Welcome to week five of "Hiber-Nation," a new series of posts featuring home accessories and other odds-and-ends that will help make housebound-in-the-winter life a bit more enjoyable. 


So, you've come inside from the cold — perhaps after putting your Sno Wovel to the test or embarking on a SAD-busting stroll around the neighborhood — and hung your outerwear, slipped on a pair of cozy house slippers, and settled down on the couch with a green home-themed book and a handmade mug filled with your favorite warm beverage. What's missing from this cozy picture? How about a throw blanket to make a '"Hiber-Nation" snuggle session complete? 


Below you'll find several throw blankets to help you comfortably ride out the winter. All are made from various eco-friendly materials ranging from organic cotton to yarn made from recycled plastic bottles to surplus Czech army blankets. And for the ultimate in sustainable snuggle-dom, I've included a couple of natural alpaca wool options, too.


Bholu Mandala Throw @ Velocity Art & Design ($210)











Knit Throw @ CB2 ($69.95)













Urbancase Subway Blanket/Throw (Finite Edition) @ 2Modern ($175)












Authentic Kantha Throw @ Pottery Barn ($99)














Organic Ruched Throw @ West Elm ($69)















Coyuchi Striped Wool Blanket @ Branch ($148 - $248)















Richard Nixon Throw @ Jonathan Adler ($295) 

















Eco-Wise Lambswool Throw @ Pendleton ($78)




















Thomas Paul Octopus Throw @ Design Public ($350)

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Hiber-Nation: Throw blankets
A proper bout of housebound hibernation just wouldn't be complete without a winter chill-busting throw blanket. Here's a few eco-friendly ones to try on for siz