Design devotee blogs about cities, innovation, architecture and green building.
"Seasonal" green kitchen accoutrement
Shake and bake eco-style with Domestic Aesthetic's salt and pepper shakers made with reclaimed wood.
Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 4:45 PM
Between the recipe
for spaghetti pancakes from food blogger Robin Shreeves
and family guru Jenn Savedge
's entry on green birthday cakes
for babies, (this here adult took interest -- it's my B-day next week) MNN constantly causes my stomach to rumble with hunger. I've got food on the brain. That said, I'll be discussing eco-kitchens from time to time and today's post touches down on a kitchen/dining room staple you may never think about, let alone think about greening: salt and pepper shakers.
's elegant, understated salt and pepper shakers are made from reclaimed walnut from furniture waste and feature cork
stoppers; the salt shaker is finished with low-VOC milk paint. The pair are $48 at Velocity Art & Design
. And if your palate demands additional spices, Domestic Aesthetic also produces a gorgeous spice block
composed from reclaimed wood. Thanks to these beauties and Mikoto's bamboo knife blocks
, adding small, stylish, and sustainable flourishes to perhaps the most beloved room in the house is, well, a piece of birthday cake.
Have a great weekend, everyone. I'll be back next week with more reportage on green pet accessories for around the home (KittyPods!), a profile on Brooklyn-based furniture designer/environmentalist/treasure hunter, Jason Lamberth, and much more.
The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.