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. 

Domestic Aesthetic'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. 

Via [NY Magazine]

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

"Seasonal" green kitchen accoutrement
Shake and bake eco-style with Domestic Aesthetic's salt and pepper shakers made with reclaimed wood.