With spring officially showering us with the promise of the greener days to come, it is seems vital to think about truly organic ways to shed the remaining winter layers. The last few months in Eastern Europe were quite magical for me, but I must admit that I am feeling less than radiant about my complexion and overall glow. Inner beauty typically fuels me through the most challenging days and late nights, but sometimes one needs to call on a little bit of help to boost one's energy and health.
Enter Futurenatural, the supreme online source for all organic beauty needs and questions. Touted as the 'Sephora of organic and natural beauty products', energetic founder Emma Pezzack offers up so much more with her carefully selected offerings, well-researched ingredients, and helpful product reviews. Her mission is one of wisely transforming our ideas about beauty and personal style via informed consumerism and self-care that redefines contemporary luxury.
Included in this post is just a sampling of some of the quality products that I spied on Futurenatural - with a focus on skin rejuvenation and nourishing shimmer. I already use and swear by Kahina Giving Beauty products and John Masters Organics and could not be happier with the lasting effects.
I have to confess that simply checking in daily with Futurenatural's sister blog, Organic Beauty View, makes me feel more informed and in turn radiant. The future of beauty and personal care seems so much brighter and promising with enterprises like this highlighting the best offerings available. The time it takes to do the proper research is an investment in the preservation of all of the beauty that surrounds us and the natural resources that have sustained us for centuries and generations.
"Marvellous feathers of rare birds, found by explorers in far away lands of the imagination - acquired for our collection, catalogued and numbered, are displayed in a cabinet of curiosities" at Tinctory's online boutique. The ingredients and inspiration: plant-dyed silks, inspired by intricate historic 'smocking' needlework, geometric patterns in nature, variation and repetition, romance and fairytales.
Rara Avis, Beekeepers, Poems to Silk - nostalgically organic collections tinted with natural dye concoctions. Tinctory's designer Eva states, "Tinctory is a word that may not exist but if it did it would mean a place where things are dyed. Tinctor means 'dyer' in Latin.
Insect-generated lace typography may simply be buzz for the designer set, but Eindhoven Edhv has created a captivating showcase for such a marvel. The 'Debug' poster project consists of a series of graphics created by tracking the movements of insects, specifically woodlice and crickets.
On March 26, Parsons and MoMA with IFF, Seed, and Coty present Headspace: On Scent as Design.
Headspace is a one-day symposium on the conception, impact, and potential applications of scent. This event gathers leading thinkers, designers, scientists, artists, established perfumers as well as "accidental perfumers" (a selection of architects, designers, and chefs invited to experiment with scent) to acknowledge scent as a new territory for design and begin to draft the outline of this new practice.
Friday, March 26, 2010 10:00am – 5:30 pm Tishman Auditorium, The New School 66 West 12th Street, New York
Featuring the work of Portia Munson, Sarah Frost, and Aurora Robson Opening Reception: Saturday, March 20, 6-8pm
P·P·O·W Gallery is pleased to present the work of Sarah Frost, Portia Munson and Aurora Robson in a three-person exhibition entitled 'Debris'. Each artist will contribute a major installation consisting entirely of mass-produced plastic refuse transformed into fantastical art environments. Though connected by choice of material, each project is completely independent. Aurora Robson, 'Belch' (2009), discarded plastic bottles, rivets, tinted polycrylic, mica powder and mild steel, 8 feet diameter
Rianne de Witte's Spring/Summer 2010 'Seascapes' collection is inspired by the bold and beautiful beach life of the 1930's. Nostalgic, free-spirited, and sustainably gorgeous with the panache that only de Witte, the eco fashion legend can deliver.
I know that this might be old news to some, but I really feel a need to 'recycle' these gorgeous images from SUST's 2009 collection, shot in exquisite Iceland. Waterfalls, glacial terrain, and lava fields - beauty and diversity to turn your world upside down.