I can't quite put my finger on it, but for some reason I'm a total sucker for coasters. Maybe because they're small, cute, and functional?? Who knows... But I do know that these DIY color-blocked coasters are just too fantastic not to share!
Gardens are one of the most creative things to do, whether it's blending the colors of annuals in your pots for just that perfect contrast, or developing the perfect layout for your garden path. Gardening is all about creating. So we thought we would finish out the week with a fun creative project that gets those artistic juices flowing.
Okay, would-be gardeners, let's talk soil. So many garden failures can be attributed to bad soil. It's like the wild west outlaw that comes in and steals all the good things from your plants. Good soil, on the other hand is like that wholesome wild west sherif who nurtures and cares for your plants. The white hat guy. Good vs. bad, get it?!
Anyway, the keys to good soil are:
When I was a kid my grandpa was the gardener, and I would toddle around with him looking at the plants, smelling the plants, and picking the plants...even when I wasn't supposed to. I never knew how much he taught me until I started my own garden. So, here are a few tips from grandpa through me.
For a garden, the two most important elements are soil and location. You've heard it said by stereotypical developers that it's all about" Location, Location, Location." In this case, that's very true. The success or failure of your little green friends is quite heavily dependent upon where they sit.
This Month in Green Design: An Upside Down Skyscraper, The World's Greenest Office Building, & a Bonus DIY Project!
The midtown offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce has us musing Mad Men of late over at EcoSalon, so it seems only appropriate that much of this month’s post focuses on sustainability trends in skyscrapers, start-ups and big business.
This month we're focusing on cleaning and organization, and we're giving away a series of helpful cheat sheet PDFs from the Curbly library. So far, we've shared a kitchen cleaning cheat sheet, a bathroom cleaning cheat sheet, and a general house cleaning cheat sheet. Today we have one on "Alternative Uses for Vinegar". Read on to find out how to download it!
This month we're talking about cleaning and organization, so we're doing a few surveys to get an idea of how clean and organized you guys are (or aren't). Last week, we asked about your laundry habits. In today's installment, we're wondering what you think about the green cleaning craze.
Read on to cast your vote!
This Month in Green Design: Modern Mason Jars, A Real Functioning Moat, & The Verticality of Vegetables
Over at EcoSalon this past month – where Shelter is where the heart is and the green is always greener – we obsessed over Pantone in theory (the app) vs. practice (the hotel); celebrated Valentine’s Day like practical gals and fixed up a broken heart; font-renewed and blissed out; voyeured our way into the homes of some of our favorite design bloggers and curators and prodded the real life ethics of one of America’s most up-and-coming box store...
It's an essential part of keeping a tidy and fresh existence: Soap. Hands, clothes, dishes... they all need something to keep away the grime and germy germs (I have small children; I'm allowed to say germy germs). If you are anything like me and find yourself cursing money spent on soap and detergents when it could be going toward things that are way more fun than cleaning supplies, then you might appreciate these DIY soap recipes.
The paint-dipping craze isn't going anywhere anytime soon, kids. Which is a-okay in my book (I secretly love it... okay it's not really that big of a secret). If you feel compelled to dip everything within a 5 mile radius in paint as well, you'll love this DIY idea!
This DIY goes out to all the design-minded, technically inclined, color-loving Mac geeks. You are a beautiful and unique snowflake -- and so is your laptop!
Move over beige! Today we're welcoming bold, energizing colors with open arms--and giving neutrals the boot. We've rounded up ten hue-happy bedrooms that are sure to inspire the colorholic in all of us!
K. Emily Bond is the Shelter Editor at EcoSalon and brings us a monthly column on the latest in conscious and green design.
I’ve been mulling over the perfect opening for my first in a series of guest posts on green design and thus decided that the very best way for to dig in would be…to say, hello.
I’m the Shelter editor at EcoSalon, where we write about a great many things pretty and green. Our aim is to make green design and...