Archive for the ‘Recycled’ Category

Fans of the late pop artist Andy Warhol take note: Sandy Schimmel’s portraits of the rich and famous can lay claim to one thing Warhol’s canvases can’t. They’ve got a bit of superhero in them: having rescued postcards from the edge, and homeless, post-season Christmas cards from the depths of disposal. Trash to treasure never […]


Photo courtesy of Salvage One Sometimes the most precious pieces are ones are those you find in unexpected places. The antique mirror you scored at a flea market, the Phillipe Starck chairs you got for $69 each at Hotel Surplus Outlet, the handsome used Eames Lounge Chair knockoff bought on eBay for $50 (yes, it’s […]


If you’re in the Los Angeles area this March 14-16 weekend and love modern design and architecture, don’t miss the 5th annual Caboom Show: the largest showcase of independent, contemporary design on the West Coast. On the list of special home tours includes one project particularly close to my heart and had the opportunity to […]


I’m enraptured by these gift papers by Fish Lips Designs. Bold graphics printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Oh, and the dyes are soy-based and chemical-free. As a former graphic designer I will say that going green in printing and paper is no easy feat. And the prices for papers are pretty reasonable. DIY tip: […]


Thanks to Fab Green reader Carly for turning us on to these sporty, sun-powered bags and portable chargers by Reware. The Juice Bag (shown above) gets is “juice” from the sun, thanks to thin, flexible solar panels stitched to the bag’s exterior. Perfect for charging up mp3 players, cell phones, PDA’s and digital cameras while […]


Here’s a great way to spread a little love this Valentine’s season: Plantable Greeting Cards from round robin press. I discovered them on Etsy after buying my refashioned poker chip necklace from stinkycretingirl (beautiful jewelry, the name however…). Wildflower seeds have been embedded in organic cotton paper and will sprout when planted. If I had […]


Military-inspired coats are back in style this season, and we found two jackets that capture the trend perfectly with earth-friendly benefit to boot. The re-wool jacket shown above designed by Grace & Cello uses recycled wool to create this clean-lined look. I love the versatility and the great little details. Available in three colors. Find […]


I discovered these retro-inspired pendants at Eco Lights this week. They are part of the new Rock, Paper, Scissors series: two-toned lights that sport a glossy white steel exterior with peek-a-boo cutouts that reveal a punchy blue, red, yellow or orange color from the inside. The Scissors Jupiter Pendant in blue is shown above. Paper […]


There’s been much Sturm und Drang (thanks Tim Gunn) over Greenpeace’s campaign to “green” Apple’s iproducts. As a loyal Apple customer since 1986 (yes, that’s right folks! I was happily inculcated as a high school junior with that first SE-30–remember those little things?), so I was disheartened to hear alleged reports that they haven’t committed […]


Here’s a quickie find for you today [it’s beautiful and sunny here in Los Angeles and I scored some free tickets to the newly renovated Getty Villa! Then must trudge on with my thesis design project]. 3Form, my favorite company for anything translucent and hip and eco-friendly has done it again. Their new 100% Percent […]