The Heart of Art: Formerly Forever Diamond

A sculptural, formerly forever diamond crafted from salvaged wood. Artist Ron van der Ende's extraordinary depiction of the diamond given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton in 1969 is oddly apropos considering Taylor's recent passing. Taylor was inarguably the epitome of "diamonds are a girl's best friend." In 2009, van der Ende used reclaimed timber … Continue reading The Heart of Art: Formerly Forever Diamond

Moe Design Studio: Saving Trees Is Simply Elegant

We try to showcase a range of furniture genres here at EcoSalon, offering an eco-shopping option as well as eye candy galore for all. And I'm usually pretty adept at pegging a style when I see one. The best way I know to describe the raw, natural and hand-crafted aesthetic of Moe Design Studio, is … Continue reading Moe Design Studio: Saving Trees Is Simply Elegant

If This Wood Could Tell Us Its Story, It Would

It sounds like an oxymoron - Urban Hardwoods, as in city and trees, but it's actually right on target and accurately describes the Seattle-based company that salvages fallen trees and turns the wood into fabulous furniture. Not a newbie to the field of green, Urban Hardwoods has been rescuing wood in the Northwest close to … Continue reading If This Wood Could Tell Us Its Story, It Would