Honda UNI-CUB | Why Walk When You Can Ride?

May 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Honda UNI-CUB is an all-electric, self-balancing vehicle that cruises at three miles per hour and folds up for easy storage when not in use. This is the evolution of the U3-X personal mobility device that Honda introduced in 2009, when it was defined as a “self-balancing unicycle.”... Read More

Meet the 100 MPH, All-Electric Brammo Empulse Motorcycle

May 21, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Brammo Empulse all-electric motorcycle, which was introduced earlier this month, is the first model that the Oregon-based manufacturer plans for mass-market production. The Empulse sports motorcycle uses the same charging stations that are used by the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf.... Read More

Volta Volaré GT4 Electric Aircraft to Begin Testing this Spring

May 4, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The electric-powered GT4 by Volta Volaré is a four-passenger plane with a powertrain that operates both an electric- and a petroleum-powered engine. The manufacturer of the private aircraft Popular Science (PopSci) recently headlined as “...the first production-ready electric airplane” announced that flight testing would begin this spring.... Read More

Local Seasonal Spa Treatments Offered Around the World

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

The cheerful blossoms of this year’s early spring beckon would-be gardeners, farmers’ market browsers, and green living enthusiasts back to nature. Going locavore is sure to be a popular Earth Day resolution—and why stop with the products you eat and drink?... Read More

Eco-Committed | 8 Ways Napa Valley is Raising the Bar

Apr 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Over the past few years, the practice of sustainability has evolved from a noble concept to a full-on movement in the Napa Valley. Here are just some of the ways businesses in this leading wine region are stepping up their eco-commitment—improving wine quality and the way we all live.... Read More

Lost Crates Bring the Best in Design to Your Doorstep

Apr 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Sometimes you want something to make your room, office, or friend feel truly special, but you don't quite know what it is. Luckily you're likely to find the perfect thing you didn't even know you needed with Lost Crates, a subscription service that delivers design to your doorstep.... Read More

Third Party Certified Sustainable Luxury Resorts

Apr 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Want to make sure you stick with your Earth Day travel resolution of only frequenting truly eco-friendly hotels in 2012 and beyond? The best way to be assured that a business isn’t just “green-washing,” but is really sticking to sustainable practices, is by looking for a third-party certification from a recognized green building rating system. As a look at this gallery will prove, it’s possible to be “certified sustainable” without compromising anything in the way of luxury.... Read More

Celebrate Earth Day at The James New York

Apr 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This Earth Day, The James New York is offering a special package designed for those who want to give a little back while they get away. Guests not only enjoy exclusive savings, such as a $50 credit toward in-room dining from David Burke, but also join the ongoing effort to increase the urban forest.... Read More

Innovative Architecture in Clarke Quay Riverfront District, Singapore

Apr 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Spark,an international architectural and design agency with many accolades for its work in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and interior design garnered critical acclaim for its first major development in Asia, a dramatic, contemporary design located in the riverfront district of Clarke Quay in Singapore. Spark's innovative and visually catching structures are already succeeding in revitalizing the area and enticing tourists and residents alike back to the historic district. Seen here is an aerial view of this impressive project.... Read More

India's ITC Hotels Promotes Responsible Luxury with Allergy-Friendly Guestrooms Program

Apr 11, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

ITC Hotels has partnered with PURE Global to provide allergy-friendly guestrooms for all of its luxury hotels throughout India. More than 100 ITC hotels will be upgraded by this health-related initiative. "Not only are PURE Rooms great for people who struggle with respiratory issues, but provide the next generation's must-have amenity for leading hotel companies worldwide," said Vinny Lobdell, president of PURE Global. PURE Global reports that its patented technology, the PURE Room program, cleans, sanitizes, and seals all surfaces in a room, while filtering the air with medical-grade air cleaners. The process has been reported to eliminate up to 100 percent of ultra-fine particles known to cause illnesses. Guestrooms... Read More

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