Sunday, October 19, 2008

Plan Toys

Plan Toys, if what they say on their website is any indication, is greener than your average toy company. They use organic rubberwood, from rubber trees which no longer produce latex, non-formaldehyde glue, non-toxic water-based dyes, recycled and recyclable materials, and soy and water-based inks on their printed materials. But best of all they have some great-looking and fun toys.

WoodPecker Walker

City Station

Stacking Tree

Animal Domino

You can find a list of where to buy online on their website.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bicylce Built for 2 (or 3)

We are lucky that our situation allows us to be a one car family. My husband rides his bicycle / public transit to work daily, and after we walk the "big sister" to school, I try to use my bike, with the "little sister". She is growing though - and the trailer seems a bit too small these days.

So looking into a "longbike: for carrying the kids - and cargo.

These bicycles are becoming increasingly popular - and in turn more choices are becoming availalbe. Yesterday's Los Angeles Times weighed out some pros and cons. (You can find the article here.)

What I am looking at:
$1199 Xtracycle Radish

$895 KONA Ute longtail

$900 Yuba Mundo Cargo bicycle

Commuting by bicycle? Lots of info at 1 World 2 Wheels.

Monday, October 6, 2008

All the Way to the Ocean


find it here

If you are in Los Angeles, Joel Harper will be reading his book on Saturday, October 11 at Green and Greener in Valley Village. Details here.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Another Dish Set

I'm seriously in love with the Heath Ceramics Kid's Dinnerware Set Tracy posted about. And so excited Heath Ceramics is opening a shop in Los Angeles.

Here's another Kid's dinner set that is no where near as gorgeous but won't brake the bank in quite the same way.

3-Piece Stainless Steel Children's Dish Set

$21.95 at

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I love Heath ceramics. Am absolutely smitten with their new kids line.

$135 at the Heath website

And oh so happy that they are opening up a shop in L.A. (Alongside another of my favourite potters, Adam Silverman.) Swoon!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Drink it up


Love this campaign. "tap - ask for it by name"

You can purchase the bottles or one of their very clever recycling kits here.

via inhabitat