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10 of the Best Spices for Your Health

10 super spices and their health benefits. Spices don’t just add another element to your cooking; they’re also good for your health. In fact there’s a reason that people have been using spices for thousands of years. Scientists are now uncovering their vast potential power, from helping ease chronic conditions […]

Foodie Underground: And the Underground Winner Is…

ColumnCongratulations to our winning Foodie Underground entry by Johanna Kindvall! Last week, in celebration of Foodie Underground‘s one-year anniversary, we asked for your own foodie submissions. We received many interesting, creative recipes, photos and artwork. As I wrote last week, writing this column has been an exploration of how food […]

Lustables: Johnny Farah Corset Belt

Johnny Farah’s belts are vegetable dyed by artisans in Lebanon. Most people have a love/hate relationship with belts. This Corset belt from Johnny Farah is all about love and how a single belt could quite possibly change an entire outfit for the better, give you a waist, hug in your […]

Redecorating? Color Tricks to Make the Most Out of Your Rooms

According to the Color Matters website, color can suppress your appetite, affect taste and smell and calm football players before a big game. But we know you are drawn to shades that make you happy by elevating and enhancing the spaces you dwell in daily. Before you check out more […]

The Rise of the Scandinavian Cocktail: Getting to Know Aquavit

The Scandinavian spirit aquavit isn’t just for pickled herring and potatoes anymore. Simple and clean are words often used to describe Scandinavian design, but it also goes for Scandinavian drink, particularly aquavit. Say the word “schnapps” and you might immediately conjure up visions of a sugary, peppermint-infused hot chocolate drink, but […]

The Box: Gimme Shelter Edition!

Just in time for holiday shopping and gift giving: The Box is back! Our exclusive EcoSalon shopping must-have, the curated eco product assortment known as The Box, is back. We’re offering $500 worth of holiday eco-goodies for just $99 and these won’t last. That’s a guarantee. From soy candles to […]

The Cleanest Nightstands for Eco Bedrooms

His side: Self improvement books falling precariously from makeshift bookends and a highball glass half-empty with water; a  CD player and scattered CD’s from The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. A sock he would have thrown in the hamper had he been more present. An urn-shaped lamp with a […]

Adding Folkloric Flourishes to Your Home Decor

      The folkloric design trend is in full swing—from Scandinavian-inspired embroidered pillows to Ikat-printed textiles, folkloric designs and themes are on trend. Just what is folkloric exactly? According to dictionary.com, folklore is “the traditional beliefs, legends, customs, etc., of a people” (folklore is the noun and folkloric is the adjective). […]

Clean Slate

A brand new, shiny year is laid out in front of us. At EcoSalon, this means a fresh start and a clean slate. This week we will be serving up handfuls of home tours full of style and charisma. Two of my favorite artists have collaborated to create a space […]

An International Fashion Week Playback For Spring/Summer 2012

Textile expressions are shaping next season’s ethical spirit It is amazing to think that the Spring/Summer 2012 fashion week presentations have been underway for close to a month now. We kicked off the season with our announcement of the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris during the first few days of […]


Trendland is an alternate universe carefully molded and built by Cyril Foiret and Ani Tzenkova, “Trendland is what it sounds like, a world of raw trends, waiting to be nurtured and defined.” Trendland is an online magazine and virtual amusement park for adults.

10 Winter Nest Decor Ideas: Hibernate in Style

With polar vortices swirling around this winter, hibernating inside with hot cocoa is the only thing that makes sense right about now. Of course, that requires decor that creates a cozy, warm and comforting winter nest in which to hibernate. Here are a few ideas to get you warmed up […]

A Hot Hauz

We’ve all come to learn that Scandinavian is synonymous with cool design (just think Ikea). Meet Hau Hauz. Designer Satu Makkonen draws her inspiration from nature and different cultures. She uses only natural fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, and linen to create an extensive product line. Makkonen adorns her fabrics […]

Sunday Recipe: The Best Birthday Cake Ever

So decadent it could only be for celebrating a birthday.  Who ever said it was sad to make your own birthday cake was wrong. Here’s the thing about baking your own birthday cake: it ensures that you are in full control of what you are eating to celebrate your day. […]

UK School Launches Sustainable Fashion Degree Program

Most of the world’s elite design schools like Parsons School of Design and Central Saint Martins College, need no introduction. Year after year, they educate and support a huge number of students who go on to become pioneers of the fashion industry. Recently, a university in the United Kingdom has […]

11 Hipster Cocktail Recipes You Can Make At Home

11 cocktail recipes for the hippest happy hour in town. Been finding a whole lot of infusions and craft spirits on the drink menu lately? Cocktails are having a comeback (did they ever really leave) and that means good drinks, served strong. Fortunately, you don’t have to hit up the […]

WTF.com Coppafeel! Breast Cancer PSA?

In which we are asked to consider the assinine. I was so baffled when I came across this video that I had to watch it twice. It’s a spoof video about a health & safety officer (played by Chris O’Dowd) for the Topless Female World Trampolining championships, which, produced by […]

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9 Phenomenal Subscription Boxes Perfect for Mother’s Day

Gift mom with one of these subscription boxes for Mother’s Day this year. It’s the gift that will keep on giving. For some of us, Mother’s Day can sometimes be fraught with the gift-giving conundrum. What to gift the woman who brought you into this world and continues to nourish […]

9 Fantastic Folkloric Finds: Adding Folk Art to Your Space

Get inspired with these folk art finds to create a magical folkloric hideaway. In case you are wondering just what we mean, today’s folkloric decor and design is inspired by primitive art styles of Scandinavia, Mexico, Peru, and other countries and cultures of the world. It’s an appreciation for the timeless […]

4 Super Easy DIY Ideas for How to Distress Wood

Learn simple techniques for how to distress wood. Like the look of distressed or weathered wood? Want to learn how to distress wood for your own DIY projects? Read on to learn some useful techniques and tricks to make it appear like it’s naturally weathered and rustically textured. Whether flipping […]

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9 Phenomenal Subscription Boxes Perfect for Mother’s Day

Gift mom with one of these subscription boxes for Mother’s Day this year. It’s the gift that will keep on giving. For some of us, Mother’s Day can sometimes be fraught with the gift-giving conundrum. What to gift the woman who brought you into this world and continues to nourish […]