As a closet nerd, I have many paper-bound books. But as an artist and visual merchandiser, a messy bookcase gives me borderline-intense anxiety. My home library contains many (Ok, mostly) books with brightly-multi-colored-eye-catching-neon spines (because I do judge books by their covers-- literally, not metaphorically), but looking at the books displayed all together in disarray stressed me out and makes me feel like I'm at an underground rave in 1980s London...Read more
When I was looking for something to use as bookends, I found some old Julius Caesar busts at a thrift shop for $1. The price was right and I loved them, but when I put them on display I felt like my interior decorator was my dad (and that's a bad thing). So I popped open some spray paint, painted them bright blue, and now it looks like my bookcase was styled by Elle Decor.
Painted figurines are an awesome way to add a slash of color to your decor, and they're a super...Read more
My first "adult" apartment was essentially a cave. It wasn't underground, per-say, it was more sunken-into-the-ground-and-also-nooked-up-againest-a-"cliff"-aka-the-parking-lot. The point is, it was really, really dark and a bear could comfortably hibernate in it.
So, as newly minted adults do, I went to...Read more
Freshen up your home decor with eco-friendly throw pillows! Mix and match patterns to liven up your living room or throw some brightly colored pillows on your sofa to spruce up your sitting room. You can't really go wrong, so go wild with your home decorating self. Here are 50 of my favorites environmentally friendly finds, and...Read more
A little bit of paint can make a big impact without breaking the bank. Turn something boring into something bright, turn something neon into something neutral, or turn something solid into something striped. Whatever you do can be undone, so don't be afraid to be a little bold and paint outside the lines. Start small with these 72 paint-ful and paint-less DIY ideas you can do this weekend...Read more
Whether your thumb is green or black, you can have a flourishing, Thumbelina-sized garden in your home with a terrarium. The goldfish of botany, these eco-beauties are super easy to maintain and are sold in customizable kits your can DIY or in DIFY (Do-It-For-You) ready-made, ready-to-display biodomes.
As you can see...Read more
If you're an inattentive cook like I am, you likely have some scorched pots, warped pans, and dented colanders in your kitchen (how did it get dented?!) that you can use for this DIY. And if you have an attention span longer than 10 seconds...Read more
No matter how "fun" my high school math teacher, Mr. Collins, tried to make math, I hated geometry class and I mainly used my trusty TI-83 scientific calculator to pass notes and play hangman. But as an older, wiser, more stylish version of my high school self...Read more
Was your stocking stuffed with gift cards this holiday? You've been buying gifts for everyone else all season long, so now it's time to treat yourself and here are 60 ways to spend your Christmas cash. They're all handmade, they're all eco-friendly, and you can shop them all without leaving your couch...Read more
As a starving artist, when I was looking for blog-worthy food and drink gifts ideas this morning, I searched the aisles of Etsy and added pages of eco-friendly gift ideas to my favorites. Now that I've...Read more
Deck the halls with bounds of handmade home decor this holiday with these eco-friendly gift ideas. Celebrate baby's first Christmas with...Read more
Whether your sister's the smart one, the pretty one, or the one your siblings tell is adopted (I was that one...), here are eco-friendly gift ideas for each and every one. Handmade from stretch bamboo...Read more
Taken out of context, "You better watch out" sounds terribly threatening. But sprinkle in some Christmas cheer, add dash of ultimatum (of presents), and decorate it with a beard and you have yourself a...Read more
These eco-friendly gift are all under $50, so you won't have to spread the Christmas spirt across three credit cards in order to afford great gifs.
You can be fiscally responsible and your recipient can be sustainable stylish with...Read more
'Tis the season to not show up empty handed, and we have festive, eco-friendly gift ideas for the holiday ho-ho-hostess. Christmas ornaments make great gifts and...Read more
Whether they're owners, renters, or couch surfers, help your homies improve their homes with these eco-friendly holiday gifts. Assist your ski bunny sista decorate her new slope side retreat with...Read more
...a time for Mamma Nature love and eco-friendly cheer. Get on Santa's nice list by reducing, reusing, and recycling while you're decking halls, stuffing stockings, and trimming trees with these environmentally friendly holiday finds...Read more
Aw man, what are we supposed to get him for Christmas? Shopping for dudes can be harder than watching The Notebook without crying, so we've got some gift ideas to help you shop for him this holiday.
Hand crafted from reclaimed slate...Read more
It's always good to have some extra gifts on hand so you can avoid those awkward oh-no-Victoria's-approaching-me-with-gift-wrapped-package-in-hand-but-my-hands-are-empty-and-I-only-have-a-mostly-used-tube-of-lipstick-in-my-clutch-and-that-would-make-a-crappy-gift-(and-the-color-wouldn't-work-well-with-her-complexion-anyway) moment...Read more
Welcome guests to your home this holiday by donning your door with an environmentally friendly Christmas wreath. Lizzie Joe Designs' unique decoration will set the mood as partiers arrive and will spark the conversation once your friends discover that they're crafted from...Read more