Open Letter to Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center Calling for Community Accountability

Open Letter to Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center Calling for Community Accountability

The Newburgh LGBTQIA+ Center, in coalition with other community-based organizations, operating and serving the Hudson Valley, and on behalf of community members, all former constituents, volunteers, and employees of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, herein referred to as the Kingston Center, demand accountability from the Kingston Center for its racist, oppressive, and imperialistic behavior in the Hudson Valley. Our Center is founded by people of color, centering on the needs of the most vulnerable in the Hudson Valley. As an organization spearheading racial justice work in the Hudson Valley, not only have we become a sanctuary for numerous Kingston Center […]

Creating a Naturally Healthy Home

Creating a Naturally Healthy Home

(BPT) – The pandemic has changed the way many of us think and feel about home. More than ever, it has become a place of refuge, safety and comfort in an uncertain world. The need for our dwellings to be sources of both physical and emotional well-being has never been stronger. Architects and designers looking to maximize the unique and personal qualities of a residence — the subtle factors that turn it from a house into a home — have long recognized that specifying wood offers a natural means of achieving that goal. Now COVID-19 is making that strategy even […]

6 refrigeration trends that will make your life easier

Top 6 Refrigeration Trends that Will Make Your Life Easier

(BPT) – The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house — especially now, when we’re all at home more than ever. And while we’re cooking more meals in and stocking up on necessities, having the right features and appliances can help make our lives in the kitchen easier when we all need it most. Whether you’re looking to improve capacity for storing essentials, or you simply want the most useful kitchen innovations, these are the top refrigeration trends to keep an eye on as we head into the holiday season and beyond: 1. Fast, freshly filtered […]

The SAVED collection brings old world traditions into the new with unique designs influenced by Victorian ephemera, French ironwork and early 20th century textiles. Each item is hand-crafted in fine, sustainably sourced Mongolian Yak Down, Cashmere and Camelhair. Designed to be loyal and lasting - A Warm Friend.

Spend Your Cozy Holidays with a Warm friend – the SAVED Collection by Sean McNanney

The SAVED collection brings old world traditions into the new with unique designs influenced by Victorian ephemera, French ironwork, and early 20th century textiles. Each item is hand-crafted in fine, sustainably sourced Mongolian Yak Down, Cashmere, and Camelhair. Designed to be loyal and lasting – A Warm Friend. The SAVED collection brings old world traditions into the new with unique designs influenced by Victorian ephemera, French ironwork and early 20th century textiles. Each item is hand-crafted in fine, sustainably sourced Mongolian Yak Down, Cashmere and Camelhair. Designed to be loyal and lasting – A Warm Friend. YAK DOWN Yaks have […]

Odiele Rose Serum - Product Review

Odiele Product Review. Rose Sérum

For several years, I was continuously experiencing an issue with the skin on my face – dryness, and dullness. I thought, using a regular moisturizer would solve the problem – but it was not helping. Finally, I sought professional advice and quickly learned that my skin was severely dehydrated – the factor I was not familiar with before. That’s why I was very curious to try Rose Sérum by Odièle and see if it could help restore the hydration, energy, and elasticity of my skin. Odiele Product Review. Rose Sérumby Katya A Williams Rose Sérum is made of 600 Bulgarian […]

Ducalm Skincare – 2020 Style and Design Awards Nomination

Ducalm Skincare – 2020 Style and Design Awards Nomination

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2020 Style & Design Awards Nomination: DUCALM SKINCARE in Style & Design, Innovation, Social Responsibility, and Sustainable Design Categories. DUCALM SKINCARE WAS BORN OUT OF MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. – Danielle Pitts, Founder and CEO As an athlete and a person with sensitive and reactive skin, I am conscious of using non-toxic and natural ingredients, but also the need for ingredient synergy. I craved simplicity, fewer products, and efficacy. I like to go makeup-free so I like to have balanced, even skin. I also happen to be an avid multi-studio per day/week fitness addict. I wanted the […]

Support environment friendly business. Support local. Support each other.

Crisis and shelter in place allowed many to reevaluate the past, contemplate the present, and wonder about the future. These critical times brought us all together by making us want to reach out to our loved ones and even reconnect with long lost friends across the world and realize how much we care about them and how happy they are to hear from us. By looking at the most recent satellite photos, we are also learning that we might not be the only ones who’s been using this time to reflect – our planet took a deep breath as well, […]

2020 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards Nomination: EcoCapsule - Sustainable off-grid micro-home - Sustainability and Social Responsibility

2020 HudsonValley.Style Awards Nomination: EcoCapsule – Sustainable Off-Grid Micro-Home

Ecocapsule® is a smart, self-sustainable micro-home, which utilizes solar and wind energy. It allows you to stay in remote places out of reach of infrastructure, with the luxury of a hotel room. Ecocapsule® is a stylish way to approach off-grid housing. It can serve as a cottage, pop-up hotel, caravan, mobile office, research station, or anything you want it to be. The product has been designed and engineered from scratch to be as self-sufficient, practical and functional as possible. Join Ecocapsule® and change the World! 2020 HudsonValley.Style Awards Nomination: EcoCapsule (Slovakia, EU) Nomination Categories: Style, Design, Sutainability, Social Responsibility Read this […]

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Could European EcoCapsule become a Solution for the Housing Crisis in the United States?

As a Designer, I firmly believe that Beauty will eventually save the World and looking at this egg-shaped aesthetically pleasing product of Design I feel that Europeans might be the new saviors of the American Dream that is currently experiencing a bit of a relevance problem. The Ecocapsule could be the first commercially available technological solution that will disrupt humanity’s understanding of how sustainable/eco-friendly housing looks like, with a shift from heavy, static and inefficient boxes of all sorts, to the sleek, compact and energy-efficient appliance-like personal pods that for sure look like a visitor from the future. But what […]

Your 2020 guide to climate-friendly holiday gifting

Your 2020 guide to climate-friendly holiday gifting

(BPT) – Each year, many people count down the days to the holiday season and save their money for festive decorations and gift-giving. In fact, the average American will spend over $1,000 on holiday gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. But before you start checking gifts off your list, consider how you can do even more this year. A gift that is ENERGY STAR certified not only has the latest features and styles, but also saves energy and prevents climate change. It’s a gift that does a world of good for your loved ones and the planet. Cutting-edge electronics […]

You Are Your Brand – Personal Branding Coaching by Designer Maxwell Alexander

You Are Your Brand – Personal Branding Coaching by Designer Maxwell Alexander

You Are Your Brand – Personal Branding Coaching by Designer Maxwell Alexander Of course, you know how you view yourself: Loyal, trustworthy, dependable, honest. But that might not be how others see you. Like it or not, how you are perceived by the public is the reality of who you are. It is that public persona that comprises your brand. How important that image is to you can help you decide if you want to craft it yourself or if you want to put it in the hands of a public relations expert. So why should it be important to […]

Historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse Reinvented by Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio

A Historic (Circa 1970s) Hudson Valley Farmhouse Reinvented by Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio

Social Media Sensation: Historic Farmhouse Reinvented by Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio Welcome to the historic (circa 1870) Hudson Valley Farmhouse in the heart of legendary Marlboro, NY. It has been completely reimagined by the Award-Winning Duncan Avenue Design Studio and has become an inspiring, stylish and extremely comfortable zero-emissions 21st century smart home just minutes away from NYC. Situated on top of a hill and an acre of picturesque landscape, it could become your turnkey second-home, a vacation home, rental or investment property, or an authentic Hudson Valley Style dream home for generations to come. The Farmhouse has been […]

To some people rain is nothing but water, to others - it is kind of romantic, to the majority - rain is something that always ruins their day. However, rain is just a part of a water cycle and a form of precipitation. Rain is essential for the ecosystem, but at the same time, it may serve as a carrier of pollutants that cause harm to all living organisms.

Every Raindrop Counts – Rainwater and the Hudson River

by Katya A Williams Aug.12, 2019 “It is raining again,”- a disappointed resident would tell another resident passing by his house. To some people rain is nothing but water, to others – it is kind of romantic, to the majority – rain is something that always ruins their day. However, rain is just a part of a water cycle and a form of precipitation. Rain is essential for the ecosystem, but at the same time, it may serve as a carrier of pollutants that cause harm to all living organisms. Therefore, it is necessary to stop the rain from transporting […]

5 smart ideas to refresh your deck

Top 5 smart and sustainable ideas to refresh your deck

Top 5 smart ideas to refresh your deck (BPT) – As the seasons turn, your focus begins to shift to the outdoors. Your deck or patio becomes your new living room — an ideal setting for memorable moments with friends and family. If you look at these spaces and long for a refresh, the time to start planning is now. You have options, and many you can do yourself with minimal effort. To start, if you don’t have a deck or patio, research materials carefully before making an investment. One prevalent building trend involves making the smart choice toward natural, […]

What is water? Seeing The Hudson River as a part of a water cycle.

What is water? Seeing The Hudson River as a part of a water cycle by Katya A Williams, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

What is water? Seeing The Hudson River as a part of a water cycle. by Katya A Williams, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Water is a renewable resource, not one single living organism can live without. However, it largely varies how humans treat water around the globe. To people in developing countries, water is treasured – it forces communities that one hundred percent depend on agriculture, to escape droughts and migrate to other places with more water resources. But in developed countries, water appears to be one of the most common sources, easily accessible and very affordable almost anywhere, which […]

Solid waste: Is it time for a smaller garbage can?

Solid waste: Is it time for a smaller garbage can?

Solid waste: Is it time for a smaller garbage can? by Katya A Williams, Editor, Sustainability & Social Responsibility People are creatures of their habits and patterns, where purchasing goods makes a part of a person’s daily routine. American businesses produce and promote a wide variety of services and products, available and accessible anywhere and anytime, for shoppers with all possible needs and demands. America is the nation of consumers! The more goods humans buy and use, the more waste gets produced. American businesses and homes generate an overwhelming amount of trash, also known as municipal solid waste (MSW), which […]

All together now: 6 tips toward being a friendlier neighbor

All together now: 6 tips toward being a friendlier neighbor

All together now: 6 tips toward being a friendlier neighbor (BPT) – In this age of political and economic uncertainty, many Americans are seeing the value of living in caring neighborhoods and acting as good neighbors. One recent survey found 75 percent of Americans think it’s important to welcome new neighbors, 58 percent say it’s important for neighbors to socialize and 37 percent are more likely to seek help from a neighbor than a friend when it comes to small projects. Further, the chance to meet others is often cited as a primary reason why millennials prefer living in urban neighborhoods. The […]

Modern Rustic Luxury in Cornwall on Hudson, NY - Interior Design project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio

Custom-built Modern Rustic Hudson Valley Style Barn Doors – 2019 Trend

Barn doors are no longer an outdoor feature, but a stylish yet rustic Hudson Valley Style interior design trend. Known for their functionality and space-saving features, they are in high demand among ToughConstruct clients in Hudson Valley’s Cornwall on Hudson, New Windsor, Newburgh, Wallkill, Goshen, Pine Bush, and Beacon areas. With the help of ToughConstruct (voted in 2018 Hudson Valley’s best contractor by Hudson Valley Style Magazine readers), discover why adding a barn door is an ideal home improvement project that will bring modern rustic style into your home. Custom Barn Doors by Hudson Valley’s best contractor – ToughConstruct Barnd doors are a […]

Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent by DA Aromatherapy

DA Aromatherapy Collection — The spirit of the weekend warrior and the expeditionary alike.

At DA Aromatherapy, our line of natural insect repellents embodies the spirit of the weekend warrior and the expeditionary alike. Maybe you’re training for an Everest Summit or thru-hiking the Continental Divide—as for the rest of us, we will take what we can get with what little time we have. Both ends of the adventurist spectrum share a common center point, and that is to preserve the environment which enables us to do what we love. In many cases that means making a sacrifice, but when it comes to our natural bug repellent with 7 organically sourced essential oils, it […]

For the Love of Wood - Infographic by Hudson Valley Style Magazine

For the Love of Wood – Why our World needs Wood

Why our world needs wood (BPT) – More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly established World Habitat Day, an important step in acknowledging that everyone deserves a safe place to live. However, housing availability in many cities is at a crisis level, where families have to choose between daily essentials and keeping roofs over their heads. Half of U.S. renters are living paycheck to paycheck because they’re spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on housing, according to the 2017 America’s Rental Housing Report — and that’s not just an issue felt in the U.S. but also […]