Articles By: Vanessa Vanessa

A Shoe With a Real ‘Soul’

A Shoe With a Real ‘Soul’

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Summer is just around the corner and it is time to think about, amongst many other things, cute, comfy footwear. A good pair of shoes is the best way to enjoy walking around, thus helping us get our exercise and

Plan to take simple eco-actions on Earth Day

Plan to take simple eco-actions on Earth Day

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We know you're busy, but Earth Day is an opportunity to stop and take a few steps to make our planet a better place to live. A few suggestions are below. None of takes more than 15 minutes. Join us

Win an eco-chic pendant

Win an eco-chic pendant

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Maybe it’s a bit early to be thinking of Mother’s Day, but not if you want to get in on a fun opportunity. Blend Creations creates gorgeous recycled stainless steel pendants, laser engraved with hip designs. Their Metal for Monsters

Is it Globally Warm in Here Or is it Just Me?

Is it Globally Warm in Here Or is it Just Me?

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At the end of the exhibit on Climate Change at the Museum of Natural History in NYC, there is a wall of suggestions for people to post their ideas on how we can help reverse the damage that humans have

For Healthy Hair Swing Into a New Salon!

For Healthy Hair Swing Into a New Salon!

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A few weeks ago, I took a big leap of beauty faith and tried out a new hair salon, an eco-friendly, organic-product-using salon, to be exact. Swing Hair Salon, located in the ever-hip Lower-East-Side of New York City, is one

Going Green hits the Global Scene

Going Green hits the Global Scene

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I just got back from a trip to Dubai and India, and on that trip I learned a new word: Estidama. (You get three guesses to see if you can figure it out without looking) On my first day in

Learning to Love My Hands Naked

Learning to Love My Hands Naked

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While on the journey towards greener pastures, I inevitably had to confront the mani-pedi issue. Well, really more like the mani-pedi obsession to keep my hands and feet looking pretty or at the very least, presentable. This was one habit

The Diners Dilemma

The Diners Dilemma

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Ask any New Yorker what their favorite way to socialize is and one of their top answers will probably be dinner with friends at a restaurant. Even in these tough economic times, people will change many habits, forgo their chai-vanilla-mocha-frappa-latte

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure – redefined

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure – redefined

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A few weeks ago I went to check out the Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design(MAD). The exhibit is the first for the MAD museum which opened in September 2008 and features both

Need a break from big holiday meals?

Need a break from big holiday meals?

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The holiday season is in full swing – good friends, food, family, and good times. That said, we have barely finished digesting Thanksgiving dinner, not to mention the young at heart who are probably still digesting Halloween candy, and we’ve

C.L.A.S.S. Comes to New York

C.L.A.S.S. Comes to New York

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After a successful launch in Milan and London, some of the best and brilliant minds in eco-fashion gathered on December 11 at the Allsteel loft on Park Avenue South for the New York launch of the Eco-Materials and Textile Showroom,