Top 10 Valentine’s Day gifts for men

February 10, 2010 by Jennifer Butler · Leave a Comment 

bicycle300Valentines Day is nearly upon us and we all know how difficult it can be to buy for men. For all those who are worried about last minute gifts, we have put together a selection of treats for your man, from bicycle chain bottle openers to solar powered portable speakers. Jenny Butler writes.

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Top 5 digital gadgets and online sites

September 17, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

Our digital and real lives are so interrelated that it is sometimes easy to forget the impact the hours spent in front of our laptop have on the environment. Lucie Goulet picks 5 gadgets and online sites which will save money, energy and more importantly do their bit for the planet.
Laptop Cases
Bilum creates bags from advertising material and seat belts. The company has collaborated with cosmetics brand Kiehl’s and classic womenswear label Agnes b.
The cases are both colourful and strong enough to protect your laptop against shocks.
HYPERLINK “http://www.bilum.fr/” http://www.bilum.fr/
Wind power hosting
Greenmystyle.com is hosted by Green-hosting.co.uk. It ensures that the website is powered by 100% wind energy. Green-hosting buys the electricity used to run the servers, routers and air conditioners from a US company which produces electricity via wind turbines.
From £5 a month,  HYPERLINK “http://www.green-hosting.co.uk/” http://www.green-hosting.co.uk/
Eco Button
The eco-button makes it easy for everyone to save energy. Simply plug it into your laptop’s USB port and tap it every time you leave your desk. The button will automatically send your PC in energy saving mode. When you come back, it will show you how much cash you saved.
£12.99,  HYPERLINK “http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/eco-button/index.html” http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/eco-button/index.html
Freeloader Solar Charger
This charger allows you to charge most of your electronic devices with only one gimmick. In addition to saving energy, it saves you the trouble of carrying half a dozen different chargers everywhere you go.
£29.99,  HYPERLINK “http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/freeloader-solar-chargers/index.html” http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/freeloader-solar-chargers/index.html
Wikiagreen
Every topic now has a dedicated wiki, and Wikiagreen is about as good as you can get for all green-related issues. It is contributor-based like any traditional wiki and benefits from a high level of knowledge and debate.
http://green.wikia.com/wiki/Wikia_Green

pinkmainOur digital and real lives are so interrelated that it is sometimes easy to forget the impact the hours spent in front of our laptop have on the environment. Lucie Goulet picks 5 gadgets and online sites which will save money, energy and more importantly do their bit for the planet.

Ten Table-top Talking Points

August 20, 2009 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

tableware1Dinner party lovers, it’s time to update your cracked crockery, as we list the 10 most stylish eco table wear pieces. Greenmystyle writer, Alison Rowley, picks the top 10 table top items.

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20 Beautiful Eco Objects

August 12, 2009 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

20-beautiful-eco-objects-leadTake a fresh look at going green on the home front. From the rescued, recycled and re-invented to the old, antique and ethically sourced, some of the UK’s brightest creative names, including Vogue editor Alex Shulman and iconic furniture designer Michael Marriot,  share what beautiful eco objects grace their shopping wishlists and take pride of place in their homes. Read more

Baby it’s cold outside!

December 15, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

Hot chocolate, cosy slippers, your favourite pjs, a hot water bottle and a cuddly throw to wrap yourself up in – all you need for a perfect night in when it’s freezing outside! Huma Qureshi picks five ethical snuggly items to help keep you warmed up and the heating bills down. Read more

Five cool eco chairs

November 5, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

Let’s stop chopping the trees unnecessarily eh? You don’t need a brand new chair to create a stylish home as these five beauties prove. Whether made from FSC approved wood or simply reclaimed, they’ve all got a story. Read more

Yakking about winter warmers

October 31, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

First it was rugs, then coats and now it’s environmentally-friendly duvets on my shopping list. Anyone would think winter’s around the corner. Read more

Play it again, Bart & Carlos

October 31, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

May this furniture collection prove an inspiration to us style junkies. It’s Scrapile’s immaculate, amazing, elegant furniture, created from discarded scraps of wood from piano masters Steinway & Sons. Read more

Origin of a great idea

October 21, 2008 by Sarah Woodhead · Leave a Comment 

You know what’s so wonderful about these elegant pieces from designer Sarah Thirlwell, which I discovered at Origin, the contemporary crafts fair, this weekend? It’s the fact that I fell in love with them first and only afterwards discovered, to my delight, that they are ethically made. Read more

Vagabond needs home – mine!

September 17, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

Vagabond - recycled style

If it’s possible to fall in love with a piece of furniture, I think I’ve just fallen for this chest of drawers, made entirely from found pieces and other people’s waste. Read more

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