Monday, November 17, 2008

slm - back from the dead

Remember when I ambitiously started a weekly feature on sk├Ânalife? Yeah, me neither. Well, not quite. Fear not, I haven't abandoned sustainable living just the documentation of it and that's about to change (even if I'm a day late).

My latest quest has been for resusable coffee/tea cup. Aren and I both enjoy an americano a couple of times a week. Until a few months ago, we both had great resuable cups. They were great; perfect size for a medium americano (10 oz), kept the coffee hot and in the container, not in the bottom of our bags. Then they broke/came apart. Since then we have been on the look out something not too big, without a handle, without a plastic rim, not made in China and not hideous. We haven't found anything locally and resigned ourselves finding something online.

I searched around today and rediscovered this which made the blog rounds awhile ago: design savvy, good size but it might be too fragile and I'm not sure how I feel about drinking hot liquids through silicone on a regular basis. Then I came upon this post on No Impact Man. Of course! it's almost too easy. A resused glass jar with a good lid, it makes sense. We are going to try out our resused salsa jars asap.


Anonymous singne said...

and knowing you, you'll whip up some nice little sleeve for it to keep your hands from burning and to keep your coffee hot ...

8:59 PM  
Blogger skona said...

singne: you read my mind! that's the next step, after the jars deodorize a little bit.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow great idea...

7:10 PM  
Blogger icci design... said...

that is such a good idea...i've been needing a new coffee cup as well. a good sleeve would be a felted band with some buttons...i'm going to try it today!!!

8:58 AM  
Blogger angelune@TCA said...

I find it's usually the lids, not the jars, that need deodorizing. i think a good soak in vinegar will loosen most smells, or sunshine if you can find any.

10:30 AM  
Blogger sweetie pie press said...

that jar totally needs a sweater. probably one made from a sweater.

for my travel cup i use the jar my honey came in. way less icky!

speaking of icky, i read that no impact man post. i don't think it's a good idea to wait until you 'really' need to wash a cup. soap is a major innovation in the human fight against dying for no good reason.

11:27 PM  

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