Over the weekend I was searching for some new furniture for my apartment, when I popped into a store on Sunset that sold little knick knacks. It was mostly jewelry, but I did come across these rad notebooks called Mecum by OrangeArt Stationary. Mecum translates to “Let’s Go!”, and features not only recycled paper, but the leather cover is recycled as well. As you can see it comes in both a natural and black (hot!) version. Other than the leather cover they’re pretty identical to any sort of moleskine/field notes, but the recycled leather feels pretty nice.
I’m not really sure where to get these, the OrangeArt site appears to only sell them in display packs, though I’m sure you could do a thorough Google search and come up with something.
Living in an apartment in the city you don’t get to garden much, something I really wish I could do more of. Slowly though, more and more designers are catching onto this fact and are doing something about it. Take for example Daniel Shipper’s foldable greenhouse, a “frameless folding construction made of different components of recyclable plastic.” So not only is it completely simple and easy to set up, but it’s also made from recycled materials and it has an awesome shape to it as well. The container appears to be about 3 feet wide, to give you an idea of the scale of it.
I think it’s a wonderful idea, especially with the economy here in the U.S. getting so bad, pretty soon we’ll all be growing our foods… which sounds like fun to me.
Found through Inhabitat