It kind of feels like natural beauty products are “trendy” right now, but they can be really beneficial for your skin and body if you're willing to put in a little time (and money) to try something new. While it may be convenient to pick up the usual drug store beauty products, some things are worth more research, and natural beauty products don't always have to be expensive. I've been researching all natural beauty products a lot the past six months, and I've learned what I like and don't like, but I've also learned what's affordable and what's not. Continue Reading
It’s been a long time now since I made the switch to organic skincare and I’ve never looked back – the ingredients used in natural products are just so good for my skin! But although I’ve been using these items for awhile, I always bought them from our local store without a second thought until I realised just how easy it is to make your own. See below for some of my favourite natural DIY alternatives to storebought beauty products. Continue Reading
Oh snap! Looks like we’ve got stumps on the brain. Stump stools, stump tables, and now stump lights! If you’re ready and willing to embrace the stump craze, we have not one but two DIY lighting projects for your consideration.
I was going to make a comment about how these lights are TREE-ific… but decided against it. (See what I did there?) Instead, I’ll just get right on down to business and show you a sweet table lamp and an awesomely rustic/modern* pendant light. Continue Reading
Remember Shawn Soh’s sweet tree bookcase? Jordi Mila’s Wisdom Tree takes the idea in a slightly Tim Burton direction. It’s made of wood, acetate and–get this–leather. You can see more photos of the Wisdom Tree, plus Jordi’s other works here.
This tree bookcase’s creator, Shawn Soh, was inspired by a memory of folding pieces of paper and tucking them between the branches of a tree.The result is a steel, tree-shaped bookcase that I happen to adore. (The bird wall decal is a sweet touch.) For more information, visit Shawn’s website.
Oh, the design ingenuity of the gifted and talented! Made from glued and what looks like stitched together toothpicks, the stamen light is one of the bendable organic designs of daisuke hiraiwg that was shown in the british section of the ICFF this past week. This talented Tokyo born designer uses humble materials to form organic expressions.
Here, 300 plastic spoons were patterned and textured using a soldering gun to drill holes and then artfully joining them together to form a simple yet sophisticated use of the ordinary to form an extraordinary petal pendant light. Continue Reading
The epitome of DIY-ing in this economy is being played out in the growing (sorry) number of dutiful stewards planting a victory garden. This week the L.A. Times shined the light on this trend and environmentally responsible activity of good old-fashioned garden tending.
Due to food shortages during World War II, Americans were urged by the government to plant their own gardens. By 1943, Americans had planted more than 20 million Victory Gardens that reportedly produced more than 8 million tons of food. Continue Reading