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

Gustavian Dreams

Forgive me, but I never fail to get excited about pretty green things. And while it's not breaking news that vintage is a fabulous way to shop, I can't help but shout when something old becomes new again - especially when it's something made with an exquisite emphasis on craftsmanship rather than mass production. The … Continue reading Gustavian Dreams

Steam-Bent and Rolling Through A Garden Near You

According to our calendars, summer is almost over. Kids are returning home from camp, school supplies are being purchased and I'm wondering where the time goes. Want your summer to last forever? The Rolling Summer House may be just what this doctor ordered. It's a huge spherical structure constructed of unseasoned wood (from local, sustainable … Continue reading Steam-Bent and Rolling Through A Garden Near You

5 Favorite Cutting Edge Eco-Chairs

I'm all about sitting. I'm a mover and a shaker when the occasion requires, but when it's time to call it quits I bet my butt finds a chair before yours. How can I be so sure? Because I was master of musical chairs in kindergarten. I would somehow throw my little body into place … Continue reading 5 Favorite Cutting Edge Eco-Chairs

The Ultimate Guide to Eco Lighting

Maybe it's the way they can make or break a room, like the way the perfect accessory can pull together an outfit. Or maybe the whys don't matter as much as the facts. Eco-lighting is front-page news and everyone who's anyone is making the switch to green. For your viewing pleasure, I've gathered a cutting … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Eco Lighting

Kitchen One – Holey Green Cabinetry

I love food and I finish everything on my plate. In other words, I don't "do" leftovers. My mother, on the other hand, has a refrigerator packed with a small army of Tupperware containers. Each one holds a fragment of this and a portion of that. She loves leftovers. Fortunately, in the world of green … Continue reading Kitchen One – Holey Green Cabinetry

Hungry for an Eco-Kitchen?

If you've ever remodeled a kitchen, you're familiar with this labor-intensive process that can consume weeks, if not months, of your life. Hansen Living has taken this unappealing timetable and turned it upside down. The Danish company claims it can install their kitchens in ONE day. Do I have your attention yet? Because it only … Continue reading Hungry for an Eco-Kitchen?

Modern Balance

I am a defiant modernist. Le Corbusier, Mies, Schindler, Neutra - I gave them my heart years ago (and my last boyfriend accused me of having a fear of commitment!). As my life and my choices have turned a lovely shade of green, these two sensibilities have naturally melded into one. It's fairly easy to … Continue reading Modern Balance

Save a Tree, One Gift at a Time

Are you tired of showing up to a dinner party with the usual hostess gift - a bottle of wine or basket of soaps or bouquet of flowers? Or maybe one too many times you've forgotten about getting a gift at all, until 30 minutes before the party starts? Whatever your gift-giving dilemma, this pretty … Continue reading Save a Tree, One Gift at a Time