Monday, May 28, 2012

Eco Monday: Go Green America TV and The Go Green Guy

If you haven't perused Go Green America TV's site, you're missing out on something eco-great. The brain child of The Go Green Guy, Jeff Davis, it's your one-stop shop for all things green. From fashion to home to food to moms and pregnancy, this site is full of information that you'll love.

I first 'met' Jeff on Twitter and am so glad I did. I regularly visit his site and am happy to say that he is a wonderful person with a wonderful mission. He has put together an amazing group of talent for the site, and his care and dedication shows.

Go Green America TV also has one of my favorite foodies - The Blender Girl, aka Tess Masters. Her kitchen tips and recipes are amazing. Her recipes are delicious.

Stay tuned to GGATV as there will be video segments giving quick tips, DIY projects and celebrity interviews! You can also find informative Go Green stories and Go Green product reviews on the site, too.

Have a green question?  Ask The Go Green Guy!

Find Go Green America TV here:
Go Green America TV on Facebook
Go Green America TV on Twitter
The Go Green Guy on Twitter

Monday, May 21, 2012

Eco Monday: tropAcool

As I continue my Eco Monday series, I'm finding that I am indeed a lucky person to have met so many interesting people who also love upcycling! Laura Fischler is one of those people. Laura's company, tropAcool, caught my eye a while back because the world we live in and taking care of it is of primary importance to her.

Her Hauling Ass Bags are what I first noticed. I mean, how can you not notice a name like that? Superb! Laura's design aesthetic is awesome and her upcycling of materials and fabrics is crazy creative.

Here's one of her Hauling Ass Bags. Can you believe this was once a pair of cargo shorts?

Upcycled Army Green Cargo Tote Palm Trees Recycled Reconstructed Clothing Eco Friendly

And this Messenger Bag is stunning with the appliques. A work of upcycled art, for sure!

Appliqued Recycled Blue Jeans Messenger Bag Upcycled Denim 

Enjoy browsing! I'm sure you'll find something that you can't live without!

Find tropAcool here:
Shop tropAcool
tropAcool on Facebook

Monday, May 14, 2012

Eco Monday: Simply Beautiful Spaces LLC

I'm introducing you to Simply Beautiful Spaces on this fine Eco Monday. Owned by certified interior designer Kate Koch, Simply Beautiful Spaces is a one-stop shop for your home and event decorating needs. From redesign with your own furniture to organization to personal shopping services, Kate's creativity is always spot on.

I have the fortune of having met Kate personally, and am finding great joy in getting to know her. Aside from being beautiful inside and out, she is an amazingly gifted woman who is down-to-earth, has a fantastic sense of humor and is extremely well-rounded. She holds a Masters in Business Management, a Bachelor's in Psychology, as well as Certifications in Design. And if that wasn't enough, she's also served her country and is retired from the military.

Kate has a love for what she does, and it shows in her work. The upscale looks she creates are clean and elegant as her Design Portfolio shows.

In her words:
The redesigns I do in homes is essentially recycling, repurposing or up-cycling. I use what the homeowners already have to give their home a new look while updating their designs and maintaining their own personal style in the home. In some cases, I will bring in new items if the home needs it, but in most all my designs, at least one piece is given a new purpose or a new look.

Here are some examples for the upcycling/repurposing that Kate has done (click on the picture to go to her blog for more information on these projects):

Ginger Jar Lamp

The reception desk turned fireplace during the renovation of  Bartlett Hall, home of the Marine Corps Association

Repurposed bookcase

And look at this master bedroom chandelier that was created using parts and pieces of broken chandeliers and a frame from a broken mirror!

I'm so impressed with Kate's vision and creative talent! I hope you take the time to check out her other projects on her blog, and if you have a space that needs some help, give her a call.

Find Simply Beautiful Spaces here:
Simply Beautiful Spaces on the Web
Simply Beautiful Spaces on Facebook
Simply Beautiful Spaces Blog

Oh, did I mention that she will travel?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Eco-Monday: Amber Bryce Luxe Bohemian Jewelry

Mondays are Eco on TDD's blog! I'll be introducing you to eco/upcycled/repurposed fabulousness, and I'm so excited!

It is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to my friend, Amber Bryce, an up-and-coming jewelry designer who is about to blow the socks off Hollywood!

How about these pieces? I'm so in love!

Mi Alma, Para Necklace (My Soul, to You)

Bleu Earrings

Amber's designs are absolutely delicious. She recycles silver into gorgeous wearable art. Her intricate design and use of materials makes her a true creative soul and artiste. She is the exclusive jewelry designer for the housewives of the next season of both The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills AND The Real Housewives of Orange County. Lauren Conrad and Zooey Deschanel also own part of the Amber Bryce collection.

Here are some designs that will be on Real Housewives:

Verde Earrings

Serene Earrings

Vivid Necklace

Find Amber here:
Amber Bryce on the Web
Amber Bryce Facebook
Amber Bryce Twitter

Amber's ability to recycle silver into these amazing designs definitely deserves the kudos and recognition she receives, and it was, again, my pleasure to introduce you to her.

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