Monday, November 29, 2010

Eco-Friendly, STYLISH Handbags

This time of year we spend more time shopping and a great handbag is essential. These eco-friendly handbags made by Hemptress are well made and stylish!

What makes them eco-friendly? They are constructed with the following materials:
  • Hemp
  • Organic cotton
  • Recycled PET faux fur
  • Recycled leather
  • Recycled nylon zippers

Plus the great style and quality means you will be using it for years! Now the questions is, which one will you add to your Holiday wish list?? My favorite is the Mercedes Satchel in Terra Cotta!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Get Cooking...

I know it is early, but lets getting cooking! Get on your organic cotton apron, open a bottle of organic wine, and start cooking that fabulous Thanksgiving dinner!


Crazy Bag Lady Designs: Love this cute apron, and you got to love the name!

Bonterra Vineyards: Bonterra only sells organic wine, and I love Merlot!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey Inspiration...

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I will be taking a needed break from my computer. It is my favorite holiday - A relaxed, stress free holiday about family and food. I was playing around with feathers the other day and came up with this Feathery Flower. It reminds me of the paper plate turkeys we always made in elementary school. Not sure exactly how I want to use this new design... But I'm thinking big on a pillow would be gorgeous... What are your ideas??


Feathery Flower - Gray/Gold

Feathery Flower - Espresso/Slate

Feathery Flower - Green/Raspberry

Feathery Flower - Turquoise/Raspberry

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Beautiful Photography....

I met Valerie Jardin a few years ago when she photographed one of my interior design projects. Since then I have become a fan of her work - check out her website "Valerie Jardin Photography". Valerie has a beautiful eye for detail and a unique perspective - here are a few of my favorites!

Unique, Natural Holiday Decorations

Searching for some unique ideas for Holiday decorating? Well I am, and here are some decoration that I found. They are eco-friendly and handmade. You could try to make your own decorations, if you have the time. I may try to create my own next year...

Branch Home - Felt Garland

Viva Terra - Oil Drum Angel

Fairy Folk - Felt Acorn Ornaments

Amenity Home - Organic Cotton Ornament

Uncommon Goods - Hand Carved Tagua Nut

Monday, November 22, 2010

Eco-Friendly, GRAPHIC Wall Prints

Today as I was searching for an eco-friendly product to write about, I came across "Bold and Noble". They have created wonderful hand silk screen prints, which are printed on recycled card. I was taken in by the color and graphic nature of their prints. I think their work can speak for itself!

One pattern, infinite possibilities...

When I create a new pattern, I play with scale and proportion. I love the endless possibilities - this is one reason I enjoy designing patterns! Below are 3 rug designs using my Marathon Candy Bar inspired pattern. Of course there are so many more ways to use this pattern, plus infinite color combinations. These are only rug examples, but I imagine the pattern on bedding, drapery, pillows, or even a stripe down the middle of a chair. The pattern can be bold and contemporary or light and beachy, it is all in the scale and color combinations. What can you imagine?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Eco-Friendly LOVELY Table Decor

The Holidays are here and I'm sitting at my computer thinking about family and of course food! My personal style tends to be a combination of rustic and contemporary. That may sound like an oxymoron, but I love simple rustic charm with all the texture and nature... Then top that off with some more contemporary shapes, graphics, and of course color and that is my preferred style! I forgot - it must be eco-friendly as well! I fell in love with these beautiful eco-friendly tabletop ideas. I know they don't sing "Happy Holidays", but this way you can use them all year... Oh, I guess now I have to plan some Holiday meals...any ideas???

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Precious Eco-Friendly Holiday Ornaments

These ornaments are sooo precious! Light, airy, artistic, whimsical... I fell in love with them immediately. They are designed by Jane Gray for Stray Dog Designs. The company believes in artists, fair wages, and giving back to the community. You have to love that and I really LOVE these!!

LOVE these coffee tables!

Fabulous eco-friendly coffee tables. Criteria for these finds include: Sustainable wood, safe finishes, high quality, and of course great innovative design. Enjoy!

Rotsen Furniture

Michael Arras

Modern Slant

Brave Space Design

Rick Lee Design

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beautiful Sustainable Jewelry

I'm always looking for interesting topics that combine great design with sustainability. Today interior designer Kimberly Rider, who also focuses on the environment, posted a link to Kirsten Muenster's beautiful jewelry. Her work is lovely and lead me to research eco-friendly jewelry designers. It is well known that I'm a fan of eco-friendly products, but I'm also a fan of well made, artist jewelry without extreme pricing. I was excited to find many jewelry designers who only use sustainable and recycled materials plus their price tags were quite reasonable. Here are a few that caught my eye.

Kyler by Joy O


Hovey Lee