Houston, we have a problem. Do you ever feel like you came from a different planet? Well, maybe you did! In honor of World Space Week, we put together this quiz to determine which planet you are from based on your personality. Are you quiet like the moon, free-spirited like Jupiter, imaginative like Neptune, or adventurous like Mercury? Let’s take a journey through space to rediscover which planet you should be calling home.
Archives for September 2016
A contemporary home is constantly evolving. As summer comes to an end, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to switch things up in your home. Whether it is simply adding new accent pillows to the couch or redesigning the entire kitchen, refreshing your environment at home can have positive psychological effects. According to the Pantone Fashion Color Report, this fall is all about sanguinity, strength, and serenity.
Instead of your typical fall colors like tangerine and maroon, this fall is led by the Blue family. When decorating your home for the season, don’t be afraid to combine playfulness with structure. This fall’s color palette will allow you to bring earth tones and vivacious pops of color together under one roof. Inspired by the peacefulness and optimism that this color palette generates, we created a room-by-room home décor guide just for you.
In the office – Riverside
Riverside is this fall’s top color and we can see why. This sophisticated shade of blue is cool and calming, yet strong and stable, which makes it the perfect color to surround you while you are working.
While some embrace the fact that they can make a positive impact on our planet, others choose to run from it. In the U.S., there are currently many states that are struggling with water shortages. However, there is also a large number of people who leave the water on while brushing their teeth, which wastes up to five gallons of water per day. We understand that changing your entire lifestyle within a week is probably not feasible, but even the smallest change – like turning the water off – can make a big difference.
We created a month-by-month green living guide to help you take small steps in the right direction. We encourage you to join us and evaluate the environmental impact of your lifestyle, strive to lessen it, and help us spread the word to others. Today is the perfect day to make a difference.
Part of a successful eco-friendly lifestyle is the ability to cut down waste and resources to help our planet. As sustainability continues to become an accessible and viable way of life, consumers are looking for products, services, and experiences that are trendy but low on environmental impact. In this edition of the Eco-Friendly Trend Report, we will go over the lifestyle, home, and technology trends in the front of this movement.
In order to go green, one first needs to think green. Consumers, especially Millennials, are increasingly adopting a “buy less, but buy better” mentality, which involves purchasing fewer, but higher quality goods.
Currently, 35% of shoppers are willing to spend more on products that are good for the environment, and that number is expected to grow in the coming years. Consumers are focusing more on the brand behind the product, favoring companies that are mindful of the environment and subsequently buying products that make them feel good in both body and mind. This is assisted by the idea that a clean, minimal space equals a happy space – by choosing to buy fewer products in general but going for products that are long-lasting and sustainably designed, people are keeping more goods out of the waste cycle.
Tiny homes were all the rage in 2015, and they continue to be the craze for 2016, appearing on HGTV shows like “Tiny Home Hunters” and “Tiny Home Nation”. Tiny homes are also part of this growing movement to downsize one’s life and live more minimally.
Costing less than $30,000 on average, these pint-sized micro dwellings typically occupy between 100 and 400 square feet of space and are often built with eco-friendly materials like solar panels and rainwater collecting pipes. The costs of owning and living in a typical 2,000 square-foot home can be expensive and wasteful in the long run, so the tiny home trend is all about eliminating what we don’t need and focusing on a simplified shelter. Ranging from modern styles to rustic trailer cabin, tiny homes are also a perfect fusion of environment and design – you could live green and live with less, but look good while doing it.
A revolutionary product is launched into the market. Do you buy it right away, or wait until more information is available on its features and shortcomings? If you’re in the former camp, you are an early adopter. You see the appeal of new products and invest in their potential to become something bigger. There is a downside to this: you may be buying into a more expensive, flawed product that could prove a failure. However, think of the very first iPhone – you may also very well be at the forefront of a major product movement and evolution. That said, here are three reasons why it’s beneficial to be an early adopter.