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Design for Mankind

Design for Mankind is a daily design blog from writer Erin Loechner. Ms. Loechner promises to be “always quirky, never reverent.” There are handfuls of reasons to swoon for this blog, I’ll give you my top three. 1: There is something enticing about a designer who is also a writer, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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?

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  

When It’s Time to Stop Healing and Bust Outta Purgatory (And What My Crush on Ed Harris Has to Do With Enlightenment)

Time to pull off the Band-Aids. Jumping for joy can be counter-intuitive when you’ve been despairing long term. Your cells become expectant of disappointment. The repetition of compromise settles into your muscles and makes reflexes happen. Grey. Less than luminous. Not ideal. In-between half vital and half wanting more. In-between […]

When It’s Time to Stop Healing and Bust Outta Purgatory (And What My Crush on Ed Harris Has to Do With Enlightenment)

Time to pull off the Band-Aids. Jumping for joy can be counter-intuitive when you’ve been despairing long term. Your cells become expectant of disappointment. The repetition of compromise settles into your muscles and makes reflexes happen. Grey. Less than luminous. Not ideal. In-between half vital and half wanting more. In-between […]

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 […]

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. […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

7 Ways to Celebrate National Yoga Month

It’s time for asanas.  September is National Yoga Month–a full month devoted to sharing and celebrating the myriad health benefits of yoga. All month studios and instructors throughout the world come together to share free classes, host events, and educate communities about all aspects of yoga. We’re joining in with […]

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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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