Cinch: A minimalist wallet with a ton of space

Cinch wallet

Thick, bulky, leather — or worse, velcro — wallets are so passé. Minimalist is the way to go. Your back, butt, and bank roll will thank you. The Cinch wallet has a stainless steel or oak “backbone” with black elastic “keeper”. The oak backbone is made from 100% salvaged or ethically sourced wood and finished with eco-friendly, non-toxic tung oil.

Hear the beauty of these eco-friendly wood earbuds

meelectronics r1 wood earbuds for bass

When I say the phrase “musical instrument”, what is the first one that comes to mind? Chances are it is something made of wood or brass. What it is most certainly not made of is plastic. There’s a reason for that. Brass and wood (but especially wood) have wonderful acoustic properties and produce clear and […]

Say hello to the revolutionary Square water bottle

square water bottle

The Square is the latest 20oz water bottle from the folks at Clean Bottle — and both are the brainchild of Dave Mayer, the founder of Clean Bottle. The Square, while appearing to simply be a good looking water bottle, is actually quite special in a myriad of subtle ways — which are the best kind, don’t you think?

Old warehouse becomes green living community in UK

The Greenhouse community in Leeds, UK

Leeds, United Kingdom is a vibrant city with much to offer the young professional. But it is easy to imagine that the green living trend can easily be remiss in such a bustling place. Make no mistake, however, because sustainable living developments are beginning to spring up. The Greenhouse in Leeds is one such recent […]

Wind-proof DIY patio umbrella stand doubles as planter

DIY patio umbrella planter

You have a patio. You have a patio table. You have a patio umbrella. Correction, you had a patio umbrella — the wind just blew it away. This great DIY idea shows you how to turn a decorative planter into a patio umbrella stand that will seemingly withstand all but hurricane force winds. And bonus, […]

5 great green building materials

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Choosing eco-friendly design materials is always challenging. Despite the claims made by many brands there are few materials that are environmentally friendly all the way through the supply chain. The following materials will always need to be treated with skepticism, but in general are greener than the rest. Abaca Also known as manila, abaca is […]

The iBamboo iPhone speaker gets a plastic playmate

iBamboo urban plastic

There are all kinds of iPhone and iPod speaker systems, but last year we talked about one revolutionary — yet incredibly simple — iPhone 4/4S speaker. The iBamboo. The iBamboo uses a simple one-foot long piece of precision cut bamboo to project the sound from your iPhone 4/4S in two directions, amplifying the stereo sound […]

Revolights: Sexy wheel-mounted LED bicycle lights

Practicality meets need and sexiness in this awesome bicycle light system

Most car on bicycle crime happens between the hours of 5pm and midnight. Lack of visibility is the obvious culprit behind such violence. But the inventors behind Revolights are hoping to help end such car on bike assault…and they’re launching their bicycle lighting revolution with a clever campaign and an oh-so-sexy product!

Wine corks as eco-friendly packing peanuts

Wine corks used as packaging peanuts

Cardboard boxes, packing tape, wrapping paper, bubble wrap, foam peanuts…Do you ever feel like half the stuff you’re moving is just the packaging itself? By nature, moving to a new home is not the most eco-friendly, uh, move. But there are some clever ways to make it greener. Check out some of these ideas to do just that.

iBamboo speakers rock your iPhone tunes sans energy

iBamboo iPhone speaker dock

There are all kinds of eco-friendly iPhone, iPod, Android device, and other portable music player speakers out there, but none of them can amplify the volume of your digital tunes without needing battery or A/C power…except the iBamboo. This brilliant (and chic) simply combines a foot long piece of bamboo and minimal processing to pump your jams.