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Lasercut Prints
San Francisco architect and designer Molly McGrath uses a laser cutter to achieve her uniquely colorful, mosaic patterns, which are then printed on 100% cotton, acid-free paper using ethically sourced materials.
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Bamboo Boxers
We salute these shorts—for those who may want a reprieve from the serious world of neutral-hued boxer briefs, these provide a loud and proud answer. Full-fitting in full-on patterns, Bamboo Boxers are made in Hawaii, and are "made with Aloha," an idea...
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Panda Watches
Vincent Ko, founder of bamboo-based sunglass company Panda (which initially launched through Kickstarter in 2011), is again on the crowd sourcing platform with a brand new venture. Today, 6 May 2014, sees Panda introduce a unique take on the classic...
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Carry-On Chopsticks and Case
With bamboo tips that unscrew and store inside perfectly balanced stainless steel handles, Snow Peak’s carry-on chopsticks are an exemplar of the form. A new, premium leather carrying case from Portland, Oregon-based Tanner Goods will age beautifully...
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Sailing Ship Kite
Haptic Lab's Sailboat Kites are for dreamers. Blurring the lines of sky and sea, these kites are shaped like classic pirate ships and take flight on windy days, sailing to new levels. Each kite is a handmade, certified fair-trade object and made in...
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Otis & Eleanor Bongo Speaker
As far as sustainable resources go, bamboo is often a best bet. For this reason, product design and build brand Otis & Eleanor called on the material for their new portable bluetooth 4.0 speaker, dubbed the Bongo. Launched on Kickstarter today, 3...
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Bamboo Ladies Bamboo Pickles
Thanks to our friends at New York Mouth, we were recently exposed to the bamboo pickles from Bamboo Ladies. The curious condiment is a zesty alternative to pickled cucumbers, with a similar taste profile of dill and garlic that sets itself apart...
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Linha Combine Portable Table Set
Brazilian design company Bold announced this week Linha Combine, an all-in-one set for transporting family-style meals. During the presentation at Rio+Design, we were struck by the combination of sharp design, eco-consciousness and material innovation...
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Bamboo Lounge Bed
Let pooch kick up his paws in a velvet-soft pet bed featuring a custom floral print by San Francisco artist Alicia Pompei, a reversible interior cushion and eco-friendly filler made from post-consumer recycled bottles.
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Triple C iSolar Backup
Never again miss the chance to InstaTweet again with this iPhone back-up battery. As a bonus you can be a guilt-free techy because it's also recyclable and made from sustainable bamboo.
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Bamboo Tech Accessories
Beloved by progressive designers and earth-conscious consumers, bamboo grows free from pesticides and fertilizers in low water conditions. Add to that construction-grade strength and a naturally gorgeous grain, and bamboo emerges as a top pick for...
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Hour of Nine
While the enduring appeal of letterpress lends itself well to fussy scrolls and flourishes, the recent revival has led many designers to contrast the preciousness of the form with more contemporary images. Taking an elegantly adorable approach...
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Cylk Bamboo Shapewear
Feminine and resilient, Cylk's new seamless shapewear collection offers women a sexy way to streamline their silhouette. Fashioned from bamboo, the garments are as soft as cashmere but are built to maintain support and elasticity with their seamless...
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Eco-Pocke-My-Hashi Portable Chopsticks
An eco-friendly and vibrant solution to the rampant waste of disposable chopsticks (250 billion are trashed yearly), Yuento's travel-friendly alternative comes with a portable poly-carbonate case and silicon cap that doubles as a rest between...
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Bamboo Bike Studio
If Robinson Crusoe were to have a bike, today he would have made it at Bamboo Bikes Studio. The weekend workshop allows you to build your own bamboo dream bike, helping out Mother Nature while kitting yourself out with a sustainable, one-of-a-kind...
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EcoTowl Bamboo
The EcoTowl Bamboo is a 20” x 12” super absorbent, washable natural cloth that replaces the convenient-yet-wasteful disposable paper towel (and the earlier non-bamboo EcoTowl). Made from 82% bamboo—one of...
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Korakot Aromdee: Tie the Knot
Thai artist Korakot Aromdee is a product of his surroundings. His art pairs one of his home town's most abundant resources with the time-honored Asian art of kite-flying. In creating his large scale sculptures and hanging lighting, he employs...
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Bambu Sporks
Improving on the classic cafeteria utensil, Bambu's new Sporks mimic the way people eat with their hands. Designed for easy spearing or scooping, the biodegradable "Veneerware" (Bambu's paper plate alternative) is perfect for picnicking...
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Nixon Wood Collection
To surrealists, wood grain symbolized sexuality, so there’s some logic to giving something from Nixon’s new Wood Collection for Valentine’s Day. “Inspired by mid-century furniture, post-modern architecture, and the good old...
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Schaschlik Knife Block
Designed by Martin Robitsch, the Schaschlik knife block holds your blades without having to worry about fitting them in the right slot. Made from bamboo skewers, you can keep your equipment neat or mesy-- whatever suits your kitchen style. $110...
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Bambooza
When all the other kids got their Bamboosa samples, ours were lost in the mail. Now that we're settled in the new digs our bamboo fiber t-shirts have found their way, and they were worth the wait! In addition to being highly sustainable, they...
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Bamboo Bike
Brano Meres, a Slovakian bike hobbyist, recently built this incredible bamboo bike frame. While bamboo is light and strong, there are certain practicalities that make commercial production of this thing unrealistic. But it is oh so nice to look at...