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5 Questions Series with Anna Gustafsson of La Maisson d’Anna G

Wherein we ask our favorite design bloggers, curators and forecasters what inspires them.   Anna Gustafsson grew up in Sweden, lived in Australia, then in Switzerland, and has since settled down in Paris where she writes about Scandinavian design and interior decorating. If the mention of Scandinavia hasn’t given it away […]

Coming in February: The 5 Questions Series

What inspires our favorite design bloggers, curators and forecasters?   Next week, EcoSalon Shelter is kicking off a six-week project called The 5 Questions Series. We’ll be taking a peek into the workspaces, living rooms and bedrooms of our favorite design bloggers, curators and trendsetters. We’re even delving into their […]

What Do You Call Yourself?

Titles are everything. Are you… girlfriend, or lover? husband, or partner? teacher, or trainer? leader, or director? decorator, or designer? advisor, or counselor? blogger, or writer? crafter, or artist?

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 […]

11 DIY Alternatives to Traditional Christmas Trees

Why fell another conifer when you can deck your halls with an alterna-tree? It takes on average, about a decade for Christmas trees to reach the ideal height only to be kept on display for a few weeks before being hauled off to the dump. There are artificial trees of […]

10 Songs for Inspiration

An exclusive EcoSalon playlist intended to inspire.  Less is more. As this playlist reminds us, once we put ego aside and realize how small and sometimes insignificant we are, we can find true inspiration and wisdom. Check out the music videos for some of the songs below, or go even […]

Video: The Beauty of the Irrational

Video“We always question ourselves… we always feel like we have to be rational about things instead of just actually doing them for pure enjoyment.” Although most of us will never run across a canyon in record time, the words of South African ultrarunner Ryan Sandes as he attempts to run […]

5 Questions Series with Anna Gustafsson of La Maisson d’Anna G

Wherein we ask our favorite design bloggers, curators and forecasters what inspires them.   Anna Gustafsson grew up in Sweden, lived in Australia, then in Switzerland, and has since settled down in Paris where she writes about Scandinavian design and interior decorating. If the mention of Scandinavia hasn’t given it away […]

15 Inspiring Life Manifestos

Inspiration is a dish best served in a pretty font. A good manifesto has the power to move the spirit, incite action and change lives. It’s no wonder that rules for life have been put on paper, given the typographic treatment and posted all over Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest […]

20 Shelter and Design Websites That Inspire Us

Flagrantly admitting to our not-so-secret blog crushes. Sometimes it can be hard getting up in the morning, especially if your job is to wake up (literally and consciously) and produce clickable, provocative, enlightening, relevant, visually evocative content about sustainable design, travel, culture and ideas. We love it, no doubt, especially […]

Essentials for a Woodsy Wedding

The biggest trend in weddings is rustic, woodsy and occasionally nutty.   Rustic is in. The hottest trend in weddings is coordinating natural touches with an eco-friendly sensibility. From what we’ve seen across the web, that can mean anything from a crafty twig centerpiece to an un-harvested cotton boll boutonnière. […]

Luscious Lushlee

One hundred and twenty bicycles mounted on the external facade of a New York City building is just one of the lovely things that will take your breath away at Lushlee, a luscious little place of beauty created by Ange May. Ms. May has created a space in the blogosphere […]

14 Reasons Running is Going to Be Your New Favorite Sport

You’ll have better sex and you can eat as much as you want.  Living a conscious lifestyle also means living an active lifestyle, and today we’re celebrating National Running Day. Running often gets a bad name, so if you’re already thinking to yourself, “but I just hate running,” keep reading. […]

12 DIY-Able Wall Stencils

Wall stencils are all the rage right now, and why not? They’re 99.9% dummy proof.   If you’ve ever tried to DIY and failed miserably, applying a wall stencil is a sure fire way to give your crafty self an ego boost. Look at this woman, care of Cutting Edge […]

Someday/Today: Mirror, Mirror

I heart this mirror from Grain, but my budget can afford only DIY decor right now. Someday… I hope to hang one of these modern mirrors in my bedroom. Grain uses string to wrap the edge of the mirror and the colorful combination they have chosen reminds me of South […]

5 Inspirational Books for 2014

It’s already close to the middle of 2014 and you’re in need of some mid-year inspiration. Here are 5 inspirational books that will give you the extra nudge you need to boost your mood and your outlook. Enjoy!

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11 Quote Art Prints to Fill Your Walls With Quotivation

These quote art prints belong in your home because, as a wise man once said, “quotes are the absolute tippy tops.” Okay, it was me. But hear me out. These artifacts of human truth and experience often enter our lives at exactly the time we need them, and breed motivation, […]

5 Inspirational Books for 2014

It’s already close to the middle of 2014 and you’re in need of some mid-year inspiration. Here are 5 inspirational books that will give you the extra nudge you need to boost your mood and your outlook. Enjoy!

39 Rejuvenating Quotes About Springtime

Ecosalon’s favorite inspirational quotes on spring. 1. I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.  -Ruth Stout 2. The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me […]

11 Tips to Kickstart Your Creativity

Creativity isn’t something that just happens – it needs fostering. In fact, everyone has a well of creativity, it’s just about doing the things that help that creative side really develop. Even the most creative people will tell you that they have moments when they freeze up, and when they […]

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