Blogging House & Garden: Conscientious Coral

Blogging House & Garden: Conscientious Coral

Stephanie Kinnear
Sep 14, 2007

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?

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