TAG: Winter

What’s In Season Now?

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Eating seasonally can have enormously positive effects on the environment. It means you are more likely to eat locally which is wonderful for local farmers. The means by which the produce gets to your table will be drastically better for the environment than if it is shipped or flown in. This could also save you money as you are not forking out for transportation costs. Another important benefit is that the produce is less likely to be genetically modified. Eating seasonally is very good for your health too as fruits and vegetables are generally around when they are most beneficial… read more

Winter Whites

Winter Whites

Wearing white in winter can celebrate the season, and some designers with an ecofriendly focus know how to do it right. These cold weather fashions were seen at the Vegan Eco Fashion Label Vaute Couture show this season. This dress was refashioned using recycled satin. An organic print shirt. From the founder of Vaute Couture designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, this vegan friendly coat is completely elegant. Vaute Couture, who partners with several animal rights and rescue organizations, uses low impact and ecologically conscious fabrics in their designs. Their Fair Trade and vegan selections use materials like bamboo jersey and organic cotton, moleskin and… read more

DIY Facial Mist For Dry Winter Skin

DIY Facial Mist For Dry Winter Skin

A long season of cold temperatures and blistery winds can onset dry skin conditions, leaving your face looking patchy, itchy and dull. Facial mists can alleviate these issues and plump up the skin, leaving it refreshed. Over the counter mists can be pricey, especially considering that they are mostly made from water. Also, some of the ingredients in them can actually worsen dry skin. Some brands might contain alcohol or additives that can offset the effects in the product, making it less effective. Trying a homemade facial mist allows a tailor made and money saving alternative. Dry skin, or xerosis, can… read more

These Designs Will Brighten Up Your Day

These Designs Will Brighten Up Your Day

Do the days seem dreary? Winter can often bring on strings of long, dismal days and frosty nights. The following pieces would certainly brighten up their surroundings, and would add some color to any gloomy, cold day. This bright silk stool, chair and ottoman combination is from Meb Rure. The bases are formed from white oak and the legs are detachable for easy transport. The vivid cushion portions are made by using recycled silk yarns that come from Nepal. Reusing the silk yarns cuts down on fabric waste, and probably provides some cushy seating. The insides of the tufts contain sponge… read more

Winter Is Welcome In This Warm Italian Home

Winter Is Welcome In This Warm Italian Home

The quaint feel of this picturesque property is woken up with this original home. The exterior may look rugged and almost fort-like from an angle, but around the corner and inside reveals a more soothing side. From Bergmeister Wolf Architects, the residence sits on an Italian mountainside in the province of Bavarian South Tyrol. The neighboring structures add to the architectural character of the home. A rustic chapel is downhill from the house that definitely softens the look of the exterior. The gorgeous landscape is surely nice to look at year round, but the wintertime appears to be extra cozy…. read more

Blow Snow, Not Energy

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The winter season is upon us here in The States, and that means it’s time to prepare for the dreaded task of snow-removal. Unfortunately, most of the motorized methods tend to spew carbon like there’s no tomorrow, and it’s usually better to just do it by hand. However, we’d like to present several alternatives that promise to save both the environment and your aching back. Snow Jo Eco-Friendly Electric 18-inch Snow Blower If you thought that electric-powered machinery means opting for a weak alternative, you couldn’t be more wrong. Powered by a 13.5 amp battery, this blower cuts 18 inches… read more

Going Green This Winter

Going Green In Winter

Going green should be a year-round practice. That includes during the winter months when we are usually indoors a lot more. Even though it is cold out, you can still be eco-friendly in your house, activities and lifestyle. Save energy by making sure that your doors and windows have a good seal on them. Doors and windows can be letting cold air in and warm air escape. By making sure that both are sealed, you’ll stay warmer and save on your heating bills. Keep using your bike for shorter commutes and errands. Biking can be harder in rain or snow,… read more

How to Stay Car-free This Winter

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Going car-less isn’t usually too big a hassle during warmer months. Especially if you live in a larger city with access to public transport. It can be daunting, however, to trudge through the streets on foot once temperatures drop. If you live in a region that receives extreme bouts of cold in the winter, and have mass transportation available to you, by all means use it. If this isn’t the case, and you must – either by preference or necessity – rely on cycling and walking this winter, then the following may be of use. More so if you are… read more

The Heat Is On

The Heat Is On

Winter is the season for excess when it comes to energy usage. The temptation to raise the thermostat all the way up on cold days is sometimes too much for homeowners, and they pay for it in their energy bill. We’ve compiled a few tips on how to keep track of your heat usage without compromising your comfort. Nest Learning Thermostat: $249.99 from Apple Do you want control over your home at your fingertips? Then you’ll love the Nest Thermostat. It’s currently in its 2nd generation of delivering energy monitoring excellence for anyone with an iPhone, Macbook, or iPad. Remotely… read more

Rejuvenate Your Skin

Rejuvenate Your Skin

As the cold winter winds start to blow our skin starts to redden and chafe. Dry skin can leading to itching and irritation. Rather than letting the weather get under your skin, protect it before hand. Doing so not only prevents such harm but replenishs your skin as well. This can be done without stocking up on commercial creams and lotions. In many cases you needn’t even a recipe to create a natural alternative. One of the simplest and most effective ways to soften rough skin is to apply cocoa butter. The pure extraction of cacao beans, cocoa butter is a natural fat with a creamy,… read more