Name: Shayna Location: Oakland Earlier this week Leslie shared with you her favorite tote-bag. Though I keep a stash of large size canvas tote bags in the car for grocery shopping, I also have a "scrunch" bag that lives permanently in my purse. When friends from Hamburg came for a visit last year, they brought me this nifty net tote. It bundles into the tiniest little ball that fits snuggly in my pocket or purse. Though I've had some cashiers scoff at the bag when I pull it out (one even suggested it would make a better costume for burning man...ha!), it's surprisingly expandable and sturdy.
I've lugged veggies home from the market, carried treasures back from the thrift store and even used it as a book bag.
A while back, I noticed them over at Kiosk but they sold out before I had a chance to extol their virtues to all of my friends. Since then, they've been added to the "ongoing items" selection. At just $25 each, they make pretty fantastic gifts. Available here. (Edited from this post originally published 11.16.07) green@home. This is not a contest, just a way to build up an AT inspirational database of sorts on how real folks are living greener at home. Simple, straightforward ideas are welcome, like how you deal with your recycling bin in a small kitchen, and so are ambitious projects - like your amazing green roof. We hope to have a big archive of ideas to inspire us all by the end of the month. PRIZES: In exchange for sharing your green@home ideas, Ecover will reward the first 100 ApartmentTherapy readers, who submit photo/essays demonstrating ways in which their lives are green, with their choice of Ecover Liquid Laundry detergent, Ecover Dishwashing Liquid, or Ecover Glass & Surface spray cleaner. Each of the first 100 will also receive Ecover Heavy Duty hand cleanser.
Raksha Bella will reward one lucky sweepstakes winner with a complete bedding set made from all certiefied Indian organic cottons. The set includes a queen-sized duvet cover, quilt, two pillow cases and two European shams in the winner's choice of three designs. The Classic Collection from Raksha Bella features sumptous textiles in traditional Indian prints, handblocked with lowimpact and vegetable dyes. Choose from the Raj Paisley (available in Indigo or Rum Raisin), Tree of Life (in Canton & Mimosa) or Indian Rose (in Dusty Cedar, Cress Green or Indigo). A retail value of $1,165.00. HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Green @ Home Giveaway, please submit below. Submissions will be posted from July 7th to August 1 and winners will be notified by August 8th. RULES: Please, only one submission per person. Duplicate submissions will be discarded. This is not a contest. The first 100 posted submissions will receive a gift from Ecover. The winner of the Raksha Bella Sweepstakes will be randomly drawn from all complete entries (even those that aren't posted). Winners must claim their prize within three business days after the date of notification of such prize. A Sweepstakes winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three business days will be considered such Sweepstakes winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. To enter, you must be a U.S. resident, age 18 or older to enter. Employees, partners and vendors of Apartment Therapy and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. We will disqualify any entries that we believe are generated by scripts and other automated technology. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return within five business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. All prizes will be awarded. No substitutions including for cash are permitted, except that Apartment Therapy reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Sweepstakes Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Apartment Therapy, 22 Howard Street #4i, New York, NY 10013.