First, a definition. A green map highlights eco-friendly hot-spots--like parks, health-food stores and bike paths, for instance--in local areas. They've been around for ages, but now they've gone all appy thanks to Green Map Systems' new Green Map iPhone App. It culls info… Continue Reading
When Jennifer Aniston got her hands on this 1970's residence, she gave it the Curbly once-over taking it from drab to eco-fab. The 6 bedroom 7 bathroom home was fitted with a bunch of solar panels and a reflective metal roof, which was meant to set an example for eco-housing real estate. The environmental lesson continues to the garden; it consists of plants that can stand up to drought. As far as the 9,000 square feet of interior goes, it's surprisingly… Continue Reading
Designer and author Emily Anderson of Eco-Chic Weddings fame turns her attention to interiors with her new book Eco-Chic Home. In its pages, Emily tells us how to embrace sustainability stylishly. It starts with imagining all those cast-offs as something else, something useful and--yes--even pretty.
Room by room, the Emily tackles fun and easy projects that re-use hand-me-downs, thrift store and garage sale finds and… Continue Reading
What happens to all those missing socks? Does the washer eat them? Do one-footed fairies snatch them from the dryer while they're still toasty warm? Whatever the reason for their disappearance, they leave behind partners that require new jobs. Re-nest complies 8 ideas… Continue Reading
According to Green Daily, a whopping 1.3 billion pounds of aluminum foil is made every year in the U.S. Although its as recyclable as any old aluminum can, a lot of recycling programs won't accept the stuff due to 'sanitary reasons'. It's no wonder why environmentalists encourage its re-use. Here's 12 new uses for the… Continue Reading
Modern Fabrics, way down in Shaaa-lut, Noth Kayah-lina, is holding up their end of the deal by reclaiming and reselling loads of perfectly good and unused yards of fabric that are being dumped daily. If you love MODERN, and you and love fabric, you'll find new selections at a fraction of retail costs, as well as the fact that they've rescued the fabrics from going into landfill. Can you imagine that bolt ends of perfectly good fabric are thrown away… Continue Reading
Georgia over at JunkMarket Style has got it going on. She found a hideous hanging light at a thrift store, started to walk away when the sacred lightbulb of creativity went on. Take a look at the way she restyled this (literal) piece of junk into this sophisticated Paris hanging… Continue Reading
If I had a dollar for every fish tank I've seen in someone's garbage, in a dumpster, at a rummage sale or at the thrift store, I'd be rich. Well, I'd have a fifty bucks in my pocket to be sure. I imagine whoever owned them grew tired of fish maintenance or perhaps the tanks sprang a… Continue Reading
Urban Threads gives us a quick and dirty tutorial on how to make these kickin' sweater boots. A trip to the thrift store--or maybe even your closet--will be your first step in the process. Here's what you'll need to make a… Continue Reading
Christmas on a Friday means lots of things - four day weekends for many 9-5ers, a few days after New Years before the kids head back to school...and that you have to hang onto your wrapping paper and waste until at least Monday when the sanitation department people get back to work. But, of course, you'd never just lug it to the curb and send if off to landfill land.
But what should you do with it?
Here's two… Continue Reading