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    The White House Beehive Last week, Apartment Therapy traveled to Washington, D.C. for a visit to the most American home there is: The White House

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    Pin it Toxic moth balls can be about as dreadful as a moth infestation itself, so we've explored a few natural, pleasant alternatives you can take to protect your woolens and other clothing you keep stored away. READ MORE »

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    Pin it The Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn might be one of the last places you'd imagine someone creating a nature preserve in their backyard, but that's exactly what Gennaro Brooks-Church has done. The backyard of his brownstone is filled with indigenous plantings, and features a koi pond, a natural swimming pool, and a two-story treehouse, all DIYed with salvaged or found materials. READ MORE »

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    Pin it Whether you’re just pulling out your sweaters or putting them away for the season, a moth repellent is key to making your winter wools last.

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    Pin it Greenpeace recently called out Amazon on not being as energy efficient they could be. The online retailer is making strides to improve, announcing this week that they're building a solar farm in Virginia to power Amazon Web Services data centers. READ MORE »

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    Liz's Playful Chicago Retreat Pin it According to the Boston University sustainability department , an average shower uses about 5 gallons of water per minute. That means if you shorten your shower by just 2 minutes each day, you can cut your water use by 10 gallons at a time. It really adds up–with major impacts to your wallet and the environment

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    Pin it Out in San Francisco, a couple of enterprising folks have created an entirely different kind of kitchen. The rustic-modern Gypsy Kitchen has a sink, a two burner cooktop, a convection oven/toaster, and an undercounter drawer fridge — everything you would expect in a small studio kitchen. But because the Gypsy is portable, and entirely one piece, it's almost like a piece of furniture, which presents a whole range of new and interesting possibilities.

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    Nancy's 'Farewell to Houston' House Tour Pin it How much water do you use every day?

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    Pin it Measuring just 8.2 square meters (88 square feet), the Ecocapsule is an adorable, self-sustaining pod dwelling.

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    Pin it Many of us have banished chlorine bleach from our homes, as it can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs, poison fish and insects, and release carcinogenic dioxins during production. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways keep white linens, socks, and other fabrics sparkling, and you probably already have the necessary ingredients around the house. READ MORE »

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    Pin it I was at Target the other day, and standing in front of me in line was a gentleman buying a plunger. That's it. A plunger

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    Pin it Looks like lightbulbs are about to come full circle. Researchers at MIT have discovered a process to "recycle light" by preventing the energy from escaping through an incandescent bulb's glass and into the air in the form of heat. READ MORE »

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    Pin it Finding the resolve to break out of a wasteful routine is generally not easy. But it can be. These three eco-friendly practices seem tough to take on at the start, but there are simple tricks you can employ to make them stick at home

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    In an effort to green their clean routines, some Apartment Therapy staffers are taking on small shifts at home, replacing their usual products and tools with more eco-friendly versions. I found out about Bee's Wrap at a friend's house last year. She'd brought home a loaf of bread wrapped in something she said was coated with beeswax.

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    After trying out the reusable, beeswax-coated Bee's Wrap for our "Green Your Clean" series, I wondered how easy it would be to make my own beeswax-coated food wrap. "Moderately," it turned out. READ MORE »

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    While natural beauty guru Rachel Winard (of the cult-favorite brand Soapwalla ) and I were talking about good, easy facials to make with food that might currently be in your kitchen , I also asked her for pointers on how to start an essential oil collection. Essentially: What are the essential essential oils

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    While the underlying causes of headaches can be pretty widespread (dehydration, lack of sleep and magnesium deficiency are just a few of the many options), it's nice to have a remedy or two tucked away in your back pocket for times of need. And a natural remedy you can find in your own home? Even better

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    In the quest to create the most eco-friendly paint and most innovative, LEED-platinum buildings on the planet, one Spanish company is throwing it back with one of the oldest building materials known to man: lime.

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    You spend about one-third of your life in bed, so it's an important place to invest in clean, healthy, and beautiful products! These 10 makers of certified organic bedding offer a range of designs to suit every taste and budget. READ MORE »