6 Things We Love This April

Six eco-friendly finds for you to consider.



Combine eco and urban with this fire escape wall shelf [$129] from Urban Outfitters. [urbanoutfitters.com]

 

Pittsburgher Ben Saks founded Kerf Case, which creates all-wood iPhone cases. Each product is unique; this one is made of live-edge cherry [$129]. [kerfcase.com]

 

Modern with a vintage flair, this metal-ring accent table [$259] can be used indoors or as part of your outdoor décor. [haciendafurniturepittsburgh.com]

 

Minimel Design owner Emily Walley makes unique jewelry with locally reclaimed wood. This necklace [$35] is made of Eastern hemlock from a demolished Lawrenceville row house. [Available at Mattress Factory Museum Shop, The Shop in East Liberty and Pageboy Salon & Boutique; minimeldesign.com]

 

Burn a soy-based candle [$14.99], made in Irwin, with a fun name for an eco-friendly experience. [innoscentscandlecompany.com]

 

Made of recycled glass, this 13-inch sunflower plate [$80] was created by a Chicago artist who colored and finished it by hand. Sales benefit POWER, Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery. [localgoodness.com]


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