A certain friend of ours, who’s an editor at a certain, prominent fashion publication, just send us this note re: the scoop on Barneys and Neiman Marcus sales. While we must keep her identity a secret, we’ll call her “Deep Salesrack”, here’s what she had to say: For those who live in NY, Barneys has […]
Occasionally you go into a store and buy a little something. A really little something. You know all the smart boutiques where they don’t waste money having logos and store names printed on small bags, they simply hand you that one-of-a-kind bamboo bracelet in a discreet, unassuming brown paper bag. Here are ten great ways […]
If you live in the suburbs, it’s obvious that the same standard landscaping scene seems to predominate – a few shade or flowering trees, shrubs, and a manicured green lawn. But what good are those trees, other than providing some shade in the summertime and a habitat for birds? Edible landscaping can provide more than […]
Holidays don’t have to be a reason to spend all of your hard-earned extra cash. Here are our tips for having a budget-friendly, eco good time this Fourth of July. 1. Stay close to home: It seems that as of late, our country is being barraged with floods and fires. The last thing we need […]
Snow peas, or sugar snaps, are just beginning to make their appearance in grocery stores and at farmers’ markets. These crisp, springtime beauties can be served hot or cold, cooked or even just raw, and make a delicious side dish to any summer meal. To make use of the seasonal bounty, here are a few […]
In this video clip from Season One of PBS television show “Building Green,” host Kevin Contreras explores the basics of environmentally-friendly paints and notable (especially green) brands. See our post on environmentally-friendly painting!
Something exciting happened this week. Finally we can stop worrying about that moment when our first CFL blows out (they really do last forever, don’t they?). What would we do with it? Gone are the days of mindlessly throwing the dead lightbulb into the garbage. This is mercury, after all. But as of Tuesday, June […]
Sorbet is a delicious and refreshing summertime treat, or a nice between-courses palate cleanser. But how do you know how much sugar and other additives is in your store-bought sorbets? With summertime just getting starting, a plethora of fresh in-season fruits is now available – and at great prices. Why not pick up a few […]
This video tip from The Sierra Club shows us how to install a low-flow showerhead to reduce water consumption and energy use.
If The Budget Ecoist were The Millionaire Ecoist, we would still go broke on indie design site, Etsy. Not because Etsy is home to expensive products, but because every single thing we stumble upon is freaking awesome. Take this upcycled magazine bowl from The Sugar Fix, par example. The hip lady behind this eco-friendly bowl […]