Environmental responsibility isn't always that easy, especially when it comes to researching which products are really 'green' and which ones are just green-washed. So, that's where the GoodGuide comes in. It's an excellent resource to cut through the crap- it gives you information on the health, environmental and social performance of over a hundred thousand products with easy to read scores that will make your purchasing decisions quick and easy. ...Read more

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Kenno S Kids Recyclable Chair

Don't worry, we're not going to start featuring all sorts of kid's furniture. We'll just link to the ones that stand out and make sense. The Kenno chair is made from a new cardboard that can be recycled again whenever your favorite little one has outgrown it. No screws or glue are needed for assembly and the white surface allows kids to draw or paint their own designs for a ...Read more

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Price: $95.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Friday Links

Washcloth … In … Spaaaaaaaaaaaace!! Yago Partal's Zoo Portraits Tiny Chocolate Up5 chairs Kepler’s Tally of Planets (via itsokaytobesmart) The Elena Garro Cultural Centre use to be an old house. The new facade is quite the contrast to the old. (via kateoplis) my knitted boyfriend Jesus, This Week Engineering Calculator App “Hummingbird,” A New Form of Music Notation Have a nice weekend....Read more

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Bamboo bee Bicycles

Bamboo! Bicycles! Add the two together and you get something that makes sense. Bamboo has a honey comb structure that naturally dampens those bumps along a street, meaning you'll have a smooth and comfortable ride. More importantly, bamboo is a renewable resource, quite strong, and considerably light compared to other steel frames. To learn more, visit Bamboo bee's website or their Kickstarter page. ...Read more

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Price: $600.00 - 1,000.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Libri Shelving

The Libri Shelving isn't a new item, but its versatility still stands out. Lean one against a wall for a solitary statement, combine several together to make a bigger unit, or combine two back to back for a free standing room divider option. Available in black or white. Legs are solid ash wood. Shelves in wood veneer. Designed by Michael Bihain for Swedese Dimensions: H 89.5 x W 15 x D 11.5 ...Read more

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Price: $1,150.00
Available from: Huset

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Floating Tea Strainer by Kinto

If you hadn't seen the title, you could have used your deductive reasoning to figure out what function this little sphere fulfills. There are the small perforations at the bottom, a little handle/ring at the top, and the appropriately sized saucer. For anyone who's ever handled loose leaf tea, it's enough to sit up and take notice, as this strainer looks to be very easy to use and then ...Read more

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Price: $12.50
Available from: Emmo Home

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Stool One vs. Kaysa

It seems like everyone has an opinion on knock-offs these days, and personally, I always sympathize with the original designer. In my own home, we save up for the licensed versions of whatever piece we love, but I do realize that many people just can't afford to do so and will sacrifice provenance and, at times, quality for a similar look. Which brings us to the matter at hand: Konstantin ...Read more

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Price: $798.00 for two
Available from: Hive Modern

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Teroforma Bread & Butter Boards

If you're serious about your bread and various spreads, take a look at the Teroforma boards. One is longer, for baguettes and such, the other shorter for regular loaves. A removable soapstone bowl nests into an opening which then serves as a hook or handle for storage or carrying. One side of the board has a sloped 'well' that will corral all manner of crackers. "Due to the versatile nature ...Read more

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Price: $110.00
Available from: YLiving

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Corniche Shelving

The Bouroullec brothers bring yet another lovely and functional object for the home: the Corniche Shelves. Put a few in your entryway for keys and wallets, or perhaps one or two in the bathroom for storing jars of cotton balls and q-tips. They'd look just at home in the living room with your smaller, more valuable items on display. Available at DWR or YLiving, $75.00 - $125.00. Small: H 4.5" W 8.25" D 5.75", $75.00 Medium: ...Read more

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Price: $75.00 - 125.00
Available from: YLiving

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The Camp Chair

Whether you use this chair for an actual camping trip or just as an extra seat around the house, you'll no doubt be pleased with its materials and hardware. It holds up to 350lbs and collapses completely to packable/stackable dimensions (18 x 5 x 21"), and if you'd prefer a stool, just fold the back down over the seat (see image below). Designed by Best Made in New York. Made in the ...Read more

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Price: $185.00
Available from: Best Made Company

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Burgon & Ball Garden Shears

Don't make me talk about having right garden tools again. These sharp shears are modeled after a pair of classic British sheep shears and have a double-bow handle for maximum comfort. Perfect for clipping soft foliage and dead-heading, you'll be able to shape or harvest your garden with precision. 9" long x 1.75" wide when secured with provided clip. Produced for over 280 years in Sheffield, England. ...Read more

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Price: $52.95
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Quad Trivet

Who knew a trivet was something to get excited about? It looks, dare I say it, slightly magical in the way it changes shape. The Quad is made from 16 wooden cubes connected by a heat-resistant silicone strip (not magnets, as I had originally assumed). Do take a look at the video below to see it in action, and then figure out if you think $40 is worth backing the project. Designer: ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Indiegogo

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Bink 1025 Mobile Media Table

The very title 'mobile media table' is enough to induce an eye roll, as it conjures all sorts of questionable design. However, as the weather gets nicer, and as we begin to enjoy the outdoors with our laptops/tablets/phones, a need for a smaller, portable table does arise. The Bink is a powdercoated indoor/outdoor table that's sized appropriately for your device and/or your favorite drink, making it ...Read more

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Price: $249.00
Available from: 2Modern

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GoodLife Key Tags

Maybe you're perfect, but I know I'm not the only one that needs a little reminding every now and again to be a better person. And, hey, why not have a key tag that gives you some inspiration to do just that? They're sort of perfect, in their old-timey, hotel-key tag way. Could be a good way to keep track of extra key copies clanking around perhaps? Please note tags ...Read more

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Price: $6.00
Available from: Three Potato Four

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Foodie Garden Kits

Too lazy to go to a garden center? Lucky you, there are some great growing kits that'll have you babying your own herbs and vegetables in no time. Coco fiber wafers, seeds and instructions are all included in this rectangular tin planter- so, add water as needed and soon you'll have your own peppers/basil/tomatoes that can then be transplanted into bigger patio containers or the garden. Each kit ...Read more

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Price: $21.00
Available from: Poketo

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