This avocado vase and this acorn vase by Ilex make me swoon! Wishlisted!
Compostable Sponge Set
These are some pretty compostable sponge sets. They are made from 100% natural materials – 70% FSC certified cellulose, 30% cotton and vegetal dyes. They can be washed both in the dishwasher and the washing machine — so they won’t harbor bacteria.
YES! containers made out of 100% recycled paper!
Wow! These metal raised garden beds by Vego Garden are visually pleasing! Swoon!
I am passionately propagating plants in my home and have fallen in love with these wall-mounted propagation vessels. (I am currently waitlisted to get one. Fingers crossed.)
Celia is an environmental activist and consultant who shares resources and builds community around the topic of zero waste and the circular economy over on Litterless.
This houseplant pop-up book by Daniel Gordon is giving me all the plant-loving-feels.
Whoa! Why didn’t I discover iNaturalist sooner? It’s an app that helps you identify the plants and animals around you by connecting with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists. By recording and sharing your observations, you’ll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.
(Thanks for helping me figure out what mushroom that was, Ninja)
I have been spending the past 1.5 weeks on a small lake in upstate New York and am feeling a deep sense of clarity being so close to water. I posted about it on Instagram and someone suggested I look up the Blue Mind Theory. This makes so much sense.
Floating Plant Hanger
Give the illusion of floating plants with this plant hanger hook.
These kissing planters by Tatiana Cardona made me giggle.
Opera for Potted Plants
This is the world I want to believe in: Barcelona’s Liceu opera house reopens for performance to an audience of 2,292 potted plants. My heart!
Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads
I am not the beauty blogger type, but these Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads deserve a plug. I use and love them.
Hermann Hesse’s 100-Year-Old Love Letter to Trees
Wander: Natascha McElhone Reads Hermann Hesse’s 100-Year-Old Love Letter to Trees in a Virtual Mental Health Walk Through Kew Gardens
DIY Growing Kit
How lovely is this handmade ceramic avocado growing starter?
(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)
Plant Talkers Plant Labels
These Plant Labels made me laugh.
Finally my not-so-green thumb can thrive: Paper Plants! Art We Heart comes out with the best stuff. You’ve seen the wall gardens, right?
Made me smile!
Hélène Le Drogou was concerned with the plastic waste that contaminates the Colombian Amazon and decided to do something about it. She collaborated with Industrial Designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón and talented textile artisans from Cauca and started making these stunning PET Lamps. I love people that don’t complain but instead go ahead and make things better.
ELIOOO is a brand new book, by Antonio Scarponi, teaching you how to grow food in your apartment using inexpensive IKEA boxes. The system uses hydroponics, a farming technique that can be used to grow plants in water instead of soil. Hydroponics allows you to save up to 90% of water used in traditional agriculture systems, requires much less space, and you don’t have to worry about watering the plants.
Now go and grow your own food. Available on iTunes and Amazon.
Method Ocean Plastic
I just discovered Method’s Ocean Plastic Soap Bottle. It’s the world’s first bottle made with a blend of recovered ocean plastic and post-consumer recycled plastic, a combination that results in a uniquely gray resin.
How fantastic is this? How much do I love this brand?
Throw & Grow Confetti
Throw & Grow is eco-friendly confetti that grows into wildflowers. Woah!
American Made: Simple Peace Bags
Martha Stewart is currently running the American Made competition and my vote goes to DeAnna Reposa’s Shopping Bag System. It all started when she wanted to use reusable bags but couldn’t find a bag that she liked. Each bag had either a store logo or was made of materials that were too flimsy to keep the food safe from getting smashed. So she created her own.
All Simple Peace Bags are made in the USA of either recycled, organic or sustainable fabrics. My favorite is the Farmers Market Bag!
These Straws are not only biodegradable but also stylish!