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Olas Verdes: Costa Rica’s Greenest Boutique Surf Hotel
If the quip “The journey is the destination” typifies your approach to travel then set your sights on Playa Guiones, Costa Rica. The humble but growing beach town is a two-and-a-half hour drive over mostly washboard dirt roads from the nearest international...
CULTURE
Do The Green Thing
Previously a digital mecca for the sustainably minded creative community, website Do The Green Thing was a thoughtful feed brimming with “playful propaganda" created by the likes of David Shrigley, Paula Scher, Neville Brody, Michael Bierut and Sir...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Donate to Planned Parenthood on Behalf of the GOP with DefundRefund A grassroots fundraising campaign called Defund Refund makes it simple to counteract the GOP’s efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood. The website allows users to easily...
CULTURE
Ecoscraps Organic Potting Soils
Though the practice dates back to ancient times, most people composting these days seem to be avid home gardeners with some time on their hands or science class students. Urging others to get in on the all-natural endeavor is Ecoscraps, a Utah...
KIDS_PETS
Giant Squid Pet Plush Toy
Lovers of pets and the planet, SF-based P.L.A.Y. offers an Under the Sea collection with a clam, turtle, starfish, crab and—our favorite—a giant squid to make your beloved dog go crazy. Inside each plush toy is a squeaker but also eco-friendly, certified...
DESIGN
Who Gives a Crap + Beci Orpin
Designer toilet paper might seem like a unnecessary luxury, but Who Gives A Crap has a socially conscious reason to team up with the very talented Australian designer Beci Orpin. After learning that 2.4 billion people have no access to a toilet...
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KIDS_PETS
Olga Metallic Teepee
Wolfum's eye-catching printed textiles and wallpaper are created with sustainability in mind, from fabric made of recycled PET bottles combined with organic cotton. All made in the USA, this black and gold teepee reaches six feet tall and becomes a...
DESIGN
QWSTION's Bags for the Urban Traveler
Founded in 2008 in Zurich, QWSTION was the brainchild of five guys with varied international backgrounds—Swiss, Dutch, Austrian, American and French—which explained why they were traveling so much. "The reason for starting the company was the fact...
DESIGN
HANGDSGN's CLING Magnetic Clothing Hanger
Not everybody is lucky enough to have giant walk-in wardrobes—and with that in mind, Chicago-based HANGDSGN's mission is to provide a minimalist, space-efficient way of storing clothes. Their name is an acronym, standing for "Home of Aspirations...
DESIGN
Porterlight's Customizable Cargo Bike
Young London-based company Porterlight has re-thought the cargo bike from scratch, and their debut model, the Bringley, is one that will have urban residents swapping out their car keys for bike helmets. Founder Lawrence Brand wanted to design...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2015 Subaru Outback in Yellowstone
by Sasha Barkans “There are Washburn Expedition reports from 1870 suggesting these springs sounded like distant artillery," our guide shouts over the bellowing Dragon’s Mouth Spring in Yellowstone National Park. As he tells us about the minerals...
DESIGN
Sixfold's Dynamic Leather Carriers
Sixfold, located in the Hudson Valley, is a small group of craftspeople who share the common goal of revolutionizing product design. They manufacture leather beer-carriers and other accessories like bottle openers while maintaining a production...
FOOD-DRINK
Fine Dining with Food Scraps at wastED
Local, seasonal ingredients weren't enough for Chef Dan Barber of iconic NYC farm-to-table restaurant Blue Hill. Long invested in the future of food and ethical consumption, Barber has a new experiment called wastED: a pop-up running through 31 March...
TRAVEL
Escape to Eremito, a Tranquil Retreat in Umbria, Italy
In what seems like the fourth consecutive month of winter here in New York, cabin fever is rife in those glued to their computers on a daily basis. To keep spirits up until spring offers its sympathy, we found inspiration in dreaming of simple escapes...
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