VivaTerra seems quintessentially Northern Californian.
Based in San Rafael, the online company is dedicated to living in harmony with nature. They carefully choose items that are well-designed and elegant, yet come from organic, sustainable sources.
Products include home accents, bed and bath, furniture, dinnerware, flatware, table decor, and organic gourmet items such as tea sets and organic coffee.
Treehugger says, VivaTerra is one of those lifestyle sites that makes you think you could actually wake up in the morning, smile in the mirror, and have a totally calming day. If you could crawl right into their Web site, you'd never have to rush or worry again.
If VivaTerra had an actual store, we'd practically be living there.
(Edited from a post originally published 07.12.06)