made it to Stogo in the East Village. It’s been a place I’ve wanted to check out since learning about the organic, dairy-free ice cream joint. They have a ton of delicious flavors (like the combo I got: Salted Caramel Pecan and Mexican Chocolate) – all of which are made from scratch using premium ingredients and leaving out stuff like refined sugars, preservatives, artificial flavors, gluten, or animal products. Even their cups and utensils are made from sustainable, biodegradable materials. Does dessert get any better?
Photo: Time to Veg Out
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Oui Soy Candles
small batches, these Oui Soy Candles are just one of things on my decor wish list. It’s definitely an investment, but the food safe ceramic dish can be re-purposed once the candle has been used up. I can envision using it to hold rings, soap or even some special shells collected from the beach. Sustainable and pretty too!
Apothecary Matchstick Bottle
this Apothecary Matchstick Bottle from Jen Pearson. A lovely little jar filled with matches, and it also has an etched bottom that can be used as a strike-able surface. Wouldn’t it make such a thoughtful house-warming gift along side a candle (this is a favorite of mine). Jen Pearson’s sustainable studio is based out of Oakland California, and she creates her goods with mostly reclaimed materials. A few other pretty darn cool products by the designer are the firestarter kit, distiller, letter kit, & terrariums, check em’ out.
MilkMade Ice Cream
ice cream, made locally from sustainable ingredients in small batches right here in New York. Oh, and it’s delivered to your door. Sounds kind of amazing, right? That’s what MilkMade Ice Cream is all about. They use the freshest ingredients, and by doing so, support the local food economy. The dairy, for example, comes from sustainable farms in the area. MilkMade Ice Cream creates new flavors on a monthly basis like Salted Caramel n Shortbread, Mint Julep and EVOO&C (EVOO ice cream, layered wtih a homemade Mast Brothers Chocolate swirl). There is one catch, due to limited quantities and distribution membership is required. So sign up here – with the unique flavors, delicious ingredients and the fact that it’s delivered to your doorstep, I don’t know why you wouldn’t.
Photos: MilkMade Ice Cream
Doie Lounge Kimono-Style Robe, $136
in 2005 by Parsons grad, Sara Kirsner, Doie Lounge is a unique line that was inspired by the designer’s very own style icon, her 91 year-old grandmother. The collection was built on the premise that clothing can be both on trend and socially responsible. Staying true to the brand’s philosophy, these robes are made locally in California from really high quality fabrics that are eco-friendly, ridiculously soft and have amazing detail. The modern cut robes have kimono-style sleeves, hit at the knee and are perfect for lounging. The combination of an updated silhouette, soft bamboo jersey and silk details make these impossible to resist. Getting dressed just got harder, ladies!
Photo: Doie Lounge
African Print Bag
African print bags over at the eco-boutique Beklina. They are made from sustainable materials and are hand printed and sewn in Ghana. The best part about these bags is that they are empowering the women of Ghana to practice their trade and giving them financial independence. In addition to these beautiful printed purses, the Beklina shop has a great assortment of organic/green clothing and accessories.
Reclaim a piece of history..
through Capsule Furniture. The company was founded by Dan Faires, who re-purposes salvaged materials into custom furniture for modern living. The newest line is called “meatpacking” and was handcrafted from wood beams recovered from old buildings in NYC. The coolest part is that hidden within each piece is a scroll stating the exact address and history of the neighborhood from where where the wood was rescued. Checkout the full line of Capsule’s impressive goods.
Photos: Capsule Furniture
I can’t get enough of..
Smiling Planet Coloring Book $14
Smiling Planet! This co. was founded by an awesome husband and wife team (love that), Olivia Haviland and Freddy Deane, who create safe, organic, earth friendly and sustainable dishware, clothes, books, and beyond for kids. I love the whimsical idea behind this coloring book, let it be whatever you want it to be and take you where you want to go. So fun!