pile on the style…
pillows make a statement

Want a fast, easy way to add color and flair to any room? Update the accent pillows. Express your personal style, update your décor for the changing season, or create a fresh new look just by adding, or changing, the pillows.

Pillows can be used in small doses, to add a single pop of color or texture, or they can be layered on for cozy appeal. Aim for a blend of colors and textures to make a personal statement, but don’t pile on so many pillows your guests have no place to sit.

  • A couple of colorful pillows creates more drama than an entire pile of neutral ones.
  • Look at your color palette, then turn to the color wheel as a guide. For high drama, choose contrasting, or complementary colors. To keep things more soothing, stick to analogous colors.
  • You can place larger pillows around a coffee table or fireplace to invite floor lounging.

Warm up your space

A mix of warm, spicy color and touchable textures makes this pillow assortment work.

springtime entertaining…
the wonderful world of olive oil


Olive oil, it’s long been the darling child of the kitchen, and for good reason. This heart-healthy oil is not only delicious, it’s a good-for-you fat as well. Good quality, organic olive oil should be a staple in every sustainable kitchen. Why? Sustainably-managed olive groves are preserving generations-old farming techniques, and encouraging more and more industries to switch to organic growing methods. Besides, nothing beats the flavor of well-crafted, organic, extra-virgin olive oil. Continue reading

Spring is coming…

With March just around the corner, thoughts of spring start blooming. It’s time to get ready for longer days, warmer sun, and all the fun of springtime. Now is the perfect time to take stock of your indoor and outdoor plants, and buy seeds for your spring plantings. We’ve gathered some of our favorite seed collections, perfect for creating a stunning outdoor oasis, for yourself, or your favorite gardener!

For the wildlife

Attract birds, butterflies, and bees with these collections of carefully selected seeds.

Get herbal

Grow your own culinary herbs from seed and you’ll have the freshest, most organic herbs you can find.


Salad and veggies and tea

Oh, my! Grow your own salads and veggies for fresh, organic produce at your fingertips, then enjoy a cup of your very own organic herbal tea.

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it’s a festival of color…
celebrating your own carnival

It’s February and that means Carnival is right around the corner! You don’t have to go to Rio de Janeiro to celebrate! In the US, we may be more familiar with the purple, green and gold of Mardi Gras, but elsewhere around the world, Carnival is a colorful season of parties, parades, dancing and food. Lots, and lots of food. You don’t have to be marking Fat Tuesday and Lent to celebrate Carnival. Continue reading

a tale of teak…
cutting boards for today’s kitchen




Teak wood is a classic in the marine industry as well as for outdoor furniture. It makes sense—it’s a durable wood that naturally resists moisture, insects, and warping, and it has a stunningly beautiful color and grain. The popularity of teak led to supply problems, as the world’s natural teak forests were over-harvested. Today, modern, sustainably-managed teak plantations are recreating the look and feel of old-growth teak in eco-friendly ways. Continue reading