Showing posts with label products. Show all posts
Showing posts with label products. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Eco-Chic: Envirosax

Featuring surfer-turned-artist, Robb Havassy's stunning abstract, this envirosax is the most covetable reusable bag I've seen in a long time.

Created as part of envirosax's partnership with the Surfrider Foundation; each purchase provides 50 cents towards Rise over the Plastic campaign which benefits marine wildlife.  A statement piece making a statement, I love it! 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Living Walls: Staghorn Fern

Thanks to Dear Genevieve, my love affair with living walls has been rekindled.  I've written about them before, but couldn't resist sharing some new favorite ideas.
Check out this video to learn about staghorn ferns. Aren't they gorgeous? Antler-like fronds are making plant taxidermy my new favorite decor item. 

 I'm kinda obsessed with them on these mounts; a nod to preppy while being eco-chic? I'm in. 
  • A little clicking led me to Amazon, where I learned you can purchase them. 
  • Here's a DIY on how to mount them.
  • And here are some more pictures of them incorporated into home decor

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Air Plant Supply Co.

With tropical coloring and anemone-like shape, reminding me of a scuba diving trip in paradise, this beautiful plant would be an incredible addition to our home. I can't think of a more unique, beautiful {or green!} gift than the offerings at Air Plant Supply Co.

PS- Black thumbs rejoice; the incredible tillandsia's from Air Play Supply Co. are said to be so low maintenance, that perhaps even I could keep one alive!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I'm so sad I missed the One Kings Lane sale on this company's wares. In2Green is just the type of company I look to patronize. Their sustainability efforts are matched by on-target style. Here are a few of their fantastic eco-friendly throws.
A big thank you to Kyle for the intro! I'm so excited out this green discovery.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Castille Soap

Have I told you about one of my all-time favorite products? Here's the scoop:
Available here, here and here.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Black Door: Before and After

For a couple of hours of effort, I couldn't be happier with the way my latest project turned out. Here's the before and after shot:
I'm loving the results so much that I'm working on the rest of the doors on the first floor; here is another one in progress:
I did a lot of research about black paint before I started this project and ended up choosing to use a high gloss black from Mythic Paint which is a high-performance, eco-friendy paint. I was very happy with the results and even happier with the fact that this paint had virtually NO fumes. I would highly recommend Mythic Paint for the next project in your house. If you're interested in where you can purchase in your area click here.
For my friends in Charlotte, you can purchase Mythic Paint at Hunter Paint. If you go, let Andy, the owner, know I sent you. Andy is very knowledgable about paint, but more specifically about eco-friendly paint and varnish products; I was so pleased with my conversation with him. I love to meet local small business owners who are marketing progressive green products. I would definitely recommend Hunter Paint if you are in the area.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Working on the Railroad

Saving unused railroad ties from the trash, Rail Yard Studios creates industrial chic pieces for the home that have me whistling in admiration.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

In celebration of Earth Day, I'm revisiting my favorite green moves. A few tips from the archives; these are my favorite easy ways to go green:

1) Green bag it
2) Take a power shower
3) Be a picky shopper
4) Favorite water bottles
5) Computer Shutdown
6) Green light
7) Produce Bags
8) Top of the pop
9) Dress up your table
10) Good to the last drop

Friday, April 1, 2011

A slice of sunshine

Blood oranges are like citrus candy- I can't get enough. I feel like I'm eating a slice of sunshine. Pacifica managed to bottle that feeling with their Tuscan blood orange fragrance. One whiff and I'm immediately transported to the Mediterranean. Oh ya, and it's completely eco-friendly!

Hope you're weekend is a slice of sunshine where ever you are- happy Friday, friends!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Organica Deluxe and Beautorium

One of my favorite eco-friendly gift boutiques, Organica Deluxe, has teamed up with the website Beautorium! I shared an interview with Organica Deluxe's co-founders Jane and Wendy a few years ago, here, so it is especially exciting for me to see their products along side some of the best brands in the natural/organic market.

Some of my favorite Organica Deluxe items are their Fleur de Sel Chocolate Caramel's {organic, handmade goodness...we gave these as favors at our wedding... they are seriously to-die-for good!!}
This eco-friendly sticky note cube is the perfect pick-me-up for your desk

Really cute market bags by Neela {another North Carolina based company that I love!}

Beautorium also has some of my other go-to natural product lines such as Dr Hauschka and Revolution Organics. Do you have favorite eco-friendly brands?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lavender DIY, part II

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my hurricane project! I learned that many of you share my affinity for the smell of lavender so I thought I would share another easy project that involves it's beautiful scent.
I've blogged about my favorite nighttime routine before, but it's too good to keep to myself so I've been making some as gifts. It's my perfect recipe for sweet dreams- hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Eco Inspiration

For those of you who have been around here for a while, you'll remember that I started this blog while living abroad in New Zealand. I found such inspiration in their way of life and their appreciation for the environment.

I haven't blogged very much about how I continue to appreciate that earth-friendly ethos in my recent posts, but it continues to something I aspire to. Here are some of my favorite eco-related ideas and inspiration as of late.
1) We've been composting; this book is a great overview if your interested in getting started.
2) Fab Habitat has incredible rugs at equally incredible price points. You would never guess that they are made of all recycled materials.
3) I've been looking for a stylish travel solution and love the dopp kits made of organic matieral by Hammocks & High Tea.
4) Bailey Doesn't Bark is a cute company with a commitment to green packaging and all items are made in the USA; this postcard mug is such a cute gift idea.
5) I'm still obsessed with terrariums and this one from Terrain has to be one of the prettiest vessels I've seen in a long time
6) This is the best body wash I've ever used. Period. Its all natural and smells insanely good.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sweater Savers

Sweater season is official upon us and this year, I was determined to find a better way to care for my favorite garments in a more eco friendly fashion. I highly recommend the above two products and wanted to share!

Opposed to dry cleaning (which can actually damage many cashmere sweaters) The Laundress has a wonderful product that you can use at home to wash your woolies. It will not only save some cash but save your sweaters from harsh chemicals that could change the colors and feel. I love that they give step-by-step instructions for laundry challenged gals like myself.

And for those persnickety pills that seem to plague highly warn areas around the arms, the sweater stone is awesome. They sell an expensive one at the Laundress too, but shhhh, I found one for only $4 here.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Christmas, in a candle

For readers adverse to premature holiday planning, beware- this post may induce rolling eyes. However, I for one, am excited to welcome thoughts of boughs of holly with the first crispness in the air. Therefore, while recently browsing Williams Sonoma, I was happily
greeted with the scent of their Winter Forest collection-!
Not one to leave good enough alone, I diligently checked the ingredients and am pleased to find that their kitchen candle is of the soy variety.

And since my nose was piqued to the smell of sugar plums dancing, I was equally enthused when I was introduced to a local company who's handmade, soy, recyclable glass-contained candles {check, check and check on the eco-front} feature a Mistletoe scent that also evokes the joy of the holidays.

Classic Wicks has an awesome collection of candles that produce a pleasant aroma lit or unlit. I have one on my desk at work and enjoy the scent without ever having to light a match. Their 16oz three {hemp} wick candle is only $18 which is a steel!
I was lucky to have a sneak peek of the whole collection and while I enjoyed many of their scents, mistletoe will be helping host Christmas in my house this year {cue rolling eyes}. I would highly recommend their products; you can check out their website here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Eco leather never looked so good.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Major is 6 months!

My fluffy doodle is 6 mo old today-- whoa! I can hardly believe he went from this to this so quickly...

While we're on the subject of pups, I thought I would share some of the goodies I've been eyeing for Major.

What do you love for your pup?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Painting Part I: Eco Paint

Since moving into our new home, one of the few projects we have tackled has been to paint a few rooms {thanks again, Dad!}

I did a lot of research surrounding not only the colors {a palate of gray's} but also the type of paint. There are a variety of reasons that using non-VOC or low-VOC paint is important to me... health, allergies and environmental responsibility. But I had no idea where to start? What brand would perform the best? Is it worth paying top-dollar for some of the boutique choices?
This article and a few message boards later, we ended up using all Olympic Brand Paint, available at Lowe's, and couldn't be happier with the results. It is the only line of zero-VOC paint available in national home improvement stores and has a low price-point {approx. $20 per gallon}.
I would highly recommend this product as an easy way to go green in your home. I promise to snap some after shots soon and show the colors!
{images via }

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pendleton Eco-Wool

My head is spinning with thoughts of autumn and crisp weather to come. And although I don't believe in seasonal decorating, per se, I do like to update my decor to reflect the season. For a couple of years I've loyally adored Pendleton throws and suspect a nubby, wool blanket thrown over the couch is the perfect way to greet the coming fall.

Pendleton has a new eco-wool collection that makes their products even more enticing. (Extra bonus is that they are machine washable too) Here are some of my favorites:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dog Tales

I can't believe how big my "little pup" has gotten in the past couple of weeks.
Being new to the dog-product scene, I'm always open for readers suggestions... so please drop me a line with advice if you have some!

We recently found an eco-friendly pet shampoo that I'm over the moon about.
Besides smelling like a beach vacation, Tropiclean products are all natural and even have biodegradable packaging! After washing Major, he smelled like the tropics for days!
{images by Pink to Green}

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Saving Face

In the hopes that my newly aquired weekend bronze doesn't fade by humpday, I'm slathering this Cupuacu laced lotion on my limbs with fastidious regularity. The restorative nature of this after-sun balm is matched by it's laudable ingredients and fresh scent. L'Occitane has produced a line of natural sun care products with ingredient from Brazil that are as enticing as the Latin American country from which they gained inspiration. I'm hooked!