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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 […]

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 […]

Temperature & Textures

The crisp temperatures are dropping, which means you will be dropping your derriere inside more often. As you cuddle on the couch, you may find yourself wishing your throw pillows could boast soft winter textures while they linger in the corner of your upholstery. I would never induce your craving […]

Mullet Lust

A quirky yet elegant re-imagining of the chair. Ah, the mullet. Well-groomed and refined on top, a little wild on bottom. Ever heard of a furniture mullet? While I would rarely (all right, never) recommend a mullet to frame your face, these lovely creations are as unexpected as a mullet, […]

Chromatic Theology: Red

Color – seven simple hues with complex connotations. I still remember the moment I met Roy G. Biv in sixth grade science class. Mr. Biv and his mnemonic for the visible color spectrum still produce nostalgic perceptions of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. This color taxonomy is an […]

Bondage Ropes and Coastal Bliss

I wish I could tie August around my wrists, carrying the satisfaction of whimsical sunsets and anticipation of impending fall with me year round. There is something about natural rope that insinuates the nautical splash of coastal bliss that only summer can nurture. Go ahead, get tied up and roped […]

Handpicked: Kim Derby

Each week here at EcoSalon, I ask 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 viewing pleasure. This week I am honored to host Kim Derby. Does Ms. […]

Forecast Sunshine

As the long days of summer filter light through your windows, take the opportunity to amplify the golden rays through your space with a well placed mirror (or two, or three). Hang a mirror directly opposite a window to reflect sunlight through the room, resulting in a lighter, brighter, larger space […]

Lustables: Ena Apron

The Ena Apron is practical and comfortable. I take my aprons like I take my coffee, pure and functional – no frills, no sweeteners. This Ena Apron ($29.95) from Aura is practical and comfortable, an apron fit for a chef. Look for Lustables daily at EcoSalon. 100% gorgeous green finds, […]

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 […]

To Dry For

To Dry For is to die for. An entire website of graphically intoxicating tea towels is seriously alluring, especially since the season of entertaining is nearly here. Why not add a little charm to the least glamorous facet of entertaining, the heaps of dishes left behind by mounds of visitors. […]

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, […]

Mid-Century Muse

This gorgeous interior has transcended the appeal of season; it’s an invitation to curl up by the fireplace with a steaming cup of blueberry herbal tea to soak up the warmth of logs and cinders. The same space is a vision of fresh summer breezes wafting through the air while […]

Standards & Soapboxes

Welcome to the Post-Green Movement. Yes, I said Post-Green. Kelly LaPlante’s new publication, Standard, capitalizes on her mantra, “Green is a standard, not a style.” Ms. LaPlante’s premier issue boasts these words in her first editorial letter, “We don’t give brownie points for things that should be standard, here in […]

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 […]

Mail Order Reform

Lately, mail order catalogs have been delivering a pleasant surprise; the pages that were once filled with disregard are making room for a dose of green. Consumer demand and retail desire steer the content of these glossy muses, so pat yourself on the back. Companies like CB2, West Elm, and Crate & Barrel […]

Corrugated Cardboard and Gentlemen

Ever been smitten with corrugated cardboard? You’re about to be absolutely taken with recycled and scrap corrugation. The creative gentlemen at Graypants have molded cardboard scraps into an irresistible collection of lights; some are modeled after the four largest moons of Jupiter, some are shaped like beans or bells, some […]

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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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