Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on April 21, 2011 · D6
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Put a cork in it with art P roject for you, kids With Earth Day upon us, Anthropologie has teamed up with the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance to promote the use of natural corks as a sustainable resource. Each store will feature a unique window display using natural cork as the main material. The Central Austin location (601 N. Lamar Blvd., No. 100-A. 236-9301, www.anthropologie.com) will be hosting free cork workshops from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The kids can craft cork animals or put seeds in recycled containers; adults can create cork planters. Additionally, starting Friday, when customers choose not to use the store’s shopping bags, Anthropologie will donate 10 cents for each bag saved to Chez Panisse Foundation’s Edible Schoolyard and EarthCorps. — Kristi Kingston Send suggestions for Style Matters to Marques G. Harper (mharper@statesman.com; 445-3974). s ho P for a day, Make M a M a earth P roud Austinites love to shop locally. For one day only — that would be Friday — there will be a Give Five Back to Mother Earth event in Austin to support six environmental organizations: Texas Land Conservancy, Hill Country Conservancy, Clean Water Fund, Friends of Barton Springs Pool, TreeFolks and Texas Sierra Club. Five percent of purchases at retailers such as Allens Boots, BookPeople, Clayworks Studio & Gallery, Four Hands Home, House + Earth, Lovely Austin, Solid Gold Academy, Spartan, Touch of Sass, W3LL People, Whole Earth Provi - sion Co. and others will be donated to the cause. Also participating are restaurants and vendors such as Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse, La Sombra, Second Bar + Kitchen, Sweetish Hill Bakery & Cafe, Red’s Porch and Royal Blue Grocery. The event is sponsored by Go Local Austin and the Austin Independent Business Alliance. You can find a complete list of stores, restaurants and other businesses at austingive5.com. Also, donations will be accepted online. — Marques G. Harper y ou h eart ja P an in juicy couture t - s hirt Japan has always been a fashionista’s paradise. That’s one reason why Juicy Couture (11601 Century Oaks Terrace. 7193840, www.juicycouture.com) is offering a Juicy Loves Japan limited-edition T-shirt to support the tsunami and earthquake relief efforts in the island country. Turns out 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross, which is aiding in the disaster relief efforts in Japan. The T-shirt has a framed red heart on the front and Juicy’s message of support in writing on the back. The shirt is $48 and will be available through May 15 in store and online. Also, you can donate money directly to the American Red Cross’ Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami cause at www. redcross.org. — M.G.H. d itch the shoes, turn the M into P laygrounds We love our flip-flops. But what do you do when your old ones have worn out? Consider recycling them. Old Navy stores (www.oldnavy. com) in Austin and nationwide will accept used flip-flops starting April 22. They will be collected through May 21 and given to upcycling and recycling company Ter - raCycle, which, in turn, will recycle the flip- flops and use the material for playgrounds. Local Old Navy stores are at Barton Creek Square, Gateway Shopping Center, Lakeline Plaza, the Mueller Development and Shops at the Galleria and in Sunset Valley. — M.G.H. Marques G. Harper Ralph Barrera american-statesman Second Bar + Kitchen is one of the spots where you can dine on Friday and have 5 percent of your tab go back to six environmental organizations. s TYL e M a TT ers statesman.com • austin360.com ST WC F * THURSDAY, Ap R il 21, 2011 • D6 Juicy c outure Juicy Couture is helping to raise money for Japan with this $48 shirt. old, who lives in East Austin. “I got my iPad in December. It’s April now. I did like one at Restoration Hardware, but they didn’t have any in stock. I haven’t gotten one yet. I want it to match my personal style and not be too bulky so I can easily carry it around with me. I feel like everything is made for moms or business people. And some that are unique I don’t feel are tough or functional.” On the hunt for the ideal protective case, Harrold, editorial assistant/event coordinator at Tribeza magazine, ventured to the Domain as well as to local boutiques. No luck. She tried Etsy. com and Amazon.com. Still no luck. So she said she’s going to do the next best thing: She’s going to wait it out and hope some designer creates a case she loves. “I just hope someone comes up with something that is both functional and cute,” she said. If style is your mission, a case with a pop of color is one way to go. (Here and on Statesman. com, you’ll find options for iPad covers.) Designer Marc Jacobs, for example, offers iPad and iPad 2 cases for his Marc by Marc Jacobs line, including a new bright red iPad 2 case in a cushy neoprene and faux-fur lining ($38, at Nordstrom.com). Or you could go the tried-and-true designer route. On its website, luxury brand Gucci offers six options ranging from $230 to $290 made from leather or neoprene with suede linings. French luxe brand Hermès sells a bright yellow calfskin iPad case for about $900, which costs more than the actual device it protects. Another option is playing up your hobby, your favorite sports team or your brain power. DODOcase sells handmade iPad cases inspired by the journals of artists. Ironically, the cases look like hardbound books. To celebrate a one-year anniversary as well as the newest iPad, DODOcase released a new option, the iPad 2 Limited Edition case ($89.95, www.dodocase. com). Maybe it’s best to let others see your eco- friendly or Earthy side. Check out ColcaSac’s Hanakapiai iPad sleeve ($35, www.colcasac.com). The sleeve is made from basketweave hemp canvas and has an interior that looks like cotton balls. Miniot makes protective covers that are created in Holland using various woods (starting about $70, www. miniot.com). Sometimes function wins. Carla McDonald, a public relations rm owner, TV personality and writer who lives in West Austin, is known in the city’s social circles for her sense of style. McDonald said she was all about having a functional case for her iPad 2 rather than a designer one. She went with the iPad Smart Cover. Those covers come in polyurethane ($39, www. apple.com) and aniline-dyed Italian leather ($69, www.apple.com) options. “I have the new iPad and bought one of the new magnetic smart covers for it,” McDonald said via email. “I love it because it automatically turns on the iPad when you lift open the case cover. Saves time! You can also fold back the case and turn it into a stand for the iPad. I got mine in lime green for summer.” mharper@statesman.com; 445-3974 Continued from D IPAD: To protect and to serve as a statement? Some cases do both business wire Because it automatically turns her iPad 2 on, and also works as a stand, Austinite Carla McDonald likes Apple’s own Smart Cover. It comes in polyurethane and leather options, $39 to $69. Crystal r o C ABOVE: Colors blaze on this case by the Good Flock, $69 at Spartan, 2 5 S. Lamar Blvd. AT LEFT: ColcaSac’s Hanaka - piai sleeve, $35, is dark brown hemp outside, uffy cotton inside. BELOW: Prices start at $700 and just keep going up for the crystal-covered options for iPad and iPad 2 from CrystalRoc, which claims Rihanna and Vince Neil as customers. The company offers crystallized cases as well as actual iPads coated in sparklers – more than 4,000 Swarovski crystals. Kelly West ameri C an-statesman C ol C asa C

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