Friday, January 17, 2014

Multi-Purpose Furniture: Couch to Bed

I love furniture that has multiple purposes! They're great for small spaces and to be able to accommodate more people at your house. 
I found 'Transfurniture: Couch Turns Into Bunk Bed' on Wish, check it out!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ellen Gustafson

Ellen Gustafson is one of those people that I really admire. She's a strong women who wants to make a real impact on the way our food system works. Here's what she's all about, don't forget to check out her TEDx Talk down below!
"Ellen Gustafson is a sustainable food system activist, author, innovator and social entrepreneur. She is the Co-Founder of Food Tank: the Food Think Tank, an organization that grew out of the 30 Project, which Ellen founded in 2010 and Danielle Nierenberg’s Nourishing the Planet initiative. The 30 Project has been a significant part of changing the conversation about the global food system by connecting hunger and obesity. She is also the creator of the ChangeDinnercampaign and HealthClass2.0, which are helping individuals change the food system at dinner tables and in schools.
Ellen previously Co-Founded of FEED Projects, LLC, a charitable company that creates good products that help FEED the world, and is the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of FEED’s non-profit partner, the FEED Foundation. Under Ellen’s leadership FEED provided over 60 million school meals to children around the world. (See CBS Evening News piece about FEED.)
Ellen was also previously a US Spokesperson for the UN World Food Program, a terrorism research reporter in the ABC News Investigative Unit and a research associate for the Military Fellows at the Council on Foreign Relation. She has a BA in International Politics from Columbia University. " 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

293.5 sq ft. home

Here is a tiny house that I saved on a draft to my e-mail account a while back. I can't remember where I picked it up but I really liked it. I also appreciate that it has a bird's view of the layout!

Small Interiors

Friday, January 3, 2014

How Others Live: Minimalists

Though I don't know how minimal I could actually go at this stage in my life. I do believe in having the basics and not much more than that. I've heard this many times from people that if you are attached to your stuff, then try living a while with out them before having them again. That way you at least appreciate them more, and aren't attached to them anymore. It's a great reminder that nothing physical is ours, we're just borrowing it while we're here on the earth.  Here are some people who are true minimalists:

Colin Wright: Exile Lifestyle- 51 items

Leo Babauta: 50 Items

I hope you enjoy clicking on their links. It's always interesting to me what people find of most value and what they can do without.

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