Monday, 30 April 2012

Clever Gifts: Eco Products That'll Light Your Fire

We love giving Eco Friendly Products as gifts, especially if those same gifts have a card included! What Eco Product could we possibly be talking about? None other than Todae's Candle CardOoh, atmospheric!

Make your own candle with the sheet of beeswax and cotton wick provided. Just pop the cotton wick in the middle and roll up the beeswax to create a long-burning night light. Check out Todae's Eco Store for these, other gifts and Energy Saving Products.

Need some creative decorating ideas for your new creation?

Twilight picnic? A bottle of wine, a couple of candles and a view - what more could you want?

Romantic nook? Add a few candles to your bedside table and paper lanterns for extra ambience.

Outdoor cinema? Next summer, string up an old white sheet, borrow a projector, grab some cushions, add candlelight - DIY moonlight cinema!

Candlelit garden? Simply line the outside of an empty jam jar with coloured crepe paper and drop a tea-light in. Repeat several (hundred) times and let the festivities begin!

Enjoy, friends!


Monday, 16 April 2012

Homewares with Hmph: How to Give Your Kitchen Some Heat

Homewares don't have to be hum-drum. There are many clever ways to make your kitchen that bit more inviting and exciting.
Ever thought of having a few framed photographs? We're inspired by this little nook and its gallery-like feel:
Do you have a counter that could double as a breakfast bar? Think about adding a few stools. Take a wander down to your local op shop or antique store and pick up some Furniture. Maybe something like this:
But if you're feeling extra crafty, you could even re-use a wooden crate or make your own chair from scratch. Ana White has your step-by-step guide to making a modern bar stool:
Is a vintage Kelvinator in the budget? Or could you just jazz up your fridge by converting it into a giant chalkboard? Pretty wow, right?
Now, here's a Homeware with fighting spirit that won't cost the earth - Ninja Star Magnets by Outliving. For this and other homely treats, check out Todae's Homewares Online.
Wishing you many kitchen adventures,

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Neoflam Cookware

Neoflam's slogan really sums up its mission – ‘cookware for healthy living’. The Neoflam brand is an international kitchenware company focused on innovations in technology combined with contemporary design to create top-of-the-line products. Neoflam’s flagship products include die-cast aluminium cookware with ceramic-based Ecolon non-stick coating, vacuum-storage food containers, and cutting boards and knives infused with antimicrobial Microban technology, as well as bamboo cutting boards with natural antimicrobial properties. 

Beginning in Korea in 1991, the Neoflam brand has become a multinational company, establishing itself in the US in 2001 and achieving growth through distribution by online stores and home shopping networks. What sets the Neoflam range apart is its focus on environmentally-friendly technology and manufacturing: its die-cast aluminium cookware provides greater heat conductivity and contains none of the harmful toxins that can be present in traditional cookware with PTFE-based non-stick coating. Neoflam’s bold design sensibility and innovative technology makes a perfect addition to your home or a thoughtful Earth-friendly gift.

Silicone Zone

Introudcing Silicone Zone, pioneers in the natural benefits of silicone!

Silicone Zone is a brand that embodies innovation, quality and value. Their goal is to infuse homeware and kitchenware with art, making your experience with everyday products enjoyable as well as efficient. Aesthetic value does not impede on functionality in the Silicone Zone brand, where revolutionary technology is constantly being sourced and integrated into products designed for quality cooking and baking, as well as kitchen tools and accessories. Silicone Zone’s products exude excellence, and are renowned winners of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. The basis of their success comes from their masterful craftsmanship of the material silicone, which is praised for its durability, flexibility and toxic-free qualities. Silicone is the perfect eco-friendly material for cookware, as it is a natural substance, higher in density than most petroleum based plastics and can withstand extremely high temperatures. By combining these outstanding characteristics with the delightful and energetic designers at Silicone Zone, your kitchen can now be transformed into modern, futuristic, yet professional workplace.

Until next time

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Non-Polluting Picnics: Eco Products for Parties

Autumn is upon us. So with the last vestiges of warmth threatening to flee, let's take advantage of the sunshine and picnic!  But with picnics come waste and we want to  know which Eco Products can help us minimise our environmental impact.

Plastic plates and cutlery may be convenient, but being non-biodegradable means added waste to landfill.  So we've had our eye on some more Eco Friendly Products like Bioplates Large and Small plates, available from Todae's Eco Store.  They're made from the frond of the Areca Nut Palm, which falls naturally from the tree, meaning no trees are cut down and it's made from completely natural materials.

Likewise, Greenwaves Biodegradable Cutlery is 100% natural.  Made from compostable cornstarch, you won't have to worry about polluting our earth for the sake of a slice of quiche.  Win! Alternatively, you could just take your old dinnerware, hope it doesn't break and hand-wash it after.  Pinterest shows us how -

* Beach picnic with some old ceramic dishes, throw pillows and a gorgeous spread. You know, just a normal Sunday afternoon.

* Picnic with a chandelier. Hope those light bulbs are Energy Saving!

* Car bonnet picnic. More proof that not all picnics need to take place on a grassy  knoll.

Wishing you fun in the sun,


As Fun As They Are Eco-ally Re-Usable

Re-Usable fits into the category of Eco Friendly Eco Products. Some of the things we waste on a regular basis are the wraps, foils and plastic cups we use to contain our food and drinks every day. It’s something that I personally feel the worst about throwing away. I try to use my plastic sandwich wraps more than once, but half way through day two it becomes so repulsive that I’m put off eating the sandwich all together.

So, I’ve lived my life not knowing that there was any decent way to solve this issue, until more recently. has hit the nail on the head once again, making my idea of a re-useable wrap look like rubbish in comparison to what it has in store. The Re-Usable Sandwich Wrap and Pockets are eco-friendly materials designed in the form of an envelope for your food to fit perfectly into whilst remaining fresh for however long your day might be. 

Another plus is that every time to purchase a wrap or pocket, 4MyEarth Fabrics will donate 15 cents of that money to Save the Children and Keep Australia Beautiful. In other words, this is really a win-win situation. You get your forever-lasting sandwich wrap and a pat on the back for doing so.
More eco-friendly win-wins can be found on the Kitchen, Catering, Picnic component of the Todae online store.