Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Urban Organic LifeStyle

dilapidated house - corrugated metal roof{beauty in decay: lifestyle photo above by james merrell}

Living the “Urban Organic Lifestyle” is more than just purchasing Eco-friendly home furnishings and organic bedding, it’s about a passion for healthy living, a giving back philosophy and that feel-good-green-karma that comes with making a more natural choice. Coming up in this Eco-Decor Issue: Eco-Earthy Beds from VivaTerra + Heavenly Organic Cisco Brothers Accents & Introducing Bio-degradable Looolo Textiles: a win-win-win of green goodness.


bed reclaimed wood{...Oh for the love of a Gustavian Bed made with re-claimed wood}


What makes us green? Reclaimed Douglas Fir Construction + Wood from Razed buildings, and finished with water-based Stains & Hard-oil Wax ~ both Eco-friendly. Organic + Rustic beauty can be found at ~ VivaTerra. For the perfect Eco-Sleep Sanctuary, my pick is The Gustavian Vintage Bed, and why is it so Eco-Fabulous...
"About 250 years ago, Sweden's King Gustav visited France and returned with a passion for ornate French neoclassical design. Swedish woodworkers tossed out the frou-frou but wisely kept the striking and unusual arched, scalloped furniture silhouettes. Our reclaimed Douglas fir Gustavian Headboard honors the character of the rare first-growth fir used in its construction. Up to a century old, the rich hue, deep patina and tight grain of the wood-from razed buildings-simply cannot be duplicated in new timber." ~ VivaTerra Design Team


sofaThe Dinora Sofa by Cisco Brothers, when customizing with Inside Green™ technology, is true sustainable style. Made with FSC Certified Wood, 100% pure rubber latex for cushions and padding, jute and latex webbing for support, and certified wool and organic cotton.


accent pillows
Add { pure organic } + { true biodegradable } accent pillows from looolo textiles.
Found on one of my favorite design blogs, Design*Sponge, this organic textile line ~ rocks! Looolo Textiles: not just organic, we are talking ~ Biodegradable! Every pillow and blanket is made by hand machine knit and {not that you would want to}, you can throw them in your composter at the end of their useful life and they will biodegrade within one year. With a true passion for organic and sustainability, you need to know looolo:
"We spent over 2 years searching the globe to find certified organic materials to use in the LoooLo Textiles line of interior furnishings. Our full product line of products is made using Climatex Lifecycle yarns and felt from Switzerland (free of toxic chemicals and hazardous by-products), organic cotton and Kapok, a fibre from the Rainforest in Malaysia." ~ looolo design team

bed reclaimed woodFor natural + handmade textiles, visit Melborne-based designer Melanie Hayes at Memi Designs. She understands the beauty & love of organic homewares and draws her inspiration from the natural world by using natural materials of cotton & linens. Added bonus Feel-Good-Green: "We print and manufacture all products locally to ensure quality standards are maintained, and also through a commitment to ethical production."

{Note: Also see below ~ The Urban Natural LifeStyle + Eco-Sleep Sanctuary with Natura Organic Bedding}



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25 comments:

  1. Susan, your passion for things organic/eco-friendly/green/reclaimed...is contagious.
    Looking forward to read more posts.

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  2. Hi Susan - the first photo is a hoot - I laughed out loud when I saw it. It's lovely!
    I only wished that all the plastics would disappear entirely out of our lives...maybe one day we'll make it!
    Greetings from Munich, Petra

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  3. Lovely post... so glad I just found your great blog~~

    xo Laura

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  4. Sue, I'm loving all your green-goodness posts. You are a great resource for those of us who demand style but won't sacrifice the environment in our pursuit of beauty!

    ~ Julia

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  5. I would love to own that first bed. Just magnificent.

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  6. the sofa from Cisco Bros is beautiful -love your blog -thanks for showing the wonderful organic green furnture available!

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  7. Love the vintage bed...makes me want to curl up and go to sleep in this "green" bliss right now! Thanks for all of the great tips on your blog. I can't wait to learn more about interior design!

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  8. The Gustavian bed and linens are to die for!
    Lovely blog.

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  9. Great blog - beautifully done and informative! I love the Viva Terra bed - gorgeous!

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  10. Oh wow! What beautiful wood beds!!!! Such a pretty blog!

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  11. Awesome blog, I am so glad I have found it! Currently in the process of decorating, I will use your blog as a major inspiration! can not wait for more!!

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  12. that mint colored bed setting is wonderfullll!

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  13. i am impressed with the bedroom furniture the cots and the beds along with the comforter
    i like them

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  14. love these pictures! You have such a beautiful blog.

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  15. Oooh, I love those wooden beds! Love your blog too, very pretty and stylish!

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  16. Gorgeous eco-friendly products! The white cushions attracted my attention and so did Dinora sofa!

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  17. The Gustavian bed is lovely!

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  18. I love this blog. Please post again. I came across this article on DIY fashions from recycling your own clothing which I think is a great idea for being greener.

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  19. oh! love the Gustavian Bed!! its a must have.. so beautiful!

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  20. Thank you so much for this post - I am going to keep it as a permanent bookmark for future reference. It's not easy being green and we need all the guides (and guidance) we can get!

    becky

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  21. You show brilliantly how you can be both green and elegant! That time has come. Thanks for a great blog.

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  22. great work i liked that sofa its awesome

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