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Holidays with Pure Green

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Travel to Spain and stay at the spectacular Cap Rocat

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November / December in every issue

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Editor’s Letter Our First Christmas!

Contributors

Everything you need for an eco chic Christmas.

Pure Green Style

Everything you need for an eco chic Christmas.

Pure Green Homes 12 pages of great eco gift ideas

The Organic Kitchen 12 pages of great eco gift ideas

104 Pure Green Travller 116 The Last Word

Everything you need for an eco chic Christmas.

Everything you need for an eco chic Christmas.

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16 Pure Green Gift Guide 30 Happy Christmas 35 Vintage Christmas gift ideas from your favourite bloggers

Ideas for a nature inspired, easy DIY holiday look

Set the table with vintage finds

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2011 Calendars Set the date in eco style


November / December features

42 Eco Wrapping Ideas Taste the Holidays 44 Pure Green Workplace 53 DIY wrapping style

The perfect holiday gift

With Jenna Rose

61 The Brick House 72 The Lucky House At Home with Hindsvik 82 Dip into Christmas Eve 90 104 Cap Rocat Morgan Satterfield’s Retro Cool Home

Artist Jed Lind & Stylist Jessica de Ruiter’s Home

Dan & Valeria’s vintage home

A fondue party to remember

A stunning Spanish getaway

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Letter from the Editor

Happy Holidays!

Myself {right} and Jenna Greenberg {left} in her studio during the shoot for Pure Green Workplace.

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Due to legal circumstances we are now Pure Green Magazine, modified from Pure Green Living. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

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Every year the days seem to fly by, until before I know it, it’s Christmas again! I’m so happy and excited to share it with you this year - we had so much fun this issue coming up with ways to celebrate Christmas while keeping it light, cheery, and of course, eco. For me, the holidays are about one thing only - appreciating one another. I’m always filled with such gratitude and wonderment, it reminds of how amazing and beautiful the world can be - it refuels my passion to work to preserve it, which is why I’m so happy and delighted to bring you this magazine. The Pure Green family is growing! We’ve added new regular contributors, and we have some familiar faces too. The future is exciting! As the New Year rolls in, I’m excited beyond words at the fantastic things that lay just on the horizon, and I will get to share them with you! I want to thank you, readers of Pure Green, because without you I wouldn’t be doing this. I’ve always had a dream - right from my first coop at the local paper - of working on something like this. Thank you so much, from the very bottom of my heart, for helping it grow. And grow! Here’s to long life and happiness! Cheers!

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Erin Monett, Photographer

A photographer for ten years, Erin specializes in weddings, portraits, editorial & commercial work. Her work has appeared in several top publications. She resides in Huntsville, Ontario, with her husband Brad and their beloved pooch, ‘Gilbert’.

Contributors

More from Erin: www.everimages.ca

Erica Midkiff, Copy Editor Erica, who resides in Boston, works as a copyeditor with small business owners in the creative field, primarily online. She has a passion for editing - she makes sure that your voice and your message are heard. She is new to the Pure Green team, and carefully and lovingly edited our home & travel features, as well as the Workplace interview. More from Erica: www.ericamidkiff.com

Victoria Smith

Victoria is the editor/writer of SFGirlbyBay, one of the West Coast’s leading interior design blogs. She is a hopeful photographer, photo stylist, design junkie and bonafide flea market queen. She resides in San Francisco, California. More from Victoria: www.sfgirlbybay.com

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Contributors

Leigha Oaks

Leigha is a professional Interior Designer and resides in Portland, Oregon. She has travelled the world, which taught her the importance of ‘soaking in every sight, and always to have a camera on hand and a notebook nearby.’ She is also the author of the design blog Elle Oh, and is a contributing blogger at Eco Salon. More from Leigha: www.elleohblog.blogspot.com www.ecosalon.com

Kirsten Grove

Kirsten has been an active Interior Decorator for 7 years. She also sells re-purposed and restyled furniture and accessories at Brass Razoo in Nampa Idaho, and is the author of the popular blog Simply Grove Her favorite part of design is Prop Styling. Kirsten also has a hidden desire to design furniture and lamps. She resides outside of Boise Idaho with her husband and 2 children. More from Kirsten: www.simplygrove.com

Beth Dotolo

Beth Dotolo is the principal Interior Designer for Nest Interiors in Dallas, Texas. She is also a blogger, penning the popular design blog Hello Splendor. She lives in Dallas with her family, where she is “determined to live a blissful modern, life... and share it with you.” More from Beth: www.hellosplendor.com

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Petra Boykoff

A certified interior designer living in New York City and working on luxury hotel projects and residences all over the world. Petra also writes Pretty Little Green Things, a blog dedicated to showing the beautiful side of green and the sustainable side of luxury. More from Petra: www.prettylittlegreenthings.com

Jennifer Mueller

Jennifer is a blogger, mother and musician. She has spent much of her life on a quest for a greener lifestyle, while saving some ‘green’ too. Her blog, Organic Cents, hunts down ‘good organic deals’ and is a wealth of information for great green products. More from Jennifer: www.organiccents.blogspot.com

Jonathan MacKay

A former restaurateur and avid outdoorsman, Jonathan owns & operates Sustain with his wife Celine. He is responsible for the delectable creations in the Organic Kitchen. This issue Jonathan created a wonderful fondue dinner and a fantastic appetizer dish. More from Jonathan: www.sustainecostore.com

Rikkianne & Ursula

Rikkianne Van Kirk and Ursula Arnold, co-owners of Chakra Pennywhistle, create accessories inspired by early American folk art and curious objects found in local shops. If they aren’t in the Chakra Pennywhistle studio, you are most likely to find them browsing through used book shops, hunting for treasure at flea markets and junk shops, or at the beach. Rikkianne will always be the one with the sketchpad, and Ursula will be the one coming up with more ideas than she can write down.

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More from the girls: www.chakrapennywhistle.com


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Wreath Style Mix it up with these fresh, eco friendly takes on an old classic!!

Get this stunning bay leaf wreath from McFadden Farms. Add an organic appeal to any room; spritz with water to keep fresh and pluck a few leaves to flavour your holiday cooking!

Great DIY!

Mix it up with this alternative holiday wreath, made from real succulents. Added bonus: long lasting beauty well past the holiday season!

Show off your crafty prowess with this stunning yet simple DIY! Get the instructions on the great DIY blog: Living with Lindsey

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If you’re not into doing it yourself but you love handmade style, try this yarn wreath option. Available at GreenEyed.com


Pure Green

gift guide

We’ve pulled a few great bloggers together to create a gift guide, just for you. Dozens of gift ideas for every budget.

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Pure Green Gift Guide

Celine, Pure Green My approach to gift giving is quality over quantity... I’d rather spend a little more on one present that I know the receiver will love. I also approach each gift as thoughtfully as possible. If I give someone something that I absolutely love myself, then usually it’s a winner!

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Norwegian Forest laser cut birch ply by Catherin Kullberg $65 catherine kullberg

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Hawthorne Cluster made by Abigail A. Percy $89 abigail percy


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Victoria, SFGirlByBay

This holiday season, I’m embracing a bit of the great outdoors, a sense of adventure and the re-purposed side of gifting. One of the best things about vintage, is that it hasn’t ended up in a landfill, but has been given a whole new life. I like passing that along to people I love.

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Leigha, Elle Oh Leigha collected a few of her favourite eco gift ideas for you! Her modern taste is sure to please!

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Kirsten, Simply Grove A gift that comes from the heart always means the world to me. So when shopping I always try to consider the recipients personality and style.

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Petra, Pretty Little GreenThings

Finding truly unique gifts for the holidays that don’t break the bank can sometimes be a challenge, so I’ve done some of the leg work for you. Here are a few of my favorite eco-friendly gift items for everyone on your list.

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Beth, Hello Splendor

When searching for the perfect gift for friends and family, it’s important to me that the gift tell a story. The story can be about the recipient or about the gift itself. I love purchasing gifts from small businesses and independent artists that have put care into the production and design process. When supporting these mom-and-pop shops you can be sure that your gift will be unique.

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Jennifer, Organic Cents Picking stocking stuffers for the ones you love can be one of the greatest Joys during the holidays. Filled with little jewels that could be carried in a purse or pocket and used through out the year, they don’t need to be expensive but useful, thoughtful, and clever!

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happy christmas!

We created some simple, DIY projects to add some inexpensive, festive and eco touches to your home this holiday. You can easily acheive this natural yet holiday look. produced by Celine MacKay photographed by Erin Monett, EverImages.ca

Opposite Page: If you want to use a potted Christmas tree, you’ll have to get one relatively small. In order to keep it maneouverable a good size is 3 feet tall. We used an upcycled coffee bag to disguise the potted base. After the holidays, simply re-plant and nurture! Find a spot to plant a tree year after year and create a special forest full of happy memories of Christmas’ past for you and your family! Above Right: These adorable natural wooden ornaments are handcrafted and will suit any decor, and they’re versatile! See how we used them on page 31 and 40! At Right: Add a natural touch to your wrapped presents! This look is easy and unique. We created these wooden “buttons” using a medium size branch cut into 1/4” coins and drilled the holes with a small drill bit. Thread ribbon or string around your gift, depending on your mood!


At Left: Have yourself a recycled Christmas! We used crystals from an old, deconstructed chandelier. Add sparkle and glamour, inexpensively! Source: The Antique Cellar, Huntsville At Right: Enjoy the warmth of a fire, wherever you are, with this biofireplace that burns pure, denatured ethanol. Source: SustainEcoStore.com

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DIY Natural Jute Tree Step One: Using a heavy construction paper, cut a large triangle, slightly rounding the longest edge (depending on the desired look you can play with the size). Step Two: Apply water-based glue to one side edge of the triangle, and gently roll the paper into a cone, leaving a small hole at the tip. Step Three: Using a natural jute twine, starting from the bottom and working your way up, apply glue to the paper and wind the twine slowly around the cone, glueing as you go. Step Four: Once you reach the top, cut the twine, leaving a 1� tail. To finish the tree off, tuck the tail into the tip of the cone, sealing the hole and finishing the look.

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... a few extra accessories We picked a few more of our favourite christmas decorating finds... because we couldn’t resist!

Above & At Right: Polli, a certified carbon neutral company in Australia, creates eco accessories for both you & your home. The eco decorations at right come in a pack of 30, and are very modern and scandi-chic. polli.com.au

Win These! Details on page 115

We couldn’t resist this chic advent calendar with real grown-up appeal. vivaterra. com

This paper string garland is very versatile: use it is to decorate gifts, christmas trees and mantles alike for some minimal, modern and handmade charm. etsy.com/shop/KristinaMarie


The Antique Cellar

for retro cool, vintage & victorian chic 705.789.9090


vintage christmas

Put a spin on tradition with simple vintage touches, without spending a fortune.

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produced by Celine MacKay photgraphy by Erin Monett, EverImages.ca


Untraditional Get Creative - you can create stunning table settings with what you have at home, or with simple thrify finds. For this story, we used mismatched vintage plates and created a tablecloth with recycled craft paper. Provide coloured pencils and guests can leave happy christmas wishes. Don’t know what to do with all those Christmas cards? Upcycle them! These centerpeices were created with last year’s Christmas cards!

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You can’t beat the patina and charm of vintage christmas ornaments. The mismatch colours and styles will add personality and charm. Make it fun, and have fun on the hunt for vintage Christmas treasures! We hung some from the light fixture, arranged them on plates and filled vintage glass bowls and goblets. Source: Vintage Christmas Ornaments, The Antique Cellar.


Source: Place Holders, Repurposed Handcrafted Tree Ornaments shop.SustainEcoStore.com;


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2011 Eco Calendars save the date in eco style style picks by Leigha Oaks

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Wrap it Up!!

DIY editors Rikkianne & Ursula (of Chakra Pennywhistle!!) have rounded up some great eco giftwrapping ieas. Try them out!

furoshiki Furoshiki Wrap from Chewing the Cud, $12 Use again, and again, and again. The wrapping is a present itself!

pattern wrap Created by Chakra Pennywhistle Wrap gifts with sewing pattern paper easily found in local thrift shops. The color and lines give a natural, modern look. Finish with hemp twine.

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Poppy doll Created by Susan Johnson of Avalanche Looms For a playful child... She has store string arms, a chop stick paper dress, and washi paper tape shoes. Susan suggests to save the doll for another gift package or keep it to play with. This makes a cute topper for any recycled, wrapped gift.

bottle netting Created by Chakra Pennywhistle Compliment a wine bottle by wrapping it in produce netting. Tis the season for Clementines. Why not save the netting and use it as a simple wrap? Add twine or ribbon and simply tie around a wine bottle for holiday parties.

Paper bows Created by Jonathan MacKay Ever wonder what to do with all those bits of left over gift wrap? Fold them over carefully to create ‘ribbon’. Loop one peice around the gift and secure. Loop two more peices to create the bow, and secure in the center with a small peice folded into a square.


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Taste the Holidays!

Impress the host of holiday parties with delicious baked goods packaged in delightful viintage tins. Pick your favourite holiday recipes and visit your local vintage shop for the perfect tin. Sources: Tins, The Antique Cellar; Butter Tarts & Mararoons from Farmer’s Daughter; Marshmallows, made by PGM

produced by Celine MacKay photography by Erin Monett, EverImages.ca


Pure Green Exclusive! Get a recipe from Farmer’s Daughter for their delicious savory scones. Available at the Pure Green blog.

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Eco Read {& Make!} Get inspired to make something special - get your kids and friends in on it too. Craft Hope is a special collaboration of top designers who offer 32-projects that can be made and donated to specific charities. You’ll also find helpful tips on how to give locally and globally, how to give thoughtfully and appropriately, and how to empower those you are helping. By Jade Sims

Check out the Craft Hope website to get great updates on the projects from Jade, or just see what other’s create. Get the book from Amazon.com; $17.95

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Pure Green Workplace

Jenna Rose

Meet Jenna Greenberg, the talented artist behind the much celebrated eco home decor and accessories brand, Jenna Rose.

photos: Erin Monette, Ever Images Photography interview: Celine MacKay


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PGL: Tell us a bit about you and the work that

you do.

JR: I grew up in a family where art and sewing

were a part of life. I sewed my own clothes in high school and worked in my mom’s quilt shop; it was inevitable that I would go on to work with textiles one day. I received a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax with a major in textiles and a minor in fashion. After graduating in 2006 I returned to Guelph and set up my studio in the top floor of my mom’s quilt shop, and started producing my screen printed fashion and home accessories full-time. In the summer of 2008 I moved to a lovely studio surrounded by a vibrant artist community in Hamilton, Ontario. The current Jenna Rose collection consists of hats, organic cotton scarves, handbags, pillows, organic cotton blankets, and storage bins and hampers. I illustrate each design by hand and screen print all of the fabrics in-house using nontoxic water-based pigments and natural and organic materials.

PGL: What is a typical day like for you at your studio?

JR: I walk to my studio with my yellow Lab, Beau, every morning. I get caught up on emails, bills, orders, and other computer work, followed by printing shipping labels and packing up orders.


Pure Green Workplace After the administrative work is done I spend the rest of the day making. I am lucky to have a long print table where yardage is pinned and printed. I also have a big cutting table and an industrial machine. While the yardage dries I will usually cut or sew. Each design is heat set in a heat press to make the pigments permanent; I am also doing this at the same time. So I pretty much go from task to task all day long, from the print table, to the cutting table, to the heat press, and back to the print table. I’m a multitasker. At some point I will also have a midday break and get some fresh air, a coffee, and walk the dog.

PGL: What is your most trea- JR: I am so excited to be ussured creation so far?

ing organic fabrics. This season I started using organic JR: My new tree house print cotton and recycled leather has been pretty exciting. Four for my shoulder bags, and last years ago, when I first started season I introduced organic Jenna Rose, I did a print of a cotton scarves. My organic tree house. I have been draw- cotton blankets, which are so ing them ever since, hoping to incredibly soft, have been a introduce a new one at some favorite since I started making them a couple years ago. It’s exciting when I find an organic fabric that works for a product I am making, or even better, when one inspires a new product! I am constantly looking through fabric samples and as long as I keep finding lovely organics I will definitely continue to use them.

PGL: How do you

PGL: What do you

get inspiration for the beautiful designs that you create? (Your blankets and hats are some of my favourite possessions!)

love about what you do? What do you dislike?

JR: I am so thankful

JR: I am constantly

drawing and photographing things I see and places I go that I find interesting or intriguing. I am really attracted to old and rare objects and architecture as well and trees and odd bits of plants I find on forest walks. These are things I enjoy to draw and that eventually become prints.

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point. This print is so peaceful to me and I am finding others are really connecting with it as well!

PGL: We’re overjoyed that

part of your line is organic. Any plans to expand the organic line?

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for my studio and that I get to spend my days working there with my dog by my side; I can’t think of any other way I would want to spend a working day. The screen printing and designing parts of production are definitely my favorite. As far as dislikes go, I would have to say bookkeeping. But all the things I love about what I do make the small things I don’t like so much seem irrelevant.


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“ I am really attracted to old and rare objects, architecture, trees and odd bits of plants I find on forest walks. These are things I enjoy to draw and that eventually become prints�.

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Brick House

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story: Celine MacKay photography: Morgan Satterfield


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organ Satterfield’s California house is stunning. It is a virtual trip through the ages of design classics, and while many of the pieces are still in production today, Morgan’s are the real McCoy—true vintage delight. Thriftiness was a highlight of my conversation with Morgan. She and her husband decorated their house on a tiny budget—something many of us can relate to—but this is a simple fact for her, not a point of complaint or of boasting.” In PGM’s opinion, a real marker of great taste is the ability to create a home that is cohesive and looks high-end, while never revealing or hinting that it was done on a dime—and Morgan’s hit it out of the park. She and her husband moved into this house only three years ago, and while no major structural changes were made, the two got to work right away, doing much of it themselves. As Morgan puts it, “A little paint and addressing the floors can make a pretty discernable deference. “My design process is pretty organic. I move things around all the time and bring in things I find while thrifting, which usually changes things pretty drastically. I’m constantly culling the Internet, magazines, and books for images that reveal a little bit of what I want to create. Most of the time I can figure out the end feeling I want, but as our needs change, sometimes the function of the rooms will change as well.”

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It’s pretty clear that Morgan is the ultimate thrifter; she sifts through the shelves until she emerges, triumphant, with fantastic, well-preserved originals. After she brings home each find, it is perfectly integrated into her stylish but unfussy space. Her kitchen is a perfect example. Most would have replaced the 1950s teal blue Formica work-top, but Morgan kept it and turned it into a eye-catching feature, a rare skill and a great way to design green. “We kept a lot of the original features because we couldn’t afford to replace them, but it really was the original features that made usbuy the place. I knew I wanted a vintage home and that I wanted to keep it vintage. If it lasted for the past sixty years and is still in

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good shape—why not keep on using it?” Finally, since she has a house full of vintage treasures, we had to know which was her favourite. The unbearably cool Morgan says, “Hmmmm. My favorite pieces are always shifting. I’ll love something for a while and then get tired of it. That sort of attitude makes me move things around a bunch and buy and sell pieces quite often. Maybe right now I really love the giant burl wood coffee table in the living room. It’s a really derisive piece— lots of folks hate it and think it is horribly ugly—but I love it. I love the beefiness, gnarled wood, and the heaviness of it. I think it’s a good shift from all the light, clean-lined furniture everywhere else.”

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agood deal:

Morgan got the authentic Hardoy Butterfly chairs from Craigslist for $60 each!!! The leather covers came later from Circa 50


Incredibly, Morgan made the chandelier in the dining room, fashioned after Lindsey Adelman’s beautiful design. Like it? Make one! The instructions are generously posted on Lindsey’s site:

Adelman Chandelier diy

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Pure Green Homes At Left: the Eames’ shell rocker was originally designed in 1948 by Herman Miller. Now it’s a iconic midcentury design piece that is still in high demand today. You can expect to pay anywhere from $750 to $1500 for an original... or keep an eye out for a good deal. You never know!!!

Below: Morgan’s pet Chiouaoua Iggy!

At right: the pendant light is a George Nelson Bubble Lamp found on Craigslist. Paint it Black: create a statement by painting one wall black. Morgan tied it together nicely with the Eame’s rocker and Navajo tapestry.

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Shop Vintage “I’ve been thrifting since I was a teenager. I always liked the process of digging through stuff and finding crazy things I’d never seen before. I started collecting furniture in college since I needed to furnish my place, had no cash, and needed stuff to sit on or eat off. I became more aware of design classics and the history of vintage design after I graduated and needed to furnish my apartment. I had friends who were really interested in finding great pieces and it just sort of grew into an obsession.”

Morgan’s Quick Tips: 1.

Look for quality. Go to high-end vintage shops, look at the quality and construction of pieces, ask questions, figure out what you like, and then keep an eye out for it.

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Integrating vintage is pretty easy; I think figuring out what you like and the feeling you want to create is the hard part. Looking at classic pieces, doing research, finding inspiration images— those will all help to integrate vintage in your own home. Once you do that and feel confident, find things you love and they will fit somewhere. If not, sell it on Craigslist!


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Morgan’s thoughts on

living green: “We recycle, we buy used, we try to keep our consumption down. I guess it all sort of developed out of economic need. We consumed less because we had less money, we recycle because we get some money back, we buy used because we can afford it and also resell it. Maybe we are sort of green out of necessity, but I can’t imagine doing things another way.”

Morgan got the vintage brass steamer trunk for a mere $15 at a Palm Springs vintage shop.


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At Home with Morgan... Describe the perfect lazy Sunday. Oh, I sleep. I love sleeping. I will sleep all day long if possible. Play with the dogs, eat some crappy food, perhaps go see a movie—all pretty mundane boring stuff. But sleeping is the best.

Favourite movie? How does someone choose one? It changes seriously every day. Today feels kind of like a Clue day.

Perfect Meal? Maybe my dad’s gumbo or my mom’s lasagna. Not the most exciting or exotic answer, but I get to eat each about once a year and they are always perfect.

Favourite Peice of Clothing? 1970’s thrift store leather boots. I don’t know who made them or where they’ve been, but I love them. They fit my giant feet perfectly and match everything.

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The Lucky House

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hen Jed Lind, an artist, and Jessica de Ruiter, a freelance fashion stylist, told us about finding their home in Los Angeles, the words “instantly fell in love” were used. They have lived there ever since-- five years to be exact--along with their two dogs, Pinkie and Phoebe, and a new baby on the way. Built in 1938, the little home has a wonderful history. An Asian family that lived there named the house the Lucky House because good things happened to those who live there, to which Jed and Jessica can attest: “It has a very positive energy and flow to it. It is a very special space.” So lucky, in fact, that shortly after moving in while installing a new fence, they found another little window into the home’s happy history in the form of a time capsule buried in the front courtyard. “It was buried in a cement footing and we just happened to drill right around it without damage. It had photos and a note from one of the other families that had lived in the house. It was amazing!”

The house itself is light and bright; the white walls serve not as ”stark contrast” but as a blank slate for the couple’s ever-evolving style. “Jess and I like when a space has texture and depth and feels livable and welcoming,” says Jed. “Our aesthetic is definitely more classic than trendy, and we prefer our environment to

I suppose we are always going for some form of minimalism but that doesn’t have to translate as sterile or cold. We put a lot of value in quality and good design, whether that be in the house itself or the pieces that we bring into it.” In fact, making the home into what it is today seems as though it was an effortless and joyful process. “It’s always a work in progress. When you love interior design and have a passion for decorating, it becomes almost more of a hobby. Things can always be improved or updated.” That enthusiasm created a home that feels personal and lived-in, yet clean and modern. At PGM, we have a passion for mixing vintage and modern, and Jed and Jess agree; their home is peppered with little treasures, all of which tell a story. When asked for their tips on sourcing vintage, the couple replied that instinct and quality are key. “If a piece speaks to you, go for it, because feel simple and streamlined. you never know when you will We are always editing out come across it again.” things and removing what we don’t need.

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Secret Garden... “I {Jed} am an avid gardener and do all the gardening myself. The gardens have definitely evolved in our time here, and our most recent addition is a Little Gem Magnolia tree that we planted when we learned Jess was pregnant. We wanted to plant a tree symbolizing new life that could grow with the baby. My gardening approach is very environmentally sound, and I only use hand tools and compost what we produce. I really do believe that a garden looks more dynamic and natural when everything is done without powered tools.�

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settee is Jess’s favourite thing in the house, and it is a very special piece, as it belonged to my mother. It sat in the front hall of the house I grew up in for as long as I can remember. My mother had exceptional taste in creating a home and a real flair for choosing unusual textiles. That amazing garden scene fabric was also used as the curtains on the four pairs of French doors in our bright, fuchsia painted dining room! ”

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{ Jed and Jess’s Advice on Display:

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“Keep it simple; less is more. Make simple associations and don’t try to emulate what you see in print. Artworks and objects that are personal are always more interesting.”


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At Home with Jed & Jess Best way to spend a lazy Sunday?

Reading by the fire on a rainy day or sitting by the pool with friends on a sunny day.

Favourite spot to read in your house? In our Hästens bed.

What inspires you?

Buckminster Fuller, ‘60s DIY architecture, furniture by Donald Judd, and boat building; they all address issues of scale/proportions in relation to small space. Small is beautiful!

Top five places you like to visit in the city?

1.Heath Ceramics for the most beautiful tableware with an authentic California history.

2.Axe Restaurant for the most delicious, local, seasonal meals you will ever have.

3.Hollywood Farmers’ Market every Sunday morning, shopping for our produce for the week.

4.Lost & Found is a great boutique of six store fronts all lined up in a row, selling everything from home wares, vintage furniture, clothing, children’s

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5.Beverly Hills Juice for Banana Manna smoothies.


Outdoor Living “The outdoor spaces function as rooms in the house. Since the house is quite modest in size, we utilize these spaces quite a bit. The courtyard acts as our dining room all summer, and the backyard is an extension of the house and a great place to entertain. This house is very conducive to true indoor/outdoor living.�


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industrial

chic...

When creating this DIY shelving unit, we really wanted something we could both store things in and display our items on. Since we're both really picky we decided the best thing to do was to make something ourselves! We used plumbing pipes and reclaimed barn wood from a local antique store for the unit.

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alking through Dan and Valeria’s front door is a bit like walking through the rabbit hole—over an unassuming doorstep of a modern home into overtaken in the throes of a very well-styled vintage throwback. You know them as the famous duo behind Hindsvik who scour the countryside of southern Ontario for delightful vintage treasures to sell in their online shop. Dan and Valeria have lived in their postwar 1940s home for four years, and a conversation with them regarding their decorating style reveals a couple that is invested in good design.

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They’re quite a compatible couple as evidenced by their fairytale love story: a chance meeting on the street, which led to a trip to Iceland followed by the purchase of their home a scant three months later! The state of Dan and Valeria’s home reflects hard work but DIYers rejoice–they did much of the work with paint, a basic toolbox, and a little vision. “When we first moved in, the house was painted pink and purple with lots of wallpaper and unnecessary ’updates’—so there was a lot of work to do!” They painted all the walls a basic white, and then turned their focus to the floors, fashioning a plywood

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floor that created Scandinavian, minimally modern aesthetic. “The plywood in the bedroom came about because we wanted something very clean and modern, simple and calm for our space. We came across the issue that we need new flooring, nightstands, and a headboard to finish the space. We decided, why not use plywood for everything to create a continuous space that doesn’t distract from everything else?” Ingenious! Their latest project was an effective but very budget-friendly kitchen renovation, which by their own admission went very well, and the kitchen is now their favourite room


in the house. “Although there were a couple of sleepless nights and midnight drilling, we’re proud to say that we did it all by ourselves and on a very tight budget! We knocked out the cupboards and replaced them with open shelving for more space, and mounted an old shelf that we had on the other side of the kitchen for extra storage. We also ripped out part of a wall to expose a brick chimney, installed plywood plank flooring, and bought a smaller vintage fridge. We couldn’t be happier with the results!” But a home is always a work in progress. Next up? The bathroom, and we can’t wait to see it.

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top 5 home improvements: 1. Used white paint throughout the

house to keep things continuous.

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Changed the dark flooring to light by painting floorboards white and using plywood.

3. Frosted some windows for privacy. 4. Decorated with things we love. 5. Accessorized with bright colors.


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Get to know

Dan & Valeria... Favourite Movie?

That’s a tough one! We both really enjoy documentaries about science, astronomy, the Arctic, and travel!

Best book you’ve ever read?

That’s also a tough one; we love nonfiction and design books!

What inspires you?

Science, natural history, design blogs and magazines, and each other!

Top five things you like about where you live?

Our home is an extension of us; it’s well decorated, it’s quiet, there’s a forest in the backyard, and we’re in a small town!

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The 1930s piano is Daniel’s favourite vintage peice. Valeria? The 1950s fridge!

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Dip into Christmas Eve

90 Pure Green Living nov/dec 2010 recipes & photography: Jonathan MacKay


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create a

new

tradition...

Our contribution to the holidays is Chrismas Eve. We like to bring everyone together for an evening of merriment and kick off the days to come with a celebration of family, freinds and a much needed rest. The thing is, working right up to 4 pm and then trying to pull off a meal? It’s all about 1 pot cooking. The fondue pot to be exact. Gather around our barnboard table with my well-trained hand-me down copper fondue pot and let everyone get their hands dirty. What could be more fun than that. We started this a few years back, looking for a way that we could accomodate everyone’s time, appetite, taste and not leave one poor soul stuck by themselves in the kitchen. The result - a captivating, interactive six-hour meal with more laughing, more conversation, a few too many drinks and a lot of great food. It was such a hit everone wanted us to do it again, and again, and we now have a tradition that won’t soon be broken - tuned like a finely oiled machine. This holiday we thought it might be nice to spread the merriment - and whether it’s for Christmas, or New Years or just a random Saturday night, this is easy to do and will be an evening you and your guests will not soon forget. -Jonathan


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how to make

cheese fondue Ingredients

Gruyere 6oz. Guda 6oz. Swiss 6oz. Corn Starch 2 Tbsp. 18 oz. Strong Beer: Stout or traditional style Ale Fresh ground nutmeg (or smoked paprika) Salt and White Pepper 1 Clove of Garlic *Traditional Swiss Fondue is made with 2 cups of Dry White Wine and 2 oz. Kirsch

Method:

Shred cheese and mix together with corn starch Half the clove of garlic and rub it over the inside of fondue pot. Discard the garlic. Pour the beer into the pot and bring it to a simmer Slowly add cheese one handful at a time stirring constantly until cheese is fully melted Avoid bringing mixture to a boil Once melted sprinkle in nutmeg and add salt and White pepper to taste

Suggestions for dipping:

Traditionally with cheese fondue you dip a selection of dense breads – onion, olive loaf, pumpernickel, baguette and accompany with grapes and fresh melon; however, you can add some interest and some healthier choices by adding sliced pears, apples, cauliflower and broccoli.

With Cheese... Mill Street Organic Lager

With EntrĂŠe... Bonterra Organic Cabernet Sauvignon

With Chocolate... Fonseca Organic Porto


Main

Course Ingredients

A selection of 8 oz Chicken, Pork and Beef Large Tiger Shrimp Whole Small Button or Cremini Mushrooms Zucchini Black Pepper Salt Dried Thyme & Rosemary Dried Mustard Powder Organic Flour Panko Bread Crumbs 2 Free Range Eggs

Method:

The key to a successful fondue party is to be organized and get your guests involved. A very small amount of preperation is needed, allowing you to spend more time with your friends and family. For the meat: cut each meat into small strips and tenderize using a meat hammer. For the chicken, mix in a bowl 1/4 cup of flour, 1 tsp. of dried thyme, 1/2 tsp. of black pepper and a pinch of salt. For the beef, mix 1/4 cup of flour, 1 tsp. of dried rosemary, 1/2 tsp. of dried mustard powder, 1/2 tsp. of black pepper and a pinch of salt. Leave both mixtures on the table and have your guests lightly dust the meat prior to frying. The flour locks in the flavour and prevents the meat from absorbing oil. For the vegetables & shrimp: leave mushrooms whole and cut zucchini into bite-size pieces. Carefully butterfly the shrimp along the outside curve so that it will cook faster. Dredge the veggies and shrimp in 2 eggs, lightly beaten, then roll in the panko bread crumbs. (Using Panko ensures you get nice and crispy veggies and shimp.) For a variation on the shrimp, try rolling it in sweetened shredded coconut instead of panko. Preheat your oil in the fondue pot until it is hot - test it by dipping a peice of meat - when it sizzles, it’s ready! Dipping Sauces: Visit your local market for homemade chutneys and barbeque sauces to serve with the meat. If you want to make your own, here are a few ideas: 1. Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar, Chili Flakes, Honey & Chopped Fresh Basil 2. 2Tbsp. Prepared Horseradish, 1 Tbsp. Grainy Mustard, 2 Tbsp. Plain Yogurt & 1/2 tsp. of Cider Vinegar 3. Red Currant Jelly, 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard, 1 tsp. Red Wine Vinegar 1 tsp. Soya Sauce, 1/2 tsp. of Worcestershire Sauce, 1/2 tsp. Cumin. Stir together over medium heat until thickened, seve hot.

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Finally,

Chocolate Ingredients

2 cups of Organic, 70% Dark Chocolate 1 cup of Organic Milk Chocolate 1/8 cup of Organic Milk or Creme 2 oz of Amaretto

Method

Melt ingredients slowly over low heat, stirring constantly. When smooth, transfer to your fondue pot. For larger groups, ensure everybody gets their fair share by using individual vintage teacups, just be sure the chocolate is very hot and the cups are room temperature.

Suggested Fruit

Strawberries, Bananas, Fresh Coconut Chunks, Pineapple, Pear, Oranges, Canteloupe, Mango, Papaya

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Entertain your guests over the holidays with this healthy but tasty, quick and simple bean dip... of hummus.

our version

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make

hummus

Hummus is traditionally mashed chickpeas and sesame oil or tahini. So call this bean dip if you like – it’s still a big hit with all your guests, it’s super quick to make, it’s healthy and gourmet when you make it yourself and it’s awesome on crackers, tortillas, cucumbers, rice crackers or instead of meat on a vegetarian deli style sandwich: just smatter it all over a slightly warm Greek style pita and stack it with cucumbers, tomatoes, havarti, onion, sprouts, shredded carrots, red peppers and a crunchy homemade dill pickle.

Ingredients:

1 cup of Fresh curly parsley from your garden (flat parsley will work but just doesn’t taste the same) 2 19oz cans of organic chickpeas – drained and rinsed. *The enzymes in the brine is what causes the worst of the aftermath , so be kind to the ozone layer and rinse your beans! 1 whole lemon – reamed and strained 3 medium sized cloves of fresh organic locally grown garlic. ½ tsp. of organic sea salt 1 tsp. of fresh ground cumin seeds or 2 tsp. of ground cumin 2 Tbsp. of Louisiana hot sauce (1/4 tsp. of tobasco will work in a pinch but it isn’t as tasty) 2 Tbsp of good quality avocado or olive oil (you can substitute sesame oil for a more traditional mix)

Method:

In a food processor toss in everything except the beans and give it a zap until everything is blended into what looks like primordial soup. Add the beans and blend. Slowly add water until it is the desired creaminess. Garnish with a dusting of paprika, some parsley and a slice of lemon. You can mix it up by using combinations of different beans - I like half chickpeas and half black beans (as pictured). Also, try adding roasted peppers or sundried tomatoes. Enjoy!


Toas t family & good friends... Welcome

guests with this festive cocktail: 1 oz organic vodka 1/2 oz maple syrup Apple Cider Shake and serve at room temperature.

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styling: Celine MacKay photo: Erin Monett, Ever Images Photography


Organic Kitchen Style Our holiday picks for your kitchen to enjoy or give as gifts.

Measuring spoons made from responsibly harvested teak and finished with non-toxic materials. From Merchant No.4

This Lapland FSC Certified birch serving tray introduces a little Scandi-Chic with a holiday touch into your home. Made by LuPrints and available at Sustain. We love the idea of filling these elegant, blown glass shakers with colourful spices, such as cumin or paprika! From Merchant No. 4

A long time PGM favourite, Zhena’s Organic Gypsy Tea is a true delight. We love the Raspberry Earl Grey!

Chill your drink without diluting it with these handcrafted soap stone whisky stones from Teroforma - simply rinse and toss in the freezer when done.


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estled among the Balearic Islands, off the Spanish coast in the glistening Mediterranean Sea, sits the island of Mallorca, alongside the famed isle of Ibiza. A ferry ride to the quietly sophisticated, historically charming, and culturally rich capital city, Palma, sets the stage for a vacationer’s paradise. A short drive along a quiet seaside road takes you to the shimmering gates of Cap Rocat. Officially opened in the summer of 2010 Cap Rocat is situated in a historically and architecturally preserved nineteenth-century military fortress; the impeccable restoration brings together luxury, history, and sanctuary, creating an experience like no other. One cannot escape the feeling of cultural importance imposed by Cap Rocat, as everywhere there are reminders of its original function, including bullets for door handles, gun carriages for cocktail tables, and even the old gunpowder depot, now a magical place for a private party. These details have been carefully preserved by architect Antonio Obrador, who seamlessly juxtaposed the fortress’ past with its current feeling of relaxation. Cap Rocat is located in an environmental reserve, and care was taken during development to protect the area’s fragile sea and bird life. The location adds to the magic of Cap Rocat, and to the sense of peace and quiet that leaves you with nothing to think about except the sound of waves and the scent of the rosemary.

The hotel offers twenty-four rooms and suites, with more to come in 2011. The suites have been created in the old munitions stores, each with three private terraces and heart-stopping views of the Mediterranean. The décor is understated yet luxurious, stylish yet authentic. Throughout the hotel, one cannot help noticing the rich upholstery and fabrics, called Roba de Llengües, locally commissioned especially for Cap Rocat. This handcrafted cloth, which is visually similar to ikat, is traditionally white with red, blue, or green elongated shapes called Llengües, one of the most enduring symbols of Mallocan crafts. Further appealing to the eco chic traveler, Cap Rocat has made a point of serving locally produced, organic delicacies including breakfast delivered in a basket, lunch at the seaside terrace, and dinner under the

stunning canopies at the aptly named Fortress Restaurant. The hotel group MHM developed this and five other independent, boutique hotels. Managing director Pablo Carrington explains, “Cap Rocat is all about simple luxury and a complete lack of ostentation. We’ve looked at what’s here already—the architecture, the local products, and the food—and worked with them, rather than against them. Having lived in Mallorca, I am very aware of its strong cultural heritage. But tradition is not about nostalgia; it’s about identity.”

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JR: For me, I find

it’s important to separate the business from life at home. Having the studio separate from the house and not bringing it home with me is important. When you run a business it consumes so much of your time and is such a big part of your life that I think it can be difficult to sometimes to get your head out of it. I think it’s healthy to be able to walk away from it and really enjoy other things in life too. Don’t let it consume you.

Jenna Rose Interview, Continued from Page 53 I love doing shows because I am able to meet customers. I love designing the booth and working on displays. I love walking to and from my studio every day. And I love that people enjoy my work and that it becomes a special little piece of their life. People have said that my prints make them feel good--I love that the most.

PGL: As an independent business owner, I am always inspired by others who own/ run their own business. What advice can you give others (creative or not) about running their own small business?

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PGL: What are you working

on right now/ what’s next for Jenna Rose? JR: Right now I am busy getting ready for the one-of-akind show at the end of November. It’s the biggest show I do and is always a great success. I am also working on new designs all the time. So my sketchbook is well used this time of year when I am already thinking of new prints for next season.

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The Last Word

A Simple Switch

Re-use gift wrap and consider decorating an outdoor tree instead of buying one and bringing it into your house.

We asked readers of our blog and twitter to submit their ideas for a green Christmas. Here are some of the answers we got!

Juliet

I love to reuse holiday cards, gift wrap and expired calendar pages as gift tags. I have a 2 or 3” circle punch, a small photo cropping paper cutter and a couple of interesting corner punches that make this easy and fun to do. The cutouts also make great paper garlands when glued to ribbon or twine! I save beautiful catalog (Anthropolgie) and magazine pages throughout the year to wrap small packages. I also enjoy finding home decor treasures at thrift/consignment stores for my eclectic design friends.

Gena

“My idea for an eco Christmas: While gift shopping, consider how much packaging comes along with the gift and factor that into your decision to buy it, or think of a way to get it with less packaging.”

Urban Girl

“I love the idea of a homemade xmas: cutting cedar boughs to make a beautifully scented centrepiece, concocting homemade organic bailey’s to share with friends, making xmas gift tags from last year’s holiday cards and cooking up holiday treats - an easy gift no one can resist!”

Stephanie

This year we are making garland for our tree by using leaf and circle paper punches and tattered/falling apart old books/collected papers that would otherwise go into the recycling bin- gluing the paper circles one on either side of twine/string. We love words here at our house so it’s eco-friendly and a tribute to something we love!


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