Source : Conservatory Archives

Sustainable denim using laser technology.

Best closet tour ever. Honest. Simple. Joyful.

A cosmic perspective on Earth by all the astronauts who travelled into space.

Would we recognize an alien if we saw one ? 

Plant scientists + gene editing = super-tomatoes. 

This home tour. 

This round up of beautiful things from a design fair. 

A quote that stayed :

The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe because it’s handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

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LOL, was my reaction to the UN report on climate change. Bill Gates published this split up the causes : 25% is electricity. 24% is agriculture with cattle being the biggest culprit. 21% is manufacturing with plastic, steel and cement being the top of the list. 14% is transportation with air travel and ships being the biggest contributors. 6% is buildings with air conditioning and appliances taking the big chunk. Take the quiz to test your knowledge on climate change.

Social cost of carbon emissions. ( Why is India on top of the lists I don’t like ? )

Give up plastic for your God.

This chai recipe. 

I watched 96, a tamil movie with subtitles and managed to experience space-time dilation.

This wedding.

Chic? Oh, don’t you start using that filthy little word.

Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 2018 :: “Chemists have sped up evolution, harnessing a process that can take millions of years in the natural world and using it—in months or weeks—to make novel molecules that today are used for everything from “green” biofuels to cancer drugs. ”

Tips on garden design. 

Ikea’s live lagom.

I am growing cabbage so that I may make this version of kimchi.

On Fashion Victims.

This instagram account.

Banksy shredded his own panting after it sold for 1.2 mill. What a rockstar !

Will there ever be a woman’s blog that celebrates aging of garments ?

Dyson humidifier. What a sleek device !

A credible source for white papers on sustainable fashion.

THE best post on ‘finding one’s personal style’.

I would like to embroider my worn out t-shirts to resemble this top.

“Whoever creates expresses his soul through his work”

New Blog discovery :   Start with these articles :

What is French Chic ?  What is preppy style ?  Approaching style.  Building a wardrobe from scratch.  Shopping method.     A timeless style.     Wabi Sabi.     Everyone has their own classics.

Nobody wants their latest purchase to become a guilt trip, but many of us are taking time for a little extra consideration beyond how something fits and whether or not it makes us look fabulous. We want to know how it was made; whether the factory conditions were safe and clean; if the cotton farmer used pesticides to grow his crop; what happened to the toxic effluent when the fabric was dyed; how much the machinist was paid; how much energy has been used, and ultimately, was it all worth it? The value of a garment includes the values it was made with, which is why designers who are doing things differently are setting the tone for a fashion industry with a fresh set of beliefs. There is no single ‘right’ way to make fashion, but there are many better ways.

Slow Fashion.

Second hand finds :

Think I need this pink scarf from Eileen Fisher Renew.

This red sweater by Dries Van Noten.

Navy and pink cashmere sweater by Steven Alan.

If you want to sell your car and fly around on this Hermes Cape. The Acne version.

For Wear Bambi to Work day.

Admired her coat for years. Found a navy blue one by Jil Sander.

This cardigan from Autumn Cashmere.

A gray cashmere sweater by Zadig & Voltaire. A red one by Hope.

When Mara Hoffman turns her gaze towards hemp : we get this maxi dress. Do you know that hemp is a carbon negative fabric ? It has come a long way from the rough textured itchy fabric I once knew.

I have wanted this scarf for a long time. But don’t want to give it a slot in my 5 item wardrobe challenge.

The trousers similar to the ones worn by Gretta in the film Begin Again.

Navy trench by Stella McCartney.