DIY and Wear a Recycled Tee on Your Wrist

When I was young, still living at home, I'd leave the house for a run and hide my key under the potted plant near the front door. I'd never try this trick today. Instead, I might use one of these simple Wrist Cuff Wallets I found on Etsy. They couldn't be cuter or cheaper ($5) … Continue reading DIY and Wear a Recycled Tee on Your Wrist

The Ceramic Industry: Is a Little Green Better Than None at All?

It wasn't the answer I had hoped for, in fact it threw me. And when I finally landed it was clear I had my next topic for EcoSalon. Is ceramic an eco-friendly material? Not really. Ceramic is certainly not 100% eco-friendly, although it does boast an honest list of good intentions. But first the aforementioned … Continue reading The Ceramic Industry: Is a Little Green Better Than None at All?

Reclaimed Tree Ring Paintings by Tracy Melton at Etsy

Art is an intensely personal experience. What whets your appetite might leave me longing for something slightly different. Or the piece I prize and display in my home could inspire in you nothing more than a really bad headache. But something tells me that Tracy Melton's Tree Ring Paintings will strike almost anyone's fancy. I … Continue reading Reclaimed Tree Ring Paintings by Tracy Melton at Etsy

It’s Not a Hand-Me-Down, It’s a Hoakon/Helga

You know the feel of your boyfriend's really worn, totally weathered and super sexy leather jacket? Kinda like butter, right? That's what I think of when I see the recycled leather handbags by Hoakon/Helga. I think of butter. Well, not exactly. But Hoakon/Helga bags are really soft and sumptuous to the touch, not to mention … Continue reading It’s Not a Hand-Me-Down, It’s a Hoakon/Helga

The PETal Lamp Shade

Timing is everything. And sometimes timing is just plain bad. To wit, I recently bought a pendant lamp for my dining room, installed it and was really pleased breaking bread below it...and then I came across the petal lamp shade. Now I'm experiencing a serious case of buyer's remorse. The Petal Lamp Shade has approximately … Continue reading The PETal Lamp Shade

Handmade By Heidi & Seek

My grandfather used to tell me, "Things aren't made the way they used to be". We were probably looking at some item made within the last 30 years, and he was referring to its lack of craftsmanship and attention to detail. I agreed, and not just because he's my gramps. There's something special about handmade … Continue reading Handmade By Heidi & Seek