Blue Mind

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.

Kissing Planters

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

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These Plant Labels made me laugh.

Paper Plants

Paper Plants

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!

PET Lamps

PET Lamp

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.

petlamp.org

ELIOOO

ELIOO

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

Method

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

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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!

Biodegradable Straws

These Straws are not only biodegradable but also stylish!

Cress Timelapse

I just remembered growing Garden Cress as a little kid.

(File that under random memory resurfacing being a parent.)

Eco Pots

While at a friend’s house the other day I admired her beautiful flower pots: they are called Eco Pots and are made from renewable and sustainable plant by-products.

Green Toys School Bus

Wow, I am *so* the mom of a little boy. Look at me posting about toy cars, twice in a row. Love this Green Toys School Bus. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk containers!

Makedo Christmas Tree

I am a big fan of Makedo. Their instructions on how to make a christmas tree made me smile. All you need is a Makedo KIT for THREE and some reclaimed cardboard. View and download instructions for the Makedo Christmas Tree.

Broccoli

brocolli vimeo from Matthew Moore on Vimeo.

How broccoli becomes broccoli – a timelapse by Matthew Moore. My thoughts after watching this: Respect Le Broccoli!

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The Climate Reality Project

The Climate Reality Project is happening live, all online, today until 8pm, with Al Gore speaking at 7pm. 3 million+ people have tuned in so far! You should too.

More about the Project, taken from their site:

24 Presenters. 24 Time Zones. 13 Languages. 1 Message. 24 Hours of Reality is a worldwide event to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis. It will consist of a new multimedia presentation created by Al Gore and delivered once per hour for 24 hours, representing every time zone around the globe. Each hour people living with the reality of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the manmade pollution that is changing our climate. We will offer a round-the-clock, round-the-globe snapshot of the climate crisis in real time. The deniers may have millions of dollars to spend, but we have a powerful advantage. We have reality.

Yellow Recycled Cardboard Basket

This oddly shaped yellow recycled cardboard basket would look good in a kid’s room, or my yellow-obsessed-studiomates’ apartment.

Compostable Party Kit

I wish Jimmi’s, our lunch take-out-place in DUMBO, would use containers made out of the same material like this compostable party kit.

Natural Rubber Flip Flops

Here’s the latest product curated by the lovely Holstee folks: Feelgoodz Flip Flops, made of natural rubber which means they are biodegradable. When the life of your Feelgoodz come to an end, chop them up and bury them in your backyard – and in a few years they will completely biodegrade. In addition to the 10% for Kiva that Holstee lends out for every purchase, every purchase of Feelgoodz benefits Pencils of Promise, an organization which builds schools in the developing world and trains young leaders to take action at home and abroad! “Feel good” on so many levels!

Feelgoodz Flip Flops over on Holstee