What's Intresting

Hysterical Algebra & Glossy Musings

The 365 days of 2010 are seeping through the hourglass and fading into the past. The last week of the year is universally begging for comic relief. The knitted sweaters laced with holiday propaganda, stale fruit cakes, and handfuls of extra pounds nestling in from the excess of sugar cookies […]

Handpicked: Somace

Each week here at EcoSalon, I beg my favorite bloggers and designers to hand select a beloved green product, whether it’s a finish, furnishing, or accessory. The end result? An endless anthology of aesthetically perfect products for your perusal. This week it’s the modern pacific musings of Isla Schmidt from Somace. Isla […]

Birds In Your Dining Room

In case you want a bird in your dining room this Thanksgiving, but not on your table – check out these ostrich lovelies from the distant (and more glamorous) cousin of the gobbler. The Fiela Feather Light by Haldane Martin is a vision of spherical feathers to float over your […]

How to Be a Retronaut

When I grow up, I want to be a retronaut; Chris Wild already is and he is generously sharing his portal with the world. Mr. Wild’s intriguing website (and it is intriguing) is a place in time dancing with whimsy. How to be a Retronaut is a website where you […]

How to Be a Retronaut

When I grow up, I want to be a retronaut; Chris Wild already is and he is generously sharing his portal with the world. Mr. Wild’s intriguing website (and it is intriguing) is a place in time dancing with whimsy. How to be a Retronaut is a website where you […]

The Year of the Rabbit

February 3, 2011 rang in the Chinese New Year and the year of the rabbit, formally known as the year of Xin Mao. What does the Chinese Zodiac have to say about the year of the rabbit? Here is the prediction of one source: We can look forward to a […]

Greening 6 Ways from Fuschia

This bold kitchen is the culmination of vivid color, bohemian flair and pure comfort. Get this vision in fuchsia, a hot color for spring – only get it greener. Here’s a simple six step plan to effortlessly adapt this look (daresay improve this look) using only environmentally friendly products. 1. […]

Mano a Mano

NanaKi Bonfils, Josephine Aquama Hoffmeyer, and Rosario Parrinello founded Made a Mano with “the ambition to create a collection of tiles, countertops and sinks, combining ancient traditional handicraft with modern techniques – revealing a sure sense of beauty and style.”

Feminists Walk Among Us

Why won’t feminists call themselves feminists? I am a feminist. This is because I think women are the superior gender. Men are nothing but boorish flanks of meat, flogging about our planet trashing everything. War, pollution, hunger, disease, and nail polish can all be blamed on men. Now someone get […]

Colorful Caprice

Yesterday we kicked off the New Year with a fresh start and a clean slate of Scandinavian modernism. This week we will be serving up handfuls of home tours full of style and charisma. Today we’ll supply heaps of color with a side of optimism and eclecticism. This is the […]

Ski Bunnies & Smoke Rings

New waste-to-energy plant wrapped in a ski slope by BIG. When Kim Derby first introduced me to Bjarke Ingels, I was smitten. I still am. BIG (the Bjarke Ingels Group) keeps flirting with design, architecture, and earth lovers through innovative projects and BIG ideas (pun intended). Here’s the latest vision […]

Dust Off Your Disco Ball

Who doesn’t think Jon Hamm is debonair? The last couple of years we have been basking in the Sixties, often attributed to the expansive addiction to Mad Men (and Jon Hamm). Dust off your disco ball, the era of Annie Hall is about to resurface. The Seventies boasts the mark […]

Handpicked: Somace

Each week here at EcoSalon, I beg my favorite bloggers and designers to hand select a beloved green product, whether it’s a finish, furnishing, or accessory. The end result? An endless anthology of aesthetically perfect products for your perusal. This week it’s the modern pacific musings of Isla Schmidt from Somace. Isla […]

Feminists Walk Among Us

Why won’t feminists call themselves feminists? I am a feminist. This is because I think women are the superior gender. Men are nothing but boorish flanks of meat, flogging about our planet trashing everything. War, pollution, hunger, disease, and nail polish can all be blamed on men. Now someone get […]

Silver-Plated Sex

Elegant forms, sensual curves, gleaming glamour, completely custom, and unashamedly beautiful. It’s not very often these words dance across the lips when describing a sex toy. I happen to know Made to Pleasure sex toys embody all of these delicious descriptions and a few more that are crucially important – […]

Non-Invasive Surgery

Horizontal stripes widen your waist and your walls. Your figure isn’t the only shape that can be distorted with colorful finishes; there are piles of covert instructions to make your home just as alluring as your hourglass anatomy. Give your space a little ‘nip and tuck’ with these simple non-invasive […]

Space for Inspiration

Charlotta Ward is an artist; you can see it in the way she finesses the words and images on her blog as though she is delicately finessing the last details of an intricate painting. Everything at Space for Inspiration is thoughtful and gorgeous with a layer of spontaneity that always excites my […]

Lost In the Woods

Every now and then I stumble into (okay, accidentally “˜click’ into) a store that I love. I mean, really love. Today I will share one of these rare little shops with you; a delectable petite boutique in New York – Canvas. Felt, ceramics, glass, textiles, and wooden delights begging to […]

Places & Spaces: Final Globetrot

Travel around the world to nine gorgeous ecotourism destinations. After two weeks of indulgent ecotourism destinations, my appetite for travel is fierce. The exotic locations, natural luxury, pure relaxation, pristine beaches, handsome forests, rugged adventure, and everything from simple canvas tents to opulent organic sheets have been inspirational. Here’s a […]

What's New

Lustables: Blocked Paisley Bedding

Organic cotton blocked paisley duvet cover. This Blocked Paisley Duvet Cover ($89) isn’t simply bedding, it’s a place to nestle your dreams. The pretty weave of 100% organic cotton is a repetitive graphic wonder. Look for Lustables daily at EcoSalon. 100% gorgeous green finds, and never sponsored. Submit your favorite […]

Follow the LEED

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) explained. LEED is an acronym that has taken hold of the sustainable building movement and become integrated in many industries beyond. If you have any interest in green building, you have stumbled across the ubiquitous acronym a handful of times – enough to […]

Lustables: Hickory Vase

Stunning BDJ Craftworks Hickory Vase. Variegated wood whittled from a solid hickory block – it’s so good. This Hickory Vase ($60), by BDJ Craftworks (available at Spartan), has a removable glass insert for pragmatic usage and easy cleaning. This is one vessel you can be proud to put on a […]

Garden Variety

Garden gear to kick-start spring. It’s time to don your gardening gloves and mingle among the ravishes of plucking, pulling, weeding, fertilizing, and planting- Are you ready for it? If not, here’s a gathering of garden muses to inspire your green thumb including a fair trade hat with a wide […]

Bulb Naked

The Plumen 001 is a gorgeous compact florescent light bulb. There are a handful of adverbs that swirl around the presence of compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs), efficient, effective, energy saving, eco friendly, functional and economical, But gorgeous rarely comes to mind – until now. The Plumen 001 light bulb […]

Hot Right Now