Green Products

Artisans Transform Recycled Coca-Cola Bottles Into Modern Dishware

Artisans Transform Recycled Coca-Cola Bottles Into Modern Dishware

Earlier this month at Designtide Tokyo, local studio Nendo debuted Bottleware: a collection of beautifully crafted dishware that gives new life to recycled glass Coca-Cola bottles. The green-tinted

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Amazing Organic FreshPaper Keeps Your Produce From Rotting

Amazing Organic FreshPaper Keeps Your Produce From Rotting

There are few things more disappointing than reaching into your refrigerator for a nice fresh piece of produce only to be greeted by a slimy, stinking glob of mush in a bag. While you could have sworn you

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The Best Sustainable Building Products from Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco

The Best Sustainable Building Products from Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco

A surprisingly political lineup of speakers (including Jerry Brown, Cory Booker, George Pataki, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski) bookended the 2012 Greenbuild conference in San Francisco. They spoke

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Noor Nuyten Recycles Receipt Rolls Into Cute Desk Accessories

Noor Nuyten Recycles Receipt Rolls Into Cute Desk Accessories

Walking around this year’s Dutch Design Week, we almost missed these cute paper vessels made from recycled receipts by Noor Nuyten. Each paper cup is made from a used receipt roll that has been coated

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Product Review: The Nubagg Lets You Reuse Your Plastic Bags As a Garbage Can

Product Review: The Nubagg Lets You Reuse Your Plastic Bags As a Garbage Can

Garbage cans belong to that group of mundane household items that have been around for so long that it seems there really isn't much that can be done to improve on their design. Or so we thought.

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RX Made and Strand Design Launch Line of Clever Products Made From Reclaimed Wood

RX Made and Strand Design Launch Line of Clever Products Made From Reclaimed Wood

RX Made is on a mission to turn materials from the waste stream into well-made, well-designed products for everyone. The startup has collaborated with Strand Design to develop a line of sustainably

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The Rectangline Chair is a Simple Geometric Seat that Doubles as a Bookshelf

The Rectangline Chair is a Simple Geometric Seat that Doubles as a Bookshelf

The RECTANGLINE CHAIR is a very basic and simple chair that joins the pure geometric forms of the rectangle and the line. A large part of the chair ( the seat and the back rest ) is made out of plywood,

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License to Craft Upcycles Vintage Car Plates Into Funky Home Decor

License to Craft Upcycles Vintage Car Plates Into Funky Home Decor

License to Craft is a cool new Etsy shop that's dedicated to reducing metal waste. Taking everything from license plates to soda tabs to cans and more, each object is refashioned anew by cutting and

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Dyson Award-Winning SafetyNet Prevents Overfishing by Guiding Small Fish to Freedom With LED Lights

Dyson Award-Winning SafetyNet Prevents Overfishing by Guiding Small Fish to Freedom With LED Lights

Royal College of Arts graduate Dan Watson has developed a brilliant sustainable fishing net with luminous exit portals that allow endangered and young fish to escape so that they can fully mature. Watson

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Itay Kirshenbaum’s Transforming Chair is Four Seats in One

Itay Kirshenbaum’s Transforming Chair is Four Seats in One

Designer Itay Kirshenbaum has a created a 4 in 1 chair that can be turned into four different seats with a simple flip. Kirshenbaum developed his chair during his industrial design studies at

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Bogobrush: A Biodegradable Buy-One-Give-One Toothbrush That Will Make More Than One Person Smile

Bogobrush: A Biodegradable Buy-One-Give-One Toothbrush That Will Make More Than One Person Smile

Meet Bogobrush, the beautiful, 100% biodegradable, buy-one-give-one toothbrush. Bogobrush is teaming up with oral health organizations across the country to help those in need; for each Bogobrush

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6 Gorgeous, Modern and Eco-Friendly Cribs (for under $600)

6 Gorgeous, Modern and Eco-Friendly Cribs (for under $600)

When preparing for the arrival of the littlest member of the family, a crib is usually the largest of the big-ticket items on the shopping list. And if you're looking for something that is not only

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Si-lest’s Rustic Wine Tray Is Made from Recycled Corrugated Roof Sheet and Salvaged Timber

Si-lest’s Rustic Wine Tray Is Made from Recycled Corrugated Roof Sheet and Salvaged Timber

Si-lest’ fuses the natural, soulful beauty of depleted objects with the practicality they offer as functional conversation pieces. Their new eco-friendly collections breathe new life into exhausted

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The Energy Collection: Marjan Van Aubel’s Photovoltaic Tableware Collects Sunlight and Stores it in a Cabinet

The Energy Collection: Marjan Van Aubel’s Photovoltaic Tableware Collects Sunlight and Stores it in a Cabinet

Dutch designer Marjan Van Aubel has created a collection of everyday objects that are all infused with solar panels! Her cleverly titled Energy Collection is a series of glasses and tableware that are

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Naomi Paul’s Handcrafted OMI Pendant Lamps are Crocheted from Fashion Textile Scraps

Naomi Paul’s Handcrafted OMI Pendant Lamps are Crocheted from Fashion Textile Scraps

With their vibrant colors and gracious forms, these OMI pendant lamps prove that elegant design and sustainability can go hand-in-hand. Working with surplus material from the fashion industry (mostly

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Agency of Design’s New Energy Trumps Cards Identify Environmental Properties of Different Materials

Agency of Design’s New Energy Trumps Cards Identify Environmental Properties of Different Materials

We showcased Agency of Design's prototype cO2 card in the past, and the firm just played a winning hand by launching a full suite of Energy Trumps! The deck of cards aims to help designers and consumers

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J1 Studio’s Modular “T.shelf” Takes Plywood and Zip-Ties Into a New Dimension

J1 Studio’s Modular “T.shelf” Takes Plywood and Zip-Ties Into a New Dimension

Los Angeles-based design firm J1 Studio has taken plywood and zip-ties out of the local hardware store and into the world of fine furnishings. Their modern, modular "T.shelf" can be assembled in a variety

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DIY Living’s Cardboard Packaging Can Be Turned Into Functional Furniture

DIY Living’s Cardboard Packaging Can Be Turned Into Functional Furniture

Maybe you have just moved or are remodeling your home, and you go to buy a brand new set of furniture. Once you unpack your tables and chairs, you're left with a heap of cardboard just sitting there,

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Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Tim Durfee’s Loophole uses a common off-the-shelf fluorescent tube to create a simple source of diffuse light. Opaque paint on half of the U-shaped element blocks the direct glow, while allowing bright

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Viesso’s Playful Koper Tables are Crafted from Salvaged Douglas Fir Beams in Los Angeles

Viesso’s Playful Koper Tables are Crafted from Salvaged Douglas Fir Beams in Los Angeles

This simple but fun table is made from reclaimed Douglas Fir beams, which were collected from buildings in Los Angeles that were set to be torn down. Neatly stacked, the 'hollowed out' gaps give the end

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Ymotion Tabletops Are Made from Sustainable Wood Finished With Natural Oils and Waxes

Ymotion Tabletops Are Made from Sustainable Wood Finished With Natural Oils and Waxes

Ymotion tabletops are made of wood sustainably harvested from individually selected trees. Each tabletop is unique and represents nature’s raw beauty through its natural splits, knots, textures and

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Conceptual Artists and Designers Push Boundaries of Design at London’s First 3D Print Show

Conceptual Artists and Designers Push Boundaries of Design at London’s First 3D Print Show

Made from laser-sintered polyamide, Kinesis is a "wearable sculpture" by London- and Berlin-based Daniel Widrig that treats the body like a landscape, wrapping and undulating around its form. With a

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How to Squash Your Monthly Energy Bill & Save Money With a Programmable Thermostat

How to Squash Your Monthly Energy Bill & Save Money With a Programmable Thermostat

Did you know that the average American household spends more than $2,200 annually on energy bills, and close to half of that figure can be attributed to heating and cooling? If you're looking to chop that

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Piers Saxby Candy Creates Charming Lamps Using a 1930s Copper Jelly Mold

Piers Saxby Candy Creates Charming Lamps Using a 1930s Copper Jelly Mold

Piers Saxby Candy, a Brighton-based designer, hand crafted his Jelly Desk Lamp and Jelly Table Lamp with using oak wood for the stand and cast an original 1930s copper jelly mold for the shade.

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Andre Valerio’s Cute Passa Cabos Lamp is Made From Renewable Cork

Andre Valerio’s Cute Passa Cabos Lamp is Made From Renewable Cork

"Passa Cabos" is a cute cork lamp made by portuguese designer André Valério and produced by Ervilha Criativa. Valério says: “This project aims to explore the approach of objects and animals to humans

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Piquattropunto’s Cardboard “Pause” Rocking Chair is Completely Recyclable

Piquattropunto’s Cardboard “Pause” Rocking Chair is Completely Recyclable

The Pause chair is a rocking chaise lounge made from a cardboard structure covered with two felt mats. The felt cushions are attached to the chair with rope instead of screws or glue. Designed by

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The Yield Picnic Bag is a Sturdy US-Made Tote that Doubles as a Blanket

The Yield Picnic Bag is a Sturdy US-Made Tote that Doubles as a Blanket

San Francisco-based firm Yield Design has designed this simple and ingenious tote to serve as a multifunctional everyday carry-all, grocery tote, lunch bag, and more. The Yield Picnic bag is defined by

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“Half” is a Toilet Flush Design That Hints at the Good Side of Saving Water

“Half” is a Toilet Flush Design That Hints at the Good Side of Saving Water

"Half" is an observation of how suggestive design can more intentionally encourage the use of the water-saving "half flush" function on a dual-flush toilet. The white half is designed to be smooth and

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15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

If you've been feeling the pinch like we have, you've probably learned to shop smarter, pack your own lunch, and cut back on the gourmet coffee, but you might still be missing out on big savings if your

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The Terraform Raised Garden Bed Helps the Wheelchair-Bound Get Their Gardening On!

The Terraform Raised Garden Bed Helps the Wheelchair-Bound Get Their Gardening On!

Three social-minded urban gardeners saw an unfortunate problem in their community of Nantes: gardening is pretty difficult for those in wheelchairs. So to help the wheelchair-bound flex their green thumbs

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