Branch Home: Sustainable Gifts for Design Lovers

I am such a crazy person when it comes to organizing my ideas and have to admit that I regularly tear tidbits and cool things from magazines and store them random places to blog about in the future. But most of the the time, I forget about all the little tears I leave in this notebook or that binder and months later, I'm confronted with piles of cool stuff that I'm seeing on every other awesome blog out there. So, I'm hoping this latest pile is not here too late, since this tear from Domino Magazine had some super cool items featured from Branch Home. On a little side note, I just noticed this was from a Domino deals page, circa May 2006. Sorry, this must have been hidden for ages. Quelle embarrassing.

Here's a grouping of my top picks from the lovely, sustainable, creative folks over at Branch Home. They have an amazing selection of gifts. An on-line store based in San Francisco, Branch aims to bring environmentally-responsible, well designed products to the public. Read more about their commitment to sustainability here.


  1. Felt Tote: I've
    seen these fun felt totes at a few international sites for awhile now
    and love their simplicity and quirky factor. Available with orange,
    blue or green trim. $115.

  2. Sling
    hammock made from seat belt webbing otherwise destined for a landfill.
    If my husband is reading this, let's get one for each of us! Made to
    order (4-6 weeks) $578.

  3. Vintage magazine note cards. These envelopes are made of pages from re purposed vintage magazines, inserts of
    recycled paper (100% post-consumer, acid- and process chlorine free). $9. (no longer available on Branch Home but it was an awesome idea I had to share).

  4. Blue glass salt and pepper orbs by Andi Kovel. $158. Anything that reminds me of Bora Bora is a great gift. These are both art pieces and tableware.

  5. Vintage Belt Floor Mat  Designed
    by Inghua Ting and handmade in the UK by TING studios, this floor mat
    is made from vintage leather belts attached to form a circular shape.
    So warm looking and very masculine - a one-of-a-kind creation for the
    man in your life. Made to order (4-6 weeks) $688

  6. Embroidered Pillows Handmade by artisans in Transylvania, Romania. $98. Available in white/linen or red/white.

Posted on June 12, 2008 .