Enliven your environment with different shades, shapes, and sizes of new products on the green scene — whether eco–friendly or just the hue.
If the 21-inch Hoffman TV with a hickory wood frame looks like a blast from the past, that’s because … it is. This limited-edition, completely restored set was called “EZ Vision” back in the day because its pale green safety glass was said to be “easier on the eyes.” Cable/DVD-ready; $850.
(800) 422-2770, www.sundancecatalog.com.
The Onion Pendant by Oggetti Luce melds an organic form with stunning handcrafted beauty in this lighting element mouth blown by Eros Raffael in Venice, Italy, and signed by the artist. Green is one of five colors; $560.
(877) 445-4486, www.lumens.com.
Cushy, comfy, crisp, classic, colorful — the Classic Roll Arm Chair and a Half in Erin-Kiwi with contrast welt from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has the five Cs of living room success. The skirt and kick pleats add style, while the extra deep seat provides long-term comfort; $1,850.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 441 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 778-1888, www.mgandbw.com.
|Ruffles Have Ridges
Canadian-based Loolo Textiles knits together modern aesthetics and true sustain-ability with its line of biodegradable home furnishings. The dyes for the colorful yarns — as seen here on the Janthur pillow in leaf — are also free of toxic chemicals; $125-$425 in three sizes.
(514) 880-6560, www.looolo.ca.
The Talt sofa from Modern Outdoor has a stainless steel or less expensive powder-coated steel frame and rugged upholstery that handles sun, wind, and plenty of company; $2,999 and $3,999.
Digs, 844 N. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, 325-6601, www.digspalmsprings.com or www.modernoutdoor.com.
Designs by Avalisa — we like the Animals series — are printed on canvas and hand-stretched on deep bars. They come ready to hang in three sizes (12 x 12-inches up to 28 x 28-inches) and pop off the wall in a kids’ room, bathroom, or any room; $45-$115.
(317) 225-4398, www.avalisa.com.
|Keep It Fresh
Air-tight, vacuum-sealed food containers from Fresh Vac keep edibles fresh up to 40 percent longer. The polypropylene containers are dishwasher and freezer safe, too; $5-$35.
Target, 67-750 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Cathedral City, (760) 321-7425; 72-549 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 341-9307; 78-935 Highway 111, La Quinta, (760) 564-0492, www.target.com.
If you’re over the whole stainless thing, you might find the Northstar “vintage” stove by Elmira Stoveworks a refreshing way to cook up a different look in your kitchen. Available in eight colors and in gas, electric, and dual-fuel models; $3,695-$3,995.
(877) 842-3269, www.bigchillfridge.com.
|Cork Be Gone
Corkscrew, bottle opener, and foil cutter are all incorporated into the Three In One by Screwpull, shown in green; $20.
Bikes from this 1950s-inspired line of beach cruisers for men, women, and kids are equally practical in the desert for morning and evening rides around the neighborhood; prices start at $115, plus $20 shipping within California. Special for Palm Springs Life readers: Receive $10 off any cruiser at Chubbyscruisers.com. Just use this coupon code: palmsprings. Shown here is the Flirt Deluxe in mint green.
(310) 202-0005, www.chubbyscruisers.com.
The Cane clipboard in green adds Hollywood Regency flair to any note-taking task; $29. (Also available in pink or brown.)
(800) 367-2775, www.ballarddesigns.com.
The shape of this (dishwasher safe!) enamel-on-steel Ogive Teakettle in Kiwi by Le Creuset looks like it might just fly off the stove. A harmonic whistle announces tea time; $75.
Bed, Bath & Beyond, 72459 Highway 111, Palm Desert, 341-7971; 79-110 Highway 111, La Quinta, 777-4637, www.bedbathandbeyond.com.
|Roll With It
The metal-handled Sil-Pin offers beauty, comfort, and performance when it comes to rolling in dough. Internal stainless-steel ball bearings create a smooth, even roll. It’s even easy to clean; $40.
Bed, Bath & Beyond, 72-459 Highway 111, Palm Desert, 341-7971; 79-110 Highway 111, La Quinta, 777-4637, www.bedbathandbeyond.com.
Unlike some home sprays that coat the air with a one-note scent, the fresh fragrances of Bluewick’s Space Spritz are layered and intriguing. Shown here, Lulu enlivens a room with hints of green tea, aloe, and fresh-cut grass; $18.
Home 101, 392 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, 318-9886, www.home101store.com or www.bluewick.com.
|Out to Dry
What’s so great about the Millenium Towels in grass? They’re made by Bonjour in Switzerland of 100 percent beechwood microfiber that is farmed in Scandinavia and harvested under strict, controlled forestry conditions. The dyes are nontoxic and colorfast. The company believes these towels make “a great alternative to those made of conventionally grown cotton, a crop whose production takes an enormous toll on the air, water, and soil, not to mention the health of people living and working in cotton country. (Nearly two-thirds of all pesticides used worldwide are applied to cotton crops.) They are highly absorbent and their light weight aids in quick drying, so they require less energy than thicker terry towels;” $12-$64.
(415) 341-1824, www.branchhome.com.
|Just Hanging Around
A classic lets loose with this Glamour chandelier in acid green by La Murrina; $5,740.
Murano Designer Lighting, 8925 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 858-7080, www.lamurrina.us.
Moss green split leather and rubber wood are the makings of this four-door low armoire from Kenshoma. It is made in Thailand and features brushed copper handles; $1,892.
(877) 22-INMOD, www.inmod.com.
|Divided We Stand
The Pampus panel by Livinglass captures Mother Nature within a luminous sheet of clear glass; call for pricing.
(800) 846-0245, www.livinglass.com.
|Twist and Shout
The Tahiti Spring pepper (or salt) mill by Peugeot will spice up your every dish; $75/set.
(905) 764-1121, www.swissmar.com.
Lime green is one of five basins in the Fun Colors line by Bates and Bates. Their ceramic glazes are created from organic materials; $285 (for undermount or drop-in).
(562) 808-2290, www.batesandbates.com.
Feathered friends will flock to pop in for a meal in the 5th Wheel Birdhouse. This rustic trailer becomes birds’ home sweet home in any yard; $30.
(888) 365-0056, www.uncommongoods.com.
Leather tops this refined bench ina minty green by John Black for Councill. The sleek silhouette incorporates tidy bolsters and tapered legs on a mahogany frame. Also available in aubergine; starting at $2,044.
Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., Suite B525, Los Angeles, (310) 652-7252, www.councill.com.