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Rock This Look

When it comes to home decor, pebbles rock. Pebbles are a subtle way to decorate and bring calm to a home filled with mostly unnatural things. Luckilyy for you, peace is just a stone’s throw away. This marvelous floor mat by Stonemat in New Zealand serves up some serious Zen. […]

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 […]

The Heart of Art: Garden of Eden

SeriesIt’s what happens when lush plants become wall decor. EcoSalon was at the most recent Art Basel Miami Beach, and caught a glimpse of Doug Aitken’s Sex. A terrarium bursting with exotic flora representing a veritable Garden of Eden, this piece leaves plenty to the imagination. Just don’t tell that […]

20 Inspiring Quotes for Starting Fresh

Inspiring quotes for fresh starts and new beginnings.  A new year brings a blank slate, the chance to begin again. But really, every day provides us the opportunity for a fresh start. Here are 20 inspiring quotes intended to do just that. 1. And now let us welcome the new […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Way of Seekers

QuoteDaily quotes at EcoSalon. “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey Image: visualpanic  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

5 Questions Series With Sherry (& Family) of Young House Love

Wherein we ask our favorite design bloggers, curators and forecasters what inspires them.   We’ve already featured a splash (technically, a color block) of inspiration from this week’s featured blogger, Sherry Petersik of Young House Love. We’re over Jupiter to have them with us, semi-live and almost in person, for […]

NYFW: CROP by David Peck Takes on Literature and Place

Designer David Peck shows the many colors of his Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Fashion, David Peck makes clear, is more than just the clothes we wear. With his eponymous CROP by David Peck Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Peck shows that fashion is both transformative and character defining. (Translation: You are what you […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Questions Series with Irene Hoofs of Bloesem

Wherein we ask our favorite design bloggers, curators and forecasters what inspires them.   We’ve already told you how much we love Irene Hoofs’ design blog Bloesum. Her ideas for living and leisure, “for the love of handmade” and “soul-soothing interiors” are always streamlined, simple and – above all else […]

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Earth Day Fashion Guide: On Trend

Check out our Earth Day Fashion Guide, full of our trendy top picks from the environmentally conscious and active online shop EcoHabitude! Known as the ethical marketplace, EcoHabitude aims to create more transparency in the online green marketplace, and has created the EcoTag system that indicates which ethical and environmental […]

25 Awesome DIY Projects Made From Nature

Use nature to decorate your space with these gorgeous DIY projects. Spring is an amazing time of year to combine two of my favorite things–nature and DIY.  My husband and I like to take walks at the local nature reserve near our home. We also like to garden and spend […]

How to Not Sweat (or Stink) With Natural Deodorant

A healthy lifestyle, clean foods, nontoxic personal care products. These are all high on our list of must haves. Soaking wet pits are not. How to not sweat when making the switch to natural deodorants? You use organic cosmetics, nontoxic shampoo, natural body lotion. Have yet to make the change […]

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