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DESIGN
Krochet Kids #KnowWhoMadeIt Campaign
Every item produced by California-based Krochet Kids comes complete with the signature of its maker. The brand offers men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories that have been handmade by women in Peru and Uganda—empowered by the non...
CULTURE
The Possible Project: A Makerspace for Teen Entrepreneurs
In a world where even a college degree seems to be barely enough to start a successful career path of any kind, entry into the workforce now demands a worthy skill set and competitive edge in a global economy. Anticipating this, lifelong entrepreneurs...
STYLE
Artist-Led Boxers by druthers
If you carefully choose which pair of selvedge jeans and limited-edition sneakers you climb into each day, why not choose undergarments as discerningly too? Several superior basics brands have popped up in recent years, but few have the personality...
CULTURE
Save Rex Ranch
Can an organization raise $735,000 in 40 days to buy an abandoned dude ranch in the southwestern Arizona desert? It just might be possible with Joseph Beyer—eternal optimist and Director of Digital Initiatives at the Sundance Institute—personally...
TRAVEL
Outdoor Project
Guidebooks, websites, word-of-mouth—nowadays, there's a wealth of resources that an outdoor adventurer can consult before embarking on a trip. Oftentimes though, these resources aren't comprehensive, up-to-date, or even particularly reliable. Furthermore...
CULTURE
Randy Mamola and Riders for Health
by Katharine Erwin Randy Mamola is undoubtedly one of the greatest racers to never actually win a world championship. A crowd-pleasing racer with a heart of gold, Mamola's best known moment was in 1985 with Moto Grand Prix's most epic save. Mamola...
STYLE
The Vanity Project
Fed up with their positions in finance and real estate, friends Omri Bojko and Jason Sochol embarked on a quest to find something more meaningful to do, and thus created the The Vanity Project (TVP) in 2011. The two Northwestern grads had begun...
DESIGN
The Water Tank Project
With less than 1% of all fresh water on Earth safe for human consumption—a number that works out to around 200,000 km3 of water—the truth about the world's available supply is frightening. To draw attention to the urgency of water conservation...
CULTURE
High Line: The Inside Story
The road to creating one of New York's most beloved parks was not unlike the unruly terrain that High Line: The Inside Story of New York City's Park in the Sky," chronicles the behind-the-scenes of the epic ten-year restoration project. The...
FOOD-DRINK
Hot Chocolate for Bedouins
When a mutual friend connected me with filmmaker Sebastian Lindstrom, he mentioned something about camel milk. A little research brought up several amusing web domains, including a site about camels, BeTheCheese.org, and one about where Lindstrom...
CULTURE
This is NPR: The First Forty Years
by Noah Armstrong Both beautifully designed and infinitely interesting, "This is NPR: The First Forty Years" chronicles the first 40 years of National Public Radio. Correspondents who have been—and many who still are—in the thick of...
CULTURE
My Story, My Goal
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals—the ambitious list of global objectives put together by world leaders in September of 2000—have just five years until the deadline and are seriously behind schedule. With pie-in-the-sky...
STYLE
Fair Wear Foundation
Thanks to our tech-enabled world, the idea of global transparency is more of a reality now than ever. But in an industry as large as fashion, it's still difficult still to know the conditions of many production facilities. That's where the labor...
STYLE
Krochet Kids Crochet Beanies
By 2050, Africa will be home to almost a quarter of the world's urban population—the altruistic friends behind Krochet Kids International hope to empower the women of this rapidly growing continent by providing them the entrepreneurial skills...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Robert Hammond at The 99% Conference
by Gregory MitnickIn this video, Friends of the High Line co-founder Robert Hammond tells the story of how he helped reinvent a gritty elevated railway into what is NYC's most celebrated public space since Central Park. He shares images and animations...
TECH
FreeKibble
Freekibble was started by Mimi Ausland, a 12-year-old girl passionate about animals, and with her efforts and supporters, the site has raised 50 tons of food for needy animals in shelters to date. By working with founding sponsor Castor and Pollux...
CULTURE
X Initiative Art Project
X Initiative is a not-for-profit artistic endeavor which challenges members of the contemporary art community to think about new possibilities for experiencing and producing contemporary art. Organized into four seasonal phases during its year-long...
CULTURE
Invasion: evasion by Baibakov Art Projects
Located in a former chocolate factory overlooking the Moscow River, Baibakov Art Projects is a group of fifteen Russian artists who have been selected to work in the 2,800-square-meter site and have been given complete freedom to create art without...
TECH
The Attention Trust
Attention Trust. They've developed their own software (or you can use an approved online service called Root) that allows you to track your own internet usage. It's a bit like spying on yourself, except it's all above board. Later on, you can review...
DESIGN
Hester Street Collaborative: Bad Design Darts
Hester Street Collaborative, the non-profit devoted to improving NYC's physical places and spaces through community participation, has been coming up with innovative solutions to urban problems since 1997 when it was founded by the architecture...
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