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Eco-chic home accessories for any budget


Eva Solo Table Grill

In humble opposition to pimped-out butane-burners, Danish design company Eva Solo came up with a charming tabletop grill that cooks perfectly using a small amount of Smartwood or FSC-certified lump (not pillow-shaped) charcoal. The porcelain grilling chamber doubles as a serving bowl when you’re not using it. (To achieve an even cleaner burn, check out the portable solar oven at realgoods.com.)
$340, evasolo.dk

Electrolux Jeppe Utzon Barbecue
Jeppe Utzon, the 37-year-old grandson of Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon, created this sleek outdoor grill, which relies on natural gas, an alternative heat source that emits about half as much CO2 as traditional charcoal pillows. When you’re not cooking, its covers slide back in place to convert the unit into a minimalist patio table—a bonus that makes the grill’s cost a little easier to swallow.
From $8,300, electrolux.com.au


Gaiam All-Weather Rug

Liberate rugs from the living room. The Gaiam Reversible All-Weather Rug works both indoors and out, so you can liven up your patio or cleverly disguise a patchy bit of lawn. The floral design is made of recycled plastic soda bottles and handcrafted by Thai artisans who receive a fair wage for their work. It’s a feel-good floor mat and a lifesaver for mudrooms, kitchens, garages, and any other place dirty feet dare to tread.
$39, gaiam.com

Christian Rathbone Eco-Friendly Handmade Turkish Rug
Rathbone’s graphic hand-spun rugs are made from humanely sheared sheep’s wool, organically dyed with
colors from pomegranates, oak, walnut, madder root, indigo, and chamomile. The result is a fresh interpretation of traditional Oriental rug patterns, built to last from 50 to 70-plus years (depending
on how kind you are to your rug). From $1,400, christianrathbone.com


Indika Organics Towel

These luxurious towels from Indika’s Bamboo line are first-class fluffy without the high-class price tag of a bespoke tub. Made in Montana with hand-loomed, organic Turkish cotton and infused with coloring from vegetable and plant dyes, the Indika Bamboo towel is quite possibly the most eco-friendly way to dry off, save running around in the breeze.  $14 to $66, indikaorganics.com

Wooden Tub
Sunken marble tubs seem so Dynasty. For a modern take on the indulgent soaker, try a Japanese-style ofuru bath from Alaska’s Sea Otter Woodworks. Artisans handcraft each indoor or outdoor tub from sustainably harvested cedar and hinoki. Connoisseurs can design a bespoke bath or hot tub, or choose from one of the existing creations. Added depth and naturally heat-trapping wood make it that much easier to drift off into sudsy bliss.  From $3,390, japanesebath.com

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