Friday, December 11, 2009


Envirosax creates chic, affordable and sustainable bags in various designs, colors and patterns that will inspire you to ditch those polluting plastics for a better, smarter bag. Founded in 2004 this Austrailian company is committed to operating under environmentally sustainable principles and spreading their ecologically conscious philosophy. Using renewable and recyclable resources where possible, Envirosax provides a compelling alternative to plastic bags. Envirosax bags are lightweight, portable, durable, waterproof and holds the equivalent to two supermarket plastic bags with their reinforced seams.
And, as if these sweet bags aren't great enough, you can feel good knowing Envirosax donates a percentage of its sales to charities and non-profit organizations dedicated to the preservation of the environment. Find out more at their website:

Monday, November 30, 2009

Dermond Peterson Textiles

Dermond Peterson designs fresh and functional textiles to complement your everyday style at home. Founded in 2001 by two sisters, this Milwaukee studio produces classic motifs with a twist. DP uses "fine-art" techniques to block-print by hand on high quality linens and cottons with environmentally sensitive water-based inks. Natural linen table runners and napkins liven your living space with marine images from the Seaside Collection including red and black coral print, black and teal nautilus print, aqua seahorses, and black mussels andoysters. The Flora Collection features gold and olive bamboo on white and brown linen, chartreuse ginkgo leafs, and tropical green palm fronds.
Napkins 21"x21"
Runners 17"x90" & 17"x70"
Exceptional linen and cotton fabric using environmentally sensitive, water-based inks that are free of solvents, lead and heavy-metals. Everything is washable and superbly color-fast

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Metal Pointus

Metal Pointus, literally translates to ‘Edgy-Metal’, enhances the natural beauty of metal through daring, bold and elaborate designs that play on architectural features and negative spaces created by the innovative combinations. Tin, Bronze and Silver are manipulated to produce the decadent Pointus line, created by designer/artist Bernard Bouhnik. The Paris based jeweler, founded 15 years ago, features five collections; Absolute Privilege (contemporary), Dazzled (innovative), Sweet and Sour (sensuous), Remember Forever (cutting edge) and Flagrant Impacts (limited editions), that introduce striking bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and cuffs perfect for every occasion. Layers of intricately crafted silver-plated beads, disks, chains, and other striking shapes convey Bouhnik’s unique style with impressive functionality and flexibility. The addition of Swarovski crystals, pate de verre glass and custom beads, takes Pointus jewelry to another level of luxury.

Select styles available at Maison d’Etre while they last!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ibride trays

Astonishingly ornate images and intricate laser cut designs highlight Ibrides luxurious and fanciful trays as more than serving platters but impressive works of art. Each design can easily transform from tray to wall art enhancing any room with their evocative images. Ibride creates high pressure laminate trays of regal animals portraits from the hummingbird to the monkey adorned in lavish attire reminiscent of 18th century royalty. Trays are waterproof and heat resistant to ensure a long successful reign. Ibride trays come in over ten different prints that will no doubt captivate and humble its viewers. Sizes range from 61x23cm to 59x40cm. Made in France.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Molly M Designs

Molly M Designs brings a refreshing architectural yet organic aesthetic to sustainable jewelry. Molly, a professionally trained architecture graduate, uses a laser cutter to print her computer generated designs on bamboo, birch and acrylic surfaces. Molly M Designs creates innovative jewelry drawing inspiration from nature, geometric shapes and laser cutting techniques. Materials like bamboo and reused wood scraps from a local cabinet shop are combined with suede, felt, and wool that are collected from army surplus, secondhand clothing and warehouse surplus to promote sustainable tenets. Check out more molly m designs including the Lines and Circles, Botanicals, Geometric and Layers collections at:

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Patyka is a luxurious French brand of certified organic cosmetics and body care. Incorporating rare botanical extracts, Patyka concocts natural serums, lotions, scrubs and oils that leave your skin healthier, softer and rejuvenated. Stop by to pick up Patyka serum, lotion, and Diffusion Line products.

Patyka serum can be used 2-3 times a week as a restorative treatment on face, hair, nails and cuticles. Enjoy healthier youthful skin with the unique combination of essential oils to boost your skin's ability to regenerate, nourish, hydrate and protect itself.

Patyka body lotion is rich in organic ingredients leaving your skin nourished and protected with a light floral fragrance.

The Diffusion Line is certified organic face and body care that includes: organic shower gel, massage oil, body cream, and shampoo in an array of delightful aromas. Enjoy these high end formulas at reasonable prices suitable for kids and grown ups.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Poketo for your pocket

These limited edition Poketo wallets feature unique designs by independent artists/designers/illustrators. Made of durable double layer vinyl each wallet includes 3 slots for cards, dollar slot, and change purse. Wallets measure 8.5” x 3.75” and folds to fit most pockets. Inspiring designs include vibrant spectrums and provocative images by: Lili Piri, Sidney Pink, Devilrobots, Cole Gerst, Betsy Walton, Sam Hoh, Eveline Tarunadjaja, among others. Along with your new organizer comes a small quarter-size matching Poketo pin.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sweep Dreams Brooms

Sweep your way to a happier day!

Sweep Dreams will whisk you away to tropical Thailand with their hand-woven, beautifully crafted brooms. Aqua, Red, Lime, Yellow and Pink are just some of the colors that make these Sweep Dreams brooms a visual sensation. Liven up your kitchen, patio or storage room with a vibrant 52" sweeping broom with bamboo handle. For smaller chores opt for a convenient hand-held whisk. All brooms are made from natural renewable sources of sorghum grass and bamboo with non-toxic colors. Steel wires inside the weave reinforce the body for long wear and tear. Sweep Dreams employs socially and ecologically responsible manufacturing processes to create their brooms and whisks.

Sweep Dream brooms will not only leave your home brighter and cleaner but eco-friendlier too!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Chilewich has created new pressed vinyl place-mats and table runners in a modern chic yet playful dot design. Going beyond the traditional weaving textiles, Chilewich has revolutionizing a dated manufacturing process to produce these durable and easy to clean mats. The overlapping dot pattern is reminiscent of fine linen with the practicality for everyday use. Colors include orange, yellow, pink, green, black, white and grey.

Vinyl is easily cleaned with soap and water

Careful not to expose to heat

Monday, September 28, 2009

On Time and Lookin' Fine

These innovative silicone watches are perfect for work and play. Too late has proliferated the European market and has found its way into the heart of Rockridge. This contemporary time keeper comes in two sizes and nearly every color in the spectrum. The digital face makes it easy to read and the shock proof, water proof and anti-scratch design make these colorful wonders "adaptable to any given situation and personal taste" (
Come try them out today!

Saturday, September 19, 2009