Here’s an excellent new source for modern (often sustainable) design for the home: Houston-based e-store Greengrassdesign
. While some of the products are on the pricey side, the selection is intriguingly curated and fun and there's a little something for everyone. There's not a designated "green" section but products with eco-attributes are dispersed throughout various shop categories. And if you ain’t buying, it’s still a great site for inspiration and for keeping abreast of the international design scene.
Greenergrassdesign is currently a two-person, Houston-based operation. Out of Houston's shortcomings, pollution, suburban sprawl, beige strip malls, bland landscape, comes the desire to filter beauty out of the muck and mundane.
Cool. Below are a few of my favorite eco-oriented offerings for under $100 from Greengrassdesign
Amazing photo ops abound with SUCK UK’s flat-pack cardboard Cat Playhouses. They’re recyclable (not sure about the recycled content level) and printed with nontoxic inks.
This recycled crumbed rubber doormat is ideal for welcoming guests into the home of a tech-obsessed treehugger. Designed by Pieter Woudt.
Perfect for a backyard camping trip, flip this long-lasting LED flashlight upright and voila! … you have a candle holder.
Ninety six bucks gets you a pair of gorgeous, one-of-a-kind vases sculpted from recycled glass wine and beer bottles by acclaimed Dutch designer Tord Boontje and his wife, Emma Woffenden, a glass artist.
Sleepy nature boys and girls will enjoy settling down with this earthy organic cotton fiber blanket from Unison. The medium size measures 50 x 72.
Eat off the news while you read the news each morning with these placemats crafted from recycled newsprint.
SECCO products are described as “Treasures of Wasteland.” This serving dish is made from a salvaged washing machine drum.