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
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
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
Less is more. Form follows function. If you're an architecture aficionado, these three-word manifestos should bring visions of van der Rohe, Sullivan and Le Corbusier to your mind. But if we're referring to modern furniture with an eco-edge, then Dror Benshetrit and his Pick Chair are a more likely pair. The Pick is made of … Continue reading Take Your Pick
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
The first thing that caught my eye about this coffee table is the orange. My favorite color, and this table runs through a glorious slew of orange hues. Candy for my eyes. And eco for my soul. table433 is made from reclaimed BlindWood, otherwise known as venetian blind offcuts. Slats of wood are individually chosen … Continue reading Seeing BlindWood
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
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
No, Zaishu isn't a new gadget or sugary snack. It's a sturdy little table-seat-whatsit that happens to have quite a story behind it (and on it). The story begins in Japan. Zaishu is Japanese for "small seat" - and small it is (approx 16" x 16" x 11"). Its eco-footprint is equally diminutive. Made of … Continue reading Zaishu!
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
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?
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
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