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10 Ways to Green Your Bathroom

By: Diy maven Mar 26, 2008

Mark Constantine of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics passes along 10 ways to green our bathrooms.

  1. Consider what you actually need.
  2. Use soap bars instead of liquid soap–this includes shower gel and even shampoo.
  3. Avoid heavily packaged products.
  4. Check use-by dates; the longer out the date, the more preservatives.
  5. Try to buy local.
  6. Buy items that last as long as possible, like toothbrushes with disposable… Continue Reading
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10 Ways to Green Your Fridge.

By: Chrisjob Mar 26, 2008

Vegetarian Times offers 10 great tips to best steward your homes' most beloved appliance. "According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the average American fridge uses around 1,383 kilowatt hours a year, which is 14 percent of your household’s electrical needs and about $90 a year. But there are simple steps you can take to lighten your refrigerator’s impact on… Continue Reading

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Happy 50th Birthday, Peace Sign!

By: Chrisjob Mar 26, 2008

As it turns out, the circular peace sign, one of the most recognizable images of the 20th century, was an intentional design attempting to feature the letters N and D- Nuclear Disarmament.

Wikipedia states: "This forked symbol was designed for the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC) and was adopted as its badge by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in Britain, and originally was used by the… Continue Reading

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Grow your future furnishings.

By: Diy maven Mar 26, 2008

Plantware grows soft, flexible trees, which they shape with temporary templates, creating functional structures that are not only good for the environment but have a modern point of view. And, to top it off, they decompose when they have served their purposes. For more information, visit Plantware. Via.

Photos courtesy of Plantware.

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Sitting Chairs.

By: Chrisjob Mar 25, 2008

 I love the orange one with the feet.


"Sitting Chairs by Lucas Maassen is part of the Design and the Elastic Mind Exhibition at MoMA that explores the huge changes in technology, science and social mores and the design world’s ability to adapt and use these changes within new designs. Maassen’s “tableau vivant”… Continue Reading

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Magical Mugs for Politicos

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2008

Pour your favorite hot liquid beverage in these mugs and watch the red states turn blue or the blue states turn red! The "I Have A Dream" democrat mug is available at Wacky Planet for $11.95 (2 for $19.95). The "Make My Day" republican mug is available at Urban Outfitters for $12.00.

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Bed in a Chest

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2008

New from George Smith is the Bed in a Chest. It can be used as a footstool or even a coffee table--if you plop a drink tray on top of it--during the daytime. At night the chest opens up for a clever little sleeping spot.

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A magical, disappearing television.

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2008

For those of us who like to watch a little late night television in bed. It has to be seen in action! Via.

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Curbly Video Podcast: Give Old, Shabby Furniture a Fresh, Modern Facelift.

By: Chrisjob Mar 24, 2008

My three-year-old niece just moved from the nursery to her first “big girl room,” and the only thing holding back her new space’s style is this worn dresser from the 1960’s. It’s in good shape, but the finish is tired, and there are several broken pieces that are simply unacceptable for a toddler’s room. So, as a birthday gift, I wanted to turn this tattered piece into a sparkling pop bureau that suits… Continue Reading

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Fabric Journals by John Robshaw at Barnes and Noble.

By: Chrisjob Mar 24, 2008

Style continue to come to the masses. This time, textilist John Robshaw offers six fabric covered journals perfect for your daily thoughts, sketches, for illustrating, or to catalog the previous night's dreams. $15-ish, in the stationary section. Thanks, Decor8!


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