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STYLE
Neemic: Sustainable Fashion from Beijing
Despite a growing awareness about sustainability, China is not yet one of the places where green ideas come to fruition. In particular, the local fashion industry isn't sensitive toward environmental issues and the textile industry in the south of...
STYLE
Ultra-Soft T-Shirts by Schooner
One of the eternal wardrobe classics (the hunt for which has almost become a cliché) is the perfect white T-shirt. In East London, one in particular from a new company looks set to become a serious contender for the title. Schooner—which launched...
CULTURE
Off Piste: Nahanni Reforestation Photography Book
Nahanni Arntzen was born inside a teepee on the shore of the Kingcome River in remote British Columbia. Her parents were tree-planters, hired by logging companies to repopulate the large swaths of land left naked by clear cutting forestry operations...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility
New Yorkers have been required to recycle for over 25 years. While it's part of everyday life, what happens after the bags are loaded into a truck largely remains a mystery. We recently spent the day in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn to...
STYLE
Sharks of Perth T-Shirt
In response to the strongly protested and illogical shark cull in Western Australia, Melbourne-based artist and musician Leonie Brailey has created a delightfully sweet "Sharks of Perth" T-shirt. Featuring various types of sharks—gently exuding...
TECH
Breath Ultrasonic Humidifier
Like most seasonal and sporadically used home appliances, the humidifier is hardly something for showing off when not in use unless you've invested in one of Japan's streamlined designs like the Middle Colors or Plus Minus Zero. Hitting the US market...
DESIGN
AirplantFrame by Airplantman
For those who want to green up their homes without the hassle of repotting and getting soil everywhere or simply don't have the extra space in an already cramped apartment, air plants (or tillandsia) are an excellent option. Just as the name suggests...
TECH
Wavegarden 2.0
The idea of a wave-pool often calls to mind crowded water-parks with little ripples that are hardly worthy of their name. Spain's Wavegarden, the emerging leader in wave-pool technology is quickly changing that. Wavegarden creates consistently...
DESIGN
Interview: Jay Sae Jung Oh
The sculptural furnishings by Korea-born designer Jay Sae Jung Oh are stop-you-in-your-tracks beautiful—a complicated, show-stopping mix of materials that references centuries-old weaving techniques and yet feels entirely unexpected. Made from discarded...
TECH
Make Noise
A brilliant new initiative that's as exciting as it sounds, Make Noise aims to raise awareness about the importance of recycling electronics by supplying the UK with a host of free club nights around the nation this November. The project is the brainchild...
STYLE
Nau FW 12
Known for their efforts in sustainable production and simplified design, Portland-based Nau offers a selection of appealing, subdued outdoor apparel with each coming season. Their latest men's collection for Fall/Winter 2012 collection includes three...
STYLE
Second Chance
With a brand motto of "Today for Tomorrow," LA's Publish focuses on providing garments that are sustainable in terms of both design longevity and environmentally supportive production practices. To support this goal, Publish is launching the first...
DESIGN
Happy Homes
Advertorial content: Nest, maker of the Nest Learning Thermostat, has only just begun implementing their larger vision of creating happy homes. By reinventing a nondescript household necessity to make it a beautiful centerpiece of the home, Nest...
DESIGN
I AM NOT A VIRGIN
As the name implies, I AM NOT A VIRGIN uses recycled—non virgin—materials to produce their jeans and T-shirts. Now nearly four years into the business, founder Peter Heron is reaching out to his audience with a Kickstarter to keep...
STYLE
Jardins Florian + The Good Flock
Setting out to make the perfect tote, Parisian design label Jardins Florian teamed up with the Portland-based craftsmen of The Good Flock. Together they have created a stylishly minimal bag that speaks through its quality materials and handsome...
DESIGN
Vitamin Green
The intersection of sustainability and design is one that brings to bear problems and solutions wherein the problems can be life-threatening and the solutions critical. "Vitamin Green" is a massive, comprehensive snapshot of the design world's response...
FOOD-DRINK
Urban Farming
More than half the world's population now lives in cities, but when it comes to feeding them, trucking in the necessary amount of food isn't a sustainable process for any metropolis. Growing out of the need for better solutions, urban farming is becoming...
DESIGN
Bamboo Tech Accessories
Beloved by progressive designers and earth-conscious consumers, bamboo grows free from pesticides and fertilizers in low water conditions. Add to that construction-grade strength and a naturally gorgeous grain, and bamboo emerges as a top pick for...
STYLE
Ursa Major
Made among the Green Mountains of Vermont, Ursa Major skin care launched in late 2010 to provide men with a healthy and effective alternative to chemical-laden products. By favoring organic over synthetic, Ursa Major promotes a "super natural...
DESIGN
C6 by LivingHomes
The C6, a new low-cost abode by LivingHomes unveiled today at the TED conference in both Long Beach and Palm Springs, California, makes a substantial leap forward in green building. Designed with the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans in...
STYLE
132 5. by Issey Miyake
Having built his reputation on merging fashion with technology and methods of design far beyond conventional garment construction, Issey Miyake continues to move his now venerable house into new realms of womenswear. "Designers must not think egotistically...
TECH
Coco Mat Surfboards
As the latest innovation in sustainable surfboard production, Global Surf Industries' Coco Mat Technology employs coconut husk fibers to reduce both board weight and harmful chemicals used in processing and manufacturing. Weighing between three...
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