Mar
6

Vintage | E.A. Seguy

Posted By:Celine
A few weeks ago we posted about John James Audubon and as fans of both vintage and botanical prints we thought it would be neat to follow up with a piece on the lesser known E.A. Séguy, a Parisian painter and entomologist whose work is made all the more interesting as he is somewhat shrouded in mystery. Details on the painters life and work and cloudy at best, with deliberation even on his name and date of birth/death, which happens to be relatively recent at sometime in the 1980's. Regardless, he is best known for a series of work he produced in the 1920's 'Papillons' and 'Insectes' - from which we gathered the shown works for this post. Read More
Mar
5

Home | Mid-Century LEED

Posted By:Celine
We were delighted to receive this submission from California architectural firm Carver + Schicketanz. Originally designed and constructed by architect John Gamble in 1965, rather than tear down the aim was to preserve the excellent structure and original design while at the same time modernizing with new (and much needed) eneregy-saving measures. The home is now Carmel's only LEED Platinum designated project. We were lucky enough to be able to ask a few questions of design principal Mary Ann Schicketanz about the project. Read More
Mar
1

Style | EKO

Posted By:Celine
It was a delight to receive a sneak peek from the team at UK based EKO of the new SS/12 collection. A wonderfully photographed collection it is easy to visualize each piece as a simple staple for casual weekends. What struck me is how utterly comfortable the clothes look, in particular the skirts and dresses. Made using organic cotton, bamboo and cashmere you can clearly see the pieces were designed to flow and effortlessly contour your body. The new collection embraces an active yet relaxed lifestyle— I can picture myself in that grey skirt shown above with very little trouble!
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Feb
29

Inspired | The Beekeeper

Posted By:Celine
Bees are so interconnected with our food system and ecology it's hard not to be curious about them. To nurture and protect them feels as though you are guardians of something much bigger than yourself. Please watch and enjoy this special short film about Megan Paska— a Brooklyn based beekeeper, backyard farmer and educator; created by the talented team at Made by Hand. Read More
Feb
28
We have a special treat for you today! When we shot Rachel Riordan's home for our current issue, we also shot a special little space called Sunday's Child (just across the street from Rachel's home), a hybrid vintage shop and maker studio run by Rachel and her partner/friend Jude. These shots are just too sweet not to share so we thought we'd offer up a special feature here on the blog! Enjoy Part 2! Read More
Feb
27
We have a special treat for you today! When we shot Rachel Riordan's home for our current issue, we also shot a special little space called Sunday's Child (just across the street from Rachel's home), a hybrid vintage shop and maker studio run by Rachel and her partner/friend Jude. These shots are just too sweet not to share so we thought we'd offer up a special feature here on the blog! Enjoy! Read More
Feb
26

Stockist | Kid Icarus

Posted By:Celine
It is with great pleasure and delight that I announce to you a new stockist of Pure Green Magazine: Kid Icarus, the celebrated and much loved screen printing shop in Toronto's Kensington Market. The shop is owned and operated by husband and wife team Michael Viglione + Bianca Bickmore who together produce their own line of screenprinted products such as posters, cards, wrapping paper, note paper, recipe cards (and more) along with pretty well any custom printing project you can imagine. Hurry in! Your copy of Pure Green Mag awaits! Read More
Feb
23
A stunning piece of work. It's an incredible playground we live in. Project Yosemite is a collaborative project by Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty who wanted to show Yosemite in an extreme way using timelapse photography. The results are breathtaking and it embodies everything I love: the great outdoors, camping, paddling and a few things I'd like to learn like rockclimbing. But more than anything this will leave you completely awestruck. The beauty is just something else... to appreciate the wonder of our planet is to fuel a desire to preserve it. Read More
Feb
22
Today's post is by Melanie Senko, a regular contributor to Pure Green Magazine. She and her husband Jesse pen and photograph the homesteading column in each issue... in fact, they're working on the next installment for our new issue right now! In this post Melanie makes an adorable dress using a Colette pattern. You could make your own with some vintage fabric perhaps! Read More
Feb
21

Vintage | Audubon

Posted By:Celine
John James Audubon's legacy is intriguing - an ornithologist and painter who immigrated to the United States from France in 1803, his work has proven incredibly significant both in his naturalist field and in the world of design. Among some of the most coveted and celebrated naturalist painters and illustrators, Audubon is credited with the discovery of 25 new bird species and a number of sub-species discovered while on his journey to paint every North American bird in their natural habitat. His efforts led to the creation of Birds of North America (1827-1839), a color-plate book that is still considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed— the original recently sold at auction for $11.5 million, a record price for a single book! Read More
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