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2011 in Review: A Good Year for Gardening

Gardening stories that had us wanting to intensify our green thumb. The urban homesteading movement gained serious speed this year, proving that you don’t need to move to the suburbs to enjoy the simple pleasures of growing your own vegetables, raising your own chickens, and starting your own bee colony. […]

40 Gorgeous Photos of Latin America

In his Chronicles of Peru, Spanish conquistador Pedro Cieza de León marveled,” And to think that God should have permitted something so great to remain hidden from the world for so long in history, unknown to men, and then let it be found, discovered and won all in our own time!”

40 Gorgeous Photos of North America

North America’s beauty spreads from sea to shining sea. When wanderlust strikes, there’s the tendency to picture oneself overseas. My personal fantasies bring me to deserts in Morocco, beaches in Goa, hole-in-the-wall salsa clubs in Havana. I tend to forget the bounty of natural beauty that exists right here in North […]

Home Brew: 7 Sexy Ways to Make Coffee

How to get a great cup of coffee without walking into a coffee shop. Each year, nearly 3 billion Starbucks disposable coffee cups end up in the landfill. While it’s easy to make Starbucks the bad guy, America’s preoccupation with take-out coffee extends beyond the Seattle-based chain. Nearly a quarter […]

2011 In Review: The New Antiquarian

The new antiquarian tends to live in a world of mystical, sometimes macabre, always evocative objects from times long past. This year saw the continued proliferation of the new antiquarian, a special breed of inquisitive human characterized by intense nostalgia, an appreciation for simple pleasures, and a preference for taxidermied […]

Behind the Label: West Elm Green

West Elm loves stamping their products “green,” but what exactly does that mean? Brooklyn-based home decor store West Elm caters to urban design lovers with its aspirational blend of minimalist furnishings, global influences, and sustainable practices. Indie artist collaborations and eco-friendly materials play a large role in West Elm’s marketing, with […]

25 Images of Female Adrenaline Seekers

Do one thing every day that scares you… or 25. Winter can make life too quiet and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. It’s not just you; it happens to all of us. But there’s a danger that rests in that cozy indoor nest you’ve built up for […]

40 Gorgeous Photos of North America

North America’s beauty spreads from sea to shining sea. When wanderlust strikes, there’s the tendency to picture oneself overseas. My personal fantasies bring me to deserts in Morocco, beaches in Goa, hole-in-the-wall salsa clubs in Havana. I tend to forget the bounty of natural beauty that exists right here in North […]

Behind the Label: TOMS’ One For One Campaign

TOMS is often among the first companies that come to mind when thinking of socially responsible businesses. But how effective is its One for One model, and why is it so silent on sustainability? TOMS Shoes began with a restless soul, a trip to Argentina, a pair of traditional alpargatas […]

This January, Send Yourself a Love Letter

What the world needs now is love letters, sweet love letters. Before heart emoticons, relationship status updates, and sexting, there was a simple way to express love: the handwritten note. It sounds dated and antiquated now, which is probably a sign that the world desperately needs to bring it back. Enter, The World […]

50 Quotes About Meditation and Yoga

EcoSalon’s favorite quotes to meditate on. We tend to think of meditation in only one way. But life itself is a meditation. –Raul Julia A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding, is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises. –Johannes Tauler

40 Photos From Flea Markets Around the World

Shop ’til you drop. When I travel, the first thing I do in a new town is check out the local flea market. Nowhere am I better able to get a sense of a place’s culture than by hobnobbing with locals while perusing dusty antiques, trying on secondhand clothing, or sampling […]

Foodspotting Friday: Raw Food That Isn’t Salad

   Raw food reinterpreted into 11 mouthwatering recipes. I used to think that raw foodism was reserved for the kind of girl who only eats salads. Nevertheless, the raw food movement has always intrigued me. Raw foodies claim that eating unprocessed plant-based foods in their natural state provides the body with […]

This January, Send Yourself a Love Letter

What the world needs now is love letters, sweet love letters. Before heart emoticons, relationship status updates, and sexting, there was a simple way to express love: the handwritten note. It sounds dated and antiquated now, which is probably a sign that the world desperately needs to bring it back. Enter, The World […]

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The Friday 5: Elimination Edition

The best of EcoSalon’s stories this week. Have you caught the buzz about Bully, the new film aiming to bring this life-wrecking activity out into the open? Fighting off censorship that would have kept it from reaching its target audience, it is now sparking the discussion its creators hoped to […]

Behind the Label: Design Within Reach

Looking at the costs of making modern design accessible. In 1999, while on a trip to London, Rob Forbes bemoaned the fact that authentic modern design was only available to architects, decorators and people in a certain strata of society. Forbes made it his mission to make design accessible to […]

Behind the Label: TOMS’ One For One Campaign

TOMS is often among the first companies that come to mind when thinking of socially responsible businesses. But how effective is its One for One model, and why is it so silent on sustainability? TOMS Shoes began with a restless soul, a trip to Argentina, a pair of traditional alpargatas […]

Behind the Label: West Elm Green

West Elm loves stamping their products “green,” but what exactly does that mean? Brooklyn-based home decor store West Elm caters to urban design lovers with its aspirational blend of minimalist furnishings, global influences, and sustainable practices. Indie artist collaborations and eco-friendly materials play a large role in West Elm’s marketing, with […]

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