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Archive for November, 2007

Posted by Sal Taylor Kydd on 11/29/2007

Eco-marketplace Evo launched today as a one-stop shop for environmentally sustainable shopping. They do a good job of bringing together a range of merchants according to their proscribed “Evo-criteria”. Every merchant is rated and editorially selected, the result being there is a sensibility to the products they choose, not just from an environmental perspective, but also from a stylistic one. Categories include, clothes, toys, body, autos, solar, travel and money. Go on, have yourself some guilt-free fun.

Categories: Gifts, Green

INSIDE: notepad
Posted by Sal Taylor Kydd on 11/28/2007

SAL: More from the wonderful world of Binth! I bought this notepad yesterday at one of my favorite local stores here in Venice - Urbaninc - a treasure trove of stationery goodies on Abbot Kinney. Today I found the same notepad online at another of my faves A + R - who are now also opening up a bricks and mortar on Abbot Kinney here in Venice! What serendipity! Anyway - I love this notepad - it’s large and square - and very pretty. Form and function working together. Nice.

Categories: Sal, Stationery

INSIDE: mr paul
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 11/27/2007

HARRY: I am loving all things Thomas Paul at the moment. Velocity has a bunch of his stuff. The tray (below) is made from melamine and it’s only $18. I also think the lacy gothic plates are fantastic. It jumps on the lace trend without being too girly.

Categories: Ceramics, Dining, Harry

INSIDE: va va voom
Posted by Sal Taylor Kydd on 11/26/2007

SAL: There’s a lot of hooplah in the press right now about having a green Christmas - see the NYT article Jolly Green Christmas about the green evangelists set to sabotage the joy of giving for all and sundry. I’m thinking green this Christmas for sure, but I’m also not going to be dogmatic about it - show by example rather than by tirade is my motto. So with that in mind I’ve been saving all my Anthropologie tissue to use as wrapping paper, I’m avoiding vacuum-packed toys, and I’m on the lookout for gifts that are green and cool. Vivavi is run by the Josh Dorfman who many of you may know as the author of The Lazy Environmentalist. They have a lovely range of eco-friendly furniture that’s really beautiful. Perhaps a bit pricey for Christmas gifts, but there are some home accessories that are reasonable - such as these hemp Birch Accent Pillows for $100 from Loop Organic.

Categories: Gifts, Green, Sal, Textiles

INSIDE: clever cube
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 11/26/2007

HARRY: This is a quickie…gonna be flat out tomorrow with kids and work. That joyful work/life balance in action. So wanted to get this off tonight. IKEA has a new line of oak storage pieces called Estetisk. It includes a very nice magazine holder…although not sure how practical it is. Might be better for storing toys. I also like this shelf system from Umbra (below). It’s a little chaotic, imperfect, less neat, easier to see your mags. Probably more me. I don’t love the dark brown. It would look much better in oak.

Categories: Harry, Storage

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