Green Living Expo, Part I: Eco-Framed Art


Meet best friends and business partners Mike Bortke (with glasses) and Ryan Schoen. Funny, friendly and easy-going, these two guys are great to talk with! They have fun stories to share, finish each others’ sentences, and are also the founders of Frame It Green. Both bring their talents and passions to the table: Mike is … Continue reading

Better late than never…The Living Green Expo!


In the next couple of posts I’ll be blogging highlights from the Minnesota Living Green Expo in May. Yes—I know I’m a bit late—it’s already the middle of July! I’ll admit I’ve been a bit behind on my posts. But better late than never, right? I apologize to my wonderful readers, as well as to … Continue reading

A Taste of Summer


One of my favorite things about summer is outdoor dining: picnics in the park, backyard BBQs and who doesn’t love a rooftop cocktail party? What I don’t like is the hassle of using indoor dishware for outdoor dining. And I’m not too thrilled with the idea of using disposable dishes either. Well, fear not. I’ve found … Continue reading

Living on the Edge


Now, even the greenest of thumbs can live high and on the edge! Israeli company Greenbo provides a highly-designed solution for creating the perfect aerial view. Place the Greenbo planter on any ledge or railing, either indoor or out, and you’ll bring the many beautiful and green benefits of plants to your high-rise apartment or … Continue reading

Under the Boardwalk


So many iconic images come to mind when I think of the Fourth of July: The Declaration of Independence, fireworks, beer and BBQ, apple pie and the list goes on and on. Lately, with all the Turner Classic Movies on TV, my mind drifts back to a nostalgic period in American history; a time of … Continue reading

Sunshine in a Box


Art, music and eco-friendly design are creatively combined in Craig Colorusso‘s Sun Boxes. This is one of the few instances I’ve come across in which art utilizes an eco-friendly approach as part of its form and function. Imagine swimming in the middle of a pod of humpback whales. You’re completely immersed in a world of water … Continue reading