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Sonic artist derives captivating "organic electronic" sounds from plants (Video)

Hoping to enhance the relationship between humans and nature, this "sonic artist" is using technology to harvest bio-electric emissions from plants, converting them into beautiful sounds.

Source: Culture feed | 20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm MSD

Egg-shaped burial pods feed the trees and turn cemeteries into forests

In another twist on green funerals and eco-friendly burials, two Italian designers envision a new way of paying it forward, even after death.

Source: Culture feed | 19 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm MSD

Artist transforms huge urban trash heaps into fantastic painted animals

It's hard to believe that these works of art are actually piles of painted garbage.

Source: Culture feed | 19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm MSD

Why we buy organic and fair trade: Feelings matter

New research identifies the emotions that motivate some people to make ethical choices day after day.

Source: Culture feed | 19 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am MSD

Artist's diatom artworks reveal astonishing microscopic world (Video)

This artist's work brings attention to the natural, graceful forms of these tiny, unicellular organisms.

Source: Culture feed | 18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm MSD

Garbage reduction is in the hands of consumers, and here's where to start

The U.S. sends 69% of its trash to landfills, which is appalling compared to Sweden's 1% landfill rate. It's time we started doing something about it.

Source: Culture feed | 18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm MSD

Activist art wants YOU to join the People’s Climate March

Artists and designers are working to inspire people to attend “the largest climate march in history” on September 21.

Source: Culture feed | 17 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm MSD

Urban Death Project wants to compost your grandma

Instead of preserving the body of the deceased with embalming fluid, and then burying it in a casket designed to last for years and years underground, this project aims to turn them into compost.

Source: Culture feed | 11 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm MSD

"The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection" (book review)

We love the Internet, and yet it has taken away as much as it's given us. Author Michael Harris argues for why we still need absence in our lives.

Source: Culture feed | 11 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm MSD

Caffeine confessions: coffee, tea or…both?

Whether it's coffee or tea, Katherine and Margaret love their steaming mugs of deliciousness.

Source: Culture feed | 11 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am MSD

50 Pick Up Lines for the Planet

We love earth a lot… maybe a little too much.

What is there not to love about our beautiful planet? And with Earth Month now upon us, we thought we’d get even more chummy. Are you enamored, as well? Well then: We’ve found all the right words for you to use to build a new lasting relationship.

Use wisely.

  1. In this entire universe, all I want is you.
  2. I’d love to explore your longitudes and latitudes.
  3. Is that the summit of Mt. Everest or are you just happy to see me?
  4. I love getting dirty, and you seem to have a lot of it.
  5. I’m an environmentalist, because I wouldn’t want you any hotter than you already are.
  6. My middle name could be Magellan, because I love exploring your continents.
  7. How many dormant volcanoes do you have? Because I bet I could activate all of them.
  8. How deep are your oceans?
  9. I can see us in orbit together.
  10. I can’t resist your gravitational pull.
  11. I’d never mow your grass with a gas mower.
  12. I want to fly in your friendly skies.
  13. Let’s follow this current wherever it might lead us.
  14. Meet me inside Davy Jones’ Locker, I’ll be Neptune, you be my staff.
  15. I want to climb your trees and swing.
  16. Ain’t no mountain high enough to keep me away from you.
  17. I love the way you whip through my hair, I wish it was with hurricane force.
  18. Did you say spelunking?
  19. You’re so sexy you make me want to flower.
  20. I love your soft edges.
  21. Want to play chemical make up with my periodic table of elements?
  22. You’re millions of years old – I bet you’re experienced.
  23. I want to swim deeply in all five of your oceans.
  24. Care to show me your ozone layer?
  25. Your sunsets are amazing.
  26. I’d make your icebergs melt.
  27. Should we take this conversation above sea level?
  28. I’ve never seen a better looking isthmus.
  29. You’re making me as hot as molten magma.
  30. What’s your favorite kind of cloud? Mine are cumulus.
  31. I bet you know a thing or two about bedrock.
  32. Do you believe in the big bang theory?
  33. Show me your dunes.
  34. Please don’t tell me that’s an impermeable rock.
  35. My favorite geological features are created under pressure.
  36. Is there a magnetic field between us or am I just attracted to you?
  37. Will you teach me about plate tectonics?
  38. What is your energy-to-mass ratio?
  39. I love stratified layers.
  40. You are hot to the core aren’t you?!
  41. Venus aint got nothing on you.
  42. I wish I were one of your Northern Lights.
  43. I don’t care what Copernicus says, you’re the only planet to me.
  44. Why don’t we peel back your mantle a bit and have a peek.
  45. I would love to experience tectonic subduction with you.
  46. Do you think we can we get to absolute zero together?
  47. I can’t stop thinking about what is under your topsoil.
  48. Want to go back to my place for some geospatial analysis?
  49. You throw my center of gravity off.
  50. Can I be your axis for the night?

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Image: NASA Goddard

Source: EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion » Sex | 6 Apr 2012 | 7:46 pm MSD

Sex by Numbers: Picking Up Our Sex Litter Edition

A weekly look at sex and culture, by the numbers.

There are a lot of terrible things that happen in the world, but this is the week that brought us the phrase “sex litter,” so hold onto that when life seems unbearable.

250,000: total sales for 50 Shades of Gray, an erotic novel based on Twilight characters, before being acquired by Vintage Books

11: airtime for Savage U, Dan Savage’s new college-focused sex advice TV series for MTV

23: age of the peacock at India’s Lucknow Zoo that has recently undergone a spontaneous sex change from female to male

23: age of Jenna Talackova, the woman who may become the first openly transgendered contestant in the Miss Universe pageant

650,000: signatures on a thank-you card delivered to Starbucks headquarters for its recent support of same-sex marriage

0: number of times the two pandas at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland have mated during the breeding season, confirming everyone’s suspicions that pandas have been trying to commit species-wide suicide for decades now and human attempts to force them to continue to exist are bordering on cruelty now

15: bags’ worth of used condoms and pornography cleaned up from England’s Bristol Downs during a “sex litter” cleanup campaign

Confidential to our Bristol Downs readers: I’m glad you’re using protection, but is it that hard to find a trash can? Sorry, a ‘bin.’

Source: EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion » Sex | 6 Apr 2012 | 1:46 am MSD

30 Best Quotes About Sex

EcoSalon’s favorite quotes celebrating sex and sexuality.

Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact. -Marlene Dietrich

It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover. -Marge Piercy

Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets. -Andy Warhol

For women the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time. -Isabel Allende

There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible. -P. J. O’Rourke

I wouldn’t recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they’ve always worked for me. -Hunter S. Thompson

Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble. -John Barrymore

Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke? -Rita Rudner

Instruction in sex is as important as instruction in food; yet not only are our adolescents not taught the physiology of sex, but never warned that the strongest sexual attraction may exist between persons so incompatible in tastes and capacities that they could not endure living together for a week much less a lifetime. -George Bernard Shaw

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go it’s pretty damn good. -Woody Allen

Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature. -Marilyn Monroe

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain. -Audrey Hepburn

I remember the first time I had sex – I kept the receipt. -Groucho Marx

My reaction to porn films is as follows: After the first ten minutes, I want to go home and screw. After the first 20 minutes, I never want to screw again as long as I live. -Erica Jong

When a man talks dirty to a woman, it’s sexual harassment. When a woman talks dirty to a man, it’s $3.95 a minute. -Author Unknown

I haven’t trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I’ve never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex. -Erma Bombeck

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don’t believe the kids should be given homework. -Bill Cosby

Conservatives say teaching sex education in the public schools will promote promiscuity. With our education system? If we promote promiscuity the same way we promote math or science, they’ve got nothing to worry about. -Beverly Mickins

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t! -George Bernard Shaw

To hear many religious people talk, one would think God created the torso, head, legs and arms, but the devil slapped on the genitals. -Don Schrader

Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions. -Woody Allen

A promiscuous person is a person who is getting more sex than you are. -Victor Lownes

Sex is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other. -Marquis de Sade

A student undergoing a word-association test was asked why a snowstorm put him in mind of sex. He replied frankly: “because everything does.” -Honor Tracy

An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex. -Aldous Huxley

Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach flunked geography. -Robert Byrne

Sex is emotion in motion. -Mae West

Some things are better than sex, and some are worse, but there’s nothing exactly like it. -W. C. Fields

Literature – creative literature – unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable. -Gertrude Stein

Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill. -Henry Louis Mencken

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Source: EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion » Sex | 4 Apr 2012 | 7:00 pm MSD

The Love Letters Project #9: Jack London and Anna Strunsky

A letter (of love?) from Jack London to fellow writer Anna Strunsky.

Who better to write the world’s most memorable love letters than the world’s most famous writers? In turning to author and journalist Jack London, we are faced with a question – where does close friendship end and love begin?

Dear Anna,

April 3, 1901

Did I say that the human might be filed in categories? Well, and if I did, let me qualify — not all humans. You elude me. I cannot place you, cannot grasp you. I may boast that of nine out of ten, under given circumstances, I can forecast their action; that of nine out of ten, by their word or action, I may feel the pulse of their hearts. But of the tenth I despair. It is beyond me. You are that tenth.

Were ever two souls, with dumb lips, more incongruously matched! We may feel in common — surely, we oftimes do — and when we do not feel in common, yet do we understand; and yet we have no common tongue. Spoken words do not come to us. We are unintelligible. God must laugh at the mummery.

The one gleam of sanity through it all is that we are both large temperamentally, large enough to often understand. True, we often understand but in vague glimmering ways, by dim perceptions, like ghosts, which, while we doubt, haunt us with their truth. And still, I, for one, dare not believe; for you are that tenth which I may not forecast.

Am I unintelligible now? I do not know. I imagine so. I cannot find the common tongue.

Large temperamentally — that is it. It is the one thing that brings us at all in touch. We have, flashed through us, you and I, each a bit of universal, and so we draw together. And yet we are so different.

I smile at you when you grow enthusiastic? It is a forgivable smile — nay, almost an envious smile. I have lived twenty-five years of repression. I learned not to be enthusiastic. It is a hard lesson to forget. I begin to forget, but it is so little. At the best, before I die, I cannot hope to forget all or most. I can exult, now that I am learning, in little things, in other things; but of my things, and secret things doubly mine, I cannot, I cannot. Do I make myself intelligible? Do you hear my voice? I fear not. There are poseurs. I am the most successful of them all.

Jack

Is this the voice of an eloquent man overcome with passion? Clearly. What kind of passion? Good question. At the time of writing, London was a willing participant in a loveless marriage to his first wife, Bessie Madern – a union designed to create stability and children. It would falter, and a divorce would follow in 1904. Through this marriage ran the close friendship he shared with Strunsky. Both writers were fascinated with the nature of love, and would collaborate on The Kempton-Wace Letters (1903), a fictionalised exploration of two philosophies of love with Strunsky taking the romantic view, London the scientific.

So is this a letter exploring a friendship and foreshadowing a piece of academic enquiry – or is it the work of a man who can’t contain his romantic feelings? We may never know.

Images: Wikimedia Commons & JackLondons.net.

Source: EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion » Sex | 1 Apr 2012 | 7:00 pm MSD

Sex by Numbers: Dolphins Are Swingers Too Edition

A weekly look at sex and culture, by the numbers.

I hope you’re ready to live on your own, because unless you’re a dolphin (it’ll make sense later, I promise), odds are you’re going to end up alone. With that out of the way, let’s get to our weekly batch of facts.

33: Age at which most people describe themselves as first being “truly happy

50%: Odds a man who suspects his partner of infidelity is correct, according to a recent Australian study

85%: Odds a woman who suspects her partner of infidelity is correct

$120,000: Budget NOM allocated in 2009 to locate “children of gay parents willing to speak on camera” against same-sex marriage

52%: Percentage of Jewish marriages from relationships that began online that originated at JDate

5.5 million: people under the age of 35 who live alone

11 million: people over the age of 65 who live alone

120: Number of dolphins in a recent study detailing their previously unknown “extensively bisexual” behavior

Source: EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion » Sex | 30 Mar 2012 | 2:47 am MSD

50 Pick Up Lines for Extreme Jetsetters

Because life is sexier above 10,000 feet.

Looking for love in the friendly skies? If international wanderlust is the name of your game, then these pick up lines just might be for you.

  1. I’d swap to a coach seat just to sit next to you.
  2. What do you think about raising this arm rest to get the party started?
  3. According to the lights, the bathroom is unoccupied right now.
  4. This warm hand towel feels so good. Touch it.
  5. Want me to help you recline?
  6. I’ll show you my passport if you show me yours.
  7. I only pack the essentials.
  8. You’re so cute, I don’t need to see your boarding pass.
  9. I love a good South of the border crossing.
  10. I don’t need the captain to remind me about the upright position.
  11. A 9 hour time difference wouldn’t keep me from you.
  12. I would love to show you first class.
  13. Want to share a cappuccino in Milan tomorrow morning?
  14. If I was a sticker, would you add me to your vintage luggage set?
  15. I can last longer than a jet engine.
  16. Let’s cross the international dateline together.
  17. Want to come over and see my world map?
  18. I would give anything to be your personal item.
  19. Are you ready for take off?
  20. Have trouble sleeping on trains? [No] You will when we travel together.
  21. You don’t need an international ticket to get duty free with me.
  22. I’m a pilot, want me to captain your 747?
  23. Can I buy you a drink in [insert cosmopolitan city of your choice]?
  24. Ever had champagne for breakfast… in Champagne?
  25. If you were a TSA agent, I would be happy to get a body scan.
  26. You put me on Red alert.
  27. I bet you prefer a European lifestyle.
  28. Can I claim your baggage?
  29. Is that an oversized carry-on or are you just happy to see me?
  30. Are you ready to board?
  31. I’d love to be your final destination.
  32. Would you like to join me in the members-only lounge?
  33. I don’t know what gate I’m boarding at, but I hope it’s close to yours.
  34. Do you believe love at first frequent flyer mile?
  35. Do you have your travel workout planned yet? Because I could help.
  36. Your eyes are as blue as the waters surrounding the exotic island I would take you to if we were dating.
  37. Want to stamp my passport?
  38. Something tells me we’d make great travel partners.
  39. Want to come to Paris and see my pied-à-terre?
  40. I know a great recovery for jet lag.
  41. What’s your address? [Why?] So I know what to write on my luggage tag in case my bags get lost and they need to find me.
  42. Which language would you like me to ask you out in?
  43. You’re as classy as the first Pan Am flight.
  44. Your wanderlust is overpowering.
  45. I wouldn’t complain about a layover with you.
  46. It’s always a first class trip with me.
  47. Airplane food is always so terrible, so I always pack my own food. Want one of these chocolate covered strawberries?
  48. For safety’s sake, how about we practice assuming the emergency position.
  49. Want to play TSA officer and pat me down?
  50. I hate red eyes, but I would fly all night for you.

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Source: EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion » Sex | 29 Mar 2012 | 8:29 pm MSD

Better Living Through Publicists: Bush is Back

ColumnA behind-the-screen look at the consistently ridiculous inbox of a writer.

At EcoSalon, we receive our fair share of email pitches, and we’ve decided to give you a weekly peek at this valuable information inside our inboxes. These products, people, and services are 100 percent real, although we’re not always sure that they should be.

Enjoy Health Problems While Looking Like Cameron Diaz!

We got this recently from body sculpting lingerie brand, Leonisa: “As Latin America’s best-selling lingerie line, Leonisa knows every woman’s body type is different which is why they have a wide array of shapers for every shape and size.”

Leonisa can help your body type look its best by doing things like taking your pear shaped body that might look like Shakira, your hourglass curves that look just like Kim Kardashians, or of course your Cameron Diaz boyish/ruler shape, that needs extra added curves and create the body you always wanted! (Side note: It will suck in the process.)

What we want to know is what happens when you go home with your date and they peel off that sexy dress only to see this underneath?! Or, worse yet, ripples of love handles they never knew you had engulf their groping hands. We think this is very unhealthy on a number of levels.

Workout With Makeup On That Won’t Ever Come Off…Ever!

Tired of looking like a hot mess during your hot yoga and kickboxing workout? Don’t you know everyone is looking at you when you’re at the gym to make sure you look good? Everyone. Duh.

You better listen up sweetheart and get some makeup advice from the pros.

YouBeauty’s “Cosmetic Chemistry Expert” Ni’Kita Wilson says when shopping for cosmetics that can take the heat of a vigorous workout, “look for the most transfer-resistant makeup possible; it has a better chance of surviving your workout or physically demanding job.”

Uh oh, don’t they know who they’re pitching to? A site that promotes non-toxic and organic makeup and skin products?

“Silicone-based foundations are best suited to exercise conditions,” says makeup artist Kevin James Bennett, a cosmetics expert for the International Esthetics Advisory Board of Leslie Baumann, M.D., dermatologist and author of The Skin Type Solution. “The cosmetic silicone molecules are too large to penetrate or become lodged in pores and are naturally water resistant,” he says.

Right, foundation for workouts that only comes off with toxic makeup removers. Thanks Kevin, or is it Ni’Kita or is it one of the other three names on the pitch. We’re not sure who to blame for this disaster.

(Note to women working out all over the world: Go makeup free while exercising!)

Dr. Umar Wants to Give You a Thick Bush!

Thanks to Dr. Umar’s PR crew for notifying us of a popular spring trend: bushy brows.

(Psst…we recently wrote about it Dr. Umar).

Sure we get it, bushy brows are in, but what we didn’t know was many women have to resort to transplant surgery in order to achieve the look. Wait, isn’t this a trend though? Won’t transplant surgery give you these forever?

Dr. Umar’s PR people write us:Eyebrow thickness might come in and out of style (think Brooke Shields’ desirable eighties brows versus pencil-thin nineties supermodels), but no matter what the brow trend of the moment may be, fuller eyebrows signal youth. Period.”

I thought fuller eyebrows signified feral children and woods people? Youth. Hmmm…

Did I write yet that the good doctor wants to transplant your other body hair just above your brow? Yes. It is true.

Bushes everywhere.

Image: Rick

 

Source: EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion » Sex | 28 Mar 2012 | 2:39 am MSD

The Love Letters Project #8: Mark Twain & Olivia Langdon

A love letter from Mark Twain to his future wife, Olivia.

Who better to write the world’s most memorable love letters than the world’s most famous writers? And it’s difficult to top the fame of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (described by William Faulkner as “the father of American literature”). This is how Mark Twain goes a-wooing…

Livy dear,

I have already mailed to-day’s letter, but I am so proud of my privilege of writing the dearest girl in the world whenever I please, that I must add a few lines if only to say I love you, Livy. For I do love you, Livy…as the dew loves the flowers; as the birds love the sunshine; as the wavelets love the breeze; as mothers love their first-born; as memory loves old faces; as the yearning tides love the moon; as the angels love the pure in heart…

Take my kiss and my benediction, and try to be reconciled to the fact that I am

Yours forever,

Sam

…..

P.S.– I have read this letter over and it is flippant and foolish and puppyish. I wish I had gone to bed when I got back, without writing. You said I must never tear up a letter after writing it to you and so I send it. Burn it, Livy, I did not think I was writing so clownishly and shabbily. I was in much too good a humor for sensible letter writing.

Self-mocking it may have been, but this courtship was a success. The object of Twain’s affection here is Olivia Langdon – having rejected his first proposal of marriage, she had just accepted his second and would become his wife within the year. Through her, Twain came into contact with a number of American luminaries including Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Their marriage would last 34 years until Olivia’s death in 1904.

Images: Abdullah Frères (Wikimedia Commons) & Wikimedia Commons.

Source: EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion » Sex | 25 Mar 2012 | 7:00 pm MSD

Sex by Numbers: Guilty as Charged Edition

A weekly look at sex and culture, by the numbers.

What a week it’s been for the Ecosalon Sex by Numberettes. We’ve had gay sex outlaws, yoga orgasms and Canadian divorces (and it’s only Thursday). Look out, weekend.

21 percent: respondents who claimed they would be willing to give up sex for a year before giving up Internet access

6 months: possible jail time for two American men on a gay cruise accused of “buggery” during a stop in Dominica

260 million: value of the most recent lawsuit brought against American Apparel CEO Dov Charney

3: number of women in Zimbabwe who have been arrested for forcibly taking semen from hitchhikers

124: Women who have experienced exercise-induced orgasms, according to a recent study at Indiana University

90 days: amount of time a Canadian couple attempting to divorce must avoid having casual sex with each other before their request is granted

Image: Paulina Clemente

Source: EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion » Sex | 23 Mar 2012 | 1:27 am MSK

20 Pick Up Lines for Minimalists

Hey girl, don’t you think it’s time you and I minimized?

Are you a perfectionist when it comes to dating? Not in terms of looks, build, employability, dancing skills, or personality – heck, you’ll take whatever package they come in provided that package is streamlined. If your standards are otherwise minimal, yet you find it hard to find that match made in symmetrical heaven it could very well be because you’re a design perfectionist.

You could either clutter up your bedroom with the sort that comes with extraneous bells and whistles, or let his or her minimalism do the talking, like our dear Ryan. He requires no packaging at all. Just a good font and a clever meme: his abs do the rest.

Ryan’s going to start us off at number 1.

2. My biggest deal breaker? I’d have to say…textiles purchased in the IKEA Marketplace.

3. Who needs a sofa when your mattress is as good as mine?

4. I was married. But lorem ipsum dolor, we’re divorced.

5. Particleboard is not part of my lifestyle.

6. Hey, can you find my G-spot? No, to the left. A little more. A centimeter to the right. Yes, that’s it! That perfect wood accented typographical vortex is such a turn on, isn’t it?

7. With curves like yours, who needs crown molding?

8.

9.  __________________________.

10. You can’t get more hardcore than the West Elm catalog. I mean, really. Must we see the shelving inside your cabinets? We get it. You shave.

11. Funny that you say that. My last girlfriend broke up with me because I didn’t come with enough baggage.

12. I’m not a commitment-phobe, per se. I’m just not ready for a kitchen table right now.

13. I’ll be your ottoman if you’ll be my settee.

14. I’m looking for the perfect long-term silhouette to fill up some negative space in my loft. Could you be that shadow?

15. Feel the grain on that rosewood credenza file cabinet sourced from the Herman Miller mid-century archives: that’s boyfriend material.

16. I think I’ve seen your picture somewhere before. Oh yeah, that’s right. It was in the dictionary next to equilibrium.

17. You complete me.

18. I won’t cramp your style, or closet.

19. You had me at Blanched Seashell White.

20.

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Source: EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion » Sex | 20 Mar 2012 | 4:28 pm MSK

Oh No Mommy! Will the Greenies Take Fireworks Away From Us?

Obligatory Post About Green Fireworks for the 4th of July Fireworks are fun - who doesn't like explosions? - and a good excuse to get together with family and friends, but they're also not very clean. In Beijing, China, the smoke from fireworks during the new year celebrations tripled pollution levels overnight, and the toxic metals used to get the bright colorful sparks fall back to Earth, contaminating soil and water. Is there something we can do without losing the fireworks?

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Do Roses Stink?

For Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions, giving flowers often seems like a gift from Mother Nature herself.

But when flowers are doused in pesticides and transported long (i.e., energy-intensive) distances, their eco-appeal quickly evaporates.  The health impact conventionally-grown flowers has makes them even less desirable.

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