Flushable liner, washable “pants” and a kickin’ assortment of designs and colors. Who says that baby isn’t doing their part (in style) for the environment?

the little g

little g

From gdiapers. Prices vary.



Ever since San Francisco banned the use of plastic bags in large supermarkets and pharmacies (paper is now used), I’ve noticed a definite uptake in people using canvas and reusable bags when they shop. And what a terrific opportunity for a whole new product market.

I’ve been a big fan of the Envirosax line since it came out in 2004 – in the category of “usable shopping bags” they’ve got it sewn up. Sturdy construction, true over-the-shoulder design and the best assortment of graphics in this category. And their “kid” and “graphic” series bags hold an impressive 40-44 pounds.

Their size is so compact and light that I carry with me at all times. And at this price-point, there’s no excuse not to look hip while saving the environment.

Kid Series: Flower Power

Kid Series: Flower Power

Graphic Series: Retro

Graphic Series: Retro

From Envirosax. Prices start at $8.50 each.

Il Bueno (“The Good”) and Il Cattivo (“The Bad”) Sculptures

Years ago, my friend Tim introduced me to the joys of spaghetti westerns – after one weekend, I was hooked.

The film “The Good, Bad and the Ugly” is at the top of my list for that genre, so I was delighted to find the film-inspired Il Bueno and Il Cattivo sculptures. Unique mid-century-meets-UFO sensibility.

10.6 inches high x 5.5 inches wide; doubles as a piggy bank.

Il Bueno & Il Cattivo

Il Bueno & Il Cattivo

Wannekes lists them in their “kids” section but they’d fit in beautifully as a display piece in any mid-century/modern influenced (including my own) home. €185.

Playsam Jetliner Toy

I must admit that I covet the Playsam line every time I see them – simply gorgeous, sleek, simple wooden toys with a glossy finish. As a frequent traveler, the jetliner is my hands-down favorite (and winner of “Excellent Swedish Design.”) Comes packaged in an elegant black box.


Also available in red & silver metallic

From Moolka. $65.99.