Ep. 14: Danny Seo

In this episode, eco-friendly lifestyle expert Danny Seo talks to us about how he found his true calling at 12 years old, how being famous in Korea at a young age helped him keep his ego in check, and how he navigates tough situations by trying to understand the underlying intentions. Also, there may be a snake loose in his cabin, and he really hates golf. Listen: 

Photo: Jonas Jungblut

Photo: Jonas Jungblut

From the age of 12, Danny has pretty much known what he wanted to do with his life. He started a successful nonprofit during high school that changed the entire trajectory of his life. From international recognition to 10 books to a magazine to a TV show, Danny takes advantage of reaching as many people as possible to spread his message of designing a sustainable life. He recounts his unusual story with us, including some of the challenges of running an international organization in rural Pennsylvania while still trying to graduate high school. 

Danny on set

Danny on set

In recent years, Danny has been planning his eco-friendly takeover of all media, launching a magazine, Naturally, Danny Seo, which he is now bringing to the small screen with a TV show on NBC of the same name. He has long been known in the community as being a huge advocate of people making small changes in their lives, whether it be buying a hybrid, using a sustainable surface for countertops (as he demonstrated in his own home pictured below), or simply buying local produce. 

Danny's previous home in Bucks County, PA. All American-made products were used to renovate the kitchen - Wilsonart laminate for the countertops, herringbone ceramic wood grain tile flooring and green tile backsplash from Shaw Flooring, appliances from Bosch, and stainless steel cabinets from Lasertron. Bar features Wilsonart HD laminate walls and countertop in Walnut.

Danny's previous home in Bucks County, PA. All American-made products were used to renovate the kitchen - Wilsonart laminate for the countertops, herringbone ceramic wood grain tile flooring and green tile backsplash from Shaw Flooring, appliances from Bosch, and stainless steel cabinets from Lasertron. Bar features Wilsonart HD laminate walls and countertop in Walnut.

Danny created this upcycled light fixture for the outdoor dining room in his former house.

Danny created this upcycled light fixture for the outdoor dining room in his former house.

Reading nook in Danny's cabin features a vintage cot from eBay that he filled with throws and pillows to create a really cozy spot to relax. He added vintage horse show ribbons for a fun, colorful addition to the space. Watch out for the snakes! :) 

Reading nook in Danny's cabin features a vintage cot from eBay that he filled with throws and pillows to create a really cozy spot to relax. He added vintage horse show ribbons for a fun, colorful addition to the space. Watch out for the snakes! :) 

Listen to Danny tell stories of cabin snakes and how he came to meet Jane Goodall (fyi - she's awesome!), and more! 

Upcycled bath mat made with corks

Upcycled bath mat made with corks

Reclaimed wood picture frames

Reclaimed wood picture frames

For more Danny Seo, visit naturallydannyseo.com and follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Danny's show, Naturally Danny Seo, premieres on NBC this week. Check out all of his books here.

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Special thanks to Chris Modl of Yore Studio for editing this episode.
Music in this episode courtesy of El Ten Eleven—hear more on Bandcamp.
Shoutout to Jenny Rask for designing the Clever logo.