Re-Use and Recycle
Buying vintage lifts the guilt from our guilty pleasures. It’s as much about curtailing the trade of throwaway consumables as it is giving objects a second life. “There is so much ... depth to older pieces,” says photographer Kara Rosenlund. “They give a layer to your look that buying new can never achieve.”
Surrounding yourself with nature is a daily reminder to tread lightly as you move through the world. We love Kara Rosenlund’s landscape prints, glossy greenhouse plants and rattan everything. Go big with natural fibres: bamboo for bed linen, wool for upholstery and sustainably sourced timber for furniture.
Open your pantry. What do you see? If it’s a sea of packaging there’s probably room for improvement. Make a commitment to buy staples in bulk, then decant into glass jars and bottles – a small step guaranteed to make you feel like your best life is in progress. In the bathroom, kappi.com.au is the go-to for bamboo toothbrushes and metal razors.
Great eco homes start with the basics. They are oriented to the north to maximise light, with screening to block harsh western sun, and cross- ventilation for breezes. All help reduce heating and cooling, which accounts for 40 per cent of energy use in Australian homes.A Tesla Powerwall will convert your home into a solar-power sanctuary.
Get the Look
Green glam is more than just a trend, it’s a philosophy for life. Get on board with products that exhibit timeless style, and responsible use of resources.
Back to Nature
Renewable and recyclable, cork is the ultimate eco material. Even more so when crafted into this at- pack plant stand, $89, capradesigns.com