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The USDA refers to organic labeling as a 'Marketing program,' as highlighted in this article by Samantha Miller on Big Think. ORGANIC: 'Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation,' according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Any item labeled organic must be made with at least 95 percent organically produced materials. 100% ORGANIC: Contains only a single ingredient: fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy. MADE WITH ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: 70% of the ingredients are organic. The label can appear on the front of package, naming the specific organic ingredients. CONTAINS ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: Made with less than 70% organic ingredients.

Morrocan living room

Two pounds of pages and pages of day-glo space age decor. Robert Harling's 1971 Modern Furniture and Decoration is a flashback exploration of the plastic fantastic era in all its eye squinting inducing glory. There's something really wonderful about how adventurous interior decorators and furniture designers set out to be in the late 60's and early 70's. Acrylic, fiberglass, moulded plastics and organic geometrics were boldly paired with primary colours that still resonate today as being 'Modern'. Love it or hate it, this book's 208 pages are filled with unforgettable interiors. If you've got a great decor photo/image or design idea from an out-of-print source, please send it to la(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com, including the title and publication information. Not sure about the geometric bedding that matches the wallpaper, but I love the bed with low matching side tables. The setting totally screams 'Coffee, tea or me?'. I think Kelly Wearstler purchased this loveseat and made an outfit with the Pucci print upholstery.

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These 10 kitchens all have features you might not expect - small but impactful details to both surprise and delight. Above: A gorgeous wooden sink in a kitchen from Bolig Liv. A brass backsplash is just so perfect for this minimal kitchen from Vogue Living. Encaustic tile on the side of an island gives this kitchen from De Dujes a pleasing jolt of color and pattern. A glowing brass toekick adds a tiny bit of a glam to a traditional kitchen from Desire to Inspire. These minimal glass cabinets are the perfect counterpart to the more traditionally styled lower cabinets in this kitchen from AD Russia. An unexpected flooring transition adds personality to a kitchen from Royal Roulotte. Artful open shelving graces the kitchen in Violaine & Gaetan's Montreal home.

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What's sure is that this shower head will get a reaction out of everyone. Plus, the idea of having multiple movable jets like that seems kind of logical, even if it's slightly disturbing. This shower head is by the UK company Vado and it's aptly named Sculpture. The shower head boasts six flexible tentacles, that can be arranged anyway you like. Sculpture can be affixed onto the ceiling, creating something different each time you get into the shower. It reminds us of something out of The Matrix or some kind of squid, but even so, you got to admit that this was a great idea. Sure, not everyone has the money or the space to set up extra nozzles for their showers. The tentacles can be arranged to shower a wider area, which is pretty neat. In the morning, nothing wakes you up like a nice hot shower with strong jets. Some people don't even feel awake until they've had a shower. It's part of a ritual and this shower head promises to improve this.

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We loved the art table showcased in this Princess and the Pea Playroom, and kept it in our minds as inspiration. If you liked it too, this table provides the same large canvas along with drawer space for supplies. We like the fact that this desk provides lots of creative space, but it's also so functional. Not only does it have the space to put away all those supplies, but the desk is really a component system and the table can be raised with different legs when your child grows out of it.

Bright living room

Amanda's cramped main bathroom was in desperate need of two things: light and space. From Amanda: We bought our 1925 Sears Kit home in December of 2014 and have slowly been renovating room by room. Our upstairs bathroom was one of the rooms we learned to live with for almost two years. It had pale blue walls with years of mildew built up on them, cracked tile on the floors and walls and a toilet that hiked up our water bill every month. Our first step in the renovation was to remove the yellow tile from the wall. The tile may look good in the photo, but it was cracked in several places and there was an entire half of a wall that the tile was missing from. We then just gutted the bathroom from there, only leaving the shower tile. 'The bathroom is really small for a main bathroom so we knew when we rebuilt we wanted it to be light and bright. Before any rebuilding, we first installed new lighting above the sink, a vent in the ceiling to prevent future mold and mildew build up, and a light in the shower. We went with a light gray porcelain tile on the floor, new toilet, discount beadboard vanity, and decided to try out the'Fixer Upper' look with faux shiplap on the walls.

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We're awestruck by the modern and minimal renovation of an iconic mid-century Rummer home in Portland, Oregon. Those of us who want to capture runoff and have an attractive yard will be thrilled by Stephanie's discovery of a well-designed alternative to the typical ugly and space-wasting rain barrel. We also ask you to join us in welcoming three new bloggers-Trent, Rachel, and Amber-to the Re-nest team. Our theme this month is escapes: Rachel's got a post on finding green destinations; Trent suggests bicycle touring; and Amber's got more than a few good ideas for escaping the heat of summer if you can't get out of town. Stephanie finds the rainwater hog a narrow, more attractive alternative to the typical rainbarrel: a perfect for tight urban lots. Trent's got links to bike tour companies and resources to plan your own zero-carbon getaway. Amber, who is blogging from Texas, suggests Agua Fresca for cool refreshment... and has a few more ideas for enjoying summer when it's just too hot to spend time outside. Rachel suggests using the Green Maps System to find green destinations near and far.

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Living room with yellow sofa

Q: I am looking for an 8- to 12-seater extendable, rectangular dining table that will go with my orange chairs. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Newleaf in the comments - thanks! Have a question for our community? Send us yours with a photo or two attached.

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Contemporary living room

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After creating this roundup of beautiful bedrooms with wallpaper, I was inspired to search for wallpapers that would be especially suited to the bedroom. The requirements: beautiful patterns with a little bit of movement that add atmosphere without being overwhelming. Wish upon a star wallpaper, $198 from Anthropologie. For those with a bit of a sense of humor - Vigilant Floral wallpaper from Flavor Paper, starting at $300 a roll. Lines wallpaper in dark blue, €64.80/roll from Ferm Living. L'eckwa wallpaper in celadon, $275/roll from Eskayel. Diamante wallpaper in gold, $140/roll from Hygge & West.