Organic Matters — made by hand

Lessons from Freud: layering rugs is cozy and inviting!

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I’ll admit, I wouldn’t have pictured the office of Sigmund Freud to be layered with Persian Rugs.  And yet, it makes perfect sense to me that it would be....

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Happy Feet on Organic Wall to Wall Carpeting

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Introduced in the 1960s, and wildly popular in the 1970s – wall to wall carpeting is enjoying a resurgence in popularity mainly because of its warmth and softness. Do you remember the 70s shag? Whole living rooms blanketed with avocado or tangerine shag floors that needed to be raked? Or perhaps like me, you grew… Continue reading Happy Feet – the case for Organic Wall to Wall Carpeting

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Looking for Non Toxic Products?

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Looking for Non Toxic Products?
I recently came across Debra’s List (http://www.debralynndadd.com/debras-list/) and if you don’t know about Debra Lynn Dadd, head over to her website for an education on chemical free living. Debra Lynn Dadd is an expert in non-toxic living and a go-to person for the chemically sensitive community. She is a consultant and author of several books,… Continue reading Looking for Non Toxic Products?

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…woven from the soul

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…woven from the soul
In our era of cookie cutter, mass produced, “commodity” decor, it’s refreshing to me to see unique, one of a kind product, made by hand.  I concur with Hugo MacDonald: “We are living in a world of smooth edges and shiny surfaces. Our yearning for everything to be friction free feels like it has gone… Continue reading …woven from the soul

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Who Made Your Rug?

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Who Made Your Rug?
Until 1996, there were no watchdog organizations to monitor child labor in India’s carpet industry. Some estimated that 1,000,000 children were weaving carpets in South East Asia. 1,000,000 kids. The work of agencies like GoodWeave and LabelStep have changed the handmade rug industry by monitoring looms for illegal child labor.  These non-government agencies have been active… Continue reading Who Made Your Rug?

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