ChopValue’s Home Decor Made From Used Chopsticks

Innovating with a business model that circumvents the traditional supply chain and a new waste-based material

Nearly five years ago, Felix Böck was sitting down at dinner. As a wood engineer, he saw time and time again how much waste the industry was producing. He ranted over plates of sushi about this, wishing there was an alternative way. Then, he looked down, saw the pair of greasy chopsticks in his hand, and he had an idea that would soon catalyze the company …

Gem Stripe Towels Set

Dusen Dusen’s latest towel set maintains the vibrant, playful colors that make the NYC-based apparel and homeware brand so beloved. Like the first iteration, these Gem towels feature contrasting stripes composed of 100% brushed cotton terry. But unlike the original, this newest collection is reversible, with different color combinations on either side. This set can also be ordered as one of two options: two bath …

Tarot Trio of Candles

From astrological candle company Birthdate Co (known for creating a different candle to align with every day of the year) comes a three-card tarot reading in candle set form. The mysterious kit features a trio of hand-poured 6.5-ounce candles—one each to represent the past, present and future—and every candle includes an accompanying gold-plated tarot card drawn from the 22 of tarot’s Major Arcana. Each candle …