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Eco-Friendly Weddings
Eco-Friendly Weddings
Posted on 07/24/2013
Eco-friendly weddings are becoming more common over the past few years. By having an eco-friendly wedding, you’ll show your guests your love for the earth and your environment. Here are my top five tips to consider while planning out the perfect eco-friendly wedding! Location When choosing the location for your wedding, try looking for an eco friendly venue. An outdoor wedding is a great choice of location and will allow you use the nature as your backdrop. If outdoor weddings are no..
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Celebrities Opt for Eco-Friendly Homes
Aside from being celebrities, do you know what Gisele, Tom Brady, Adrian Grenier, Daryl Hannah, Ed Begley, Jr. and Lisa Ling have in common? They’re among the growing number of A-listers who are actively advocating to help keep our planet healthy by choosing eco-conscious home designs, building materials, and technologies, many of which incorporate sustainable furnishings and eco-friendly home décor items. Read the full article with accompanying photos at huffingtonpost.com/2013/06..
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Be Amazed - Landfill Harmonic Orchestra
You will be in awe of the quality of sound produced by these very unusual looking musical instruments that are constructed out of recycled trash. This unique program allows more aspiring young Paraguayan musicians the opportunity to learn and pursue their love of music. Watch the video of clips of the Recycled Children’s Orchestra at youtube.com/watch?v=fXynrsrTKbI and prepare to be captivated. ..
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An Interview with Mosaic Artist Janice Schmidt
Mosaic artists have been repurposing long before it was trendy, and Atlanta-based mosaic artist Janice Schmidt is no exception. In fact, she believes in eschewing trends and aims to create art that stays true to her voice, one that embraces natural themes and materials. She’s been at it for more than a decade, and at this point, upcycling has become a family affair.   Janice grew up in an artistic family (her grandmother had her own kiln), but it wasn’t until ten years after ..
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Finding That Perfect “Something Old” for the Bride
We’ve learned that many of today’s brides are still honoring customary traditions, such as incorporating “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” into their wedding day celebration. Our friends at “Simply Bridal” (simplybridal.com) have published a wonderful article with innovative ideas to help the bride-to-be choose that perfect “something old” for their wedding day. Read the full story at simplybridal.com/pages/something-old-infographic-article. ..
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Designer Creates Installation to Stimulate Upcycling Creativity
When we stumbled upon the photos of designer Garth Britzman’s parking canopy, we had to take a second look. His temporary car canopy installation was created using 1500 plastic bottles filled with colored water that were then strategically hung at varying heights to create the eye-catching pattern. What an inspiring way to stimulate creative alternatives for recycling and repurposing.   Photo source: recyclart.org ..
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The Best Indoor Plants for Your Home
Houseplants can play a dual role in your home. Not only do they add a “living” element to indoor spaces, many of them can help purify the air. Results of the Clean Air Study conducted by NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America concluded that the following houseplants had the best air filtering capabilities. Aloe (Aloe Vera) The gel inside of the leaves can be used to help soothe and heal cuts and burns. Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii) Thrives in sh..
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Make Your Closet Your Own
Make Your Closet Your Own
Posted on 06/20/2013
It’s easy to turn your walk-in closets into luxury storage spaces that reflect your personality and unique style. Here are a few of our recommendations to help you create beautiful closets: Paint or wallpaper the walls to complement the room adjacent to it Add glamour by replacing the existing ceiling fixture with an upcycled chandelier Showcase pictures that inspire you in repurposed frames Hang mirrors to create the illusion of even more space Cabinet tops ..
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Check Out Our YouTube Video
Check Out Our YouTube Video
Posted on 06/17/2013
We just posted a YouTube video. Please check us out: http://youtu.be/bJXEaAw8_2U ..
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5 Benefits to Repurposing and Upcycling in Home Decor
Check out the 5 benefits of following the repurposing and upcycling trend in home décor written by Karla Huitsing, real estate broker and owner. karlahuitsing.com/5-benefits-of-following-the-repurposing-and-upcycling-home-decor-trend/.    Image Source: twimg0-a.akamaihd.net ..
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Find the Perfect Hostess Gift
Find the Perfect Hostess Gift
Posted on 05/27/2013
When going to your next dinner party, skip bringing that bottle of wine or scented candle for the hostess and instead give them a one-of-a-kind gift of art “fully” reimagined that they’re sure to treasure. Some of our favorites are: An antique door knob wine stopper for the wine enthusiast A vintage rhinestone hair comb for the fashionista A reimagined outdoor floral decor piece for the avid gardener Our artisans are continually adding stylish, elegant items to..
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It Can Start a "Green" Conversation
While planning for an upcoming vacation I realized I was much in need of a tote bag that would comply with the airline size restrictions and withstand the abuse of being jammed under that less-than -roomy space under the seat in front of me, while serving its primary role as a fashion accessory. I quickly discovered my choices were endless.  Thanks to a business colleague who suggested I look at bags created using recycled materials, I found a bag that’s stylish, chic, functional ..
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