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Cork Planter Bookend Set

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Cork bookends also function as desktop planters/office organizers $48.00

Talk about versatility. We can count at least four simultaneous uses for this Cork Planter Bookend Set, designed by Nicole Runde on behalf of Working Class Studio. Made entirely of durable, high-density tan cork, the containers are watertight and perfectly sized for succulents, miniature, small ferns, or any sort of herb. Meanwhile it doubles as an inventive office organizer that......read more

Flat File by Jill Allyn Peterson

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An elegant, low-impact alternative to the traditional filing cabinet $80.00

When it comes to options for file storage, the pickings are slim. You can either go bulky and ugly or cheap-looking and plastic. NYC designer Jill Allyn Peterson proposes an attractive alternative in the form of the Flat File, a super lightweight, flat-shipping filing cabinet designed with sustainability in mind. Made of laser-cut birch plywood, with organic cotton folders, the Flat File is......read more

Eco Highlighter Pencil

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The vital office and school supply -- now in biodegradable format $2.00

Since it was first developed in 1963, the highlighter pen has become an essential tool for the office and school. Unfortunately, like so many of the products that have become indispensible to modern life, the felt-tipped plastic highlighters are terrible for the environment. Enter the Eco Highlighter Pencil from Stubby Pencil Studio, a 100% biodegradable highlighter that uses no ink solvents......read more

Offcut Stool Fluoro by Tom Dixon

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Eye-popping stool constructed from discarded wood $250.00

When it comes to creative recycling, esteemed British furniture designer Tom Dixon is one of the greats. Dixon's Offcut collection of benches and stools makes fantastic use of discarded wood remnants from the furniture industry. From that series comes Offcut Stool Fluoro, a solid birch stool lacquered in the signature Tom Dixon fluoro shade. With a rounded top made from curved and irregular......read more

BoostSolar Charger by Eton

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Solar-powered backup battery delivers off-grid juice to phones or tablets $100.00

The BoostSolar Charger, new in 2013 from Eton, is a handy backup battery that gets powered up by the sun then can be used to charge smartphones and tablets while you're off the grid. On one side, the BoostSolar features a 5" solar charger; on the other, a removable 4,000mAh lithium battery. The solar panel can charge the battery in 10 hours, giving the battery enough juice to charge two iPhones......read more

Ikea Sunnan Solar Desk Lamp

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UNICEF receives one Sunnan solar-powered lamp for every one sold in IKEA stores worldwide. $19.99

Solar cells transform sunlight into electrical energy - so this lamp requires no electrical connections. On top of that, the LED light consumes 70% less energy and has at least 4 times longer life than incandescent bulbs in similar lighting. And they come in cool colors too. IKEA has also teamed up with Unicef, and for every SUNNAN solar-powered lamp sold in IKEA stores worldwide, one lamp will......read more

Graypants Recycled Scrap Lights - Hive

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Gorgeous reuse and brilliant design. $219.00

Graypants use their scrap lights to proudly tell the story of their journey from being a dull, discarded cardboard box to becoming a stunning, unique light fixture. Instilling new spirit into salvaged pieces of corrugated cardboard, a scrap light’s lively play on light and shadow invigorates once lifeless materials....read more

Plumen Light Bulb

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A compact florescent with flair. $30.00

Put away the lamp shade, you're going to want to show this bulb off. The Plumen bulb adds class and style to the energy- and cost-saving benefits of conventional CFL light bulbs. Emitting a soft glow that works in any space, the Plumen uses 80% less energy and lasts eight times longer than energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs. “It’s strange that the bulb," reads an unattributed quote......read more

Norwegian Forest Large Pendant

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Natural lighting design by Cathrine Kullberg. $621.00

Cathrine Kullberg's Norwegian Forest lamps draw on the classic Scandinavian tradition of birch strip lighting. Her designs depict delicately cut forest motifs that become more visible when the blonde birch veneer is lit from within. All parts of the lamps are assembled by hand in the designer’s Oslo studio....read more

Scaffolding Table Lamp

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Designer Rodger Stevens puts wood scraps to beautiful new use. $399.99

The Scaffolding Table Lamp makes use of exotic wood scraps reclaimed from a variety of sources, from demolition projects to piano manufacturers. Artist and designer Rodger Stevens shapes the handpicked wood cast-offs into CFL-compatible, functional sculptures. The scaffolding design, a Green Depot exclusive, is also available as a taller floor lamp. Made in New York City. ...read more

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