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A2B's Sculpted Electric Bike Collection Has Something For Everyone

Oct 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

"We don't build our bikes. We sculpt them."

That's a pretty heavy statement, but Hero Eco's A2B is standing by it with their luxury electric bike. The recent trend of powered bicycles has gone crazy within the past few years [...]... Read More

Would You Carry a Wooden Purse? Tesler + Mendelovitch Think You Might

Sep 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The impeccable craftsmanship of Tesler + Mendelovitch’s handcrafted wood clutches is enough to make one wonder if the exquisite objects d’ arte are made to wear or to display on a pedestal.... Read More

The Organic Pharmacy Is Proving You Don't Have To Sacrifice Beauty For Health

Sep 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

I have a deep and passionate love of skincare. Never mind that I have more lotions, oils and serums than any one person could use in a lifetime, I’m forever stocking and testing, searching for an elusive holy grail of skin products. I’ve gone through more bottles than I can count, rarely finishing or repurchasing any of them, convinced there’s always something better out there.... Read More

Step Aside TOMS: Julie Bee’s Takes on Eco-Friendly and Fashion Forward Shoes

Aug 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In a world of eco-jewelry, reworked leathers, organic cotton and recycled tees, we’re easily able to do double duty and save the environment while also looking snazzy. We can rock our conflict-free diamonds and know that from our head to our toes we’re saving the world. Except some of those shoes may not be the cutest, most comfortable or anything you want to be caught dead in.... Read More

AP Furniture Reveals Flagship Collection From Hurricane-Felled Trees

Aug 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Aaron Poritz — an American-born designer who divides his time between New York City, Managua and Nicaragua — is the creative mind behind AP Furniture, which he established last year. Specializing in responsibly-sourced hardwood furniture pieces, AP strives to blend a traditional approach to craftsmanship with contemporary designs that reflect today's trends.... Read More

Flavor Paper Makes Beastie Boy Mike D's Custom Brooklyn-Inspired Wallpaper a Reality

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Originally founded on the Oregon coast, Flavor Paper specializes in hand screenprinted wallpaper that ranges from vintage to contemporary patterns. Known for their large format silk screening, you can spot their work all over the world, from the W Hotel in New Orleans to The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York. More recently they worked with Mike Diamond (or Mike D to Beastie Boy fans) to help produce his Brookyln-inspired wallpaper design, Brooklyn Toile.... Read More

BMW Debuts Its First Electric Vehicle With Launch of New i3

Aug 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Choice is good for a discerning customer. Choice means a higher likelihood that your needs and tastes will be satisfied. And choice is what's coming to electric cars. Once maligned as the tree hugger's option, electric cars are slowly driving their way into the mainstream. In the past the choices were largely limited to options like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf, but now more mainstream automakers are getting on board, including BMW.... Read More

Alberto Parada Gets Environmental With Eco-Friendly Gold

Aug 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  1 Comment

When you think of sustainable jewelry, hemp bracelets and seed beads probably come to mind, but for Alberto Parada, going green is all about gold. Creating pieces that are environmentally and socially responsible doesn’t mean sacrificing beauty or quality.... Read More

Newport Beach Club's Tennis Cottage Shows What Eco-Friendly Really Means

Aug 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's safe to say that nearly everyone has seen homes being hailed as eco-friendly and environmentally conscious, but more often than not, it just means they stuck some solar panels on the roof and called it a day. Some companies truly take those notions to life though, such as Jillian Pritchard Cooke's home design philosophy Wellness Within Your Walls (WWYW).... Read More

The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa First Fully Solar Powered Luxury Property

Jul 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa has become the first Westin property and first major Caribbean resort to use solar power. Although many small boutique hotels that encourage ecotourism have used solar power, the new installation at the Westin St. Maarten marks the first time a large luxury resort has made a major green initiative.... Read More

Boys + Arrows Bikinis Are Bringing California Style to the Beach

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

You can never have too many bikinis. It’s pretty much the staple of summer, you live in it, swim in it, and party in it. And while everyone loves the itsy, bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow, polka dot bikini, it might be time to switch it up.... Read More

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse: Reformation Brings Eco-fashion to Your Closet

Jul 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  2 Comments

You drive your Prius hybrid, use your glass tumbler at Starbucks, and started a “Go Green” initiative at your office; you’re doing your part to help the planet. But what about that stunning silk shirt and pencil skirt you've got on? How many gallons of water did that take to make? Environmental fashion brand, Reformation is taking that passion for saving the world, and bringing it to our closets.... Read More

Southern Ocean Lodge: Down Under at Isolated and Exotic Australian 'Galapagos'

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

A leap and bound over a small section of the Southern Ocean, Kangaroo Island awaits for a distinctive adventure just south of Adelaide, Australia. The unique ecosystem of Kangaroo Island is a well-kept travel destination; even products from the mainland are not permitted on KI due to a rare Ligurian Bee Sanctuary and delicate balance of the indigenous wildlife. The Island is not only home to unique flora and fauna, it also is where globetrotters can discover the stunning Southern Ocean Lodge.... Read More

Local River: Farm Your Own Fish in This Self-Sustaining Ecosystem

May 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Fish aquariums are nothing new, but we're willing to bet your aquarium full of bored goldfish doesn't double as a self-sustaining ecosystem. French designers Mathieu Lehanneur and Anthony van den Bossche created Local River to eliminate the barrier between people and their environment, bringing sustainable food production to living rooms everywhere. Aside from it being pretty cool looking, it's one fish tank you won't have to clean.... Read More

Tesla Model S Earns Top Overall Test Score from Consumer Reports

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Tesla Model S has earned the highest score in Consumer Reports' ratings: a 99 out of 100. The consumer digest reported that the all-electric, $89,650 luxury sports car performed as well, overall, as any other vehicle ever tested by CR. However, the car cannot be recommended by the publication, because it lacks sufficient reliability data.... Read More

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