Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday FUN Find
{ Check out this nest... }

The Nestrest by DEDON is quite the sanctuary.  I'm not sure how you would get into it if it is high off the ground, and it is probably not practical, but I think it is FUN anyway!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Genius space saver!

This kids desk is a genius space saver!  It is the Klick Desk by pkolino.  I love how it fits together like a puzzle, and the storage inside is awesome!!

What makes pkolino kids furniture eco-friendly:
  • work hard to make sure our factories and vendors adhere to sound labor practices
  • conserve energy and reduce waste
  • explore the use of sustainable materials and products
  • supports local charities
  • made in the USA

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Old light bubs with new light...

I love these handcrafted light bulb oil lamps by Recycled Light Company.  They would look so pretty lined up across a long dining table - what a great idea!!

What makes Recycled Light Company lamps eco-friendly:
  • uses recycled incandescent light bulbs
  • handmade in the USA

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Evolution of PURE...

My new PURE online Shop is evolving with a new home page and the addition of a few accent chairs and wool rug photos.  I'm working on marketing with Pure PR, Inc. (got to love the name) to help me get media exposure and increase sales.  It is a tough time for business, but I'm so excited and passionate about my eco-friendly products - sometimes I can hardly contain myself!  I've poured so much energy, research, and creativity into my PURE line - it is a true extension of me!

"Please help me by sharing my online store with everyone who may be interested. Thank you!"

{ new home page }

{ carmel accent chair with smock pillow }

{ zaida accent chair with custom pattern pillow }

{ flat weave wool rugs }

Monday, September 26, 2011

Grab Fall by its strap....

I'm loving these handbags by dsenyo.  The unique bohemian style and Fall colors are so perfect!  I really like the fact that are all unique because the canvas is hand-painted by artisans in Zambia.  What a great addition to any Fall wardrobe!

What makes desenyo eco-friendly:
  • low-impact dyes
  • fibers include jute, hemp, and organic cotton
  • composting scaps
  • recycling program for used bags
  • creates fairtrade jobs with far wages in Malawi, Africa

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Typography anyone??

I know almost nothing about this table except I LOVE it and that it was created by artist Robert True Ogden.  I could not find any specifics on the table, but Anthropologie sells some gorgeous lighting designed this wonderful artist.  This table is so TEXTural :) It would be FUN to find hidden words or start a game of boggle!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Oh baby, these knits will warm your heart...

I love these CUTE baby clothes by Joretta Natural Knits!  These precious knits look so soft and cuddly.  Baby's always make me smile - combine that with the comfy knits, and it just warms my heart on this cool Fall day :)

What makes Joretta Natural Knits eco-friendly:
  • uses natural, recycled, and organic materials from local producers & dyers
  • made to order
  • handmade in the USA

Monday, September 19, 2011

Guess what these FUN bags are made of?

I love these bags from Sea Bags!  They are so cute and guess what they are made from? Recycled Sails!  Isn't that COOL!  I love the bold graphics and of course the fact that they were once actual sails.  Every bag is unique and hand designed in Maine.  These bags look very well constructed and great for the beach, shopping, and travel plus you can never have to many canvas bags!

What makes Sea Bags eco-friendly:
  • made from recycled sails
  • handmade in the USA

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday FUN Find
{ vintage, turquoise, kitchen tools }

I'm feeling a little melancholy today...  Fall is upon us, which means saying goodbye to Summer and welcoming cooler crisper days.  And for some reason it always leave me longing for simpler times - a time where life was less crazy and we had coffee with our neighbors - a time before cell phones and computer - a time when kitchen tools were manual and food was more wholesome.  So today I thought it would be FUN to share some of my favorite vintage, turquoise kitchen tools.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Furniture that evokes emotion...

It amazes me how connections are made every day on twitter - over the weekend I had a conversation with Katie Kozar (@ktkozar) of Joseph Thompson Woodworks.  Katie and her (soon to be) husband Joseph Thompson build beautiful, hand-crafted furniture.  Their pieces combined old world charm with a touch of modern.  It is furniture that evokes emotion and makes you want to reach out and touch it...  I can truly see the love and time that goes into each piece of furniture.

What makes Joseph Thompson Woodworks eco-friendly:
  • wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or reclaimed
  • beautiful, quality, hand-crafted construction
  • made in the USA

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My dream...
{ boardwalks, beaches, biking }

About 5 years ago we purchased a beach lot in beautiful Windmark Beach, which is located in the tiny fishing village of Port St. Joe, Florida.  The beaches are white sand with turquoise water - so quiet and natural.  It is a real paradise.  What I love most about the community are the boardwalks that run through the entire development.  I would LOVE to hop on a beautiful Public Bike and take a daily ride on all the boardwalks...  Progress is slow, but it looks like we may be building soon!!  Our home will be a vacation rental for a few years, but we will be living there within 7 years (my kids will be in college by then).  I can't wait to get out of cold Minnesota :)  I will keep posting updates on the progress as well as the design plan - I will be using my beautiful eco products and money saving ideas.  It will be SOOO FUN!!

{ Our beach house rendering }