-pack to make you save a little compared to a single planter purchase!

Also, customer service is totally top notch. I emailed a question, and within 4 hours, Kent Houston himself (the founder and CEO) replied to me with the info. How wonderfully great is that, right!?

Lightly said, I am in love with Patch already, hence, I will go order 3 right this second. ;)

(And I’ll make sure to update you guys on how it all unfolds in my actual home!)

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} Patty Dear




Fall in love with tiny little geometric tree landscapes from Patty Dear! HOW CUTE ARE THESE!?! (Caps intended.)

Talk about unique decor treasures! Choose monochrome for a more “serious” look, or a colorful mix for a bit more fun! Basis are reclaimed wood planks, even better than awesome. ;)

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} Dubina



Here I am, fan of pottery. Handmade or machine made, vintage or brand spankin’ new, oldschool or contemporary, I love it all.

Clare Dubina found a fabulous way to mix it all together in a show stopping result: upcycling vintage stoneware into new modern vessels. I AM IN LOVE WITH THESE. Know it. lol :)

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} Vanda




Interesting shapes and cuts and textured details is what Vanda Fashion is all about. This new shop, run by two sisters in Israel, offers fashion forward dresses that have personality, but that wont break the bank.

Some are redesigned with vintage pieces, which is always awesome for uniqueness and for the eco-friendly side of it all! :)

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} Vietto




From collars to decorative shoulder pads to printed tops, Vietto is half way between subtility and statement pieces.

Whites and blacks, beiges and blues, textures and shapes, pleats and folds, designs on flowy tops, everything is made in Finland with either eco cotton, bamboo, left-over materials or upcycled fabrics. Gotta love a side of eco-conscience with your garment! :)

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} Remakerie




Fall is here (WOOHOO! Favorite season FTW!!) and so it’s legit to pull out your favorite knits off the top shelf.

Those same ones that inspired The Remakerie a couple of upcycling decor pieces: from big cushions to jar sleeves. Loving these cuties!! A great idea and a great cozy result for your home :)

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} Ekra




I’ve always wanted a crocheted rug made from recycled fabrics. They are simple, can match any decor, and very durable!

Ekra offers a ton of pretty ones, in many different colors and patterns. I especially like those with the monogram: perfect for your pet, right? Will have one someday! :)

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} Boots N Gus



Boots N Gus takes vintage to a whole new level by pairing it with recycling and reusing.

Those beautiful vintage plates and kitchenware can have a new life in the form of lighting: brilliant way to upcycle! Also, bird feeders and hanging planters. Lovin’ it all!

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} Photobotanicus

In one of the 3 stories in my favorite book, New York Trilogy by Paul Auster, the man collects objects found in the streets of New York during his everyday walks. They are all broken or damaged, and therefor, he asks himself if these should still be called by the same name, since they don’t serve the purpose anymore for which they were created for in the first place. For example, should an umbrella without its fabric still be called an umbrella?

Anyway! When I saw these photographic shots by Barry Rosenthal, created with detritus found on beaches (mostly plastics), spitted back to us by the sea, I immediately thought of this book.

Art with garbage. Me likes.

Via } Etsy

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} Blake Avenue



Ahhhh reclaimed wood, how I love you. Forever and ever.

The people at Blake Avenue surely has this exact same thought on a daily basis. Their wood is recovered from architecture that dates back 80 to 150 years and used to make long lasting stunning furniture pieces. Plus, when one says recycled, one also says unique one of’s.

Sure, you probably can’t afford a piece on a impulse purchase. But you can always dream, and even, plan a purchase for the future. :)

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} Ndustries




I have a love of the vintage. But I don’t have the tools (nor the skills) to modify and repurpose some. Yet, anyway.

Over at Ndustries (Toronto), Nigel does just that, and beautifully! As of now, he concentrate on lighting and stools/magazine racks, but oh, you can just feel the possibilities his talent has for so much more too! I will def be checking this shop often! ;)

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} Orchard Studio


These totally eco-friendly chairs by Orchard Studio (UK) are made of recycled OSB board and royal mail elastics.

Pick your color, and receive it flat so you can assemble yourself. So fun!! :)

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} Birdloft



Have always loved barn wood as a material. Perhaps because it has a past, it has seen and survived numerous season changes. It has a present, one of raw sturdiness. And with the craftiness and eco-friendliness of folks like Birdloft, it can have a future.

Those little metal hardware extras are, to me, just the bright red cherry on the creamy sundae, ya know?

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} Willow Ship



Willow Ship is the one woman show of former graphic designer Blake. With a soft spot for eco-friendly linen and screenprinting, she creates cocktail napkins and pillows with wonderful printed shapes and patterns. Colors are subtle, yet get noticed!

I think they are stunning and perfect for any hostess occasion, but then again, why not use awesomeness for your everyday self, right?!

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