1. DIY (Do It Yourself)
DIY means ‘Do It Yourself’. It is a term used to describe making, modifying, or reforming of something without the aid of experts or professionals. Young people have strong individuality and seek for something different or unique one-of-a-kind stuff. They are rather making or creating their own things instead of chasing the same thing. To keep pace with this trend, there are many DIY-related magazines, TV programs, or Internet blogs. My blog introduces 100% Handmade, craft stores and home decor ideas.
- Etsy: Etsy is the world’s most vibrant handmade, vintage marketplace. Anyone can sell or buy items and share stories.(www.etsy.com)
- DIY Wedding: The DIY trend is slowly becoming a part of many weddings. Instead of spending lots of money to hire out for each individual service, people choosing to do it themselves and creating unique event. (www.diywedding.org)
- One-of-a-kind Show: The site features an endless selection of handcrafted items created by talented artists and craftspeople. (www.oneofakindshow.com)
- DIY Network: From remodeling to decorating, anyone can be an expert for your house. (www.diynetwork.com)
2. How To
Along with the DIY trend, ‘How To’ is also very popular term these days. Even though we are not an expert, there are a lot of “how to do everything by myself” blogs, websites, and articles so that we can easily follow step by step. I am suggesting easy and useful home decor, organic cooking tips or green living ideas with a small budget.
- eHow: This website has over 150,000 ‘How To’ videos and articles. (www.ehow.com)
- Howcast: The site offers useful ‘How To’ information. Like YouTube, anyone can upload their own ‘How To’ videos so that they are sharing and engaging each other. (www.howcast.com)
- WikiHow: This is the world’s how to manual. You can learn from here, write your own ‘How To’ and share with people around the world, and even work together and make a better ‘How To’ for everyone. (www.wikihow.com)
- How To Video: There are a lot of ‘How To’ videos on YouTube site from professional site (like Etsy) to personal up-loadings.(www.youtube.com)
Due to some serious issues of the environmental impact of pollution, people become conscious of living in healthy environment. People pursue more green, eco-friendly life for a sustainable future, and try to reduce, reuse, and recycle things. Green Living is pretty popular now. People eat organic food, shop eco-friendly goods. I named my theme ‘Eco-Chic’ because even though we are reuse or recycle items, we can reform them more unique and stylish.
- re-nest: This blog provides abundant healthy, green living tips and designs. (www.re-nest.com)
- EcoWedding: Useful tips for eco-wedding like, paperless invitation, organic food, eco-honeymoon plans, and other people’s eco-wedding stories.(www.ecowedding.org)
- Econscious Market: The site offers various green products and they donate up to 10% of each purchase to Non-profit organizations. (www.econsciousmarket.com)
- Viva Terra: “Living in Harmony with Nature”, Viva Terra is an eco-shop made by organic, earth-friendly, and the purest ingredients. The shop also has recycled items too. (www.vivaterra.com)