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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Green Bakery

The Birdbath Bakery (note: slow, flash-heavy website) is a new green bakery in NYC, said to be the first of its kind, just opened in the East Village. The walls are made from wheat and sunflower seed; the floor from a cork by-product. The paint is milk-based, and its pigment derived from beets. Denim insulation make a base for the bamboo counter, and the staff is clad in hemp-and-linen jackets.

In Cool Hunting's own words...

It's a thought about what a neighborhood bakery could be; a complete expression of its organic/green identity. Milk paint, Bamboo, Ultra Touch, Wheat Board and cork are some of the materials used in the bakery, and all of the ingredients used in the products are organic.

Code named after the sunflower seed husks used in one of the materials, check it out early in the day as it is said to remain open only until all the cookies are sold.

Photo credit: Cool Hunting

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