Grasshopper 510, Green Home Chicago
For gifts and home accessories for the tree-huggers in your life (or your oh-so-virtuous self), Grasshopper 510 is the place go. You’ll find trays ($85) and platters ($400) made of recycled street signs, organic pillows ($74), reclaimed-felt bowls ($75), log bowls made from reclaimed trees and high-gloss acrylic paint (shown above, from $64), and more. For bigger-ticket items (tile, bamboo, and cork flooring, custom rugs, countertops, upholstery, furniture, lighting … really a little bit of everything, including interior design services), Green Home Chicago is your best bet. At both shops, passionate, informed owners have done the green-search, so you don’t have to.
GRASSHOPPER 510 1944 N. DAMEN AVE., 773-292-0510, GRASSHOPPER510.COM
GREEN HOME CHICAGO 213 N. MORGAN ST., 312-432-9400, GHCDESIGNCENTER.COM