Designer’s Corner: Kelly Rogers of Kelly Rogers Interiors

Kelly Rogers

About Kelly Rogers & Kelly Rogers Interiors Kelly Rogers is an interior decorator and blogger, based in Newton, Massachusetts. She specializes in design for modern families, grounded in a traditional and colorful aesthetic. Kelly Rogers Interiors believes that even young families deserve to have a stylish, “grown-up” home, and helps its clients select durable fabrics, […]

Designer’s Corner: Pavel & Yuli Khaykin of Banarsi Designs

Pavel Khaykin

About Pavel and Yuli Khaykin & Banarsi Designs Our story began in March 2012 when we traveled to the Middle East on a vacation trip. During our stay, we were introduced to the beauty and luxury of unique Indian fabrics and fashionable accessories. We became very fascinated and decided to introduce these stunning products to […]

LEEDing the Way

Greening Buildings with LEED Certification

Greening Buildings with LEED Certification LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program. From sustainable site development to indoor environmental quality—LEED  focuses on building practices that support areas of human and environmental health. There are more then 68,000 LEED commercial projects in the United States and LEED certified buildings exist in more than 150 […]

Pollution Revolution

Pollution Revolution: How to Combat Air Pollution

How to Combat Air Pollution Air pollution has a variety of contributors from stationary sources, like factories and power plants, to natural sources, like forest fires and dust storms. Air pollution has been shown to have a direct link with health.  Those living in areas with high levels of air pollutants have a 20% higher risk of […]

24 Eco-Friendly, DIY Wedding Ideas

24 Eco-Friendly, DIY Wedding Ideas

Wedding planning can be really (really) stressful. For earth-loving folks, the process can get even trickier, as most classic wedding decorations, favors, and traditions are far from eco-friendly. Luckily, a DIY attitude is all you need to create a wedding celebration that is unique, true to you, and kind to the earth. Whether you’re knee […]

19 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Books

19 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Books

For avid readers, altering a book’s cover or pages in any way may feel sacrilegious. But do you really honor your books by letting them accumulate dust on the shelves? If you feel like putting your books to use after you’ve read them (maybe more than once), then give these creative, beautiful, functional projects a […]

19 Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps

19 Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps

Want to take your commitment to local foods to the next level? Look no further than your own trashcan or compost bin. While many people think of food scraps—such as carrot tops, onion bottoms, and the tips of romaine hearts or pineapples—as waste (or future fertilizer), these items can be enjoyed all over again. Reduce […]

The Growing Global Water Footprint

The Growing Global Water Footprint

The average American lifestyle requires about 2,000 gallons of water every day. Fresh water consumption has doubled since World War II and is expected to rise 25% by 2030. All of this water use takes a toll on the planet and can create water scarcity which effects up to 2.8 billion people around the world at […]

From Trash to Treasure

From Trash to Treasure: The Dos and Don’ts of Successful Dumpster Diving

The Dos and Don’ts of Successful Dumpster Diving While some people spend the early morning hours asleep, partying, or getting ready for work, other people around the world pursue a slightly less conventional activity: digging through trash. Why, you might ask, would someone enthusiastically subject themselves to the often disgusting sights and smells on the […]