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7 Board Games For The Video Game Fatigued

Hasbro? More like has been. BIS Publishers, the Dutch version of Rizzoli, is giving Monopoly game-maker Hasbro a run for its pastel-hued money. Purveyors of prestigious tomes on graphic design, fashion, architecture, product design and advertising, the indie company has also made many star turns in gaming – the old […]

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, […]

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: Holi

VideoLife is extraordinary. Embrace it. Take a moment, slow down and appreciate the simple beauties wherever you are. Holi from Variable on Vimeo.

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 […]

20 Great Quotes About Giving

A collection of great quotes to inspire you to give.  We call this the season of giving, but often we’re so focused on the giving of presents that we forget what giving truly means. To bring us back to that meaning, here is a selection of great quotes all about […]

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 […]

7 Alternative New Year’s Resolutions Because YOLO!

Make New Year’s resolutions that matter because you only live once. With the new year approaching, you may be tempted to give into making lame New Year’s resolutions. Don’t do it. Losing weight, becoming more organized, and saving more money are just overrated. These are the kind of resolutions that […]

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!

Visual Poetry: Lindbergh

“How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?” – Charles Lindbergh Editor’s note: […]

On the Home Front: Military Chic

Sustainable design inspired by an unsustainable war. EcoSalon writer Stephanie Rogers outlined the myriad public works a month of war funding could pay for, including wind energy, high-speed rail, Superfund cleanup and an end to hunger in the United States. Earlier this week, the New York Times released a poll with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Almost Secular Approach to Worship & Design in Finland

A solemn structure makes the case for a post-secular kind of design, and worship. Several months back, The New York Times reported on a man named Tony Carnes who has taken on the Herculean task of mapping out all of New York City’s houses of worship. “Mr. Carnes is in […]

Honor, Inspire and Advocate for Women…Everyday

The bonds of women can be empowering at any age. Only in my early 20s did I learn the global importance of International Women’s Day with streets full of women around the world coming together in solidarity. This day is about empowerment and equal rights. The 2012 theme is “connecting […]

An Ode to the Father Daughter Bond

A look at what it means to be a father’s daughter.  I recently spent a few days on a road trip with my father. Dad and daughter road trips aren’t really common when you’re in your late twenties. In fact, to my knowledge, they’re not really that common at all. […]

Clever Advertising with 12 Arty Ads

With ads like these, you could almost skip the museum. From cradle to grave, we are being marketed to. At this point in life, we’re more inclined to tolerate the relentless bombardment from Saatchi & Saatchi as long as our personal aesthetics are given the respect they deserve. Make us […]

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7 Alternative New Year’s Resolutions Because YOLO!

Make New Year’s resolutions that matter because you only live once. With the new year approaching, you may be tempted to give into making lame New Year’s resolutions. Don’t do it. Losing weight, becoming more organized, and saving more money are just overrated. These are the kind of resolutions that […]

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!

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