Thursday, October 30, 2014

Welcome the Weekend with Goldiehome Organic Bedding!

Just in time for a sleeping-in Saturday, I was very happy to read about Goldiehome's line of eco-luxe organic bedding. Founder / designer Elana Bober used to design for Donna Karan's Home Collection, and I can see the influence in Goldiehome's soothing colors and subtle geometric and nature-inspired patterns. Want to get in on a high-thread-count sleepathon? The Goldiehome line is sold at (and other shops: full list here).

Via Ecofabulous.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Object of My Affection: Railroad Tie Dining Table

How cool would it be to host a dinner party on this uber-stylish table from Vivaterra? I'm a huge fan of the pairing of knotty, weathered wood with metal, and those angular leg lines keep the whole design from becoming overly rustic. The wood - a mix of pine, teak, and ironwood - is made up of reclaimed railroad ties, complete with peg-filled spike holes. Can't beat a table that doubles as a conversation starter.
Bonus points to the person who thought up those fantastic, blobby centerpieces (peat? moss?). What a unique design element - they're like tiny landscapes! Quirky pieces like those send the stylemeter of a room into the stratosphere.

The Brazilian: Environment Furniture Edition

Environment Furniture utilizes reclaimed Peroba wood from the supermodel breeding grounds also known as Brazil, crafting lumber from derelict barns and dwellings into stunning, sleek pieces like the above Santos bed. The mix of rustic and refined is purely modern, and the rich shade of wood gives the pieces a heady aura of luxury.
More faves from the collection below...

Super Chic Recycled Leather Bags!

Wow! I am really digging these gorgeous handmade recycled leather bags from Valhalla Brooklyn's Etsy store! I particularly love the red one above...a perfect carry-on bag for weekenders. Love.
I found out about Valhalla from Gretchen's Closet, an online directory of boutiques and discounts. June is "Eco-Month" on the site!
Wanna see other recycled leather bags I heart?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Letterpress Love: Smock

I know that I've babbled here before (ok, more than once) about my deep and lasting love for letterpress stationary, but don't think I'm anywhere near finished yet. Does the world need yet another letterpress line? Oh, YES, PLEASE! Smock to the rescue. Designed by Amy Graham Stigler (founder of Snow & Graham), Smock is the first print shop in the US to offer printing on bamboo paper. Plus they're run with wind power and donate 1% of sales to environmental causes!
I tried my very best to pick out a couple of Smock's many social, holiday, and wedding designs to share here...but as you can see, I fell in love with too many to pick just a few. These are my faves, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the site for goodness galore.

This One's For the Dogs: Whiner and Diner Beds/Bowls

Looking for a Valentine's gift for that 4-legged love bug in your life? Whiner and Diner's pet feeders and beds, made with salvaged wine crates from prestigious vineyards in California and Europe, could be just what your chic little pup or kitty has been shooting you those doe eyes about all these years. The company will even customize items with your pet's name, but I'm thinking, given the classiness of these beds (and price: $225), a monogram might be more suitable. Now if only my dogs had middle names...

Object of My Affection: Roger La Borde Recycled Paper Journals

I'm kinda finding myself infatuated with the chic, botanical designs on Roger La Borde's recycled journals! Just think of all the earth-shatteringly poetic sentences one of these would inspire. Plus one of the designs is on sale for $4.75!
PS: I love long weekends.
PPS: Sometimes when I accidentally eat an entire bag of chips, I eat a piece of fruit and feel a little less guilty.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Here's some last minute love for the eco stockings (felt made of recycled materials) over at RikRak's Etsy shop...

Perch Plant Orb: New Home for Herbs?

Simply irresistible.

Organize Shmorganize: The Mio Grid

Ever feel like something is missing in your home office? That a certain item, just beyond the grasp of your imagination, is waiting out in the world for you to bring it home so it can miraculously organize your life in some wonderfully hip, design-savvy way? Organization fiends, the time is upon us! I've just discovered, and naturally developed a huge crush, on the Mio Grid, a system of recycled felt wall pockets that create snug little homes for all of your office whatsits, mags, and writing paraphernalia. I love the geometric calm of it all, and that chic color combo of steel gray and hot pink has such modern, punchy charm. Want one of your own? The Mio Grid, available here for $60.

Amenity and Branch Home Sales!

I've raved before about the great organic and hemp linens that Amenity you can get 30% off the entire site (including sale items!). Enter 2009 at checkout. Expires 2/1/09.

Need other sustainably made goodies for your home? Get 25% off at Branch by entering DCBRANCH at checkout. Excludes furniture and sale items.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Deep, Stylish Breathing

Whew - there we go. Wanted to post this yesterday but Blogger was quite feisty about not letting me post images. Better mood all around today, clearly.
This mini air filter from Blueair is incredibly stylish, no? Never thought I'd be commenting on the prettiness of an air filter, but there ya go. Life is full of surprises. And with this nifty little gadget, lots of fresh air too. It's even small enough to travel with!

Object of My Affection: in2green Blanket

There's something about blanket shopping in December that seems incredibly appropriate. Winter's long chill is just settling in, holiday decorations are up en masse, and logs are piling up beside the fire in anticipation of the cozy nights ahead. What better time to find that perfect, snuggle-inspiring throw? I'm thrilled to have just discovered in2green's stylish blankets made from recycled eco2cotton. Styles ranging from chic zebra prints to Asian-inspired branches are $125.

Launch Alert: Bourgeois Boheme Shoes! Ooooo La La!

Wanna walk on the wild side with animal print shoes that don't contain actual animal parts? Bourgeois Boheme to the rescue with their just-launched line of vegan shoes! I need both of the pairs in this post in my closet pronto. J'adore la vie bohème!
(But I don't speak French, so merci beaucoup and au revoir if that doesn't makes sense.)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Stella McCartney's Eco-Luxe Luggage!

Stella McCartney has teamed up with LeSportsac to make a line of 100% recycled eco polyester luggage and handbags for stylin' globetrotters! Whuddya think?

Girls Night Out: Doie Juniper Dress

Well, hello, Friday!
The ladies and I are having a little girls-on-the-town night tonight and of course I'm already wondering what outfit I'll be able to whip together from the depths of my closet. You know what would be perfect? The casual-chic Doie Juniper dress pictured above. It's made of biodegradable bamboo jersey (not that you'd ever throw it away) and available at the delightful ec0-tobi site. How perfect is the little sleeve detail and oh-so-flattering gathering around the neckline? Sigh...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Object of My Affection: Affordable Green Art!

Oooooo la la and tra la la too! Know what I mean? There's something about cool, affordable art like the above piece by bgreendesign that just makes me want to sing.
Also song-inducing? The fact that bgreendesign's pieces are made using sustainable plywood, come packaged in a reusable, screen-printed tote bag perfect for groceries, and that the artist plants 50 trees each time a work is purchased! 50!! Basically, that boils down to snazzy art and a whole new mini-forest gift to the world for the low price of 60 smackeroos.

(Spotted via the excellent PoppyTalk blog!)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Amenity: Your Wallet's New Best Friend

Need some sassy new accessories for your home or nursery? Feelin' the effects of belt-tightening? Amenity Home to the rescue! They're offering SSTW readers 30% off the entire site through March 15! Just use code "sunshine" at checkout.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cheap and Chic: Ikat Organic Bedding Sale!

I've been oooing and ahhhing over the ikat organic bedding on the Pottery Barn site for ages now, and it looks like all of my, ahem, strategic procrastination has finally paid off...the bedding just went on sale! The queen duvet cover is now a whopping 50% off--a steal at $49.99. I went for the red option pictured above. I'm usually all about the blues and greens, but I think this red/orange combo is really going to add a lot of cheer and style to our master bedroom which has camel-colored walls. Can't wait to share the results! (If red isn't your thing, the bedding comes in shades of blue and a green/yellow combo as well.)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Eco-Chic Makeover for the All-American Shoe (Flip-Flops)

Happy almost-4th, everyone! In honor of beach days and BBQs, I thought it fitting to share these chic 99% recycled leather sandals from Begoodesigns. With their little tassles and leather straps, they're like a cross between preppy boat shoes, beachy flip flops, and hipster gladiator sandals! Love. Plus they're handcrafted, Fair Trade, and the company is a member of 1% For the Planet.
Enjoy a floptastic long weekend!

(Spotted on Ecofabulous)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Orange You Glad It's On Sale?

Just spotted this snazzy modern duo over at Sprig, and I'm in luuuuuv! I'm really into the idea of a neutral room with a big ol' pop of orange. Maybe it's because we're almost in October (?!?) and I'm getting all pumpkin-brained. The Monroe Lounge Chair and Ottoman, available at, are made with sustainably harvested wood and they're 30% off right now ($455 for the pair).

Friday, October 3, 2014

Happy Friday! Xo, Finley (and her Hanna Anderssons)

That's a wrap on Finley's nursery tour! Thanks so much for taking a peek.
Here's Fi wishing you all a very happy Friday. She's chillin' in her 100% organic cotton Hanna Andersson outfit, courtesy of a friend who introduced us to the awesome brand. Not only are Hanna Andersson clothes extra soft and planet friendly, they also grows with your babe...two rows of snaps on this onesie mean Fi will be wearing it until she's walking! Plus, the pants have pockets -- super critical for a little lady who won't roll out the door without her wallet, keys, and pacifier.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Object of My Affection: Ezra Waltermaurer Bookshelves

As an avid reader who gobbles up novels faster than a kid goes through a candy bar, I'm always on the lookout for interesting ways to display my ever-growing collection of paperbacks. Naturally, I was thrilled to stumble across these ingenious bookshelves by Little Fish Furniture's Ezra Waltermaurer. Handmade using recycled books (reinforced with hidden wood) and one-of-a kind, I'm convinced these would look quirky an adorable as bedside shelves above a nightstand or in the odd corner of a bathroom. Available for $40 at The Curiosity Shoppe.
Photo via The Statement

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