Go Chartreuse Green: Eco Chic Gadgets

Bamboo MacBook Pro case by Silva (Photo: courtesy of Silva)

In another installment of chic designs that are also sustainable I wanted share gadgets whose inventors also keep our environment in mind.  From cases and stands for lap tops to TVs, clocks and radios options keep growing.  Here are some of my favorites:

Ergonomic Vool wooden laptop stand made from pine from an eco farm near the Finnish/Russian border (Photo: courtesy of Vool)

“Eco TV” by Philips with power-saving features (Photo: courtesy of Philips)

Squirt Bedol Alarm Water Clock powered by water (Photo: courtesy of Bedoll)

Waterpebble senses water usage in the shower (Photo: courtesy of Waterpebble)

Chemical-free Pureliving sanitizing light wand (Photo: courtesy of Pureliving)

Solar-powered and splash-proof Soulra XL radio by Eton (Photo: courtesy of Eton)

“Sunny Song” solar-powered Bluetooth speaker system by Altec Lansing (Photo: courtesy of Altec Lansing)

It is nice to know that new designs keep coming.  Please drop me a line if you come across a stylish and sustainable invention.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Shamrock game board (Photo: courtesy of Just Folk on 1stdibs)

Oddly enough I often get asked if I am Irish, mostly because of my accent.  But none of the Irish I know agree.  I do love my chartreuse green though.  Irish or not, I would like to wish you all a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I case you are planning a list minute celebration here are some ideas for setting the table.

Green and white tablescape on the Bridal Guide (Photo: Thuss + Farrell)

Eco chic tablescape created by JL Designs (Photo: courtesy of Jasmin Star)

St. Patrick’s Day place-setting by Joni of Red Couch Recipes (Photo: courtesy of Red Couch Recipes)

Green desserts on All In The Invite (Photo: courtesy of All In The Invite)

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
Irish Blessing


Candace Barnes’ Tastemaker Sale on One Kings Lane

We have been a vendor of Vintage & Market Finds on One Kings Lane since last Spring and have sold hundreds of vintage and antique accessories, light fixtures, and table top items since then.  A number of my colleagues have also had a one time Tastemaker Tag Sale, a great opportunity to get your hands on these amazing designers’ unique collections and finds.

This week Renaissance woman, bonne vivante, and my dear friend Candace Barnes is selling one-of-a-kind treasures from her personal collection gathered over many years.  We all love and admire Candace for her many talents, exquisite taste and lighthearted spirit.  Her interiors, whether at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, the Marin Designers Showcase in Belvedere or at Veranda’s House of Windsor in Los Angeles, her understated yet beautifully detailed design is always memorable. If you have been to one of these designer showcase, her elegant showroom or her glamourous home you understand that this is a great opportunity to snatch up some stunning pieces for a great deal.

Living room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase (Photo: courtesy of Candace Barnes)

The dining room at the Marin Designer Showcase (Photo: Matt McCourtney)

The master bedroom at the House of Windsor (Photo: Max Kim-Bee for Veranda)

The master bathroom at the House of Windsor (Photo: Max Kim-Bee for Veranda)

The Candace Barnes’ Tastemaker Tag Sale sale starts Thursday at 6:00pm PT.  So set your alarm, as you won’t want to miss this!  And if you get your hands on one her gems please do let me know.