Subscribe to get a weekly digest of NEWS & CULTURE posts — delivered right to your inbox.

Feminist Art in Brooklyn: From The Dinner Party To Killer Heels

photo 2

Notable art openings are a wonderfully inevitable part of New York City in the fall, just like pumpkin spice lattes and orange leaves falling in Central Park. This year, the locus of fantastic feminist art is in Brooklyn – where I had the pleasure to explore new and permanent exhibits this past weekend.

Judy Chicago was the first artist to coin the term “feminist art” — her masterpiece is “The Dinner Party,” in the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Museum. A retrospective of her early career just closed on Sunday, …

Livia Firth: Fast Fashion is Speeding Up Climate Change…Fast

clothing sale

Climate change. Global warming. Whatever you call it, weird things—dangerous things—are happening to our weather, our oceans and our natural resources. And according to Livia Firth, Creative Director of Eco Age Ltd, what we wear, particularly if it’s fast fashion, matters a lot in this equation.

The climate crisis is complicated. Industry, reliance on fossil fuels, deforestation—they all play a part. But the one area we don’t seem to be talking about nearly enough, according to Firth, is fashion.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has famously said that you can’t …

4 Ways to Rock Animal Prints at Work

Leopard-print shirt for the office.

Tired of wearing the same black skirt and white shirt combo to work? Introduce animal prints into your weekly fashion mix. And save your breath before you scoff with disapproval. These animal prints aren’t the gaudy ’90s patterns that plagued your teen wardrobe. (No head-to-toe small leopard print here.)

Horse-print dress

1. Small patterns on a dress

I saw this cute animal-print clothing tutorial over at ModCloth and kind of fell in love with …

32 Inspiring Quotes to Channel Your Inner Weirdo


Inspiring quotes on the fine art of fitting out.

  1. “Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.” -Rick Warren
  2. “Honestly, if you don’t fit in then you’re probably doing the right thing.” -Lights Poxleitner
  3. “Maybe it’s wrong-footed trying to fit people into the world, rather than trying to make the world a better place for people.” -Paul McHugh
  4. “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never

3 DIY Wine Bottle Crafts: Turn Trash into Gorgeous Home Decor


Wine bottles are great at what they do – they hold the elixir of love, laughter and life and I wouldn’t change a thing about that. And wine bottle crafts bring new meaning to these sacred vessels.

But, as we all know, wine can have a huge turnover rate in the household and the recycle bin fills up with bottles that could otherwise be reused around the house in both a functional and aesthetic way. The following 3 wine bottle crafts will bring new meaning to being a “wino.”


Tinder Fat People Experiments….Awkward! [Videos]


Watch this hella awkward experiment to see how guys react to a fat woman whom they thought was skinnier based on her profile pics on Tinder, the mobile dating app. And there’s a guy version, too, which is equally as not so fun. Boo.

Find Jill on Twitter @jillettinger

Related on EcoSalon

The Beard Identity: What Growing a Beard Taught Me About Gender Roles (and Maybe Even Race)

How Much Does Electricity Cost in Your State?

electricity by state photo

If you live in Louisiana you likely use twice as much electricity as a New Yorker, according to a recent article in the Huffington Post. Maps created from data at the U.S. Energy Information Administration show electricity use and cost by state. How much does electricity cost in your neck of the woods?

How Much Does Electricity Cost By State?

The maps measured price per capita and electricity usage of energy converted from coal, natural gas, or renewable sources. My state, South Carolina, for example, is among the highest in energy …

#FloodWallStreet: Marching Is Not Enough to Thwart Climate Change


On Sunday September 21st, more than 310,000 people came together for the People’s Climate March, a family-friendly, celebrity-flecked affair meant to “change everything” in the parlance of its organizers. But the real sensation took place the next day, when #FloodWallStreet closed down the biggest financial district on the planet – instantly transforming our collective conversation about Climate Change.

Organized by members of the Occupy movement, #FloodWallStreet was part spectacle, part survival strategy. For all the good that the People’s Climate March did (much of which won’t be clear for some time) …