Penguin Inspired: A low-flow faucet that subtly evokes a penguin or toucan in design? That’s the concept from Sustainable Solutions International (SSi)—faucets with a sleek, modern design twist that both pay homage to nature and help conserve it by controlling water flow. The Penguin faucet (starting at $295) dispenses water at 1.5 gallons per minute, and, like all SSi faucets, bears the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense label.www.sustainablesolutions.com.
Spring-Fresh Sheets: Craving crisp white sheets to usher in spring (particularly when they’re drying by sun on an outdoor line)? Charles P. Rogers certified organic cotton sheets fit the bill simply, with 300-thread count and deep pockets on the fitted sheets to accommodate thick mattresses. Flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillowcases (one with twin) are included ($109/twin set-$179/king set).www.charlesprogers.com.
Stink Proof: If you haven’t started composting, it might be because you have yet to find the right, attractive-yet-unassuming kitchen compost pail. If that’s the case, check out the Stainless Steel Compost Pail ($39.99) from Clean Air Gardening. It’s durable, stink proof (thanks to a carbon filter), holds one gallon of scraps and organic materials and it’s easy to tote to the compost pile. It’s also dishwasher safe.www.cleanairgardening.com/pail.html.