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Neorustica Furniture

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Lovely collection of scrap wood furniture.

Sao Paulo-based designer Brunno Jahara has unveiled a new collection of scrap wood furniture called Neorustica. Produced by NDT Brazil, a local furniture factory that specializes in working with wood leftover from construction sites, the line of 10 tables, containers and benches pay respect to the country’s rural background. Each Neorustica piece is named after a shanty town or favela in......read more

Game Used Base Stools

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A home run gift for baseball lovers. $950.00

These sporty stools, made from game-day bases used by the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, and Cardinals, make an unusual and awesome gift for the baseball lover. The seat rests on welded steel legs handmade in Berkeley, CA. Comes with signed and numbered certificate of authenticity from MLB. Hit up www.mlb.com to authenticate your seat's corresponding game. ...read more

Amalia House

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Austrian holiday home pays tribute to the natural world outside.

Earth is increasingly being touted as the building material of the future, leading to a hot new architectural trend: grass houses. Designed by GRID Architects, the Amalia House in Styria, Austria joins the trend...sort of. The family holiday home is completely covered with artificial turf, highlighting the interchange between indoors and out. We may be taking the idea of "green" design......read more

Trash Cube

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Nicholas Le Moigne's scrap cement stool doesn't look very comfortable.

With the "Trash Cube," Swiss designer Nicholas Le Moigne sets his sights on the small market of green design fanatics who also happen to be narcoleptic. There is no danger of falling asleep sitting on this thing. Created entirely from scrap fibre cement, the Trash Cube is an interesting vision of green furniture — and maybe the least comfortable seat imaginable. Workers at the......read more

Merkur Futur Razor

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German engineering for your face. $70.00

Death to disposable razors! Classic double-edge safety razors are the greener option — and the better shave. If you haven't made the switch, now's your chance. German-made Merkur is the leader in the field. The double-edge Merkur Futur Razor accepts all standard double-edge blades (Merkur, Derby, Feather etc.). And you won't be throwing away any plastic. ...read more

Canvas Soapstone Bowl Set

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Hand-carved by Haitian artisan cooperative. $46.00

From Canvas's excellent range of elegant, sustainably designed home objects comes this Soapstone Bowl Set crafted by an artisan collective in Haiti. Exquisite and functional, the bowls are part of the Aid to Artisans project, supporting sustainable development around the globe. ...read more

SHFT @ Wired Recap

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SHFT @ Wired. Take 5.

A couple weeks ago, SHFT descended on New York for another pop-up event with our good friends at Wired. This was our fifth collaboration with the venerable tech magazine, a partnership that began in 2008 when Adrian and Peter curated an eco section of products for a Wired shop. For this one, we were asked to feature our Lighten Up series, so we had The Honey Brothers perform to a packed house. ......read more

SHFT Sampler 12-31-10

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Weekly links: RIP Kodachrome, another Christo controversy, Heather Heron for Environment, and more.

Goodlifer debuted Heather Heron's second collaboration with Environment Furniture, featuring a nice little range of bags made from surplus military fabric. The collection is available here. Massachusetts will become the latest U.S. state to institute emissions regs, with a plan that's among the nation's most ambitious: slashing emissions by 25% below 1990 levels over the next......read more

Artifact Lunch Bag

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Let your sandwich ride in style. $45.00

If you're into packing a lunch for work (we're told you should be), then it's time to ditch dumb disposable bags and finally put away the comic book lunchbox. Artifact's reusable lunch bag, formally called No. 215, is the best we've seen yet. Handmade in Omaha, Nebraska from water-repellant waxed cotton, the tote has a Horween leather strap and hand hammered, solid copper......read more

Crossway Passive House

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Parabolic eco house in the English countryside.

The rural Kent home of British architect Richard Hawkes and his family is the kind of house that makes passers-by stop and stare. The sweeping, arched form jumps out of the ground, covered in local flowers and grasses, veiling boxy glass and cedar structures where the family lives. Dramatic aesthetics aside, the home, called "Crossway," has eco credentials out the wazoo. It is one of the first......read more

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