Posts Tagged ‘Recycled’

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 […]


Here’s a new one from British designer and Fab Green favorite Stuart Haygarth whom I love for his ability to transform castoff objects like plastic wine glasses and plastic containers into high style lighting here and here. This time he’s used old prescription lenses to create an enchanted chandelier called Optical. The 1.5m diameter chandelier, […]


Photo courtesy of splityarn Here’s an easy idea for tree ornaments. Make them for you or send them as gifts. Design it yourself: 1. Get your blank canvas: a package of class glass ornaments from a crafts store (I get mine at Michaels). 2. Be innovative: use whatever lovely leftovers you can find. This is […]


Hi Fab Green, I’ve been looking for little baskets made of some kind of re-used plastic, have a weave-like look and available in lots of colors. Have you heard of anything like this? Please let me know where to find them if you have. Thanks, Liane Dear Liane, Thanks for writing! Recycled plastic is becoming […]


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 […]


TGIF! Some fabulous finds for the modern home discovered on the web… BEAUTY [re]COVERED Lounge Chair, Lotus Bleu Vintage chair reupholstered with a French floral print linen Spotted at Lotus Bleu YOU KEEP ME IN STITCHES Stitched Felt Coasters, $16 for set of four Biodegradable felt on top, sustainable cork on the bottom Spotted at […]


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 […]