I'm off to the East Coast on Friday and I sure wish I had one of these awesome PB bamboo blankets and eyemasks. I bet they're super soft!
As much as I love the look of wallpaper, I haven't been able to make the leap from admiring wallpapered rooms in domino to actually papering a room in my own house. There's something so adult, so permanent, and, yes, so expensive about the whole process that I haven't been able to bite the bullet quite yet. Still, if I were to paper, I'd want to do it with a bang - I mean, why go to all that trouble if you're not going to make a statement? Isn't drama the whole point of wallpaper? I have a fantasy of papering a dining room with something wacky and fun like this Woodson & Rummerfield's green birdcage wallpaper, which is made with recycled paper and vegetable dyes ($55, at Green With Glamour).
What do you guys think, is wallpapering worth the trouble and expense?
Often I find myself with a big, growing crush on a style or color of which I don't own a single example. Sometimes, the crush develops until I eventually cave in and buy something. But more often than not the crush just simmers for months, sometimes years, and I never buy a single piece of whatever it is I'm quietly (or, thanks to this blog, not so quietly) daydreaming about.
Where am I going with this? Nowhere. Must I always have a point?
Just kidding. I'm babbling on about my weird crush phenomenon cuz I have one right now on black lacquer. It's so cool and shiny and rock star glam and of-the-moment. Right? Yet I don't own a single black lacquer item. And I don't think a black lacquer anything would look particularly good with our home style, which tends more toward organic-modern than sleek-modern or retro-glam.
Nonetheless I really love lightenup design's black lacquer tea set (made w/ natural clay and nontoxic glazes). It looks like something Madonna or Ozzie will own in 30 years. Maybe by then I'll buy one too.
A group of us are throwing a champagne and desserts engagement party for a couple near and dear to our hearts tomorrow, and this is what I really want to wear. Instead, I'll just be digging some ol' number out of the depths of my closet. But hopefully maybe probably someday you will see me in this gorgeous 100% bamboo Dahlia dress from EcoSkin. And you'll know that I ordered it from Green Loop, which offsets all shipping-related carbon emissions and donates 1% of each purchase to environmental causes. Sigh. Someday...
Wanna add some low-carbon activities to your life? Check out my piece on Sprig today!
So, after a recent redo of our yard and a string of sunny SF days, I'll admit I'm feeling a little obsessed with outdoor living. In particular, I've been doing some low-grade stalking of the Loll website, and lovin their modern, 100% recycled plastic (yet another use for milk jugs!) outdoor furniture. I mean, how cool is Loll's sleek take on the usually preppy Adirondack chair?
Wanna read about 6 other decor/lifestyle companies fighting global warming? Check out my piece on Sprig today!
How cute are Eco Ike's 100% organic tops? They're hand-screen printed with water-based inks.
PS - If you're an eco-minded beauty junkie, you'll love my piece on Sprig today on beauty companies that fight global warming!
Happy Earth Day, everyone! Feeling the green spirit and looking for a way to consume with a conscience? Turns out the Conran Shop has all sorts of cool green finds. Need a baby shower gift? The super cute critters above are safe for newborns and made with organic cotton (available here for $39). Thinking about Mother's Day? In the next couple of weeks, the site will feature a $38 frying pan made with 50% recycled aluminum (it's handle is made with sustainable bamboo).
Wanna be fashionably green? Check out my piece on low-carbon fashion companies over at Sprig!
If just seeing that lil' Annie's bunny above is enough to make you hungry, we're bound to be best friends.
Wanna read about ways to fill your belly and fight global warming? Check out my piece over at Sprig!
Seems to me there are billions of cute reusable shopping bags out there these days, but have you guys seen reusable produce bags yet? Such a great idea! I love these from BYOBs from Bag Green.
While I'm lucky to have recently moved into a home with a beautifully remodeled master bathroom, the showerhead is one of the worst I've ever stood below... all bad angles, pitiful water pressure, and (I'm guessing) poor water efficiency. So after months of putting up with sub-par showers, I'm on the hunt for a new showerhead that saves water and facilitates delightful, perfectly pressurized bathing. Any ideas? Green living guru Danny Seo recommends Kohler's WaterSense Forte showerhead ($82.45) - anyone tried it?
(Image via Danny Seo)
Dear Reader, today I am 30. Can you believe it? I can't either.
Spent a lovely weekend celebrating in Napa and Sonoma and finally was able to eat deeelish cauliflower and other veggie goodness at Ubuntu! If you don't recall, I wrote about the restaurant here. And Michael Bauer from the Chronicle wrote about it here.
Looking to recover a chair or add some new pillows to the sofa? You might want to join me in ogling the eco-friendly fabrics from Oliveira Textiles and brand-spanking-new Rubie Green...I've been a frequent stalker of both sites for weeks now. Oliveira makes their fabrics from hemp and organic cotton, and I have some white chairs dying for the punch of color Oliveira Textiles Anemone Seaweed pillows (shown above) would add. I'm equally drawn to Rubie Green's organic cotton Tillinghast fabric (shown below). How do you think the two prints would look together? Or maybe I should think about reversible pillows?
Didja hear Leo just bought an eco-friendly condo in NYC's Riverhouse building? Apparently it has solar panels, a gray water treatment facility (for water recycling), and a green roof!
(Image: Eric Ryan/Getty Images via Us Weekly)
So, seriously, have you guys checked out Sprig yet? I'll admit my crush on the super cool green style site has now officially evolved from an at-a-distance crush to a full-on love affair...my first article for Sprig appears on the site today!
It's Friday and time for happy thoughts! With so much of the media focusing (rightfully) on how bad things are getting for the environment, it's nice to take a moment to think also of all the good strides we're taking to set things right. Head on over to Sprig and check out my piece on the top good news for the environment!
(Then pat yourself on the back and keep up the good work by walking, not driving, to your Friday happy hour establishment of choice.)
Gotta love stripes! Union 18's striped, handmade Raw rugs are assembled using recycled carpet scraps that otherwise would have been discarded. Husband-and-wife team Todd and Meg van der Kruik carefully select the color palates for each rug, and the result is a bare-feet warmer with both style, history, and heart. Naturally, each rug is completely unique--it's like couture for your floor! Available on Etsy for $25/square foot.
Get ready. Get set. Go!
Delight.com is celebrating Earth Day with eco-friendly items on sale today through April 22nd! Plus, for all of April they'll be planting one tree for every purchase made on the site. Mention Style Saves the World sent you and they'll plant another tree! Blog forest, here we come.
(Want the super cool sustainable wood iPod stereo dock pictured above? It'll be featured on the site on April 7th.)