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Happy Paint Comes from California

By now you have probably figured out that it is far easier to do the right thing from the beginning than it is to undo the wrong thing.

 

Take paint for example: Did you know the EPA estimates that 64 million gallons of paint are diverted away from landfills and incinerators thanks to responsible disposal and recycling? The only problem is that the EPA also estimates it could cost close to $500 million to keep a handle on all that incoming paint.

 

Yikes!

 

Rest Easy

We’ve long been fans of cushions by LoooLo Textiles, which marry artful design with biodegradable yarn. Still, we can’t help but sing their praises once more with their introduction of a new line of cradle-to-cradle home accessories, which return to the earth within one year of repose.

Art for Little Whiskers

Think of it as fine art china for your cat. The Whisker-Wide Bowl for cats is handcrafted in the USA, using 100 percent recycled glass. The bowls are shallow and wide, so they won’t disrupt your kitty’s whiskers while she is eating, and they are attractive enough that they won’t disturb your décor when she isn’t (if that is your look).

SF Style Events


Courtesy of Bettina

What
: Bettina semi-annual clearance sale 

Where: Bettina, 3615 Sacramento St.

When: Aug. 15-19 

Why: Score 50-85% off labels such as: Ziroco, development, Nicholas K, Irene Van Ryb and Union.

Top 7 A+E Picks

The Crucible
courtesy of the Crucible

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1. Handsome Furs at Bottom of the Hill on Tuesday, April 15
Catch Montreal duo Handsome Furs (featuring Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry) when they bring their ecstatically mopey indie rock to town.

Organic Toasts

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and the most tried-and-true plans include dinner with a good bottle of wine. Who can resist a toast to love? Even before this latest wave of awareness for the virtues of eating and drinking organic food and beverages, European wine makers were producing wine made with organic grapes and didn’t even consider adding toxins.


courtesy of Swirl

Rockin’ Green Days

I’ve read a lot about artists going green, with tour buses run on biodiesel fuel and other steps taken to reduce their carbon imprint. Heck, Sheryl Crow even toured with Laurie David (“Stop Global Warming Now”). It’s always great to hear about the newly enlightened and good to know that they can lead by example.


photo courtesy of Radiohead

Out with the New, In with the Old

It’s a few weeks into the New Year, and while many people have already broken new year’s resolutions, I’m adding new ones to my list. If I understood or believed in astrology, I would guess that the stars are aligned in such a way that I am now compelled to embrace self-improvement. Whatever the reason, I’m going with it.

A Greener Apple



I've got a tech geek inside of me that comes out on occasion—usually when a friend gets a new gadget or I read a news report on that latest and greatest release on the market. Often I exhibit self-control and hold out. (Do I really need a new cell phone when the one I have works just fine—even if the newest model is so slim and cute?) But sometimes I find myself pulling out my credit card before I can reason with myself.
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