Who said that beautiful art can’t be eco-friendly? Cassandra Tondro explores ways to bring fascinating art using the most eco-friendly materials available. Her abstract paintings are created by using leftover house paint that she rescues from recycling centres before it goes to waste. What about her amazing and colourful leaf prints? These are made by… Read More Cassandra Tondro: Living in the beauty of WOW!
Have you ever wished decorating your home or even summer house, in a fantasy style from your favorite movies. Well Simon Dale from Wales has built “A Hobbit House” for his family in the middle of the woods. Beside the unique style, his interest was also to keep the environment, making it a perfect example of… Read More Beautiful fantasy eco-house in the middle of the woods
As 2016 calendars are getting closer to its end, it is clear that holidays are coming and with them, a truly intense -but avoidable- period of consumption. And although the counciousness on the importance of being environmentally responsible is growing little by little, still the impacts of overconsumption are deeply affecting our quality of life.… Read More Consumption habits: let’s teach our little ones
Christmas dinner is my favourite part of Christmas. Roast potatoes are my favourite but every bit of a Christmas dinner plays its part in making my Christmas great. But how sustainable and eco-friendly is it? The Soil Association found that a typical Christmas dinner with all of its imported trimmings creates a nearly 50,000 miles.… Read More A Green Christmas Dinner
Etsy Holiday Gift Guide It’s that time of year again, Christmas is around the corner! I have a 3 year old daughter and a bunch of other children to buy for this year. But whilst most people are running around the shops trying to find the latest must-have toy before it sells out, I’m sitting… Read More Etsy Holiday Gift Guide: my favourite handmade toys
Wine is the source of Nathalie Leturcq´s burgeoning enterprise, Jóias Janaina. For the last two years, Leturcq, a textile designer from Belgium, has been working closely with the Monje wine estate in El Sauzal, Tenerife, to investigate the properties of the tints that can be extracted from the grapes and vines during the winemaking process.… Read More “Dyeing in the Vineyard”
My name is Bahar Bozacı and I am a textile designer and eco-printing lover from İzmir, in Turkey. I was always interested in metaphysics. One day while I was walking, suddenly I shuddered, turned to my right and saw the trees. I saw the trees in a big street getting together and holding each other very… Read More Ecoprint story: on metaphysics, nature & art
Manage Your Waste 1. Just do not over-buy when it comes to food and other consumables or perishable items, the shops are only shut for a couple of days! Choose Alternative Gifts 2. We’re buying experience/skills presents this year. Upholstery, blacksmithing, felting and pottery! Might manage an artisan bakery course for my OH he’s ace at… Read More 13 Tips on How to Stay Sustainable During This Christmas Holiday Season
In my work at No Serial Number magazine as a general rule, I always aim to provide really positive examples to follow, rather than spending time criticising practises that I don’t find particularly eco-friendly. However, on this occasion, I will slightly break this rule because I realised that not everything that looks natural or “eco” always is.… Read More Two Questions You Should Ask at an Arts and Crafts Fair
Hidden among the narrow twisting lanes of the southern Italian ‘cave town’ of Matera, where cats sun themselves on stone walls cut into the rock and mysterious flower-shaped symbols are imbedded in the walls of the Sassi (the old town, literally ‘stones’), lies a very special bed and breakfast. Unlike many hotels and guesthouses, which… Read More Eliana’s Tree: the bed & breakfast with a sustainable twist!