The Art of Reuse
Green is Universal and Etsy's The Art of Reuse Contest is a gold mine for DIY home project ideas. My favorite pays homage to Audrey Hepburn's ahead-of-its-time sofa made from an old clawfoot bathtub in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Artemisia absinthium, more commonly known as wormwood, is a bitter herb with many medicinal purposes. It is also an attractive plant in the landscape. Learn more about it.
International eco-artist David Trubridge designs furniture, lighting and home accessories that are not only aesthetically beautiful, but also environmentally responsible.
Beyond Green: Towards a Sustainable Art connects environmental needs with social justice practices to show various cultures’, generations’ and societies’ approaches to sustainability.
The 2009 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado, displayed innovative and beautiful eco-friendly sculptures.
La Chanh Nguyen's eco-friendly designs are changing the function common household items. Her process is simple; she deconstructs an object and recreates it with a green purpose and function.
Strongly influenced by wabi-sabi's principles, the leaders of the Arts and Crafts movement railed against 'the swinish luxury of the rich,' ornamental excess and the poverty of people who lacked creativity.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares some tips for avoiding artificial coloring in children's food products.
Mother has always known best, and these tips for reusing what would otherwise be garbage are as relevant today as they were in 1970.
Get ready for spring! Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares her ideas for organizing her home by repurposing and reusing the stuff she already has, and she invites you to share your spring cleaning ideas with her.
Re-Nest's list of its favorite Etsy stores makes navigating the handmade goods shopping site easier to navigate.
Target Red Shop offers Lulan Artisans’ fair trade clutch bags to help build better lives for weavers in southeast Asia and end human trafficking.
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
Check out this interesting art! Plein air artist Susan Bell transforms manure from her horses into animal sculptures that decompose in your yard.
Send plantable greeting cards to your loved ones. It's something they will enjoy well into gardening season.
Designer David Stark creates furniture and room accessories from discarded packing materials for West Elm’s newest store.
Environmental activist and musician Jack Johnson spreads the importance of taking care of the land through the Curious George soundtrack and his Kokua Foundation.
Green artist Yuken Teruya uses shopping bags, empty toilet paper rolls, old to-go bags and discarded pizza boxes as a canvas for his beautiful and insightful art.
Researchers have found that curcumin, the ingredient in turmeric that gives it its distinct coloring, may help alleviate arthritis pain and inflammation.
LOVE NATURE NYC’s line of bath, body and home products helps create an experience that nurtures and connects the mind, body and soul.
Spelt Right Baking creates bagels, artisan breads and pizza dough using spelt, an ancient and nutritious grain.
Light pollution can interfere with your body’s ability to sleep through the night. Get a better night’s sleep by reducing light pollution in your bedroom and getting in sync with natural cycles.
Don't throw away the Peeps left at the bottom of your Easter basket. They're the building blocks of many good projects.
Turn your idle household items into makeshift vases. Natural Home guest blogger Margie Monin Dombrowski shows you how.
A list of health promoting herbs for cooking and healing.
I’m no stranger to moving. As a recent college graduate, I’ve moved four times in five years. After the hassle of packing, hauling and lifting all of my stuff, the part of a move that I look forward to the
Adding art to your walls doesn’t have to cost a fortune, particularly with these environmentally friendly options that involve reusing old frames and supporting local artists. See for yourself with a peek at the Green Rookie’s recent art finds.
Jessica gives an update on her townhouse greening: a recycling center, cardboard art, and upgraded lighting and bathroom fixtures.
Finding used art can brighten your garden without emptying your pocketbook.
Celebrate spring by indulging in these 5 seasonal superfoods—delicious, nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables.
Jovial Foods’ new line of organic, artisan European-style cookies are made with nutritious einkorn flour for a healthier, lower-calorie dessert.
Texas artist Sandra Stevens has always been crazy about cows. Today she creates cow paintings for Western art lovers.
Natural Home guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews certified-organic fabrics from Harmony Art.
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova works with her children to turn the heaps of candy they collected at the St. Patrick’s Day parade into homemade art projects.
Reuse those baby food jars and create a beautiful chandelier! Make this rustic, elegant candleholder or stop before power tools are required to make pretty votives, perfect for patio dining.
My parents’ customers reused their containers to buy honey in bulk. Now I reuse jars to store all kinds of foods.
Jessica shows off her heaboard, made of antique doors and a little paint.
Replacing paper towels with rags is a super simple step toward sustainable living. Follow these simple tips to get disposable paper towels out of your house. You'll never miss them.
Stinging nettles may sound intimidating, but once you get past their prickly exterior this classic spring weed offers many health benefits.
Kick-start your immune system and combat arthritis and high cholestorol with this spicy rhizome.
Want to know all the ways herbs can benefit your health? Traditional Indian medicine offers herbal healing through your clothes and sheets.
Add eco-friendly home décor to your space by displaying upcycled art such as vintage fabrics, old t-shirts, magazines and ephemera. Personalize your art with family memorabilia and a unique frame to make a one of a kind eco-friendly creation.
Organic cotton fabric leaders Harmony Art and Organic Cotton Plus have received Global Organic Textile Standard GOTS certification.
In honor of Earth Day, the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance has teamed up with Anthropologie to create unique window display art made from recycled corks.
Valued for centuries for its fragrance and flavor, cinnamon has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Studies have shown that cinnamon can be useful in lowering blood sugar levels for people with diabetes, fighting infections and treating stomach ailments.
Don’t throw out that old makeup compact! Repurpose and reuse it. Here are the top ten upcycled projects you can do with cosmetic containers whether you’re an expert crafter or not.
Rescue old windows and recycle them into beautiful light fixtures.
Use a simple hobby kit to cut glass wine bottles and transform them into drinking glasses, candleholders or this stylish candelabra.
Guest blogger Jaci Kennison explores creative storage solutions to declutter her small space.
Reuse burnt-out lightbulbs to make this adorable, unique DIY holiday wreath.
Brand views her work, process and personal philosophy as the product of a mini ecosystem.
Reduce stress with these three fabulous annuals. These herbs for stress relief are easy to grow and can help treat other health ailments.
Herbalists can benefit greatly from tending a backyard beehive in their garden. Learn why every herbalist should consider keeping bees and how to go about it.
Finding adorable and eco-friendly nursery decor is easy! It's narrowing down the options that is the hard part. Check out this sustainable, handmade nursery decor for a healthy, great-looking nursery.
Jessica shares a vegetarian trend she's noticed everywhere lately: Pan-Fried Veggie Cakes!
Artist Boris Bally’s edgy, street-smart furniture is made from recycled street signs.
DIY inspiration comes from the most unlikely places, even discarded materials we consider trash. These projects show you how versatile plastic bottles can be.
Fish oil supplements are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which do an amazing array of wonders for the body. Just check out these health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids!
Anti-aging herbs such as ginkgo, bilberry and turmeric can improve memory, ease arthritis and treat other ailments caused by aging.
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
Turmeric, a curcumin-containing spice commonly used in Indian curry, has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to cure a number of ailments. Discover the health benefits of turmeric!
Although there are many workshops and classes available that will teach you how to “make your own” medicines and crafts, it's sometimes just as easy as snipping herbs and heading into the kitchen. This article is a quick how-to look on making medicinal oils.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson packs up her natural space and moves to a new apartment.
Transforming Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson’s space started with an empty living room, and now it slowly resembles a livable space with seating. After buying a used love seat and ottoman, she recovers both so they match the room’s theme.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson builds an end table out of a salvaged window frame and four legs.
Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson creates a planter table to hold her everyday items and incorporates plants into the design.
Hibiscus tea may lower blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension, according to some studies. Make this delicious hibiscus tea recipe to better your health.
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.
Pamper yourself with herbal skin care tips. These three flowers lend themselves to fragrant homemade skin-care products that work great, are easy to make and are cost effective.