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Inspired Designer Creates Literal Coffee Cups From Recycled Grounds

Never in history has the phrase “I’ll have a cup of coffee” been more accurate.

Image from the Kaffeeform website.

German designer Julian Lechner spent five years developing a formula for this line of coffee cups and saucers made of coffee grounds. The final recipe includes a mix of recycled grounds, collected from local cafes, natural glues, and sustainably-sourced wood grains. The resulting Kaffeeform Cups, which Lechner is now making available to buyers online, are waterproof and have been pilot-tested at a few local coffee shops. According to Dezeen, the material retains the scent of the coffee grounds—it would be interesting to see how that extra dimension of aroma would deepen the coffee-drinking experience.

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Erykah Badu, Jaden and Willow Will Turn D.C. Into Broccoli City

The music artists are headining a festival dedicated to bringing sustainability to urban communities.

Image courtesy of Broccoli City.

Erykah Badu, along with the enigmatic teenaged Smith siblings, will be bringing their inexorable flyness to D.C. this month when they perform the 3rd annual Broccoli City Festival. The festival, which is dedicated to promoting sustainable living in urban environments through locally-sourced food, music and the arts, will take place on April 25th at Gateway D.C. In addition to our favorite teen wizards, Jaden and Willow, the festival line-up also includes hip-hop artist Joey Bada$$, electronic music-maker Kaytrandada, and singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas, making it the coollest music festival named after a member of the cabbage family.

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New Website to Put the Joy Back Into Our Purchases

Wooly wants to be the Sotheby’s for a new generation--while quietly taking part in the sustainability revolution.

Wooly's first offering.

Rudy Adler, a long-time friend of GOOD, formed Wooly to create an alternative to rampant mass-consumerism.

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