Not one but two different songs called “God is a DJ” have been released and done quite well on the pop music charts over the last 10 or so years. First, in 1998, it was a dance anthem from UK’s Faithless. Then, in 2003, it was an infectious ditty from American punk songstress Pink.

This begs the question: What if Mother Nature was a DJ? What would she play? Bette Midler or Biz Markie? Enya or Erasure? Chopin or Duran Duran? Would she have a preference for artists that are actively going green a la Willie Nelson? Or would she rock out to whale mating songs?

Big Mamma N’s soundtrack is all speculation but one thing is for certain: Whatever her taste, there’s a good chance she'd use Eco-nation speakers from Merkury. These small speakers with big sound (similar to Muji’s eco-friendly cardboard speakers) are made from 70 percent recycled materials. To the delight of DIYers, these portable cardboard beauties come equipped with six colored pencils for optimum customization. And since they boast universal compatibility, you can plug ‘em in to whatever system you want.

If you’re a dedicated audiophile, these probably won’t be your numero uno speaker choice for a serious sound system. But for a kid’s room, a home office, or the kitchen, Eco-nation speakers are a groovy green find.


Eco-nation Recycled Speakers @ Urban Outfitters ($18)

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