Since borrowing a London-based friend's credit card in order to use the communal bike system in Paris a couple summers back, I've been curious about less-complicated solutions to the lack of "chip and PIN" credit card technology available in the...
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While most think of caipirinhas and Havianas when it comes to Brazil, you might not know that the country leads the environmental movement in several areas. Already home to a nation of flex-fuel cars and Osklen's fish-skin shoes, a new fashion...
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Bertelli Biciclette Assemblate
Finding inspiration in vintage track racing catalogs and archival images, Francesco Bertelli builds gorgeously minimal bicycles in his NYC workshop Biciclette Assemblate. The Italian transplant's one-of-a-kind creations combine new, dead stock and...
Fetching Dog Shampoo
The "people-tested" Fetching Dog Shampoo from Brooklyn-based body care brand Skinny Skinny works on any pup, but was created specifically for dogs with sensitive skin. Comprised of all organic ingredients like rosemary, citronella and ylang ylang...
While shooting a yoga video at a cattle ranch in the Southwest, Jamie Getzwiller realized her colleagues were unable to maintain proper posture on the Navajo rugs they were using. The upshot was Yoga-Paws, fingerless gloves that allow you to get...
The Tides Zihuatanejo
Down a winding mountain road, about five minutes outside the center of Zihuatanejo on Playa la Ropa, lies the The Tides hotel. A Viceroy property that underwent a major re-branding in 2006, it's a slice of paradise on the west coast of Mexico, located...
Volkswagen Golf TDI
As "green" lifestyles become the norm, conspicuous environmentalism will hopefully give way to unpretentious examples like the new 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI, which subtly makes an eco-conscious statement by making their high-tech, cleaner...
Griffin Clarifi: Macro Lens for the iPhone
For those either stuck with ridiculous two-year AT&T contracts or just not ready to leap on the 3G S bandwagon for whatever reason, there are ways to make your old (aka "year old") 3G a little more S, starting with the Clarifi from Griffin...
Ponta dos Ganchos Resort, Brazil
Located on a private peninsula along Brazil's Southern coast and part of the esteemed Relaix & Chateaux group, Ponta dos Ganchos ranks among one of the world's most exclusive resorts. With over-the-top luxurious bungalows, genuinely gracious...
The spanish company Fon, billing itself as the largest WiFi community in the world, is poised to make a dramatic entrance to New York City this month. Their "free WiFi for all who contribute" manifesto found a comrade in technologist and...
Your Helicopter is Waiting
If you've been planning one of those sight-seeing helicopter tours around New York, you might want to wait a couple more weeks. On 27 March, US Helicopter is slated to commence air "taxi" service between JFK/LGA (Newark service coming...