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The Psychology Behind What (And Who) We Find Attractive

Eyes are the window to the soul. We eat with our eyes first. "A thing of beauty is a joy forever," gushed Keats. But how do we decide what's beautiful? "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," ex…

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3 Sustainable Building Options

With every new building or home that gets constructed, added on, or remodeled comes the opportunity to create a structure that uses less energy and more sustainable materials. The options for sustaina…

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Happiness (Weekly Motivation)

Enjoy today's free, inspirational poster! Click the image below for a printable, 8.5 x 11 inch, high-resolution design. Today's quote is about happiness from the Dalai Lama: ~~ The purpose of our liv…

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Organizing Solutions: Bulk Labels!

Buying in bulk is definitely the way to go. It saves so much energy and product and packaging, it's hard not to appreciate. Sometimes though it can be difficult to tell the spelt flour from the whole…

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Crochet A Rug From Bicycle Inner Tubes

Can you turn useless inner tubes into something useful? Reusing bicycle inner tubes to make something new keeps the tubes out of the local landfill, saves natural resources, energy, helps prevent poll…

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Ethical Fashion Cleans Up Pollution (with video)

Can “design thinking” imbue a wide spectrum of solutions to help clean up pollution problems? Conscious designers in the fashion world are connecting the dots between design, the environment and our h…

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New Year’s Recycled Gift Box Hats

How do you ring in the New Year? Kathy Barlow of Home Workshop recently sent me a note with pictures of the stylish Recycled Gift Box Hats she crafts up for the big event. When I started to dig…

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A Meaningful Home (with video)

You can tell so much about a person from their home. It's like looking into a window and viewing the history of someone’s inspirations, challenges and triumphs. The windy path that got us to where we …

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Biomimicry: Designed By Nature

"We do not seek to imitate nature, but rather to find the principles she sees." ~ Buckminster Fuller Here are some questions biomimicry can answer: How would nature get water to the desert? How w…

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Get Twiggy With It: 10 DIY Twig Projects

Refining something from nature that is rustic and organically decorative, into a piece of furniture or home décor is a high form of eco-flattery. While it can hardly be called a trend, using twigs can…

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