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Ratzer Tracks Plaid Blanket

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Seriously green blanket making by Tina Ratzer in Denmark. $429.00

It doesn't get more sustainable than this: the wool is 100% Australian, biodynamic, merino wool – Demeter certified KbT, by IVN, Germany. The sheep are bred under biodynamic control. The soaps and spinnings oils used are biodegradable. The wool is not super-washed and no moth repellents are used. The dyes used do not contain heavy metals. The textile is woven, then milled without soap in......read more

Steven Perriloux's Sun-Kissed California

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Laid-back Los Angeles vibes reign supreme in these photos from Terry Richardson's protégé

Photographer Steven Perriloux leads a bicoastal existence, dividing his time between LA and NYC shooting fashion editorials for major magazines. But it's his album of personal photos that caught our eye. In the series, the friend and former assistant of Terry Richardson captures California subculture in all its casual, sun-drenched glory. Perriloux discussed his attraction to underground culture......read more

Greenaid Fosters 21st Century Johnny Appleseeds

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Clever urban hack created by young L.A. duo encourages people to replant their neighborhoods.

If you live or work in a city, odds are, you passed a vacant lot or an ugly, barren strip of soil at some point today. Now imagine if that eyesore were transformed into a wild garden. But how? Greenaid, a project by two recent grads of Otis College of Art and Design in L.A., Kim Karlsrud and Daniel Phillips, and local urban planner David Fletcher, is a plan to distribute candy machines loaded......read more

Herringbone Throw

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From Mela Artisans $299.00

A herringbone pattern represents the “fisherman’s catch” and is said to bring success in one’s career. That may be folklore, but the truth is this handsome throw rewards anyone who owns it with comfort and style. Using fibers from silkworms raised in the forests of India, Eco Tasar artisans then hand dye and handloom this “wild” silk into a lightweight,......read more

Telephone Wire Bowls

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Handcrafted by disabled Vietnamese artisans for the SPIRAL Foundation. $40.00

Founded by Marichia Simcik Arese, the SPIRAL Foundation provides work for young, disabled citizens of Vietnam and Nepal, who create lively, functional products for the home using recycled materials. These colorful Telephone Wire Bowls are made from — you guessed it — discarded telephone wire, and are ideal for holding coins and keys. Crafted by disabled artisans at The SPIRAL......read more

Salomon Sick Stick Snowboard

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Fair trade footwear project provides hope for Guatemalan artisans. $550.00

The Sick Stick freestyle powder snowboard utilizes a revolutionary bamboo core. Made by sandwiching a core between two structural bamboo veneers, the weight of traditional fiberglass and resin is reduced by 25%. There are no petroleum-based topsheet materials or lacquer coats - the graphic is direct-printed on the board, making it less toxic and, in turn, lighter.   The Sick Stick comes in......read more

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