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Dream a Little Dress

Week of the Dress This time of year brings about daydreams of sunny vacations – sipping a margarita poolside in Mexico or strolling the clean, quiet streets of Bermuda. These fantasies conjure up images of light, flowing dresses. And then it begins: your real-life hunt for the perfect sundress. This […]

Ruffles Around the Edges

I can’t help but feel more like a girly-girl when my ridges have ruffles. Maybe that’s why the layered trim look is so alluring for fall. The eye-catching Juicy Couture modal dress from S Sense proves y’all can be a Georgia peach and hot tomato at the same time. You […]

Foodie Underground: From Trendy to Tradition

ColumnWhy we have to stop thinking of the “foodie” movement as a trend. Luxury continues to inspire the culinary world, and its eager diners. From $3,000 dinner reservations to a select list of the world’s 50 best restaurants, the top tier of the food chain is elevating the art of […]

Fall Color Trend: Purple

Eggplant, aubergine, plum, violet, mulberry – any way you slice it, purple is the hot color for fall. This is not your color-sucking pale lavender circa 1987 purple. We’re talking rich, deep hues. Too much of the shade and you’ll end up looking like the grape man in Fruit-of-the-Loom commercials, […]

Grain Power

A desire to see wood striations seems ingrained in our modern sensibilities, from the art of Rex Ray to the sleek carved furniture gliding into showrooms and onto green websites. The most skilled craftsmen have always been keen on sharing their process which often involves revealing the beauty of nature […]

True Green Confessions

I adore canvas tote bags. This is an issue, considering that the whole "tote bag concept" is supposed to be about combating waste by reusing a canvas bag rather than tossing yet another plastic one. But if, like me, you’ve never seen a canvas bag with a witty message or […]

True Green Confessions

I adore canvas tote bags. This is an issue, considering that the whole "tote bag concept" is supposed to be about combating waste by reusing a canvas bag rather than tossing yet another plastic one. But if, like me, you’ve never seen a canvas bag with a witty message or […]

Stevia-Sweetened Zevia

For some, stevia is an acquired taste. It’s got a particular flavor that I love, but some just don’t. If you’re among the fans of stevia as a natural, plant-based sweetener that doesn’t bump your glucose, you’ve got a reason to rejoice: Zevia. Zevia is a stevia-sweetened diet-soda (for those […]

Le Chic Du Shabby

Shabby Chic is not my "thing". I’ve never understood the need to pay 4,500 dollars for a beat-up – excuse me, timeworn – old desk that looks like something you could have found in my first apartment. In truth, though, it’s not the price that grates. It’s the frills, the […]

Trend: Artisan Concrete

Sara here. I’m cementing this creative trend with a name I can remember: Artisan Concrete. Check out the flocks of sparrows (!), curling floral motifs by Transparent House, and more. If you happen to be eco-gutting an old home or looking into sustainable real estate, consider cement or concrete for […]

Eco Style, if You Pleat

From the schoolgirl mini to tennis-court chic, the pleated skirt has been a paragon of prettiness for much of the past century. Pleats are the chameleons of eco-fashion, showing up in designs that range from punk to prim-and-proper. As a wardrobe statement, this structural pleated skirt with is a knockout […]

Metallic Glam: The Gold and Silver Standard Gowns

Metallic Glam has been identified and secured by Style.com and WWD as a significant category for this fall. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karen all offered up their renditions for this eye-catching trend! Fortunately, eco-designers were equally ambitious and attuned. Linda Loudermilk included a sleek and […]

True Green Confessions

I adore canvas tote bags. This is an issue, considering that the whole "tote bag concept" is supposed to be about combating waste by reusing a canvas bag rather than tossing yet another plastic one. But if, like me, you’ve never seen a canvas bag with a witty message or […]

A Charmed Life

Vintage accessories are my favorite. They’re always authentic, sure to spark conversation, and there’s never a fear of smelling like an old attic or mothballs. From necklaces and earrings to bracelets and rings, the sky’s the limit. That being said, charms are back in style this season, but the thought […]

5 Decor Trends That Go Too Far

Your editor has had enough. First, a recap: On the green path to Woodland Chic, we’ve seen faux bois. And regular old bois. Unless you’re an oblivious sort of fauna you know that 2008 has been having a field day with all things sylvan. At EcoSalon, we’ve covered this nature-inspired […]

Rockin' It Manly

Menswear inspired eco suit jackets? Heck yeah! But I’m not talking Miami Vice pastels, I’m talking the tailored and the rocker – definitely a worthy wardrobe staple you should be considering. Why? Because it’s a versatile piece that will always be there for you at the office, for cocktail parties […]

A Whole Lotta Lace

Lace abounds for fall and winter, and while I want to embrace the fabric, I find that too often designers just don’t get it right. While veteran houses such as Dolce & Gabbana (shown above – sadly, not green) frequently hit the mark, the up-and-comers frequently fall short. I prefer […]

Fall Color Trend: Purple

Eggplant, aubergine, plum, violet, mulberry – any way you slice it, purple is the hot color for fall. This is not your color-sucking pale lavender circa 1987 purple. We’re talking rich, deep hues. Too much of the shade and you’ll end up looking like the grape man in Fruit-of-the-Loom commercials, […]

Stripe Two

In my personal fashion guidebook, a sleek pair of striped pants is as essential as a perfectly fitted, hip-hugging pair of jeans. Years ago, I found my ideal striped pants and I simply wore them to death. Finally realizing that I couldn’t possibly repair another seam or obliterate another stain, […]

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Foodie Underground: From Trendy to Tradition

ColumnWhy we have to stop thinking of the “foodie” movement as a trend. Luxury continues to inspire the culinary world, and its eager diners. From $3,000 dinner reservations to a select list of the world’s 50 best restaurants, the top tier of the food chain is elevating the art of […]

The Rise of Geoengineering: Smart? Safe? Too Easy?

Though the it’s-too-late set seems to be growing, most scientists agree that when it comes to human-induced climate change, there are solutions. Most of these solutions are ambitious. Some, in fact, might be too ambitious – and perhaps too dangerous on a number of fronts. Geoengineering is exactly what it […]

Foodie Underground: Give ‘Em Something to Tweet About

The fact that Twitter changed the food cart movement is no news; foodies consume deals and specials from dining entrepreneurs like they’re candy. But the micro-blogging site hasn’t just become a guerrilla marketing tool to get the word out about tacos and tempeh, it’s becoming a source of foodie inspiration. […]

Checking in With the Home Team: You Still Down With Science?

One of my favorite Charles Darwin quotes is from The Descent of Man: “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” Sadly, it appears that lately there are a lot of confident people out there when it comes to knowing what’s real in this universe and what’s not. And science and […]

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