The Friday 5: From This Into That Edition

The power of transformation, this week at EcoSalon.

This week, we loved seeing how…

  • Kale (described by Organic Authority as “the new beef” because of its rich nutritional value) can be turned into crunchy, tasty kale chips.
  • Heather Ross can turn print design into an entirely new philosophy on DIY creativity.
  • Solar panels don’t have to be ugly, clunky eyesores, as these 5 entirely natural-looking designs demonstrate.
  • A brown paper bag could be transformed into a $290 “fashion statement.
  • The staple elements of your favorite dishes can be creatively swapped-out with some of the unlikeliest ingredients  lurking at the back of your pantry.

Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.