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On Trend: Upcycled Biker Jackets

The leather biker jacket is a key wardrobe piece for spring and summer. Get the look, the ethical way, by choosing one made from upcycled leather. One of the definite key wardrobe pieces this spring and summer is the leather biker jacket. It’s a beloved classic that will never go […]

Feeling Squashed? 3 Tasty Recipes to Use Up the Abundance

It’s that time of the year already – when gardeners sneak up onto friend’s porches and leave bags of summer squash before ringing the doorbell and running – hey, it happens. As it happened in my little garden, every plant I put in the ground died except for two (yes […]

5 Fall Makeup Colors We Can’t Wait to Wear

It’s time to trade in your summer pinks and sheer glosses for deep, fall hues. See what autumn has to offer by checking out the fall makeup colors we’re most excited to wear.  Red lipstick image from Shutterstock Red The classic red lip is never really “out of season.” But […]

25 Photos of Urban Green Spaces

Greening the urban jungle. Hidden in the gravel and concrete that dominate today’s cities, it is possible to find tiny plots of green. Whether it’s an eco-activist art installation, a city-funded park, a guerrilla gardening experiment, or just a weed that has broken through a crack in the sidewalk, these […]

'Summer Rains' and Ditties Divine

If you see the above album gracing the shelves of your local music store – take a closer look. Once it’s open, the contents will leap out at you. The album is filled with the eco-friendliest pop-up art imaginable: soy inks and recycled paper replacing the usual non-renewable inlays. You […]

NYFW: Gretchen Jones Channels the Literature of Joan Didion

Gretchen Jones channels Haight Ashbury and pom pom flower power for a stunning Spring/Summer 13 collection. It’s no secret we’re Gretchen Jones fans here at EcoSalon so catching up with her post GenArt Fresh Faces show this past Sunday was like sitting down with an old friend. Known on Project […]

Places & Spaces: The Vertical Garden House, Belgium

This house in Belgium features a vertical garden and a logistical mowing challenge. How often do you paint your house or agonize over what color to make it so that the neighbors don’t hate you? If you lived in this vegetation-rich dwelling, you would be freed of that intense decision-making. An […]

Overcooked: Is Smoked Salt Almost Up in Flames?

Poorly used smoked salt is sort of like pornography. You’ll know it when you taste it. Used properly, it adds a subtle, elegant, nearly undetectable note to roasted meats, sliced tomatoes, bean dishes, and more. But sooner or later, you’re going to order a salad, soup, pasta, or dessert at […]

10 Fashion Finds for The Sophisticated Urban Man

A celebration of men’s urban street wear. Fashion for the urban man’s newfangled eclecticism is defined by shortcut tailoring of preppy classics paired with offbeat hats, bespoke and on-trend sneakers, designer shades and the accessory fixture that has witnessed high speed travel from Paris this summer – the essential neck […]

The Gold Guide To A Safe Summer Glow

6 best products for a healthy self tan. Many of us want a bronzed look, but achieving a safe summer glow can be tricky. We want to look gently kissed by the sun, not smacked in the face by a metallic tangerine. So check out our favorite products this season […]

Athletes for a Fit Planet

While the 20,000  runners expected at the L.A. Marathon have been vigilantly tracking their miles, Bruce Rayner has been tracking down eco-friendly portable toilets, corn-based biodegradable fast food containers and compost and recycling bins to reduce the event’s environmental footprint. Rayner, a marathoner and triathlete from Boston is the founder […]

Driving to Boone (But Not the Boonies)

Happiness, it turns out, is a slice of grilled pound cake. Put pound cake on a grill and it comes off looking like a dainty steak and smelling just like a toasted marshmallow. Top it with ice cream made from organic local strawberries and you have a nice neat pile […]

Swimming Against the Mainstream Fashion Current

Fact: It takes over 1,800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton to make 1 pair of jeans, and over 400 gallons of water to make one t-shirt. The water crisis conversation is growing exponentially. Fears of losing access to potable water face a growing number of people across the […]

Hair Plopping: The Secret to Frizz-Free Curls (No, But Seriously)

Hair plopping doesn’t exactly sound glamorous, but it’ll make your strands look so amazeballs you won’t even care. Fact: Accepting your crazy-curly mane for what it is doesn’t make maintaining it any easier. (Like, at all.) Fortunately for you, there’s this thing called hair plopping that’s been making a splash. […]

Nature Holds the Cure for NDD

The day after Christmas is always a big shopping day here in New Zealand. So I wasn’t surprised a couple of years ago to see a picture of a packed shopping mall on the front page of the paper. But what I was surprised and even disgusted by was this […]

The Many Voices of Handmade Notebooks

Last year, at my old workplace, I raided the trash. I couldn’t resist. Horrified by the amount of perfectly reusable paper and plastic being thrown out (not recycled), I sneaked some home to fuel one of my hobbies – notebook-making. Every handmade notebook has a personality, so everything you write […]

Summer Vacation for Teenagers Gets Phased Out

California teens wonder where the race to nowhere ends and summer begins. California high schools have let out for a couple of months but for many teens it’s just more of the same in skimpier clothing. Afternoons at AT&T Park waving a goofy foam finger or baking on the sands of Zuma […]

Vegan This: Make Your Own Swedish Chocolate Balls

The easiest and most enjoyable Fika food you may ever try. Take a trip to Sweden, and seas of Chokladbollar (chocolate balls) will likely surround you. They fill the glass cases of bakeries, ine the shelves of shops, speckle department store cafes as a welcome Fika break from shoe shopping […]

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Is Hair Gloss the Solution to Your Post Summer Tress Distress?

Summer may have provided a zen experience for your psyche. Your hair? Not so much. Could hair gloss be the answer to your tress distress? You know how summer feels good for the soul? All warm and relaxing and fun-filled. Well, it’s not quite as great for hair. Rather than […]

Cold Pasta Salad Recipe with Green Beans, Red Peppers and Feta

This cold pasta salad recipe is a lighter, more seasonally-apropos take on comfort food that the whole family will love. Pasta dishes tend to fall under the category of indulgences, but they don’t have to. In fact, they can be as carefree as your next salad. All you need is […]

12 Super Fun Styling Options for Medium Length Haircuts

If you haven’t jumped on the medium length haircuts bandwagon yet, you’re missing out on these adorable styling options. You know, just saying. Why bother obsessing over whether to leave your hair long or cut it short, when there’s another option that’s oh so sweet? Medium length haircuts are the […]

7 Best Vegetables to Grill: Move Over, Meat

You don’t have to be a meat lover to enjoy grilling season. For all the meat that finds its way onto the grill, the true stars of grilling season are the vegetables. They don’t require much fuss and result in a delicious side dish or, oftentimes, main dish. But not […]

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7 Awesome, Influential Women in Sustainable Fashion

Women have been the driving force behind sustainable  fashion, and we want to honor some of the industry’s most awesome ladies by highlighting their achievements and undeniable passion for creating a fashion system that serves us all! 1. Yael Aflalo This LA based dame first started her fashion career as […]

Luscious Amalfi Coast Pasta Recipe with Lemon Sauce

This pasta recipe gets a burst of freshness from a bright lemon sauce, perfectly balanced with parmesan cheese and cream. In Italy, the lemons are the size of watermelons. While that may be a slight exaggeration, some varieties that grown on the west coast of Italy are almost 5 times the […]

Dirty 13: Most Harmful Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics

Natural. Organic. Green. We are familiar with these monikers. But when searching for safe cosmetics, how do you truly know what is safe and what is not? By learning to identify which cosmetic ingredients to avoid. Ignore what may be on the front of a product label and get to […]

Summer Love is in the Air With EcoSalon’s The Box!

Is it just us, or is it hot in here? That’s right: It’s time for some hot summer love! EcoSalon’s The Box is here to get you sexy-fied for those warm, starry nights and seasonal flings. This box will tease all your senses, with more than $470 worth of delightful, shimmery treasures to […]