pennies from heaven

Floor of the Standard Grill in New York, made of penniesWhile in New York last month we met up with friends at the Standard Grill at the uber chic Standard Hotel. We did a double (and triple) take at the floors. Pennies! Elaborately and precisely laid out in a tile pattern. We are now saving our pennies, not for a rainy day, but for a foyer floor.

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03.12.10 / interior design, stuff we love / Author: / Comments: (1)
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earth friendly cards

Funny copy, great images and earth friendly! That’s our new line of greeting cards. All are blank inside and we love the giggles of customers in our store as they peruse the spinner.

100 % made in the USA.  Made with 100% post-consumer bleach and chlorine free paper. Made with 100% vegetable ink. Need we say more?

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03.01.10 / gift ideas, new arrivals, stuff we love / Author: / Comments: (0)
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recycled glass bowls

Mouthblown european bowls made of recycled glassJust in is our new collection of recycled glass bowls. The glass is sorted by color, melted and mouth blown by artisans in Europe into the various fluid shapes and soft aquatic colors reminiscent of sea glass.

Each bowl is heavy and great for everyday use as a salad or fruit bowl. Simply hand wash when done.

Besides the ones in this image, we also have starfish, clams and oblong bowls available. Since no two are alike, they are available only through contacting or visiting the store. $20-$100.

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02.25.10 / gift ideas, interior design, new arrivals / Author: / Comments: (3)
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new valentine’s day gifts

Our newly arrived Valentine’s Day gifts are unique and just a little bit love-y!

Clockwise, from top left: Heart shaped espresso or tea cups and saucers, set of 6 assorted colors in a gift box, $49.99. Love soaps, vegetarian shea butter base in Lavender and Blackberry scents, $2.99 each. Baby bouquet containing an organic baby bib, t-shirt, onesie, hat and socks in a cleverly presented bouquet, $79.99. Seidou natural beeswax candle; tropical, spicy and exotic all in one, $12.99.

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02.10.10 / gift ideas, new arrivals, stuff we love / Author: / Comments: (9)
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green sunscreen?

 

"Come fry with me, a test of 7 eco sunscreens"

"Come fry with me, a test of 7 eco sunscreens"

Not brave enough to suffer the various forms of sunburn possible testing the market’s most natural sunscreens, our hats are off (but they shouldn’t be in this sun) to the team at www.grist.org for their scientific, humorous and sometimes painful eco-sunscreen trial.

“Over the last several weeks, Grist staffers scooped up several of the readily available eco-brands—four sunscreens, which protect by absorbing ultraviolet rays, and five sunblocks, which provide a physical barrier on your skin—and tested them on our sun-deprived flesh. From the wan streets of Seattle to the blazing beaches of the Dominican Republic, we ventured out with nothing between us and the sun but some eco-promises.”

To find out which ones passed the test, visit “A sizzling test of seven eco-sunscreen brands”

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