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How to Enjoy Your Garden in the Winter

How to Enjoy Your Garden in the Winter

Contradictory as it may seem, Winter is an ideal time to envision the garden as a metaphor for our modern lifestyle– especially after a year as politically and socially tumultuous as 2016. The garden is dormant in the winter, but as it sleeps it is gaining energy for the spring. I believe the same concept...
  • Your Dude Will Love Saint Atma's Hand-Dyed Sheets

    Your Dude Will Love Saint Atma’s Hand-Dyed Sheets

    It’s not usual that your man gets so excited about sheets  – more normally about what goes on in them rather than how well they go with the curtains. But when my fiancé got home and went into the bedroom to find Saint Atma‘s hand-dyed sheets waiting there, he let out a yelp of delight.* Jess Bergeron, the...
    Weekend Reading: Now I've Made My Skin Sad

    Weekend Reading: Now I’ve Made My Skin Sad

    I’m going to the Women’s March on Washington on the 21st. Are you? Are you marching in your own city? Let me know in the comments! Me Elsewhere on the Internet I contributed a sustainable resolution to this excellent roundup full of incredible sustainable figures. #honored | mindbodygreen Fashion The dirty secret about your clothes. | Washington...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 6 Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 6 Edition

    Shrankhla Holececk: The Rituals of Ayurvedic Beauty Wednesday, January 11 | 7 to 9 pm @ CAP Beauty – 238 West 10th Street, Manhattan The founder of Uma Oils will lead you through the traditional beauty rituals of Ayurveda. Shrankhla hails from Los Angeles, but was raised in India, where she learned these practices from...
    Weekend Reading: Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests

    Weekend Reading: Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests

    This will be my last post for 2016! I know, not glorious, but useful. I’ll see you on the other side of New Year’s! Fashion LA garment factories are fire traps. | LA Weekly Lessons from not buying anything new for 200 days. | Quartz Beauty Testing several different DIY shampoo recipes. | Rodale’s Organic Life...
    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    It’s coming down to the wire on presents. Some shops are setting a deadline of this Friday for getting your gifts by Christmas. But wait, you have to work all week? Do not stress. You can procrastinate a little longer, because I’ve listed all the stores and pop-ups where you can get the perfect sustainable,...
    Weekend Reading: The Most Sustainable and Ethical Knitwear Brands in Existence

    Weekend Reading: The Most Sustainable and Ethical Knitwear Brands in Existence

    Accompany was sweet enough to send over this fairly made Wanderlust bracelet from their newest collection. It’s made in Phnom Penh by a team of fair-trade Cambodian artisans who hand-carve each solid brass word and hand-knot each bracelet. 10% of The Brave Collection’s profits are donated to fight human trafficking and empower women and girls across...
    I Found THE Most Eco-Friendly and Pretty Gift Wrap Idea

    I Found THE Most Eco-Friendly and Pretty Gift Wrap Idea

    Nuno Gift Wraps are colorful wrap cloths inspired by the Japanese art of furoshiki made from 100% recycled polyester from water bottles. They are laughably easy to use, with patterns ranging from cute and fun to classy and modern.