Freeform “Rocks”

18 01 2009

Bean bag furniture was never as cool as this. Especially if you are a geologist or earth scientist.

Some time ago we posted about Livingstones cushion-furniture which is uber-cool but hard to come by in the U.S.

Since then we found these equally fun rock-like cushions, available online from a shop in Colorado.

Taking her inspiration from nature, socially conscious South African textile designer Ronel Jordaan has set up a women’s workshop in Gauteng- Johannesburg where personally trained artisans create these “stone” floor cushions.

By transforming interlocking fibers made from 100% merino wool, these freeform oversized rocks and boulders fool the eye, but provide immediately recognizable comfort to weary torsos in search of a relaxing seat. Soft yet buoyant, the veined, smooth textured cushions can be arranged to support seat and back.

Plus they look like rocks!!

Available at VivaTerra, an eco-friendly online shop committed to sustainability and artisan goods.

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Announcing the Winner of Our Give-Away

18 11 2008

My apologies for not getting back to you sooner, but finally, yes, finally, we have a winner of our geology t-shirt give-away.  Just so you know, it was a random drawing and not related to the awesome and fun suggestions you submitted

Anyway, the winner of the Rockhound Cafe t-shirt is Jason from the 1rockhound blog. Congrats to Jason!  I’ll be in touch with you to find out where I can send your shirt.

Thank you to all who participated!





“Lava” Lamps

5 11 2008

It’s been a while since I posted geo-gifts, and holiday time will soon be upon us. Today’s finds are Magma Stone Votives, actually made not of magma, but of dolomite. They are designed with inspiration from caves, lava and the interior of the earth.





New Geology T-Shirt, Free Shipping and $15 off!

27 11 2007

UnEarthedTees is offering 2 great deals:

  • Through Nov 30 we have free shipping on orders over $75, when you use coupon code freeship75.
  • Not getting $75’s worth? No matter, today and tomorrow (only!) you can get $15 off any purchase of $50 when you use coupon code frfam2007. (through Nov 28.)

So what’s new?
Well, being a big fan of detective-type tv shows, I had the sudden idea to create this new t-shirt design:

Without a trace mineral t-shirt

If you think there’s a pattern here, you may be right — I love parody:

CSILaw & Ore--Geological intent

More cool geology t-shirts live at UnEarthedTees!





Update to the UnEarthing Kindness Initiative

16 10 2007

September started off slowly, but on October 13, UnEarthedTees was pleased to make a donation to Oxfam America as part of the UnEarthing Kindness Initiative to help victims of the Peru earthquake. In fact, we and our fellow  participants in the initative decided to continue for another month, following the posting of our press release on the website of the Geological Society of America.

Check out the designs available on t-shirts,  mugs and more on the initiative page  –– some geology-themed, some Peru-themed –– where each designer’s commitment is outlined. As for UnEarthedTees, anything purchased in our shop counts toward our effort.





I Wan’ Agate Your Picture

26 09 2007

So I can put it in an agate picture frame 😉

There are also agate bowls, plates, coasters and bottle stoppers at the always amusing Uncommon Goods, as well as dangly decorations of agate slabs that might be just the thing for a geologist’s Christmas tree!

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Thanks to Modish for the tip!