Ursa Major

11.10.10

Brand Spotlight: Ursa Major

In our One DegreeTV piece Essential Oils vs Mainstream Synthetics, Lunaroma’s Leila Bringas explains how chemical-intensive products are not only confusing our senses but also posing health risks. We’re happy to…

levis-501-selvedge-xl

11.08.10

Brands: Levi Strauss’s Water-saving Jeans

Comfort comes at a price. A typical pair of jeans, for example, is washed up to ten times to give it its ‘broken in’ appearance and feel. That’s roughly 42 liters of water per pair…

Chinese-Lanterns

11.05.10

When Holiday Rituals Need Tweaking

Holidays are, by their nature, not great…for nature. It’s a time for travel, consuming more than we do otherwise and celebrating traditions that mostly originated before a modern eco-aesthetic. And we love them! But can we tweak…

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11.04.10

VT Made – PowderJet Snowboards

“Hand built in the backwoods of Vermont…” PowderJet boards are constructed using only locally sourced, sustainably harvested woods, and non-toxic adhesives. Also, no metal edges, keeping the focus on powder. Sounds good to us.

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Inspiration: Laurent Laveder’s ‘Moon Games’

VPR‘s Jane Lindholm turned us on to these images from Laurent Laveder, featured on the NPR blog ‘The Picture Show.’ Laveder, a landscape astrophotographer and astronomy journalist, has provided images…

sideways bike

11.01.10

SideWaysBike puts a new spin on the morning commute

While this may not qualify as a game-changing innovation, the SidewaysBike is as good a way to start the week as any. The quirky invention- watch some videos here- from Irish cyclist/tinkerer Michael Killian…

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