Paula Mitchell Bentley
By Paula Mitchell Bentley on July 10, 2009
Coconut shells can be used for other things besides making cute faces on Flickr or banging them together to pretend you’re riding a horse like Monty Python. Several companies are now distributing a range of gardening products made from coconuts husks. The hair of the coconut shell or coir can be easily used to supplement [...]
By Paula Mitchell Bentley on May 29, 2009
This flash drive is made of 100% post consumer unbleached recycled cardboard. If that’s not green enough for you, it is extremely light at only 18grams and is made in compliance with RoHS specifications for non-toxicity and reducing hazardous substances. The reduction in packaging and shipping costs to the environment are substantial. The company, Promo Key Chain, also uses a web server that is 100% wind powered and has definitely found a selection of innovative products for their eco-friendly USB drive line.
By Paula Mitchell Bentley on May 19, 2009
This plastic wave is entitled Gyre and was made by artist Chris Jordan in 2009 as part of his latest project called Running the Numbers II. The piece shows what 2.4 million pieces of plastic looks like. That huge number is equal to the number of pounds of plastic that is dumped into the oceans [...]
By Paula Mitchell Bentley on May 11, 2009
This is a great way to use up those socks and fabric scraps without throwing them away. Animal shelters, dog foster families and rescue foundations are always looks for toys for the dogs to play with as well. If you don’t have any dogs, consider making these chew toys up anyways and donating them. These toys save money and rescue items headed for the landfill into a new use. If they’re going to eat your socks anyways, you might as well just give the socks to them!
By Paula Mitchell Bentley on May 4, 2009
Sometimes the simplest designs are also the most brilliant. This portable hot tub couldn’t have a more simple design — the water is warmed through the spiral coil with a wood fire and then sent back into the tub. It’s called the Dutchtub and was designed by Floris Schoonderbeek as part of his thesis in the product design department during his time at art school in the Netherlands.