Category Eco Monday

Spring Garden ~ Calm & Serene


Hi!  Susan here of Susan E. Brown Interior Design. I’m back with PART 2 of my Spring Garden color post for you!. Let’s focus on the “feel” of your garden, which is always one of the first questions I ask with interiors.  How do you want your garden to feel? Lively and bright with pops […]

Spring Garden ~ Pops of Color


Hi!  Susan here of Susan E. Brown Interior Design. I love gardening. I currently have 4 perennial gardens, with another plot on it’s way.  In my last house, I had 3 or 4 perennial gardens as well, and if I must say so myself, they were beautiful! When I was asked to write a post […]

Spotlight ~ Little Fish


Discovering new stuff is F-U-N!

Sustainable For Life


I was recently at a dinner party at a home designed by Shelter Architecture.  It was a renovation of a regular old South Minneapolis home, not a huge lot and I thought it was an incredible use of space!

Architectural Salvage


Have you ever been looking for the perfect anatomical model of a crayfish and not known where to begin your hunt? Okay…perhaps not…but now I know where you could find one and a lot of other unique and wonderful treasures. An Art Deco coat rack perhaps, an iron yard sculpture, an incredible faucet? The Twin […]

A Pure Inspired Home


Eco-Savvy Interior Designer Samantha Cobos says “At PURE Inspired Design, our goal is to effortlessly blend comfort, beauty and functionality seamlessly with eco-friendly furnishings, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.”

Wood From the Hood


Wood From The Hood produces high quality lumber and other wood products from the Twin Cities area “Urban Forest“.  By reclaiming trees in our local area, they can produce high quality products from a sustainable resource and take one more step towards environmentally sensitive building and remodeling. They are collecting and milling local trees that […]

Scrap Metal to Fashion Accessory


Have you ever looked at something and wonder what else it could be?

Less is More. Way More.


If “more” isn’t specific enough for you…less is better, cheaper, faster, easier, smarter, greener, cooler & flexible according to Alchemy Architects & creators of the weeHouse. If you haven’t seen one of these sweet prefab architectural gems, essentially the weeHouse is just as it’s name suggests.  A wee house.  Action packed with goodness, thoughtfulness, and […]

A Green Affair {Vinyl with a Cause}


Who knew your old vinyl could be recycled into such functional, fancy pieces?  Meet Vinyl Afterlife.  They re-use warped, scratched and left over vinyl records and album jackets from local record shops.

Rewind {Bionic Unicorns are MAGICAL}


First posted on Feb. 6th, this month’s REWIND is a favorite of mine! A custom piece from her is on my wish list for this year! I love to visit her Etsy shop every now and again to see what is new!  

A Green Affair {Minnesota State Fair’s Eco Experience}


Grab a corn dog & swing by Eco Experience presented by the Minnesota State Fair & Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. I explored this exhibit on Breathe Better Day (aka Friday) & learned about electric cars, alternatives to wood burning fireplaces and had an incredible time wandering Green Crossing.