Category Archives: Eco-Smart

Mimi The Sardine Spillmats

So our little Pumpkin has started eating solids, and I’m about as obsessed with mashed/steamed/roasted/pureed food as you can get.  We haven’t even decided on a highchair yet (though I am leaning towards the Boon Flair Pedestal) but I’m now painfully forseeing a future involving aforementioned foods splattered all over our house (and baby).

Due to her remarkable spit-up capabilities and excessive drool I am well-versed in bib science, but outer protection is new to me.  I just came across the lovely baby shop UrthChild and these cute Spillmats by Mimi The Sardine.  They’re made from 100% organic cotton and have a water-based, acrylic coating that’s non-toxic, BPA-Free and not PVC.

I think the patterns are adorbs, but would also love some muted colors/patterns too.  I can see a more adult palette as useful for meals involving guests when you don’t necessarily want to parade every rainbow-colored baby item you own.

Regardless, I’m going to pick one up, as we’ll definitely need this for feedings outside the house.  I know our family will appreciate roasted butternut squash landing safely on this mat and not the carpet at Sunday dinners.


Boon LAWN Countertop Drying Rack

There is no doubt of my love for Boon’s Grass Drying Rack – except that lately not everything I need to dry fits on our cheery little patch of BPA-free drying “grass.”  Clearly Boon heard the cry from parents who have little hungry hippos and are always drying bottles – because the grass has turned into a Lawn!  This is great as we slowly venture into solids and have even more utensils to dry.  Also, Evie’s 8oz glass bottles will nestle so much easier on a larger space…no more balancing acts and piling of nipples!

Old News

Since our daughter was born I fear our Sunday ritual of combing through the New York times has been temporarily suspended, thus creating quite a pile of unread newspapers (we get the Denver Post too) which are gathering on various surfaces around our house. Solution? This stylish, functional, and smart newspaper collector aptly titled “Old News” by uber cool Swedish design collective, Creatables.  Bring on the Sunday funnies!

Ecoist Snowjob Chair

ecoist is a great company who makes super stylish fashion accessories from, well, basically trash.  They collaborate with big brands like Coca-Cola, Aveda, Frito-Lay and Disney to secure their mis-printed and obsolete packaging and then fold them up into innovative products.

This is another brand I’ve sold in the past. ecoist has been around since 2004…before the big “green products” boom that hit the market in ’07;  I think they really know what they’re doing, and I’m thrilled they’ve been able to thrive for so many years. (Fun fact: Kim Cattrall’s character toted a silver “Mega” ecoist bag in Sex & The City 2, which was an absolutely terrible sequel, but the clothes were still good!)

This chair, however.  WOW.  Now, I have a thing for chairs, so I am easily impressed, but you’d have to have a cold heart not to see the beauty in their latest collaboration with designer Emiliano Godoy.

Glad to see they’re looking at new ways to use those candy wrappers.  What’s next a couch? A headboard maybe?  Guess we’ll have to wait and see…