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Explore Wellness Design: A Guide to Creating Health-positive + Hi-vibe Interiors

Welcome to the era of "Wellness Design", where aesthetics meet functionality to promote well-being in our indoor living spaces. In this article, we'll embark on a journey to understand the principles of Wellness Design, with the help of our founder and wellness designer Brienne, exploring how they manifest in interior design to create life-supporting indoor environments.
May 08, 2024 — Brienne Derosier
Clean Out Indoor Environmental Toxins: A Functional Medicine Approach to Heal Chronic Illness

Clean Out Indoor Environmental Toxins: A Functional Medicine Approach to Heal Chronic Illness

We had the joy of sitting down with registered nurse, yoga teacher and functional medicine practitioner Ashley Shrader to discuss how one might explore the basic principles of functional medicine to root out the causes of mysterious and/or chronic illness. Read on to find out why Ashley looks into possible environmental toxins first when working with many of her new patients.
March 30, 2024 — Team Mache
Hidden Health Hazards at Home: Explore 6 Ways to Avoid Environmental Toxins

Hidden Health Hazards at Home: Explore 6 Ways to Avoid Environmental Toxins

In this pursuit of optimal health, the role of environmental toxins cannot be overstated. From mold lurking in the walls to pesticides lingering on our produce, these unseen assailants pose significant threats to our well-being. Understanding their impact and implementing measures for screening and intervention is paramount in safeguarding our health. 
March 29, 2024 — Team Mache
Green Living: The Role of Algae in Creating Biodegradable Home + Sporting Goods

Green Living: The Role of Algae in Creating Biodegradable Home + Sporting Goods

Environmental consciousness has made its way to the forefront of global discussions, which has led to the increasingly focus on sustainable goods and everyday products. Algae is emerging as a promising new eco-friendly, biodegradable material and this article explores the fascinating journey of algae from ponds to products, highlighting its role in promoting green living.
February 26, 2024 — Team Mache
Understanding "Sick Building Syndrome": Causes + Prevention Tips for Healthy Indoor Air

Understanding "Sick Building Syndrome": Causes + Prevention Tips for Healthy Indoor Air

Sick Building Syndrome serves as a stark reminder that our human well-being is intricately linked to the indoor environments we design and build. By implementing these tips and fostering awareness about indoor air quality, we can ensure our homes and workplaces promote health and vitality, not discomfort and disease.
Discover + Balance the Fire Element in your Home

Discover + Balance the Fire Element in your Home

In Traditional Chinese Medicine and the ancient Indian science for architecture and design, Vastu Shastra, the principles of balancing the elements extend beyond our bodies to the spaces we inhabit....
June 28, 2023 — Team Mache
Spring Cleaning Toxins: 5 Ways to Make a Clean and Sustainable Home with Mache

Beware of Cleaning Toxins: 5 Ways to Keep a Clean + Chemical-free Home

Spring is finally here! It's time to open up the windows, let in some fresh air, and give our homes a deep clean. But did you know that many conventional...
May 10, 2023 — Team Mache
Sustainable Interior Design by Brienne Derosier, CEO of Mache

Plan for a Non-Toxic Home: Eco-Friendly Interior Design Choices

Are you looking to create a toxin-free environment in your home? It's time to think beyond organic food and sustainable yoga props. One of the most significant ways you can...
April 20, 2023 — Team Mache
15 CREATIVE IDEAS TO REUSE YOUR YOGA MAT

Don't Toss it Out: 15 Creative Ideas to Reuse that Old Yoga Mat

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October 18, 2021 — Team Mache
yogis stretching in front of a mirror at their home gym with props and sustainable prop storage by Mache

10 Tips to Design Your Home Gym for Wellness

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June 22, 2021 — Team Mache
sustainable yoga storage

Handle With Care: How to Invest in Self-Care + the Wellness of Others

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April 19, 2021 — Brienne Derosier
Holistic Wellness Interior Design Tips for Your Home

Stay Home & Healthy: Craft Your Home With These 5 Designer Tips

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April 23, 2020 — Brienne Derosier