THE STATEMENT PIECE
Ready to splurge on a statement-making piece of furniture? Consider doing it at Blake Avenue, an L.A. furniture shop where dressers, beds, cabinets and tables are not only made from reclaimed wood, but impeccably designed for maximum wow factor. Take the Reclaimed Old Growth Dresser ($1,195), made from reclaimed Douglas fir milled in 1899 with recycled steel legs and an innovative stepped design that resembles layers of wood bricks. It’s a piece meant to get attention. blakeavenue.com
READY TO SERVE
Holiday gatherings usually come with bowls of salads and munchables. Serve yours up in polyflax and polypaper Serving Bowls ($24.99) with matching Serving Spoons ($9.99) from Architec. The bowls and spoons are made from recycled paper or flax husk suspended in polypropylene and look as though they’ve been carved from aqua, brown or ivory stone.
REDUCE, REUSE, REFILL
It’s better for the planet to buy shampoos and liquid soaps in bulk and make your own cleaners, but you’ve got to have somewhere to divvy up the spoils for easy use around the house. Enter Brincatti, which sells Refillable Spray Bottles ($3.65/each) and Travel Kits for toiletries ($9.99/four 3oz. bottles) which are made from recycled plastic and feature wide mouths for easy refilling. Reduce your plastic waste and start saving money at the store in one fell swoop.