Ecojot: Ecojotter Flickr Contest!

Remember ecojot, the makers of cool, Canadian made, post-consumer recycled paper products? Well, they’re running a cool contest – check it out!

Simply go to the ecojotter blog for details – the short version is take a picture of your favourite ecojot product in the wild and upload it to the Ecojot Flickr Group. First prize winner picked by the Ecojot Team wins $75 for him/herself PLUS $75 for the Green Cause of his/her choice. The second prize winner, determined by who receives the most votes via comments and faves, will receive a special Ecojot prize pack valued at over $50. (is it wrong that I want second prize and not first? Hah!)

So get snapping, ecochicks, and good luck!

Eccolo: Writing Green

For those of you who need to write things down because you’re prematurely senile like me, there’s always a home for a good notebook. Made in Italy, these pretty, sleek books come with 100% recycled leather covers and paper from certified wellmanaged regrowth forests. In a few pretty and handy designs, these books will be both useful and admired. The Terra journal, shown at right, has a handy elastic to keep the cover shut and hold your notes, receipts or photos – whatever you have tucked inside the pages of your book – safe. The Nature journals have pretty silhouette art and inspirational sayings, while the Rustico journals look worn and weathered from the beginning. So pretty!

You can find Eccolo journals at your local Chapters Store.

Blue Barnhouse: Greetings with Shazam!

I like it when eco-vendors let me know about themselves (and you can too, just email me at talk at ecochick dot ca!) I especially like it when they let me know about themselves on days when I’m really tired and jet lagged. And I especially especially like it when they let me know about themselves and they’re as fun and cool as Blue Barnhouse.

Gorgeous handpressed cards, printed on 100% recycled cardstock on an antique press, with illustrations salvaged from old childhood favourite books such as Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz. Oh, so pretty and dainty. Except they are so, so awesomely.. not. I must have laughed out loud 20 times while browsing this website – they’re that good. Politically incorrect, sprinkled liberally with splendidly foul language, these cards provide a daintily messy commentary on life for our cynical age. I am sure that every one of us can find a friend for whom these cards would be completely perfect. And let’s just say I’ve found my Christmas Cards early this year.

They do ship to Canada, and plenty of vendors carry the cards … keep your eye out. These splendid cards are not to be missed.