The Portland Press is a lid and cozy that turns your mason jar into a sustainable French Press. Bucket, started a Crowd Supply campaign to fund the production of The Portland Press and wants to produce sustainable products, locally made and long lasting. All of the materials used in the Portland Press are from within the Portland region.
These little prefab buildings are called Dwelle-ings, and are sustainable buildings that can be used as homes, offices and sheds.
Tony’s Farm in Shanghai is an organic farm that follows the dictates of sustainable produce. After several years of hard work, the farm has become the largest producer of organic vegetables in Shanghai, providing the healthiest and freshest organic vegetables to thousands of Shanghai residents every day.
The Mason Lane Farmhouse is located in Goshen, Indiana and was entered into the World Architecture Festival under the category production, energy and recycling. The farmhouse provides shelter for the servicing and re-fuelling and storage of farm equipment on a 2000-acre property that is used for agriculture, recreation, wildlife habitat and conservation purposes.
The Branch Christmas Tree is a sustainably sourced, hand crafted Ash wood tree that won’t mess your living room with pine needles and dirt. After assembly, the Branch stands at 5ft (152cm) tall but can be disassembled into a 50cm x 20cm natural cotton duffel bag.
In Brazil, in the Urca neighbourhood near the base of Sugarloaf Mountain and the shores of Rio de Janeiro is the EcoHouse, a house designed and renovated by architect Alexandra Lichtenberg. The house is proof that going green isn’t restricted to rich areas or luxury residences or even to backwoods off-grid dwellings.
Going green can be achieved by everyone and anyone. The EcoHouse was a remodeling project tackled by Alexandra, converting a normal residence into a green, sustainable, comfortable home.
Since being conceived in 2006, Tegu Mobility has managed to not only become popular with children around the world, but also to help solve social problems in Honduras. Tegu toys are magnetic wooden blocks that allow children to construct just about anything they can imagine. In their new incarnation, the Tegu blocks have wheels, making them mobile and fun too.
If you order for $75 or more now, you get free shipping and Tegu toys will guarantee delivery by December 24th 2011, all within the USA. These would make a great, unique stocking stuffer for an adult that has to keep their brain or hands busy or for that kid in your life.
There is nothing better than growing your own vegetables and fruit. After my childhood, I always wanted an orchard and a vegetable patch. Although I know in real life, my fruit will be pitted and stung and the veggie patch will be choked with weeds. I love the idea, but am useless at putting it into practice, which would make these mushroom growing kits ideal.
Plan Toys is an American company that manufactures eco-friendly sustainable toys that also help with children’s early development. All their toys are made from kiln dried, chemical free rubber wood and made from rubber trees that no longer produce latex. So instead of being discarded after their period of usefulness has passed, they are cut down and used to make something that your kids can pass down or pass on.