Showing posts with label gifts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gifts. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pink to Green Picks

I won't share how long it has been since I visited a museum- it is embarrassing. Wandering aimlessly along the halls of an exhibit, my neck careened precariously for optimal viewing, is one of my greatest joys.

And since I can't bop into a world-class museum after class, like I did while living in DC, I like to peek online. Did you know that the Met has a fabulous online shop? And so even if you can't visit them in person, you can wear the memorabilia that speaks to a jaunt through a current exhibit and pretend that you marveled at the wonder of Khubilai Khan or Renaissance Art.

Wouldn't these make fantastic holiday gifts?! TemporaryItems

Sunday, January 18, 2009

What's knot to like?

I'm loving these rope doorstops over at RE-found Objects

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Green Move 7- Produce Bags

So you’ve replaced paper or plastic at the grocery store with a cool green bag, but what about the plastic veggie bags? Looking at them float around the kitchen after a grocery run, I found myself thinking that my greens were not so green after all.

Cherries and mushrooms now have a chic alternative too- the reusable produce bag. I love this one from the Craft Pantry, but there are tons of other options out there. If you’d like a deeper shade of chartreuse, I bet you could make these little bags out of old tee-shirts. How cool would that be?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Terrariums: The Perfect Green Gift

My first encounter with a terrarium was back in science class when the exercise was designed to be informative rather than decorative. Housed in a pop-bottle, the science projects hardly looked elegant, but I saw their potential, and the intrigue is with me today.

An easy way to green your living space and suitable for even the most novice gardener, terrariums have limitless appeal. Weather housed in a Wardian Case, cloche jar or even an aquarium these little microclimates add macro design punch while being green to boot.
Evoking a sense of Victorian romance, these look fresh and beautiful for display

Cloche Jars are one of my favorite types and they can be recycled for other uses-- a display for treasures, a beautiful cake cover or use the bottom for entertaining.
( from Jamali Garden)

(from Cookie Mag)
Even more eco friendly is if you can find one of these at an antique market, a la Eddie Ross (pictured in his home below).

Apothecary jars can also be used to make a terrarium, check out English Creek Gardens for some great holiday gift ideas...For easy an easy tutorial on how you make your own-- check out the info here and here.