Islandis VI $25.00
Friday, July 31, 2009
Islandis VI $25.00
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
There is absolutely no need to compromise the environment for fashion. Check out these amazing looks, organic, affordable, and oh so chic.
Loomstate presents Keds for Barneys. "The collection includes five prints based on the Keds classic Champion® silhouette, priced at $75 a pair, each comprised of 100% certified organic uppers and linings, nickel free eyelets and 100% recycled insole boards. To further reduce the product’s carbon footprint, Keds will take recycled shoeboxes and re-purpose them as the shoeboxes for the Keds by Loomstate collection. ''It could not be more perfect timing to bring into the fashion forefront the rich, classic, American heritage that Keds initiated in 1916,” said Julie Gilhart, senior vice president, fashion director of Barneys New York. “Mixing the tradition of Keds with the new stylish, organic culture of Loomstate and the search for integrity and quality of product at Barneys makes for an amazing project and a perfect collaboration.” ( http://loomstateactnatural.blogspot.com/ )
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Freehand painted venetian glass bead approx. 15mm on gold wire. Select your choice of color (rustic, teal, fire) by Hovey Lee Visit www.hoveylee.com or click on the image above.
John T Unger- Bottle caps have long had a place in the folk art tradition as a decorative element. Usually, they are deployed more as a texture, willy nilly without sorting for color. His bottle cap mosaics were initially inspired by Haitian ritual flags, in which detailed images are realized entirely through the use of sequins. The first bottle cap pieces he did combined bottle caps with vitreous glass tile.
Each cap is sorted by brand or color, washed, dried, punched, partially crimped and finally nailed in overlapping scales to create a feeling of depth, light and shadow. Decorative nail heads emulate the texture of seed beads often used to reinforce the sequins on flags. Even the smaller fish require hundreds of caps to complete.
The most amazing thing about these fish is the way they interact with light. When you look at one or two caps from any brand, they're generally not all that impressive. But when you group hundreds of them together and let them catch the sunlight, they truly glow. The combination of the background color with the logo can create color tones that are vibrant and lively and wholly unexpected. More of his work can be found at:www.johntunger.com
Dryads Dancing began with picture frames made with reclaimed wood. Antique bead board, reclaimed molding and ceiling tin made into picture frames was the launching pad for the company. We have been committed to using salvaged materials from the beginning for several reasons.
Contemporary furniture is the newest addition to the dryads line. Beautiful reclaimed wood with the authentic paint to create the patched together surfaces. The plane the wood down so it is smooth and then add a coat or two of heavy matte lacquer. The welded steel frame makes the furniture very strong and durable. They also hand sand the steel to soften the edges and then patina to an antique bronze.
HOOTY- Barnwood meet barn owl. Folk art wooden canvas that is eco-friendly and cute and affordable. Made with reclaimed barn wood and salvaged roof tin makes this whimsical folk art charming in lots of ways.
Find more pieces here: http://www.dryadsdancing.com/
Beer Can Butterflies by Paul Villinski- NYC’s trash is Paul Villinski’s art. These beautiful art pieces explore themes of transformation and recovery through the metamorphosis of crushed beer cans from the streets of New York into flocks of realistically crafted butterflies. More can be seen here: www.trendhunter.com/trends/beer-can-butterflies
Word of the DAY:
e⋅merge • verb
to come into existence; develop.
Gumball rings on recycled wrapped copper wire band! A chic alternative to the silver and gold with different gumballs and sizes available: cultured pearls 10mm, rose quartz 15mm, and green agate 12mm. by Hovey Lee. Visit www.hoveylee.com or click on the image above.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
A few of my favorite eco-chic and eco-friendly candles.
What some might not know...burning candles can often put toxins into the air as the candles burn.
Eco-friendly candles means the manufacters are dedicated to helping the environment and do not use
ingredients in the candle making process that would put any chemicals or toxins into the air we breathe while burning.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Nick Cave.. works of wearable art.
Like a surreal dream, a magical moment all with some sort of oddness that stirs something inside of you.. Nick Caves suits are beyond imaginative.
They are moving, motivational, and as time goes on, they become more and more breathtaking. I feel as if they truly are, 'apparitions hovering between a human form and an abstract painting. (read more) In regards to his works of art, Cave says, "I believe that the familiar must move towards the fantastic. I want to evoke feelings that are unnamed, that aren’t realized except in dreams."
- Beth Blahut
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The garden started as a cover crop in a vacant lot with once-monthly student participation. More than a decade later, it is a thriving acre of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Now, each student at King Middle School attends 12 to 30 sessions in ESY kitchen and garden classrooms, depending on grade level. ESY reaches each of the nearly one thousand students at King Middle School.*
Mission & Goals
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard is to create and sustain an organic garden and landscape that is wholly integrated into the school’s curriculum, culture and food program.
ESY involves students in all aspects of farming the garden and preparing, serving and eating food as a means of awakening their senses and encouraging awareness and appreciation of the transformative values of nourishment, community and stewardship of the land.
Students leave the Edible Schoolyard with:
- A sense of ownership and accomplishment.
- A sense of curiosity and wonder.
- A sense of place.
- An understanding of how food is planted, grown, harvested, and prepared.
- A willingness to try new foods.
- Life skills, including cooperative work, respect for self and others, active listening, and the ability to make healthy food choices.
- Exposure to a wide, seasonal variety of fruits and vegetables.
Students gain an understanding of:
- Sustainability at a personal level—how they as individuals impact the environment and how the environment affects them personally.
- Seasonality—specific connections between each season and the foods, plants, and activities associated with food—from seed to table.
- The connections between school, family and community.
- The rich and diverse agricultural traditions of their student body.
- How to use all five senses to create a whole experience.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
How Dawn Helps Save Wildlife
For 30 years, wildlife rescuers have used Dawn dishwashing liquid to gently remove oil and help save wildlife affected by oil spills. Animal rescue organizations choose Dawn because it removes the greasy oil—while being gentle on delicate feathers and skin. Over the 30 years Dawn has been involved, the success rate for wildlife rescue from oil pollution has increased exponentially. Dawn dishwashing liquid has been a vital tool to wildlife conservation organizations, with thousands of donated bottles cleansing—and saving—over 75,000 animals in the last 30 years. This year, Dawn continues its important contributions to animal rescue organizations with a new, inspired campaign that invites you to become an Everyday Wildlife Champion. When you buy a bottle of Dawn dishwashing liquid and go online to activate your donation using the bottle donation code printed on your bottle, Dawn donates one dollar* to its wildlife conservation partners, The Marine Mammal Center and The International Bird Rescue Research Center, which devote time and resources to saving animals and habitats in need. With Dawn, making a difference has never been so easy.*
Special Edition Dawn:
Tough Yet Gentle Wildlife that comes in contact with oil pollution is at serious risk. Oil destroys the intricate layer of feathers that protect birds, exposing them to extremes in temperature. When they try to get it off with their beaks, they risk poisoning themselves–the intake of a single drop of oil can prove deadly for some birds. If the oil isn’t removed quickly, they will die. Thankfully, Dawn thoroughly removes the oil, without harming the skin or feathers of the animal. That’s because Dawn is tough on the grease–but gentle on fur, feathers, and skin. And now, when you purchase a bottle of Dawn dishwashing liquid and go online to activate your donation using the bottle donation code printed on your bottle, one dollar* is donated to organizations like The Marine Mammal Center and The International Bird Rescue Research Center.
|Inside the Wildlife Rescue |
|Dawn is only one aspect of many successful wildlife rescues. The lives of birds and other animals affected by environmental issues are saved largely due to the heroic efforts of dedicated volunteers.|
Learn more about how they go into an animal rescue site, secure the scared and injured animals, clean and rehabilitate them, and eventually release them back into the wild.
You can see wildlife rescue photos from animal rescue sites.