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People/Planet/Profit: The Impassioned Identities of Petter Stordalen

Mar 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Petter Stordalen is not a name that many Americans know well, except in hotel and hospitality circles. But in Scandinavia, especially in Norway, his name is almost a household word. He has taken the renowned Norwegian hard work ethic to astonishing... Read More

The Edgeland House May Be the Next Best Thing to Living in the Shire

Mar 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are quite few of us here at JustLuxe who would jump at the chance to live in J.R.R. Tolkien's dreamt-up Shire, it's not a secret, and that's exactly what the Edgeland House made me think of. 

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The Urban Beehive: Where Science Fiction Design Meets Delicious Honey

Feb 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Having a beehive in an apartment doesn't just sound like a bad idea, it sounds downright frightening — at least it used to. Philips has created what they're calling an urban beehive concept that not only collects rich, fresh bee-made honey, but the unit looks super cool; almost like something out of a Neill Blomkamp flick.

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Bario-Neal Helps Us Go Green with Environmentally-Friendly Jewelry Pieces

Jan 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

We all love jewelry—trendy pieces we can wear when we’re out with friends, glittering gems for date night, simple chains for just grabbing a bite to eat—but how much of what we own is ethically sourced? Do our cocktail rings do more than just adding something shiny to our fingertips? 

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Voxan Motors Unveils "Most Powerful Electric Motorcycle In the World"

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

French motorcycle manufacturer Voxan introduced the Wattman, which it claims is the "most powerful electric motorcycle in the world," at the Paris Motorcycle Show on December 2. The Wattman is a big, beefy hulk of a machine, measuring 7.7 feet long and weighing in at 772 pounds. Its 200-horsepower motor can accelerate  from 0-100mph in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 106mph. 

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Sustainable Stamp House Doubles As Category 5 Cyclone Shelter

Nov 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When Australia-based Charles Wright Architects were approached by a new client to design a carbon neutral home in an "environmentally sensitive site off-grid on the edge of the Far North Queensland (FNQ) beachfront rainforest," the firm embraced the challenge with excitement and the Stamp House is the impressive result. 

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Eco-Friendly e-Tuks Come To The Palm Resort & Spa in Dubai

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

During the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia on October 1, the new e-Tuk was unveiled to the masses. Already used around the world, the upgraded version of the three-wheeled rickshaw will now be employed at The Palm Resort & Spa in Dubai as transportation around the property in place of the typical golf cart.

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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

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