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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 […]

Fantasy Hour: Grassy Knolls & Hidden Abodes

Looking for something to daydream about? These woodland hideaways blend scenery with inspired whimsy. Some call them Hobbit homes, but let’s try on permaculture-minded, fairy-tale inspired woodland hideaways. Dug into a hillside or camouflaging with their natural environment, they could even be called latter-day Smurf dwellings. What’s so appealing about […]

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 […]

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 […]

Olioboard: The Art of Virtual Decorating

 Olioboard is redefining the experience of virtual shopping and what it means to be an interior designer. Olioboard is a web app that removes the technological barriers separating armchair enthusiasts from interior design pros – techie being complex 3D programs like CAD and Sketchup. It allows users and consumers with […]

Desire to Inspire

Desire to Inspire is thousands of miles and hundreds of spaces all wrapped up into a website brimming with flawlessly curated design. The brilliant feminine duo behind Desire to Inspire (Kim & Jo) live in different hemispheres but their passion for design is united, cohesive, and expansive.

Video: An Ode to Summer

VideoAn ode to a season that’s full of opportunity. We’re still celebrating the long days of summer, and this video from Kinfolk Magazine encompasses everything that’s beautiful about the season. An Ode to Summer from Kinfolk on Vimeo.

White (Rooms) After Labor Day

While it would be uncouth to wear white shoes from now until Memorial Day, when it comes to dressing your home in floor-to-ceiling white, go ahead and stick it to Emily Post. Welcome back to your life. The Labor Day weekend is over and unless you are getting married next […]

Windows to the Soul

The art of a window is that it is both useful for living and metaphorical for life. A consistent complaint that my husband, born and raised in England, has about his homeland is window-gazing. His claim is that the English spend an inordinate amount of time standing at and staring […]

Someday/Today: Eco Bathrooms

Someday, a fully sustainable bathroom. Today, an entirely salvaged one.  Someday… I hope to have a bathroom like this in the sustainable Concord Green Home. The designer, Lisa Kauffman Tharp has taken care to create a small footprint using natural stones and finishes. I love how the spacious, open design […]

25 Wicked Halloween Mantles

Your mantle is calling for your decorating prowess. If you’re in proud ownership of a mantle this holiday season, Halloween is the perfect time to kick off your decorating prowess. A well-plumed mantle can set the holiday tone for the entire house. Get your mantle right and you might not […]

DIY: One Woman’s Trash is Another Woman’s Treasure

A DIY project that gives you two presents in one. This little DIY tale starts off with a little suitcase found at a garage sale. I picked out the suitcase because of its tattered appearance and would have bought it empty. To my surprise, it was filled with someone’s old […]

The Perfect Minimalist

The monastic and ordered realm of the design perfectionist. Last week, the world learned of a certain breed of human known as the design perfectionist. They’re a type driven by symmetry, aesthetics, distinct lines and extreme minimalism. So extreme in fact, that many who eschew design most, consider common sense […]

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 […]

13 Creative Ways to REpurpose Your Home

South African designer Katie Thompson is revolutionizing the way we think about junk. Katie Thompson of REcreate describes her work as a mish-mash of South African craftsmanship and high-end perfectionist eclecticism. We asked Katie what on earth that meant, and spent some time picking out thirteen of our favorite wares. […]

The Power of Individuals: MoveShake Launches to Tell Stories of Change

Telling the stories of movers and shakers around the world and inspiring action for positive change.  What happens when you commit your life to making real change? Ask Julio Solis, a sea turtle conservationist in Puerto San Carlos, Baja California, Mexico. In his youth, Julio poached sea turtles until a life-changing mentor shifted his perspective […]

21 Apps for Inspiring & Optimizing Your Home

From home renovations to inspiration, here are twenty apps for beautifying your shelter. The Apple app library’s treasure trove of design and interior related offerings is endless. It’s rather like delving into Aladdin’s Cave of Wonders, except it will cost you $.99 on up. Before your device’s memory becomes a […]

The Power of Individuals: MoveShake Launches to Tell Stories of Change

Telling the stories of movers and shakers around the world and inspiring action for positive change.  What happens when you commit your life to making real change? Ask Julio Solis, a sea turtle conservationist in Puerto San Carlos, Baja California, Mexico. In his youth, Julio poached sea turtles until a life-changing mentor shifted his perspective […]

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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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