Nostalgia & Knockoffs: The Ethical and Spiritual Crisis of Trend-Driven Homes

A friend and I were chatting recently about the changing world of home design.  When we were growing up, we remember most homes being full of a mixture of old family furniture, mismatched picture frames, and trusty dinnerware. Things were saved up for in young adulthood and early marriage, then used for the duration of…

12 Handmade + Budget Friendly Wall Hangings

This post contains affiliate links and I may make commission on purchases made through them. When I sat down to "research" (aka, window shop) for this post, I didn't expect it to take 2 hours, but it turns out there are a lot of great weavings out there.  I've been into weavings and wall hangings…

An Ethical Home: Go Eco In Your Sleep with Savvy Rest’s Kapok Pillow

At some point down the rabbit hole of sustainable living, you start asking all sorts of questions you'd never thought to ask before. Like, is my pillow eco-friendly? I'm pretty sure that my previous pillow - one I pulled out of my linen closet months ago after the last one went lumpy - is not…

An Ethical Home: Y’abal Fair Trade Rug Review

Reviewing a Yabal Fair Trade Rug When you live in a basement apartment, it can be difficult to achieve that glowy, all white look so popular these days. I love a good sunshine-y room myself, but I'm quite fond of our little cave, full of quirks like wood paneling and multi-height ceilings. Plus, our bedroom…