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    DIY Paper Flowers: The Surprisingly Easy Way to Enjoy the Blooms of Spring All Year Long

    You love your mom...but, sadly, you didn’t inherit her time management skills. And now, with Mothers Day just a few days away, you’ve missed the shipping window to fete her with a set of fancy floral candles or a pretty pair of earrings. We get it. But, relax: with just a few basic supplies (and minimal crafting skills) you can still shower her with...

    Plant Your Feet: 6 Sustainably-Sourced Sneakers (That Happen To Look Pretty Snazzy)

    Our oceans are beginning to resemble plastic-ball pits, glaciers are melting quicker than frat house ice luges, rainforests are receding into nonexistence like follicles in a top fade. Not to make humdrum humor out of the planet’s peril, but maybe through everyday things, we can begin to comprehend the loss of our natural world—and save it. Enter eco-shoes.  Some argue that these trainers are just...

    TikTok + Brick Swap = #BrikTok, Where Trading Bricks Gets Viral

    The undisputed heavyweight champ of #Brickswap TikTok (four and a half pounds at a time) is TapeDeckVintage.  That’s a lot to unpack, but let’s try. Yes, there are indeed people who collect bricks as a hobby, and a brick swap is exactly what it sounds like: a meet-up where they can trade and chat. Videos of brick swaps have found a cultish audience on video-sharing...

    TikTok Garden Tips: Yellow Leaves, Snow Damage and Terrariums, Oh My

    Just because you’ve heard of TikTok, or perhaps even downloaded the app, it doesn’t mean you want to spend a lot of time tracking the latest dance craze or self-abuse meme trending among users. Understood. However, the video-sharing platform also has a fair share of solid garden advice being shared in short, catchy snippets. We’ve been taking the opportunity to watch and learn, so...

    Potted Gems: 5 Tiny Gardens That Deliver Big Joy

    Short on room? These creative, clever and occasionally quirky space-saving gardens can make your life greener

    Unique Chic: 10 Killer Items From the № 1 Place To Find Rare Yard and Garden Decor

    Search garden on 1st Dibs and the site displays 35,333 results, ranging from a $2 brick (coal-fired, from Belgium) to a $2 million sculpture (in the shape of a giant heart). In between you’ll find everything from planters to paintings to fire pits, most of which can’t be found anywhere else. And don’t be fooled by the brick, many of the items of interest can be separated into...

    Fountains and Waterfalls: The 5 Types of Water Features

    On World Water Day, here are ways to add the soothing sounds of gurgling liquid to your life A 2020 study asked a few hundred Italian citizens stuck in lockdown to do a web-based intervention that involved listening to audio clips of the sound of water. The people who listened reported feeling more relaxed, less stressed, and less preoccupied with Covid-19. Whether the gentle lull of a rainstorm,...

    13 Eco-Friendly Office Products To Help You Stay Green While You Make Some

    A few weeks ago I realized that I am a big-time home-office hypocrite. I talk about, and write about, sustainability — but my home office could remain un-composted in a landfill for a millennia or so. Inspired by the desire to walk the green walk, I began to investigate sustainable home-office options. I’m happy to upcycle my research with you. Onyx and Green Fast-growing, Bamboo is...

    Private Edens: Inside 12 Spectacular Secluded Gardens

    Sixteen private gardens that are close enough to Larry Lederman’s home to permit periodic inspection over the years appear in his new book, Garden Portraits: Experiences of Natural Beauty. We follow him inside enclaves that have been tended for years and even generations. We see the Japanese garden at Pocantico Hills that has been in the family of John D. Rockefeller since 1909. Every one...

    The Instant Suburbanite: What You Need to Know When You Have a Yard

    You’re not alone. Sixteen million people moved in the first half of 2020, a 4 percent increase, and the larger portion of them fled cities for greener parcels. Americans are experiencing a bout of suburb love like they haven’t since the 1950s. At the least, you have each other. And now you have Aerate, too. We’ve been there and dug that, and you can count...

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