Their motto is "saving the world, one room at a time" and they are one of THE go to places for all things design. Apartment Therapy is a juggernaut in the online design world because they make design easy and accessible. And they do it with flair. Their mission is to help people "make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas and community online." And this while trying to reduce people's reliance on stuff.
So we are pleased as punch to be included on Apartment Therapy's list of 25 Sustainable Servingware & Tableware Sources just released yesterday for the holiday season. Their eco-friendly list is divided into three meaningful parts: 1) dishes made from mindful materials (we're in here!), 2) servingware that's fair trade, and 3) vintage tabletop ripe for re-use. (Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
Design can be an imtimidating concept. I know I'd like to have more of a 'design' influence in my life. But what does that really mean? Personally, I think it's a personal thing. It's about the constant creation of our own unique style and how that is reflected in one's life and surroundings. But I also think there are universal design concepts about how things work together, and these basics can be learned, which is why a place like Apartment Therapy is handy.
I think design is a way of living that respects the simple, the aesthetic, the functional, the fun, the funky, and for me -- the environment. And that's why I gravitate toward Apartment Therapy's green oasis: re-nest: abundant design for green homes
There are other Apartment Therapy sub-niches too:
the technology hub: unplugged: smarterhomes.fewer wires.
the children's room: ohdeedoh: home.design.children.
the cooking space: the kitchn: inspiring cooks.nourishing homes.
We love places that spread worthy ideas and build community by sharing. And Apartment Therapy does just that.
-Jay Sinha, Co-Owner
P.S. If you haven't already heard about the Plastic Pollution Coalition's upcoming TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch happening on November 6, 2010 - in two days - now's the time to mark your calendar. Not to be missed!