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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

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 […]

30 Gorgeous Photos of Winter Snowscapes

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. So far, the winter of 2011-2012 ranks as the fifth-warmest on record. And if temperatures continue to hover around the 40s through February, we’re set to break that record. For some, winter is as full throttle as it always has been. […]

Foodspotting Friday: Holiday Cheer on the Rocks

10 liquid ways to beat the winter chill. Baby, it’s starting to get cold outside – the perfect excuse to warm up with a little holiday cheer. And by “holiday cheer,” we mean a stiff drink. Whether your poison is cider, champagne, coffee, or cranberry, this week’s Foodspotting Friday offers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cambodia’s Inaugural Walk Down The Runway

The country’s first-ever fashion week shows there’s more to Cambodian fashion than fainting garment workers. These days, Cambodia is known more for its clothing manufacturing than its clothing design. But with the launch of the first-ever Cambodia Fashion Week, that’s about to change. Festivities kicked off yesterday in the capital […]

8 Bamboo Designs We Loved This Year

Bamboo and you in 2011. Earlier this year, EcoSalon rightly predicted that bamboo would continue making waves in design. It’s not difficult to see why. As far as materials go, bamboo is remarkable. It grows and spreads quickly without fertilizers, pesticides, or water. It’s not fussy about climate. It’s 16 […]

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 Europe

The Grand Tour and beyond. We’re all familiar with the rolling hills of Tuscany, the cliffs of Santorini, the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But Europe is so much more than classic postcard images. As the continent’s Eastern half becomes more accessible, spots like the ports of Dubrovnik, the caves of […]

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 […]

In New York City’s Garment District, Signs of a Comeback

After a rough patch, business in NYC’s Garment District is starting to pick up. For decades, fashion mavens and budding designers have flocked to the quadrant between 34th and 42nd Streets, hedged in by 5th and 9th Avenues. Here, in New York City’s Garment District, fabric can be purchased, patterns made, […]

25 Photos of Islands Threatened By Climate Change

25 breathtaking places threatened by us. Some may try to deny it, but by now there’s next to no doubt that global warming is having real, profound effects on the world we live in. Perhaps one of the most alarming changes is occurring in the world’s oceans and endangering islands […]

40 Quotes About Feminism

A collection of inspiring, controversial, and downright outrageous quotes on feminism. I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute. -Rebecca West

30 Awesome Quotes About Food That You’ve Never Heard

EcoSalon’s favorite quotes about the simple pleasures of cooking and eating. If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food. -Sally Edwards Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. -Voltaire

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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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