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Luxury Green Gifts for The Earth Day

Andrea Divirgilio / April 20, 2012

Back on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and the day was widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Now, more than 500 million people in 175 countries celebrate the Earth day every year, doing activities focusing on environmental issues. One such activity to promote the environmental concerns and to commemorate the Earth Day is to ‘go green’ for celebrations. Environmentally-conscious can gift green products to others to evoke the environmental concerns.Take your pick.

picNYC table with grass table top

Price: $5,950

In the recent times, when we are becoming more environment-conscious, the idea of urban farming is growing fast, where the typically rural practice of agriculture is brought not into the cities, but into the residences. Bringing the rural experience of picnicking not just in the city, but into the apartment, the picNYC table designed by Haiko Cornelissen, creates a surreal experience of nature in the city that literally transforms the dining experience. Made out of high-end light weight aluminum that is cut, folded, bolted and welded together by an American manufacturer specialized in aluminum products, the table’s legs form a stiff framework for the grass, soil and stones. Based on the natural concept of transposing the natural experience to the residences, endless altercations are possible with flowers, herbs or even vegetables. Depending on the needs and green thumbs of the owner, the picnic table brings various degrees and qualities of the rural experience into the urban residence.

Gucci Bamboo

Price: $995

Gucci, the renowned Italian leather goods house has incorporated one of the most recognizable motifs from their handbags into the watch, using natural bamboo. The watch is built with a steel case made of bamboo and boasts brown sun-brushed dial, steel bangle with bamboo, unscratchable sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside. Swiss made with Ronda Quartz movement, the watch is water resistant, but the bamboo used is not water resistant.

Fisker Atlantic Luxury Hybrid Sedan

Price: NA

California based American automaker Fisker has now unveiled its new electric hybrid car, the Fisker Atlantic luxury sedan, at the New York Auto Show. The new Fisker Atlantic is a far more conventional affair, unlike Fisker’s all-electric supercar. The Fisker Atlantic is a luxury four-door sporting sedan with a luxurious and dynamic interior, sporting Fisker’s second-generation Electric Vehicle with extended range (EVer) powertrain, which includes a 4-cylinder gasoline engine. However, the exact range of electric power produced is not available, but the manufacturer claims that the Ever technology has been especially designed to reduce the ‘range anxiety’ that comes with all-electric powertrain. The Fisker Atlantic’s price and date of availability details will be available after its launch.

Nintendo Controller Coffee Table

Price: $3,500

Meticulously made from maple, mahogany and walnut with dovetail joinery and mid century modern legs, the Nintendo Controller Coffee Table fully functions as a Nintendo Entertainment System controller and can be used to play games. The glass top removes easily for game play and features a retractable cord underneath for the safety reasons. This coffee table will undoubtedly take the gaming decor to another level.

De Grisogono Instrumento N° Uno XL Watch

Price: NA

Catering to those who are in hunt for a discerning and exclusive watch, De Grisogono has designed a watch that remains in the boundaries of elegance whilst offering the special edge. Passionately created by Fawaz Gruosi, the new De Grisogono Instrumento N° Uno XL Watch embodies the brand’s emblematic contemporary baroque style, appearing for the first time in a model dedicated to men. This fully automatic timepiece boasts a Macassar ebony wood dial which is blend with the 18kt gold and brown coated titanium pieces, polished pink gold indexes and Arabic numerals, and buckle in pink gold and matt brown PVD coated stainless steel. Further, the 30 mm square case cradles are in-house caliber DF11-96 with second timepiece complication.

Manoteca: A dancing tree

Price: Available on request

Created by Elisa Cavani , Manoteca is described to be a little house in a park, a lab where abandoned and old things are hosted along with recycled materials that are reassembled and reinvented. Elisa, who always wanted to create products that would carry a new spirit and expresses new meanings, has now created a notable design product, a dancing tree. As the tear of light falls, it waters the ground feeding the roots in an infinite circle. And, the electricity runs through the trunk straight to the roots and a leather wire comes out of the branch.

Disneynature’s ‘Chimpanzee’ inspired Eco-Friendly Jewelry

Price: NA

In a marketing synergy act that Disney is a seasoned practitioner of, Alex Woo, a New York City jeweler has recently designed a pair of pendants inspired by Chimpanzee, a documentary showcasing a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. The jewelry is available in recycled sterling silver and 14k gold, and the pendants feature Oscar, the film’s 3-year old protagonist, swimming from a trio of vines, symbolizing the Jane Goodall Institute’s mission to protect environment, people and animals. Further, 20% of proceeds from sales of these pendants will benefit the non-profit’s conservation efforts. However, the film Chimpanzee will be released on April 20.

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