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Take a Number

Typography is an alluring graphic pleasure – and typography with numerical embellishments is even better. This post combines the aesthetics of mathematics with the charm of décor. The Ordinal Dresser can help prioritize your wardrobe with a combination of wood grain and numerical delight. Or add a dash of digits and […]

The Downfall of Homogeny

Each year the definition of excellent design gets a little further away from those matching bedroom suites where the nightstand, dresser, armoire, and bed frame are the same polished wood boasting identical brass handles; this makes me elated. Dare I say it’s my favorite 2011 shelter trend? It seems when […]

2010 Gift Guide: For All

These gifts are for the souls in your life that are brimming with charisma and personality (or maybe those begging for a hint of humor). From ski masks with facial hair to balls of seeds, we have gathered some of the best eco-friendly holiday gifts for your gifting pleasure. Give […]

Natural Beauty

The alluring appeal of tropical nature is enthralling. Straight from the pages of one of my favorite glossy muses, the May/June issue of Australia Vogue Living offers this piece of paradise in a ten page spread. Here’s an edited taste of the original article written by Susan Westwood. All the elements […]

Places & Spaces: Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Villas Uluwatu is an opulent resort where travelers can indulge and relax. Alila Villas Uluwatu is delicately perched above the Indian Ocean on a clifftop plateau on the Bukit Peninsula of southern Bali. The resort is fragrant with opulence and indulgence. Each villa (there are 84 total) boasts flat […]

A Hex on All Your Noises

Gorgeous, geometric, and green insulation. What type of noise do your neighbors torment you with? Songs of the 80s (on repeat) at three in the morning? A healthy, animated (and loud) sex life? A seventh grader who is just learning to play the trombone by dedicating two hours of every […]

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 […]

Kitchen Escapade

I don’t cook. I mean, I do cook – but strictly for survival purposes. Some people regale tales of julienning vegetables and sautéing diced delights as stress relieving and amusing. I don’t buy it. If food wasn’t a biological necessity, you wouldn’t find me in a kitchen. Even my dainty […]

My Bottle Is Sexier Than Yours

The best reusable water bottles, and they’re sexy, too. Water. We all need it on a daily basis. Having a sleek bottle to encase and deliver your hydration is not only desirable, but logical. Why argue with logic? Simply give in and take your pick. I have gathered the best […]

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 […]

Places & Spaces: Eco Beach

Soak in the warm sand and fresh Australian air at Eco Beach. Eco Beach is an oasis of earthen colors adjacent to tropical blue waters in northwestern Australia. The resort has an impressive history of destruction and construction. After a tropical cyclone delivered extensive ruin, Eco Beach was renovated and […]

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Water

Water: we bathe in it, wash with it, drink it, swim in it, and package it in ways destined to help kill the planet. Most of us even know it takes two hydrogen and one oxygen molecules to create water, but there’s lots more to the stuff that covers the […]

Lines in the Sand

Land artist Jim Denevan’s medium is sand. From a single piece of driftwood, a low tide, endless grains of sand, and inspiration, art is born. Then, just a handful of hours later, the tide rises and the work blurs, finally melting away. Artist Jim Denevan repeats this transient artistry on […]

Little Winter Wonderland

Sometimes I feel exorbitantly lucky to live in Portland, Oregon. Last weekend, as I wondered through the Little Winter market in the Ace Hotel, I was glowing with adoration for my creative hub of a city. Little Winter is a handmade market, with vendors that will take your breath away; […]

Take a Number

Typography is an alluring graphic pleasure – and typography with numerical embellishments is even better. This post combines the aesthetics of mathematics with the charm of décor. The Ordinal Dresser can help prioritize your wardrobe with a combination of wood grain and numerical delight. Or add a dash of digits and […]

Hindsight Is 20/20

This week at EcoSalon we welcomed the brand new, shiny year with a week of charismatic home tours. To wrap up the inspiration, here’s a look back at five of my favorite home tours from 2010. 1. Blissfully Arranged Chaos 2. Not Fickle, Just in Love 3. Sex in a […]

20/20 Vision

In case your annual optometry exam leaves you craving a few more opportunities to bat your eyelashes, invite these lovely eye exam commodities over.  Go ahead – stare. Clockwise from top left: The Eye Chart Pillow by Heather Lins Home is a charming mold of organic hemp.  If you prefer […]

Blissfully Arranged Chaos

Brace yourself. Your eyes are seconds away from falling on an interior simultaneously wearing composed white walls and a chaotic chromatic rush – radiant pockets of vivid hues embellishing a blank shell. This bold serving of design is the London flat of Liza Giles. Ms. Giles has borrowed brilliant color and […]

Blissfully Arranged Chaos

Brace yourself. Your eyes are seconds away from falling on an interior simultaneously wearing composed white walls and a chaotic chromatic rush – radiant pockets of vivid hues embellishing a blank shell. This bold serving of design is the London flat of Liza Giles. Ms. Giles has borrowed brilliant color and […]

Shine and Sheen

Let me paint you a picture: You’re at the paint store. After sorting through thousands of slightly different colors and arduously selecting the perfect tint or shade to embellish your bedroom walls, the indifferent sales clerk asks, “What finish do you want?” Wait, what? You are already emotionally exhausted from sorting through heaps […]

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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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