Renewable: The “Square” Bamboo Bowl

This attractive bamboo bowl is made using the “vertical grain” or the side of the split bamboo pole. The dark border color is achieved by a steaming process that brings out the natural sugars in the bamboo, carmelizing it to a permanent stain. It’s priced at $40 and available from IKH

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Recycled Steel Fire Pit

Here’s another recycled creation from John T. Unger — it’s a fire pit made of 100% recycled steel, called the Great Bowl O’ Fire. The piece is a bit of a visual pun, because it is hand cut with a torch from decommissioned propane tanks! The heavy steel of the pit actually radiates heat like […]

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Foam-Flush Toilets: Efficient

"Foam-Flush" toilets look and function much like conventional toilets. Using a mixture of biocompatible soap and water, the foam-flush toilet moves waste through a conventional 4″ pipe to the composting tank below. The foam mixture cleans the toilet bowl with every flush but uses only about 3 oz. of water, making it fully compatible with […]

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Contemporary Tableware: Ekobo (Sustainable)

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Made of eco-effective bamboo, ekobo is an elegant line of contemporary tableware designed in France and hand-crafted in Vietnam, for sale in the U.S. Apero (pictured right) is a set that includes a serving tray and a matching bowl. It is priced at $29. Available from: Illico Design

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