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"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 04:45 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.
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