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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, […]

The Binding Evolution of Accessories

One of the 2011 shelter trends is the evolution of accessories and objectification of books. As technology takes over and electronic devices contain our libraries of words, there’s a growing nostalgia around the bound beauties we call books. Bookshelves were an absolute obsession last year, and books will be objectified […]

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 […]

Lustables: Thunder Tote

Kate Bush’s lyrics on a lusty black tote. Lyrics from Kate Bush’s song Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) makes a lusty black Thunder in Our Hearts Tote ($20). The conversation-sparking line is hand-printed on a cotton tote for you to carry here, there, and everywhere. Look for […]

A Place to Rest Your Blooms

There are bursts of color extending from delicate stems this time of year. Case in point: Hydrangeas and dahlias are displaying their bountiful intricate blooms. My favorite vessels require only a blossom or two. The Recycled Glass Balloon Vases (starting at $39) by VivaTerra are “˜perfectly imperfect.’ And the Stem Vase by Ferm Living […]

Peppermint Melody

Here’s a bit of melody and merriness to soak in. First, set the tone with this tune. Play this song and relish the nostalgic classic masked in fresh whimsy. Later you can absorb the entire list of melodies from this play list (endless gratitude to Jason Hudson!). Second, get a […]

Handpicked: Of Peacocks and Paisleys

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 we will meander to India with Gagan from Of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Glasses & Bottles

Two is better than one – at least when it comes to lovely confections of recycled glass. On the left, these graphic soda containers were rescued from NYC restaurants and refined to hold your daily cup of pulpy orange juice or your morning Bloody Mary (no judgment). This set of four Recycled […]

Pallid Details

Stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg has a home that sings; this delicate space boasts a pallid backdrop with bold details. Each vignette captured by the talented lens of Petra Bindel is a study of contrast. Expansive white is relieved by dark and earthen accessories and sensuous curves are paired with masculine […]

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 […]

Modern Obsessions

The walls of this mid-century modern muse contain handfuls of obsessive compulsive delights. Perpendicular angles. Gleaming surfaces. Right-angled wonders. Unspoiled purity. This space makes all my compulsions ease with modern allure. The natural materials and palette of this home blend seamlessly with the mountains they are nestled in. The scenic […]

Upcycled Spirits

Here are two clever ways to incorporate upcycled wine bottles into your home. The Wine Sphere Chandelier from Wildflower Organics is a delicate glass globe dangling from heavy gauge wire. The Antiqued Mercury Demijohn Wine Bottles from Mothology add a bit of gleam and glamor to any space. Looking for […]

Gorgeous Geodesic-Dome Pods (Seriously!)

I have an unusual relationship with winter. I love it and I hate it. Freezing fingers, frosted windshields, and walking the dog in temperatures below freezing are the antonym to my definition of pleasure. But crisp air hovering above a pristine dusting of fresh, powdery snow and frosted pine cones […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sex in a Convent

Meet fashion designer David Delfin. Meet architect and photographer Gorka Postigo. Rest your eyes on the stunning space these gentlemen share. Once a convent, this audacious Madrid residence was conceived and designed by Postigo. Tina Komninou lent this space a compelling description, “The minute you enter this house you appreciate […]

Handpicked: Greige & My Sparrow

Each week here on 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 we are graced with the presence of Christina Fluegge, […]

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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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