Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Obsessed: Recycled Skateboard Goodies

Made with recycled skateboard lids, these containers come in 2 varieties, $49.50

When we saw these MapleXO "Coney Containers" at Portland store Betsy & Iya, we had to have them. Once we brought them home, we became officially obsessed: they're functional, stylish, green and affordable, all at once! These little ceramic containers with recycled skateboard lids are the perfect size for storing salt, spices, tea, jewelry—anything. They also come with a wipeable china marker for labeling. Genius!

Check out some of our other favorites from the MapleXO website...

Screw drivers with recycled skateboard handles, $60 for a set

Gorgeous recycled skateboard table lamp, $595

Multi-puprose glasses with coaster/lids, $35 for a set

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Best of Outdoor Eco Dining

These bamboo tumblers from Terrain are reusable, biodegradable, and available in an awesome color palette. See the whole collection here 

The season of outdoor dining is upon us again! What do you serve outdoor meals on? Melamine? Paper plates? Your everyday dishware? Plastic (recycled, of course!)? We have yet to find the perfect outdoor dining solution, but this year things are looking up. From biodegradable bamboo cups and plates that don't look throw-away, to stainless steel options that won't break, here are our favorites for outdoor entertaining this summer.

Finally, recycled plastic dishware (melamine and BPA free) that's as chic as it is functional. In 3 colorways, from Terrain
Some of our favorite local restaurants, including Bollywood Theater (above), serve  their food on stainless steel. Easy clean-up and no breakage makes his another top choice for outdoor entertaining. Visit Life Without Plastic for a wide variety of stainless steel options
Perfect for parties: Susty Party makes a colorful array of compostable dishes made from renewable resources. Doesn't get any cuter!