Low Raffia Chair by Horchow

by Justin Thomas •

This low-profile chair is made of renewable materials like raffia and wicker. It’s priced at $349.90 plus $86 shipping (currently on backorder). Available from Horchow.

High Intensity (Low Impact) Lamps

by Justin Thomas •

Attractive, portable fluorescent lamps are metaefficient — they allow you to light a room using as little as 10W. See our reviews of the latest compact fluorescent bulbs. Pictured here is a lamp by Foscarini. Available from YLighting. See also Ambient Direct.

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Review: Low Rolling Resistance Tires

by Justin Thomas •

Green Seal has released another of their well-researched reports, this time covering “Low Rolling Resistance Tires“. The reports presents previously unpublished data on leading tires that have low rolling resistance. But what is rolling resistance exactly? It’s a measurement of how easily the tire rolls down the road — minimizing the energy wasted as heat between the tire and the …

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The Best Low-Flow Toilets

by Justin Thomas •

Early on, low-flow toilets got a bad rap — and justifiably so — their flushing ability left a lot to be desired. But today there are many low-flow toilets on the market that work well. Terry Love is a plumber who reviews low-flow toilets. He takes his job seriously, installing some of the toilets his own home were he can …

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Ultralight Hammocks

by Justin Thomas •

This Hennessy Ultralight Backpacker Hammock is a compact and inexpensive shelter. Uniquely designed to be stable while entering the hammock, and to provide support while sleeping. It has an oversized rain-fly to protect you from the elements while you are sleeping. We like these expedition hammocks because they weigh 1 lbs. 7oz., and are substitutes for an ultralight tent, fly …