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Feel These Woolly Fibers

Felt – wool fibers finessed into a supple material to grace your furnishings. Here are a couple of accessories to welcome into your space. Ferm Living offers this colorful felt pillow with humorous and vibrant tufts (it also comes in blue); lean it in the corner of your couch, let it […]

Not Fickle, Just in Love

With time, things change. Not too long ago, I shared my (once) beloved interior – the home of Liza Giles. Ms. Giles’ home is still lovely, but no longer holds the title of my favorite. I’m not fickle, and I don’t use the word favorite frequently. Meet my new love – […]

Gold Chairs and Bond Girls

Confession. I don’t always buy organic (gasps abound). But today I found something organic that was literally irresistible; it looked fresher, toxins were nowhere in sight, and it certainly left a delicious flavor on my taste buds. I am talking about the supple and fresh Organic Interior Design. Kelly LaPlante is the genius […]

Mr. Morris Would Be Proud

The wise William Morris once said, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Mr. Morris graced the world with his presence and the industry with his designs many years ago (1834 – 1896) but his sentiments still ring true […]

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 […]

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 […]

Colorstrology: A Horoscope, Except with Color

When I found a little something called Colorstrology, my heart skipped at least three beats. Just as your day of birth lends you an astrological sign, it also lends a specific color that offers insight into your personality. After perusing Colorstrology, I am utterly infatuated. Here is an excerpt with […]

Clean Slate

A brand new, shiny year is laid out in front of us. At EcoSalon, this means a fresh start and a clean slate. This week we will be serving up handfuls of home tours full of style and charisma. Two of my favorite artists have collaborated to create a space […]

Chromatic Theology: Blue

Plunge into a gorgeous case of the blues as the Chromatic Theology series continues. Each post in this series explores an individual hue, but the characteristics of the topic color can be translated into tints and shades. Keep in mind that the effects and emotions we discuss are most prominent […]

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 […]

Camping Without a Butler

One of the decisive trends for 2011 is nature. Pure, rustic nature. The call of the wild and the desire to mingle with Mother Nature will manifest in our homes, travel plans, and urban environments. As technology continues to present shiny little devices to keep us connected, our innate desire […]

The Bee’s Knees

The air is heavy with summer and the sticky, sweet smell of honey. Bring a burst of sunshine inside your walls and celebrate honey bees (minus the epinephrine); these six-legged beauties are a vision themselves, not to mention their immaculate six-sided dwellings of honeycomb bliss. May I suggest bringing one (or all) […]

3 Effortless Ways to Get This Look

This charming glimpse into a space grounded in gray and brimming with tones of mustard and camel is gorgeous and thoughtful. The artwork perched on the wall balances the layers of throw pillows embellishing the couch. This living room is a cohesive and beautiful invitation to plop down and make […]

French Dichotomy: Paris Two Ways

We’re still knee deep in a week of home tours and today we’re going abroad again, to France. There’s something about a Parisian apartment that makes my heart flutter. They’re intricate, delicate, and versatile. Here are two abodes with similar details, but entirely different feelings. The common ground is literally […]

Lustables: Vintage Kantha Quilts

Vintage sari quilts, handmade in India. Vintage saris, pieced together with handmade stitches in India – what a beautiful way to recycle. These Vintage Kantha Quilts (£165) by Niki Jones are unique and stunning. Editor’s note: We are proud to bring you original columns and feature editorials at EcoSalon on […]

Skewed Seas of Deceit

I feel deceived, and you should too. Are you aware we have been lied to about the world by the world? I have always been an advocate of wall maps and the illusive idea that cartographic art pieces provide a sense of global awareness. Apparently we are victims of skewed scale […]

Patterns of Parallelograms

Pattern, pattern, pattern. Each year a handful of patterns take hold and coat our pillows, wallpaper, fabrics, notebooks, rugs, and more. Last year we were amused by chevrons, transfixed by Ikat, and enthralled with imperial trellis. It may be time to study geometry again or at least brush up on […]

Art Is in the Dirt

Art is in the dirt. Literally. Artistic duo Christoph Brach & Daniera ter Haar are creating gorgeous artwork by digging in the dirt and playing with mother nature’s spoils – vegetables. Raw Color is a creative cooperation exploring the natural wonder of vegetables through visual research. In the image above (from the […]

Stolen Salt-Soaked Pine

Robin Luciano Beaty stole my dream. Every designer and artist (and random person off the street with even a hint of creativity) dreams of having a studio; somewhere to be inspired, create, and pretend that reality television is not a reality. A space flooded with natural light and natural materials. […]

Ten Tips for the Laziest Environmentalist

Ten easy swaps to make your cleaning green. Sometimes I am a lazy environmentalist. For example, I don’t compost – it just seems like a lot of work (gasp, I know). With spring in full swing (remember our no fail spring cleaning tips?) it’s time to ensure our cleaning products […]

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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 […]

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