This is sort of sneaky: A green bait and switch.
These red-lacquered wood salad servers
($95 per set) are obviously supposed to look like coral ... and, well, they're pretty convincing.
Are they green though? Maybe not on the surface; but, when you consider the alternative -- real coral salad servers (?) -- these start to look more interesting. Because real coral is disappearing.
House & Garden
has a small slideshow
of faux coral products up on their site. It's the semi-green alternative for those who love the look of coral.
Obviously, not buying any of this stuff would be the greenest option.
And, really, we're more a fan of the concept than the products: Designers coming up with a solution that could help save a threatened species.
Can you think of any similar (possibly better) examples?