Approaching the supermarket checkout line, we were transfixed by these confident headlines: "Decorate with junk" and "Pickles: Yes you can!" We picked up the publication, bought it -- and couldn't put it down.
It's Natural Home, a relative newcomer to the world of shelter magazines, and one with a twist: It showcases eco-friendly content -- a wealth of practical information about home, garden and leisure activities -- through beautifully designed layouts that feel at once contemporary and tranquil.
The current issue gives advice about choosing a healthy mattress, explains how to get a chair upholstered with organic fibers and dyes, and profiles beautiful dwellings that prove one needn't sacrifice beauty to live an environmentally conscious life.
For articles from the current issue, and links to information about anything from building materials to feng shui or travel, investigate the magazine's Web site, www.naturalhomemagazine.com.
Natural Home, published six times a year, is available for $4.99 at some whole-foods stores, newsstands and bookstores.
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