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Dog-proof Trash Can: And it was all yellow

Vipp Trash Bin - Design Within Reach 

There's nothing like returning home from a fun night out to find yesterday’s coffee grounds, orange rinds, fish skins and other unsavory discards spread across the kitchen floor with Jackson Pollock flair. When you find yourself faced with this situation, your dog can typically be found either 1) skulking around in the darker recesses of your home, or 2) joyfully greeting you at the door as if none of it ever happened.

After the requisite pulling of your hair and retrieval various treasures from beneath the couch, calm down and consider getting yourself a kick-ass, ironclad trashcan (and maybe some training too).

The happiest darn trash can you ever did see

Originally designed in 1939, this super durable stainless steel Vipp Trash Bin is hand-crafted by skilled craftsmen and consists of up to 42 components. The tight fitting lid can keep curious noses out and trash smells in. Very likely one of the happiest-looking trash cans you’ll ever see, it is available in a range of sizes and colors, and is great for use in the bathroom, kitchen, workspace or living space. A removable inner bin makes changing out the bags easy and a roll of biodegradable liners is included.

Find the Vipp Trash Bin at Design Within Reach.

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When you care enough to send the very best: Say it with Panda Poo

Panda Poop PaperLeave no man-ure behind

While on a recent trip to Orlando Florida, I popped into a new boutique, Earth Inspired Living, in the charming town of Winter Park. A gift and home accessories store dedicated to great design with a commitment to conserve the environment. Their carefully selected and elegantly displayed products are all made from recycled, reclaimed, organic and sustainable materials designed to enlighten and surprise. And surprise they did, when I found some darling note cards made completely of Panda Poop.

Yes the note cards pictured at right are actually made out of real, Grade A Panda poop. Eco-friendly and innovative, these darling stationary products are 100% recycled, odorless (good to know) and quite lovely for a piece of poo.

Prefer Pachyderm poop? Good news for you! These products also come in Dumbo dung.

PandaPooNotebookHandmade in Thailand, this papier de poop is created via collection and processing of Panda poo ‘pulp' collected from Giant Pandas in China. Natural and quite lovely for a piece of poo, this unique stationery is 100% recycled, odorless and sure to be a hit with anyone who loves recycling and/or potty humor…which pretty much describes

Get the scoop on this poop by visiting either Earth Inspired Living  or

Blog reprint courtesy of AnimalPlanet's The Daily Treat with Janet McCulley