green design

Doing your laundry by riding the Bike Washing Machine gives a dual purpose to the spin cycle

Doing your laundry by riding the Bike Washing Machine gives a dual purpose to the spin cycle

We’ll admit it: two of the less pleasant, not-so-surprising effects of having children include losing out on time to exercise and the never-ending piles of laundry. An invention from students at

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Playhouse made out of recyclable cardboard tubes features a ceiling that’s perfect for stargazing

Playhouse made out of recyclable cardboard tubes features a ceiling that's perfect for stargazing

Old cardboard mailing tubes can be fashioned into your kid’s new hideaway! Designed by Virginia Melnyk, Sukkah Shift is a cavernous cubby complete with stools both inside and out for reading,

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Beru ethical children’s clothing is made in LA from surplus fabrics

Beru ethical children's clothing is made in LA from surplus fabrics

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These unique, everlasting daffodils are made from recycled plastic bottles!

These unique, everlasting daffodils are made from recycled plastic bottles!

Check out these gorgeous daffodils, the perfect symbol of spring and an ideal way to celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day. Now take a closer look: these lifelike beauties are actually upcycled from

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Dad invents humane spider catcher for his arachnophobic son

Dad invents humane spider catcher for his arachnophobic son

I’m so scared of spiders that I can hardly even stomach watching the video above — of a handy, spider-friendly tool a dad made for his arachnophobic son to deftly catch and release spiders in

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Heritage’s balance bikes are made from recycled milk jugs and come in a rainbow of colors

Heritage's balance bikes are made from recycled milk jugs and come in a rainbow of colors

Chicago based bicycle brand Heritage is proud of the fact that their bikes are completely crafted in the Windy City. While that is impressive, we’re won over by the way they transformed recycled

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Taga: a bike/stroller hybrid, becomes insanely popular & sells out worldwide in a matter of hours

Taga: a bike/stroller hybrid, becomes insanely popular & sells out worldwide in a matter of hours

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Baby boxes are becoming a global phenomenon as safe, portable sleeping spaces for babies

Baby boxes are becoming a global phenomenon as safe, portable sleeping spaces for babies

Are fancy cribs becoming obsolete in favor of utilitarian baby boxes? While we’re sure companies crafting those gorgeous beds for babies shouldn’t start sweating too much, the baby box trend

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Help bring back the bees by growing a rainbow of wildflowers with Seedles’ seedballs

Help bring back the bees by growing a rainbow of wildflowers with Seedles' seedballs

Did you know that bees pollinate one out of every three bites that we eat? Honeybee populations are troubled, which could spell disaster for the food supply. One Bay Area social entrepreneur,

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Handcrafted octagonal family treehouse is ‘the ultimate place to play’ in the woods

Handcrafted octagonal family treehouse is 'the ultimate place to play' in the woods

Treehouse envy alert! In 1971 in rural Mississippi, an artist and craftsman built a 1,200 square foot magical treehouse as his home and hideaway. Using found objects and materials, and creative

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Minimalist recycled cardboard chess set introduces modern kids to a centuries old classic

Minimalist recycled cardboard chess set introduces modern kids to a centuries old classic

Londji’s elegant black and white chess set, made from recycled cardboard and paper, is really two activities in one. The Noir & Blanc set comes unassembled for easier storage and shipping, so

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Dad builds an epic, enchanting fairy treehouse reading nook for his daughter

Dad builds an epic, enchanting fairy treehouse reading nook for his daughter

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Kengo Kuma’s Tsumiki wooden blocks snap together in triangular angles

Kengo Kuma's Tsumiki wooden blocks snap together in triangular angles

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Beautiful reclaimed wood desk for kids is also a playhouse & easel

Beautiful reclaimed wood desk for kids is also a playhouse & easel

Whether you live in a tiny house, a mansion, or somewhere in between, whether you have toddlers or elementary-schoolers, you will thank the folks at Loaf for their ingenious children’s desk design.

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Father and son transform school bus into solar powered tiny home

Father and son transform school bus into solar powered tiny home

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$1 million green playground in Australia is made from 52 tons of recycled timber

$1 million green playground in Australia is made from 52 tons of recycled timber

A new log-themed playground at Gainsborough Greens in Pimpama, Australia was designed to delight children as well as fans of sustainable design. Made from various types of naturally beautiful timber

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Mamachic: a versatile bamboo knit wrap that’s destined to become mom’s favorite accessory

Mamachic: a versatile bamboo knit wrap that's destined to become mom's favorite accessory

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The Greentom Upp stroller made from 100% recycled materials is the greenest stroller on the planet!

The Greentom Upp stroller made from 100% recycled materials is the greenest stroller on the planet!

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