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10 Things We Just Can’t Give Up for Green

I’m not married to an SUV and don’t recognize the sound of a garbage disposal any longer. Still, there are some impure, clumsy little things that are hard to totally relinquish in my quest to qualify as a steward of the planet.  You might recognize some of these attachments as […]

30 Gorgeous Photos of Farming and Agriculture

From farm, to table. The farm-to-table movement has been around for ages, even before locavore was named Word of the Year. But in recent years, it’s gained serious momentum, especially in urban areas. Yuppies are going vegetarian and joining CSAs, and it seems like everywhere you look there’s a new artisanal […]

21 Incredible World Monuments Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

World monuments are spectacular feats of humankind in and of themselves, inspiring awe in their architectural detail, grandeur or simplicity.  Match that with a keen photographer in just the right moment and the outcome is a new piece of inspiring artwork. Here are 21 incredible photographs of world monuments like you’ve […]

30 Gorgeous Photos of Spring

Blue skies, smiling at me.  Fresh air? Check. Blue skies? Check. Birds chirping? Check. That funny tickling sensation in your nose heralding a season’s worth of allergies? Check, check, check. Spring is upon us in just six days! Here at EcoSalon, we’re celebrating spring’s awakening with a photo collection of […]

20 Photos of Female Activists Throughout History

I am woman.  Throughout history, women have had plenty of reasons to be upset. From being denied the right to vote, to being robbed of basic civil liberties, to being told what they can and can’t do with their bodies, female oppression has long existed, and it was only relatively […]

EcoSalon’s City Postcard Series: The Flowers in Córdoba

A first person travel report: this month, live from the ancient and fragrant Spanish city of Córdoba, Spain. A flower and garden theme has emerged this month and last in Shelter. We’ve featured ideas for urban gardeners and house planters; propaganda-ish posters for homesteading activists. Now reportage from the azalea […]

25 Images of Female Adrenaline Seekers

Do one thing every day that scares you… or 25. Winter can make life too quiet and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. It’s not just you; it happens to all of us. But there’s a danger that rests in that cozy indoor nest you’ve built up for […]

25 Photos Celebrating Jazz History

Jazz through the ages. “Jazz is restless,” trombonist J.J. Johnson once said. “It won’t stay put and it never will.” The history of jazz music reflects that restlessness and tumult, starting from the genre’s African American ragtime roots, through the height of the Jazz Age during Prohibition, the popularization of […]

The Friday 5: Sociable Edition

The best of EcoSalon’s stories this week. A sociable glass: in the words of Michael Broadbent, “drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” (When that wine can be trusted, of course). A sociable mug: not only is coffee amazingly useful, it’s […]

25 Images of Female Adrenaline Seekers

Do one thing every day that scares you… or 25. Winter can make life too quiet and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. It’s not just you; it happens to all of us. But there’s a danger that rests in that cozy indoor nest you’ve built up for […]

Nature is Balance

Travel journal: No matter where we live, we need nature. Where are we without nature? This question has struck me over the last week, spending time in the Canadian Rockies, far from city life and away from the usual distractions that keep life busy. It’s cold. There are mountains all […]

25 Images of Female Adrenaline Seekers

Do one thing every day that scares you… or 25. Winter can make life too quiet and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. It’s not just you; it happens to all of us. But there’s a danger that rests in that cozy indoor nest you’ve built up for […]

25 Photos of Glaciers in Danger of Disappearing

Appreciate them now before it’s too late. It seems that every other day, a new study is released predicting the catastrophes that will result from a continuation of worldwide climate change. For most of us, these forecasted disasters seem lifetimes away. But one immediate effect of global warming that we can’t […]

15 Hilarious Photos of Interspecies Mingling

Cats and dogs fraternizing! The world’s gone mad. The Animal Kingdom is a funny place, almost like a high school cafeteria, where different species hang out in different cliques with very little intermingling. These photographs showcase those rare instances of interaction between different kinds of animals. While some of the […]

25 Images of Female Adrenaline Seekers

Do one thing every day that scares you… or 25. Winter can make life too quiet and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. It’s not just you; it happens to all of us. But there’s a danger that rests in that cozy indoor nest you’ve built up for […]

The Friday 5: Sociable Edition

The best of EcoSalon’s stories this week. A sociable glass: in the words of Michael Broadbent, “drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” (When that wine can be trusted, of course). A sociable mug: not only is coffee amazingly useful, it’s […]

40 Gorgeous Photos of North America

North America’s beauty spreads from sea to shining sea. When wanderlust strikes, there’s the tendency to picture oneself overseas. My personal fantasies bring me to deserts in Morocco, beaches in Goa, hole-in-the-wall salsa clubs in Havana. I tend to forget the bounty of natural beauty that exists right here in North […]

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Best of Instagram This Week: Peaceful Simplicity of Snow

Holidays (for most of us) bring clean, silent, and peaceful snowfall along with the spirit of giving. Here are the most beautiful and best of Instagram photos for this week, based on the popular hashtag, snow. No matter what climate you are in, the holiday season reminds us of the […]

31 (More) Photos of Doors From Around The World

Doors around the world mean shelter, home, familiarity; and mystery and intrigue.  They represent possibilities, juxtaposing new adventures—or refuge—once entered. Their framework and design can be bright and modern, or intricate and hundreds of years old; imposing or tiny; handled or smooth; welcoming or intimidating. 

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