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Green Steal of the Week: Hourglass Ottoman from Gaiam


One of the biggest challenges my family has run into in our quest toward a more sustainable lifestyle is living with less “stuff.” Sure, we’ve seriously cut back our purchasing and do a whole lot better at only buying what we need and trying to buy products that are used or green. But the issue has been figuring out what to do with all the stuff we already have that’s just creating clutter.

We live in small spaces, so we’ll clean up, only to find ourselves with another mess a few hours later. Pieces that serve double duty like this storage ottoman from Gaiam are what we’ll be looking for from now on. And for just $50 apiece on sale, we could actually afford to put a couple of these in the living room to help us curb the clutter.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of BacBac leaf, a fast-growing, bark-like fiber

Origin: Philippines

Price: $49.99icon (on sale from $129) (aff)

About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.

1 Comment

  • maureen
    August 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    definitely a cool find! eco-friendly, functional & chic.


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