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Reinventing the Schoolhouse

Futuristic, pretty, handmade, techie, and minimalist schools make high school look more fun than it really is.   Not that anyone in his or her right mind would want to repeat high school. Pretending that you could, however, might the innovative architecture of these structures make it a more compelling proposition? […]

Anchors Away

Seems everyone is getting in shipshape for spring with crisp navy blues and whites – guided by map-themed pillows and illuminated by the glow of romantic hurricane lighting. I’ve always been a sucker for a sailor dress. So ship and flag wallpaper and blue-and-white striped rugs really float my boat! […]

5 Blissful Vacation Destinations for the Trip of a Lifetime

 If you’re seeking inspiration for your next vacation, or are just feeling out of balance and need to recharge, consider these blissful destinations for the trip of a lifetime. Webster’s defines bliss as “complete happiness” or, alternatively, “paradise or heaven”. And, lucky for us, that feeling may be just a […]

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 […]

Tea For Two and Two for Fabrics Made from Tea?

We recently had Peter Ingwersen, founder of Noir on record, saying, “Technology will save us all. I think that man-made fibers are truly amazing and will be the new hot thing in eco-materials. We will all need to overcome our prejudice that natural made fibers are more eco-friendly.” Not to worry, […]

12 Fun DIY Projects for the Chic Green Geek

The fun of going green is that it’s a personal thing. You’re joining the worthiest of causes – securing the future health of the planet you call home – and doing it yourself. Eco-friendly DIY projects are satisfying, challenging and almost always money-saving, and frankly we can’t get enough of […]

Bike Share Programs You Don’t Want to Miss Out On

Green travel isn’t just about buying carbon offsets and choosing resorts that serve local, organic fare, it’s about crafting an itinerary that’s built around more sustainable options. That’s especially true when it comes to transportation. Buzzing around a city and racking up cab fare certainly isn’t the most environmentally friendly […]

Places & Spaces: Treehotel, Sweden

The Treehotel in Sweden features unique, futuristic camp sites. Imagine the scene: you’re walking through a forest in northern Sweden, when suddenly you come upon a collection of bizarre objects suspended from trees: a mirrored cube, a UFO, a giant bird’s nest. Have you been abducted into a Dadaistic art […]

Doing It Herself: The Fab ‘Can Do’ Girls of DIY

Kick-butt home improvement, by women for women (or anyone with a glue gun). The arts and crafts movement has heralded a new era of DIY, an alterna-consumer culture for “roll your sleeves up” boys and girls with a penchant for putting the three Rs into messy (and oftentimes beautiful) practice. […]

50 Pick Up Lines to Find Summer Love

Because life is sexier in the summer sun.  Can you help me with my organic sunscreen, it’s a little hard to smear in. Do you like this string bikini made from recycled polyester? I’m not a very good swimmer, do you have any lifeguarding experience? How about I serve you […]

20 Most Iconic Modern American Homes

Just a few cherished gems from America’s golden age of architecture and design. Mid-Century modern is very hot right now. Television’s Mad Men explains the trend in part; houses were most certainly built better then; as such, preservationists rally around them. Yet, sadly, many mid-century homes are considered “on the […]

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 […]

Oh, Bag, You Are So Beautiful To Me

Well, hello there you gorgeous bag, you! I am so happy we have finally found each other. You have traveled a long distance to be with me. Although you did burn some fuel traveling from Finland to meet me, the fact that you are made from 100% natural and sustainable […]

12 Ways to Fake a Bigger Room

“Does this mirror make my bedroom look fat?” asked the house to the looking glass. There are those of us who like our spaces small and cozy; also among us are greenies that feel confined and uncomfortable in the itty-bitty. For both camps, we’re inclined to point you in the […]

On Trend: Nordic Summer

Dress for long summer days in Scandinavian-inspired pieces that are all about casual elegance and versatility. Inspired by that particular laid-back Scandinavian style, this look is all about simple, versatile basics that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and time of day. A white dress, like […]

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7 Quirky Ideas for Repurposing Vintage Home Decor Goods

Repurpose vintage home decor goods because it looks cool–and because it’s better for the environment. No matter what your decorating style, there is always room to repurpose vintage home decor goods to add both form and functionality. Whether your space can be more accurately described rustic, boho, modern country, Scandinavian, mid-century, […]

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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7 Quirky Ideas for Repurposing Vintage Home Decor Goods

Repurpose vintage home decor goods because it looks cool–and because it’s better for the environment. No matter what your decorating style, there is always room to repurpose vintage home decor goods to add both form and functionality. Whether your space can be more accurately described rustic, boho, modern country, Scandinavian, mid-century, […]