Ty D.I.Y. Shower Curtain $35
Already known as a place for inspiring deep thoughts, the bathroom can prompt even more creative thinking with Grain's DIY shower curtain. The non-toxic curtain comes with a refillable permanent marker made from post-consumer waste, and is ethically produced in the US' Pacific Northwest. All you need is imagination.
Cool Hunting + ECOALF Anorak $175
A limited edition and highly packable pullover made of fabric from recycled fishing nets, the collaborative anorak we created with Spain's ECOALF channels our obsession with streamlined aesthetics, quality materials and a dedication to innovation. Salvaged fishing nets undergo a six-step process to break down the tough fibers into a super soft fabric, and allows our anorak to be lightweight enough to pack down into its own kangaroo pouch. Weighing just 5.15 ounces, it's ideal for tossing in your backpack, purse or picnic basket.
Leave Nothing Print $12
A tangible reminder to leave the earth better than we found it, Holstee's "Leave Nothing" letterpress print is as sustainable as the message it projects. Graphic designer Andrew Martis' created this text-based illustration, which is printed on 100% recycled paper embedded with wildflower seeds. If you outgrow the print, simply plant it in the garden and watch the seeds take sprout.
Cynara LED Grow Lamp $215
The Italian artisans behind lighting company Bulbo have produced the best in single pot illumination. With Cynara they've developed an anodized aluminum and hand-varnished faience terracotta LED lamp for growing medium size plants, especially vegetables and kitchen herbs. The lampshade delicately umbrellas the leaves, emitting the best light for a plant's nutrition. Cynara can either be attached to an aluminum rod and placed directly in a pot, or securely hung overhead.
Sex Oil $18
Sex Oil from Toronto-based Province Apothecary doesn't hide behind any vague adjectives or cute lingo. The name is as clear as the oil's list of ingredients, blending coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, evening primrose oil, GMO-free vitamin E and more—a blessing for those with sensitive skin. This personal lubricant can also be used a body oil—it dries to a satin finish and doesn't need to be washed off.
Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum) Candle $55
Called the "golden apple" in Italian, and "wolf peach" in scientific terms, the tomato comes in a beautiful array of vivid colors and is just as versatile in dishes. Carrière Frères, the oldest manufacturer of fine candles in France, have captured the fruit's delicate scent in their fine vegetable wax, free of any chemicals. The earthy, herbal aroma will effortlessly fill the living room with memories of that summer backyard garden.
Firefly Vaporizer $270
Enjoy the benefits of a solid toke without inhaling gnarly smoke with the Firefly vaporizer. Running on a rechargeable battery, this slick, portable device will heat up your plant of choice for a healthier draw, keeping you lit wherever you roam.
U-Lock Holster $34
Handmade by Montreal-based industrial designer Jesse Herbert, the vegetable-tanned leather U-Lock Holster keeps the cumbersome-but-necessary U-Lock neatly tied to the back of your bike while you ride carefree to your next destination.
Upgrade your soil-dependent succulents to an air plant—the exotic-looking tillandsia only requires good air circulation, bright light and water to prosper. A stunning way to show them off is with the AirplantVessel, a sculptural vase that suspends the air plant and comes in wood, ceramic or powder coated steel in various sizes. The best part? With any purchase, the air plant is included.
Aromatherapy Sheep Soaps $25-80
Nuna Knits' Peggie Ehlers doesn't just peddle high quality yarns—she's at the helm of every step from breeding the sheep to spinning the fibers for a "farm to fashion" approach. While her spools would turn any pattern into a beautiful wooly ensemble, the sheep soaps are just as wonderful. Created on the North Fork of Long Island, each hypo-allergenic bar is covered in wool for an all-natural loofah and soap combination.
Back to the Roots
AquaFarm allows you to nurture your very own ecosystem. It's a fish tank, all parts included, and a set of planters for herbs and wheat grass that you can grow right on your kitchen counter. Better yet, the tank is self-cleaning and powered by the science of aquaponics. All you need to get started is a fish and some seed.
Beeswax Candles Cast from Antique Bottles $30
Arizona-based husband-and-wife duo Peter and Juwels hand make candles with pure beeswax, which burns longer and brighter than any other wax on the planet, and employs lots of honey bees! Be sure to check out their other styles on Etsy, such as the Atlas Mason Jar or the Bartender's Brew Bottle, which are cast from a diverse array of antique bottles and jars.
Løv Is Pure Tea $15
Løv is Pure is not only a potent and tasty alternative to coffee consumption but also lives up to its name with organically grown, pure ingredients such as pieces of real apple and natural citrus. Tea bags are made of cotton muslin, are unbleached and free of staples or glue, which allow the tea leaves to unfurl and release all of their aromas. With cardboard packaging sourced from responsibly managed forests, even the packaging is FSC-approved.
Soap Cones $22
Best known for his playful products like the solid walnut Rocket and Big Quist, Little Quist nutcrackers, Brooklyn-based Pat Kim flexes his ubiquitous design prowess with this set of three simple soaps. The elegantly minimal cone shapes come in small, medium and large, with three color gradients.
Bitter & Esters
All-In-One Brewing Kit $100
Bitter & Esters' All-In-One Brewing Kit provides all the necessary essentials to make 2.5 gallons of thirst-quenching craft beer. A step-by-step instruction manual will deftly guide the way to help you in creating an enlightened batch of Robust Porter, Irish Stout or the mind-numbing Disaster IPA, among many other styles.
Chilote House Shoes $79
Keep your feet warm in colder months with Chilote's naturally insulated house shoes, a pair of slippers that are as sustainable as they are cozy. Each is handmade by women in Chili with wool from free-range Patagonian sheep and upcycled salmon leather.