Create A Virtual Learning Classroom At Home. Millions of children are homeschooling. And unless parents have unlimited funds, thinking “out of the box” when it comes to creating a home schooling environment for their child is a must. It’s not only about finding a desk and chair, “self regulation” is also key for a homeschool space. The term self regulate refers to a person’s ability to adjust and control their energy level, emotions, behavior and attention. In other words, if our kids are focused, anchored and happy learning from home, then we parents can focus on our work as well.
August Favorites! As a cruelty-free designer, I care about recommending products to my clients that are safe for the whole family! As we spend more time at home either working or home schooling our kids, I believe that you must design spaces dedicated for work and play. I put together this list of my recent favorites in preparation for the first day of “school” this August. This list is full of organizational office goodies that are for you and your kids. Keep scrolling to check them out!
Fake V Real Leather Get 10 Facts. Many of us, including myself, were lead to believe that leather equates to luxury. That the softness and “leather” smell ultra chic? Well, I’m here to tell you 10 things you didn’t know about that leather chair or couch you might be sitting on right now that might make you think about leather alternatives in a whole new way. Fake V Real Leather Get 10 Facts.
Beds Mattresses Disease & Sleep. Learn from Barry Cik. He is an extremely accomplished engineer and the founder of Naturepedic! He was a guest on “Lounge & Learn.” Barry helped us uncover the dirty details behind mattress manufacturing, materials, poisons & ethics. Check out the teaser below. Beds Mattresses Disease & Sleep.
Without a doubt, this webinar was one of our most informative and important ones to date. Barry like most of our guests, is a true expert in his field. It is a very important subject considering we spend one third of our life on a mattress. A mattress must be safe and chemical free. Listen and learn. Isn’t your health worth 40 minutes of your time?
Get the full interview. VeganDesign.Org members only pay $10 and regular folk pay $20.
Here’s just a few of the many topics we chatted with Barry about:
Latex, foam, memory foam, feathers, down & so much more. The market is flooded with so many choices and so many chemicals!
How To Design the Best Healthy Vegan Home🧚♀️ We all want to be happy, healthy and strong don’t we? We don’t wake up in the morning and shout out “today, I want to be sad, weak and unmotivated!” It’s scientifically proven that most of us crave positivity. Of course we do! However, we still seek confirmation from the world of science. I recall years ago when “baloney sandwiches are bad for your health!” made headlines. REALLY?? I had absolutely no idea that chemically injected, processed, dyed animal meat byproducts weren’t part of an ideal diet for humans! Shocking! Btw, i had to look up the spelling of baloney. Yes it’s been that long since I ate a baloney sandwich. I think the last time was when I was a kid in summer camp. Back to “how to design the best healthy vegan home.” Watch this recorded webinar I did for the fabulous EGE Carpet Showroom in London about the subject (of vegan design..not baloney sandwiches 😏).
Father’s Day gift ideas. As a cruelty-free designer, one of the challenges I encounter most is finding gifts for my family & friends that don’t harm any living being & are safer for our planet. We all want to be happy, healthy and strong. So surrounding ourselves with positive, good things is a strong part of mental and physical health. The gifts below are thoughtful and special. They meet quite a bit of my ethical criteria. So without further ado, here are my “Father’s Day Gift Ideas” for all the papas out there!
How To Pick Paint Safe For Families. Shopping for paint can be confusing and over-whelming. There are endless brands to consider. Also, it’s not only about finding the perfect color for your design project. But it’s about educating yourself about healthier & safer paint options. Many are not aware that paints can be highly dangerous and unhealthy. We all love a beautifully decorated space, but clearly not at the cost of getting sick or harming the planet, animals and humans right? So, here’s everything you wanted to know about healthy & humane paints in “laywoman’s” terms. 🧚♀️
The Famous Flowers Of The Four Seasons Paris. Jeff Leatham is the creative genius behind the magnificent floral arrangements of the George V Four Seasons Hotel in Paris and Beverly Hills, California. I have had the privilege of watching how the flowers in the Paris hotel are arranged, changed, watered and loved. Honestly, there are no words to describe the beauty and the amount of work it takes to maintain them. I was fortunate enough to sit down with the Director of Floral design in Paris and chat about the famous flower arrangements of The Four Seasons Hotel Paris.
A Public Goods Unboxing Video. As a cruelty free designer, i find it challenging to find things that meet my ethical & healthy standards. I’m always in search for really great cruelty free, vegan, healthy furniture, decor, and home products.. So I’m really psyched to show you this Public Goods Unboxing Video