Stojo: The reusable, collapsible pocket cup tackling coffee cup waste

Help rid the planet of coffee cup waste by investing in a Stojo cup to store your cup of Joe in wherever you go. Stojo is a reusable, collapsible cup which once “flat packed” can then be stored in your pocket or bag. Made from food grade, recyclable materials, Stojo is BPA free and microwave safe. Stojo Pocket Cup, which is a classic 12oz cup, quickly collapses into … Continue reading Stojo: The reusable, collapsible pocket cup tackling coffee cup waste

Sustainable home pioneers Simon and Jasmine Dale’s low-impact home inspiration

Sustainable home pioneers Simon and Jasmine Dale are inspiring the world with their low-impact home in rural Pembrokeshire, West Wales built entirely from a dream and for less than £30,000. Starting with just £500 in the bank, the couple now have a 3-bedroom home, for they and their two children, made entirely from reclaimed materials including glass and timber, with sheep’s wool for insulation. Their … Continue reading Sustainable home pioneers Simon and Jasmine Dale’s low-impact home inspiration

UrbanPallets: Retro style furniture made from reclaimed wood

If your home is in need of a key piece of furniture and you’ve not been able to find it in a second hand store, then reclaimed wood specialists, UrbanPallets, may be able to fill that gap in your digs with a unique piece made from pallets. Creating affordable, functional and stylish one-off items of furniture, UrbanPallets’ reclaimed wood furniture is likely to appeal to … Continue reading UrbanPallets: Retro style furniture made from reclaimed wood

Avocado Green Mattresses: Sleep Well, Sleep Green

A good mattress is key to having a peaceful night sleep and a “green mattress” is a dream team in the bedroom. New Jersey-based Avocado have created a green and eco-friendly mattress using 100% natural latex rubber harvested from sustainable tree-tapped sources, natural Joma New Zealand wool, certified organic cotton and recycled steel-support coils. The materials used in Avocado green mattresses are natural and non-toxic … Continue reading Avocado Green Mattresses: Sleep Well, Sleep Green

Homemade Pot Pourri: Valentine’s Love Mix

Fill your space with lurve on Valentine’s Day and for your entire existence with a potent blend of homemade pot pourri. Grab some dried rose petals. Red rose petals are perfect, but you can also use pink or a mixture of the two. Put them in a nice bowl of your choice – you could use a silver bowl or something special for you and … Continue reading Homemade Pot Pourri: Valentine’s Love Mix

Ecostasy: Sustainable design with a Brazilian flair

Brazil has always been a hotbed of creativity and with sustainability high on the agenda for numerous designers and artists, it’s a movement that has been a priority in the Amazon where local artisans have been creating beautiful wood carvings and furniture from managed forests, as well as reclaimed and dead trees. The Caboclas Project in the Tapajós region has been working with local communities … Continue reading Ecostasy: Sustainable design with a Brazilian flair

Kaffeeform: Coffee Cups moulded from used coffee grounds

Kaffeeform Coffee Cups will be like a “trusty old friend” to coffee fiends for these dinky cups are made out of the very brown stuff they love. Kaffeeform combines used coffee grounds and particles of wood from sustainable sources and binds them together with natural glues to create a liquid material that can be moulded to create usable objects. Berlin-based designer, Julian Lechner spent five … Continue reading Kaffeeform: Coffee Cups moulded from used coffee grounds

IKEA launches first kitchen units made from recycled plastic bottles and reclaimed wood

IKEA has launched its first ever eco kitchen entirely made from recycled plastic bottles and reclaimed industrial wood. Made in collaboration with Swedish design studio, Form Us With Love, the KUNGSBACKA units utilise 25 plastic bottles for every 40x80cm unit. With a suggested lifespan of 25 years, the kitchen’s main structure is formed from reclaimed wood, while the coating is made from plastic bottles. Form Us … Continue reading IKEA launches first kitchen units made from recycled plastic bottles and reclaimed wood

Inexpensive Eco-friendly Home Appliances

Life & Soul Magazine’s Technology Wizard Zarina takes a look at eco-friendly home appliances…  These days there is a lot of new technology and too little of it is not eco-friendly. In this article, I will give you some info on amazing inventions and tips that will help you, the environment and future generations. Solar Powered Charger As we all know most of us can’t … Continue reading Inexpensive Eco-friendly Home Appliances