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For Pirates Like Us, Charleston Ho!

Something just feels right about eating fresh fish in a pirate costume. For weeks, my friends and I had been planning a pirate-themed party, and last weekend we pulled it together: Eye patches, hats, sashes, plastic swords. Oh yes, and ten fully-grown adults calling each other Cap’n and saying things […]

Why Don’t Women Help Other Women at Work?

Women at work are awesome. Women at home are awesome. Basically, women are just awesome. (Duh.) But there are some women – women who don’t help other women — who are downright toxic to the rest of us gals who just want to learn and bond. Women who don’t help […]

From The Vault: Walking The Walk

It’s free, it’s fun, it helps you see the world, and the only thing stopping you doing it is your own front door. America has a problem with walking. Its inhabitants walk the least steps per day of all the industrialized nations of the world – and a victim of […]

Pucker Up for the Best Organic Lip Balms

What’s not to love about lip balm? In fact, a girl’s love affair with lip balm often starts very young. You were probably given a clear Chap Stick to soothe your dry lips, and naturally you pretended it was bright red lipstick. Regardless, you got used to the feeling of […]

Are Energy Star Labels on Appliances Legit?

If you’ve wandered through the aisles of an appliance store lately, it’s hard to miss the labels proclaiming the newest line of behemoth refrigerators or three-tier convection ovens are “eco-friendly.” But are they, really? Let’s take a quick tour of appliance labels and separate what’s useful from what’s just marketing-speak. […]

About This Coconut Reclamation Trend…

Is that no frills ceramic fruit bowl just not doing it for you anymore? If you’re looking for something fresh, turn to some tropical (and reclaimed) inspiration. There’s no shortage lately of creative coconut redesign. Made from this fruit’s naturally shed husk, the Coconut Pod bowl’s curved contours reflect the […]

10 Women Who Inspire Us to Succeed

Ten women who are role models for perseverance, courage, creativity and leadership. We live in a time where there are many women who are achieving amazing goals and impacting the lives of women and girls around the world. Here are 10 who have impacted and inspired more than they can […]

Ideas, Inspiration & DIY: Oh, The Things You Can Do With Rope

Get roped into this year’s hottest trend. Sometimes naughty and often nautical, ropes are everywhere this year – from fashion to interior design. What started with a well-spotted rope entwined bowl by one of our shelter writers, has now unraveled into an all-out search for all things strung up. The […]

Redeployed Military Fabrics in Sustainable Fashion

The quest for sustainable textile sourcing is surely front and center on every conscious fashion designer’s agenda for 2011. Thanks to new resources like Source4Style, identifying and acquiring sustainable fabrics is becoming less time consuming and arduous in terms of research and supply checks. In addition to recycling and upcycling […]

I Want My Green TV: Outwit, Outplay, Recycle

It was recycling week on television. Niecy Nash partook in some yard sale decorating madness on “Clean House” while “Survivor” recycled its cast and challenges leading up to a shocking finale. This is what was making us say “I Want My Green TV!” Survivor: Outwit, Outplay, Recycle We had all […]

The Grass Is Greener: Ethanol from Switch Grass

Researchers have discovered a form of ethanol that produces just 6% of the carbon dioxide of petrol when burnt. And it’s made from grass. Now, before directing Jack to empty your mower into your petrol tank (oh dear), we’re talking about a specialized type of plant. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) is […]

Finally, a Mathematical Concept We Love

I’ll be the first to admit that high school physics and math were not my best subjects. Though sine, cosine, and tangent frustrated me endlessly, I’ve since made peace with these tricky trigonometric functions. Exhibit A: this sine table by Maçek Furniture. The Austin-based company makes heirloom-quality furniture using lumber […]

Designer Luis Valenzuela’s Recycled Gowns to Be Shown at Sustainatopia 2011

Miami designer Luis Valenzuela showcases new designs at Sustainatopia 2011. Hailing from four generations of Venezuelan born and bred artists, Miami fashion designer and visual artist Luis Valenzuela is influential in the U.S., Latin American and European art scenes. Like his painting and art installations, his couture fashion creations express […]

Deferred Maintenance: Taking Ladders into Our Own Hands

As the housing remodel industry anxiously awaits a recovery and the soothing sound of pens signing work change orders and hammers pounding roofs, homeowners like me are taking ladders into our own hands with DIY repair jobs. Being underemployed seems to allow that extra time for doing what we’ve put […]

What If We Committed to Grow Food, Not Lawns? Foodie Underground

If you commit to “grow food not lawns,” you’re not just committing to better food security, you’re committing to a better community. “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution I’ve been thinking […]

Mother's Day Giveaway #2: Perching Papier Mache Birds

Today’s Mother’s Day giveaway: these delicately beautiful papier mache birds. Talented artisans from Haiti transformed recycled cement bags into elegant objet to embellish tabletops in cheerful spring style. Spread the love with these graceful pieces’ heart-shaped tails and endearing charm. A $49 value, yours to win from VivaTerra. Leave a […]

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This is the Weekend for DIY Beauty Recipes [Video]

Hey, ladies! The weekend is nearly here. Don’t have any plans? Awesome. We’ve got a beautiful suggestion. If you love making your own beauty products, you will enjoy this video. It’s filled with 5 DIY beauty recipes that are easy to concoct. Related on EcoSalon 7 Natural and Organic Skincare […]

5 Funky Fashion Pieces that Nod to the Purple One: Friday Finds

While Prince has passed to the next funky dimension, his music and fashion legacy continue. This week we’ve rounded up 5 funky fashion pieces you can wear whenever you want to channel some of Prince’s sexy, fashion greatness. 1. Funky late-‘70s jacket Prince has been a fashionable man since he […]

9 Easy, Clever Ideas for Repurposing Embroidery Hoops

Don’t worry. Whether you have leftover embroidery hoops from projects never started or never completed, I won’t judge you. Instead, I will share creative solutions with you for repurposing all those unused embroidery hoops. At an estate sale years ago, I came across a large lot of embroidery hoops and […]

Key and Peele are Still Funny [Video]

I have a sincere love for all things Key and Peele, and Seth Meyers. So, imagine my joy when the comedy duo was on Meyer’s show earlier this week. The two did an interview with Meyers about their upcoming movie “Keanu.” But after the interview was over, they stayed around […]

Egg Noodles with Wild Mushrooms and Spring Greens

April is the month when you may start to find local greens and wild mushrooms at your neighborhood farmers market or natural food store. It is always surprising how early in the season delicate lettuces and greens can be grown. Our local CSA starts to deliver more and more young […]

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The 6 Miracle Natural Skincare Ingredients Every Goddess Needs

These miracle skincare ingredients are not to be missed. They’re inexpensive, reverse fine lines, keep your skin tight and bright and so much more!  When it comes to skincare, you want hero active ingredients in your creams, serums, and moisturizers. They’re natural and you’ll see major results–especially for mature skin. #1 Hyaluronic […]

11 Super Easy Instant Updates to Create Luxe Decor

Luxe decor isn’t really out of your reach with these quick and easy fixes. If you have Nordstrom taste for your home but a Target Budget, join the club. Honestly, get in line. Most of us don’t fall into the category of folks with a limitless budget for our luxe […]

This Sustainable Lamp is Powered by a Salt Water Battery

Most of the 7,000 islands in the Philippines have little to no access to electricity; when engineer Aisa Mijeno discovered this, she decided to team up with her brother Raphael and create a solution–a sustainable lamp that ran on a renewable, easy-to-find resource, in this case, a salt water battery. […]

SNL Nails Bigoted American Bakers [Video]

If American politicians keep doing boneheaded things, SNL will have an amazing season next year, too. This past weekend, SNL did an on point fake movie trailer about bigoted bakers and politicians in America. Watch the hilarious spoof below. Related on EcoSalon Feminists Can’t Even Define Feminism [Video] SNL Burns […]

The Oscars Finally Get Something Right: #NowWhat

Breaking news: This week’s post isn’t depressing, or infuriating. In fact, it’s downright positive. We all know the 2016 Oscars were a bit… white. And thanks to Chris Rock’s monologue, anyone who was within earshot of a television or radio in the past week knows just how white Oscar was […]