This post was written by guest contributor Jess Chamberlain, a Seattle-based writer whose love of good design is second only to her passion for environmentally friendly living. Look for her posts all month on our blog.
Your shiny new iPhone 5 is so handsome. So sleek and stunning, in fact, that you don't want to compromise its beauty with just any cheap-looking plastic case. You're holding out for something better-looking and better-made—something that doesn't require you to sacrifice stylishness for safety. (Tree design: $99)The wait is over. Meet the bamboo iPhone 5 cases by Portland, Oregon–based design collective Grove. Keep things simple with a plain case ($79), or encourage multiple "Where'd you get that?" inquiries during your morning commute with a design from the company's artist series ($99). You can even create your own custom case ($129). Stylish, sustainable—and definitely worthy of your iPhone. (Flash and Pulsar: $99 each) (Photos courtesy of Grove)