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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 […]

Cycle Chic: Female Cyclists Through the Ages

A century of women’s cycling in photos.  Cycling isn’t just a sport, a passion or a hobby. It’s a lifestyle. There is lots of talk of the rise of the bike movement, that it’s becoming more and more a part of the cultural consciousness. But cycling isn’t a trend; pedaling […]

20 Photos of Healthy Rivers

Water makes the world go round. It is estimated that only one percent of the world’s fresh water supply is available for human use, in the form of rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and other above and below ground sources. Given the world’s impending water crisis, it’s more important than ever that […]

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 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: Inner Workings Edition

  The top stories of the week at EcoSalon. Want to give your body’s fat-burning mechanisms a kick-start? We suggest 20 foods to boost your metabolism to new heights. Or pehaps you need a burst of adrenaline? Gather inspiration from these 25 photos of thrill-seeking women. Spotlighting the tiny unsung […]

Foodspotting Friday: Did Someone Say Pumpkin?

15 aesthetically pleasing foods you can make with pumpkin. In honor of Halloween, which we assume many of you will be celebrating in various ways over the next few days, this week’s Foodspotting Friday is dedicated to the most iconic of fall foods: the pumpkin. Put it in a cupcake, […]

Foodspotting Friday: Fried Frenzy

Foodspotting Friday gets inspiration from deep in the heart of Texas. “Fried pickle chips?” “Obviously.” That’s how food conversations often go when the EcoSalon team is on the road, and this week we’ve been checking out all the local specialties Austin has to offer. So fried pickle chips were clearly […]

40 Gorgeous Photos of Europe

The Grand Tour and beyond. We’re all familiar with the rolling hills of Tuscany, the cliffs of Santorini, the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But Europe is so much more than classic postcard images. As the continent’s Eastern half becomes more accessible, spots like the ports of Dubrovnik, the caves of […]

25 Photos of Islands Threatened By Climate Change

25 breathtaking places threatened by us. Some may try to deny it, but by now there’s next to no doubt that global warming is having real, profound effects on the world we live in. Perhaps one of the most alarming changes is occurring in the world’s oceans and endangering islands […]

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 […]

30 Gorgeous Photos of Winter Snowscapes

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. So far, the winter of 2011-2012 ranks as the fifth-warmest on record. And if temperatures continue to hover around the 40s through February, we’re set to break that record. For some, winter is as full throttle as it always has been. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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