Green Products & Gadgets

Green products and gadgets to enhance everyday living in an eco-friendly way.

HandPicked Nation

Green Lifestyles - HandPicked Nation intends to provide a place for people interested in food to gather, connect and share ideas. We promise to make it easy to meet some fascinating food folks, discover places to eat real food, read opinions from eminent authors, watch a video or two that entertain as much as they educate, buy from a larder of curated tastes and act upon important food issues we face today.These days, you can create, build and launch a website in a day it seems. This site took us almost 10 years.

A decade ago, we were working on a film project in the south of France, and for the first time, we had the chance to be immersed in a culture that truly understands and loves food. In Provence, people take the time to make bread from scratch every day, to grow vegetables the right way — to understand their food and where it comes from. Read More »

A Holiday Tradition - Jade’s ToyBox Holiday Pop-Up Store Is Back!

Green Lifestyles - A Holiday Tradition - Jade's ToyBox Holiday Pop-Up Store Is Back! Jade's ToyBox invites you to our annual Holiday Pop-Up Store @ 124 Hudson Street @ N. Moore Street in Tribeca. Jade’s ToyBox invites you to our annual Holiday Pop-Up Store @ 124 Hudson Street @ N. Moore Street in Tribeca. Don’t miss great deals and fun holiday events for the kiddos, plus a chance to pick your own discount from our Holiday Advent Calendar Pick-A-Pocket for 10-40% off toys, books and games now through December 28. Check out the JTB Pop-Up Holiday Events.

As always, we believe it’s all about Giving Back! At JTB, we sell products that give back just by selling them, like the WinGreen tents made by a women’s cooperative in India, handmade plush fair-trade made by Peruvian artisans, Plan Toys fire trucks and wooden games made of renewable woods, or Green Toys US-made, recycled milk jugs finding a second life as a recycling truck, tool set or tea set. And these are just a sampling. Read More »

CitiBlocs Prove that Fun Toys Don’t Always Equal High-Tech

citiblocs-trainIn a toy market that increasingly works to promote the latest and greatest of the high tech world, CitiBlocs wooden building sets are practically a sight for sore eyes. Considered by many as both an educational and creative toy, CitiBlocs inspires kids (and their parents) to experience the joy associated with getting back to basics.

Recently honored by the National Parenting Center with a 2011 Seal of Approval, CitiBlocs is also the recipient of more than 30 other industry related awards. The building and construction blocks are available in a variety of sizes and prices ranging from sets that include anywhere from 50-1000 pieces. CitiBlocs are also available in a wide assortment of colors. Read More »