anna brones

writer + artist

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Green Furniture

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Written by Anna Brones

June 29, 2010 at 17:45

Plastic Can Be Beautiful

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Plastic is plaguing the environment and our health, but in celebration of the big Ban the Bag event that we put on this Tuesday (which Portland’s mayor Sam Adams spoke at), I decided to put plastic to good use. A big event calls for big jewelry, so I knocked out a necklace and bracelet, proving that single-use plastics can be turned into something more worthwhile instead of merely being thrown away.


The above necklace is a plastic bag cut into strips and then knitted into three separate squares. The bracelet is cut from a plastic cup and then held together by silver wire.

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Written by Anna Brones

April 23, 2009 at 09:53

Friday Photo: Eco Style

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In the past couple of years we’ve seen eco-style go from the stereotypical hempy, sack looking garments to the chicest forms in fashion. One of my favorite brands, Nau, is at the forefront of sustainable design. Not only have they developed over 300 sustainable fabrics that incorporate alternative materials like recycled polyester, but everything they make looks cool. And that’s what makes or breaks an eco-fashion line now isn’t it?

I took this picture at a recent event at Lizard Lounge in Portland, which also houses the Nau team.

Written by Anna Brones

April 17, 2009 at 08:17

Swedish Design + Destination: Urnatur

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Urnatur, which basically translates to “out of nature,” is a Swedish forest getaway, where visitors can stay in cabins and spend time re-connecting with nature. But it’s also a design firm that believes in the beauty and simplicity of nature and crafts incredible pieces that capture the pure essence of the natural world.

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Written by Anna Brones

March 14, 2009 at 18:45