I’ve been getting my Christmas decorations out and decided I don’t like the majority of it.

So I’m longingly eyeing up this wreath by David Stark for West Elm.

Kitchen Scrubbing Cloth

September 3, 2009

The Kitchen Scrubbing Cloth by Hiroki Hayashi is a “natural abrasives in these scrubbing cloths make for a resiliant kitchen utility. No detergent is needed for use, though a tiny dab of soap can be applied for the greasiest of dishes. The scrubbing cloth can be used for several months, gets curlier and softer with use and resists odor and bacteria.

The yellow coarse scrub is made from recycled corn cobs while the red gentle scrub is made from peach pits.”

Available at The Shop at Cooper-Hewitt


April 8, 2008

I love this countertop. They are 100-percent recycled aluminum tiles from Eleek, and they are rather expensive, starting at $95 a square foot. So I’ll just post them on here so I can come back from time to time to drool.



March 6, 2008

not only is this a good idea in and of itself just for making  scented pencils, but the fact that they are using tightly wrapped newspaper around the graphite rod instead of  cutting down trees just to make a wasteful, disposable wooden handle is fantastic.

After hardening the newspaper, they then soak the pencils in gourmet liquid scents and put in a freshness tube. They are available in 10 scents that are guaranteed to keep their scent for 2 years.


Smencils   $6.00 / 5 pencils

Energy Bracelet

March 5, 2008

It’s odd to me to think that someone looked at this production tubing from oil and gas wells and thought that they could make a piece of jewelry out of it. Production tubing is used to draw oil and gas out of the ground.

here’s the bracelet:


the orginal tubing:


Energy Bracelet  

Recycled Tire Wastebasket

February 25, 2008

This clever waste container is accommodates standard grocery bags or 8 gallon liners. Integral handle design makes for easy carrying. Made from reclaimed automobile tire rubber.


ReModern  $29