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The clean and striking IF Mode is aimed at commuters of the mobile generation. The IF Mode avoids oily chains, complex tubes with hidden dirt traps, and the clutter of traditional bike features. Meant for city commuters, it looks at home folded up on a subway or in an office.
At her studio in Hamilton, Ontario, Jenna Fenwick creates handmade, sustainable textile products under the Jenna Rose banner. After drawing illustrations by hand, she screen prints the drawings using non-toxic water-based pigments on natural and organic materials. From the Jenna Rose collection comes this Ships Large Zipper Tote, featuring her original illustration of ships and waves printed......read more
Here's a disheartening stat: 500 billion disposable cups are manufactured globally every year; that’s about 75 disposable cups for every single person on the planet. It's time to turn the tide. This barista-standard Reusable Coffee Cup from Australia's KeepCup is one of the nicest looking reusable options we've seen. There are three sizes available -- 8 oz, 12 oz and 16 oz -- with......read more
The good peeps at Repurpose Compostables are on a mission to replace single-use, petroleum-based plastic cups with greener, plant-based alternatives. Needless to say, we're down for their cause. The company's Repurpose This! campaign asked people to show off their creative repurposing ideas, with sweet prizes for the best projects. SHFT was approached by Repurpose to judge the contestants and......read more
In the cluttered marketplace for reusable bottles, swamped with a bunch of same-looking/functioning products, the Bamboo Original Bottle stands out from the pack. Aesthetically speaking, the company's flagship product looks, well, nice, with clean lines and a flourescent color accent popping out from the tan bamboo. It also has the unusual feature of a glass interior, which makes it heavier than......read more
If you're interested in having a fresh, daily supply of eggs for your family but you don't have the time and/or know-how to build your own chicken coop, the Alexandria Chicken Coop & Run from Williams-Sonoma is the perfect solution. Handcrafted in the USA from certified-sustainable wood, the Alexandria coop provides room for up to six hens and will keep your flock safe and dry......read more
In the days of yore, elevated corn cribs were used on farms to store dry corn and protect it from rodents. Today, Maryland's Broadhurst Architects have adopted the classic American structure as design inspiration for The Crib, a contemporary prefab that can be used as a weekend retreat, a backyard office, or a guest house. The Crib makes intelligent use of sustainable and recyclable materials......read more
This kids' toothbrush from the newly launched Smile Squared comes with an array of feel-good benefits. The toothbrush itself is made of biodegradable, BPA-free bamboo, so it won't contribute to the estimated 50 million pounds of toothbrushes tossed in American landfills every year. Even cooler perhaps is the buy-one-give-one program, in which Smile Squared donates an eco-friendly toothbrush......read more
We don't normally show off commercial films, but this epic, one-minute video created for Tribord, the French boardsport company, is a valid exception to the rule. Produced by Fred & Farid Paris, the vid offers stunning proof that a powerful story can be told with strong visuals and a simple soundtrack. Shot on location in Bali, "Back to Water" features a bikini-clad woman diving, paddling and......read more