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Embrace the New Year…EcoSalon Style

What we’re committing to in the new year.  Although we believe that every day is the chance to make a change – resolutions, as we all know, tend to get broken – the annual transition in the new year does give us a clean slate. It’s a time of reflection […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Kelly Beall of Design Crush

Wherein we ask our favorite design bloggers, curators and forecasters what inspires them.   We’re crushing all over the place this week. For today’s installment of our 5 Questions series, we’re giving you shelter care of Kelly Beall: freelance graphic designer and author of Design Crush. She started the sleek […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Drawings on the Wall

Seeing a love of the water on land. Art, sand and the sea come together in this short by Red Reel Video, as they follow artist Alejandro Gonzalez through his work in Baja, Mexico, bringing the wonders of the ocean to the surface.

Video: Dream Music Part 2

VideoA musical voyage into the depths of the subconscious. A story told through art and music results in this impressive video, in which 3-4 seconds of footage took 6-8 hours of work. Dream Music: Part 2 from Marc Donahue on Vimeo.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video: The Mother

VideoNurture and protect life in all its forms. Do our mothers still have dreams, hopes and journeys to make? This video by Forge Motion Pictures reminds us of the “yes.” OF SOULS + WATER: THE MOTHER from NRS Films 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 […]

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 […]

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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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