August 4, 2011
There is nothing more beautiful than something made by hand. I love what Totem is doing with salvaging Indian textiles to create bags that have so much soul and character. We are big fans of “if you don’t love it now, turn it into something that you do”. Totem exemplifies what your creativity can come up with if you value both conservation and beauty. - Kristina
July 6, 2011
My friend Adele is French and beautiful. I love the way she sees the world. She always inspires me. Her latest creation are these gorgeous tomato plants. She decided to jump in and give composting a go just by throwing in her raw food scraps and leaves into an old wooden barrel on her patio. What popped up? A little tomato plant. Look at how lush and healthy they are and with no fertilizer. How Fantastique! Even if you don’t have lots of outdoor plants that benefit from your compost efforts, you can still put it to good use. There are tons of urban trees that would thank you for thinking of them - Kristina
June 20, 2011
We love summer at Amenity. If you’re longing for a beach house getaway vacation, create one in your own home with a few simple updates. Add some comfy and cozy Amenity pillows in earth-colored hues. A new set of organic bath towels from Coyuchi in oceanic-colored hues will also help set the vibe along with some potted succulents in hanging containers. We love this one available at Branchhome.com. It’s so stylish and simple. And to add just the right touch to transform your home into a real beach retreat, consider adding paper lanterns or something more special like these ceramic votive lanterns by Pigeon Toe Ceramics. Now that you’ve got the look, you’ll be sure to want to serve a quick snack to friends in style. Anything simple and organic looks great on our Amenity FSC-certified walnut trays. One of our favorites is chopped dark chocolate and fresh strawberries from the farmer’s market. Now you’re ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the summer. We know it’s going to be a beautiful one. — Amenity
April 2, 2011
If you can have this perspective every day, you’re GUARANTEED a beautiful day. Check out Leah Dieterich’s blog, thxthxthx, for more inspiring ways to be thankful.
March 15, 2011
Thank you Jennifer for such a wonderful post!! Love the Luster aesthetic and the way you inspire…
Amenity’s Organic bedding line has long been on my list of bedding to admire, so I was pleased to hear from Helen at Amenity announcing that they are donating 10% of all sales until June 1st to Red Cross for Japanese Tsunami Aid. They have added so many new products to the site that were fun to browse, and their deep commitment to sourcing sustainable/organic products makes you feel doubly proud about your purchase. For more about Amenity and its founders, click here.