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March 19, 2014 Say It With Tassels

  Pablo Neruda once mused on Peru as the land of “yellow tassels.”  Always one to play with words, Neruda was surely referring to more than just the rising stalks of corn that “grace the heights of Peru.”  Indeed, tassels … Continue reading

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September 1, 2011 Color Me Natural

Every day we’re flooded with alarming warnings about the modern lifestyle and its impact on the environment, from dyes and pesticides to plastics.  As eco-awareness increasingly sweeps across the world, it’s refreshing to remember the natural, sustainable practices in places … Continue reading

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February 7, 2011 Another Extraordinary Natural Fiber: Spider Silk

600px-Spiderweb What’s stronger than steel, softer than cashmere and extraordinarily flexible and lightweight? It’s spider silk! In fact, natural spider silk has a tensile strength that’s five times greater than steel and is around 25 percent lighter than synthetic, petroleum … Continue reading

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January 5, 2011 Winter Accessories: Stay Warm in Style

Brrr… it’s chilly outside! As temperatures drop and the snow falls, get ready for seasonal fun: cozy fires, delicious hot beverages and an array of winter outdoor activities. But sometimes simply swapping your cotton socks for cashmere ones doesn’t do … Continue reading

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December 1, 2010 D.I.Y. P.C.

Wondering what to give the person who has everything this holiday season? Bored and looking for a new hobby? Summoned for jury duty and want a fun way to pass the time? Why not take up knitting! As you know, … Continue reading

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