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What’s wrong with Red Lists?

As always, O Ecotextiles has brilliantly laid out where the textile industry has work to do. Water treatment needs to be addressed and so much more. We love O Ecotextiles and Two Sisters Ecotextiles!! #ecotextiles #cleanwater #sustainable #interiordesign #toxicchemicals #bodyburden #goodhealth

Designs from the Mat… Hippies and Hemp to the Rescue

I was called a “hippie chick” once. Well, probably more than once but at least one time that I specifically remember.  I took offence since I didn’t own a tie-dyed t-shirt or drive a Volkswagen Westfalia.  Could it have been that I let my hair grow too long??  What I didn’t realize at the time …

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Designs From the Mat … Finding Creativity in all the Right Places

My mat of choice, at one time not long ago, was in a dojo for martial arts. Despite the joy of punching, kicking and throwing others to the ground… and reciprocated… that practice didn’t allow for contemplative time not to mention the unexplained bruising.  Time and space that I use for planning spaces ended up …

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Power Windows … Musings of the obsession of windows in our lives

  A window is a frame through which we see the world. Some views are full of wonderment, others frame that which is not so pleasant with our world. A window, unlike a door will only be looked through, never exited through… except in an extreme emergency… Actually and metaphorically. For every new building I’ve …

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Clutter Out… Calm In… Removing the unnecessary to see the important.

In northern climates, as the blanket of brown snow recedes, thoughts of Spring bring with it a sense of re-birth and a chance to start life anew.  Spring also signals the time when many of us look around our winter encrusted entryways and dread the scraping of mud and salt off the floor tiles.  Piles …

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