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AP Furniture Reveals Flagship Collection From Hurricane-Felled Trees

Dec 31, 1969  |   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

Dec 31, 1969  |   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

Dec 31, 1969  |   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

Dec 31, 1969  |   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

Dec 31, 1969  |   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

Dec 31, 1969  |   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

Dec 31, 1969  |   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

Dec 31, 1969  |   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'

Dec 31, 1969  |   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

Dec 31, 1969  |   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

Dec 31, 1969  |   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

5 Eco-Friendly Hotels Going Under the Radar for the Greener Good

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Just because Earth Month is officially over doesn’t mean you should run right out and fuel up your private jet without a care in the world. But if you must, you can take solace in knowing that your luxury hotel of choice may have already adopted some pretty unassuming ways to care for both you and the environment during your stay. You might not even be aware it’s happening, which is great because you have tan lines and dinner reservations to worry about on vacation. In case you were curious though, here are some green hotels that are looking out for our planet while you sit back, relax and get pampered.... Read More

Chinese Beauty Brands Put Focus on Eco-Friendly Ingredients

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

After celebrating Earth Day last week, we’ve become much more aware of the kinds of chemicals, toxins and other harmful ingredients that are commonly used in health, beauty and fragrance products. We now have a whole new appreciation for eco-friendly beauty products— that’s why we’re more than thrilled to learn that China’s beauty industry puts a huge emphasis on health and safety benefits in their tubes, compacts and bottles. So if you’re interested in natural alternatives to the items that are currently in your beauty bag, there may be no better example than the one that China is setting.... Read More

Harney Sushi Takes Sustainable Seafood Seriously

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Many businesses today are striving to be socially and environmentally responsible, but few in the San Diego restaurant realm may come close to the efforts of Harney Sushi—a hotspot that’s as cool as it is eco-conscious. This restaurant exemplifies ecological integrity by forsaking popular sushi ingredients that are either over-fished or have a negative impact on the environment.... Read More

Get Your Green On This Earth Day With These All-Natural Beauty Products

Dec 31, 1969  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

It’s Earth Day, and we couldn’t think of a more beautiful way to celebrate than by throwing together a list of our favorite eco-friendly makeup and skincare products. Back in the day, before we knew all about the danger of using chemical-laden tubes and compacts, the term “all-natural” as an adjective for cosmetics brought forth the image of lumpy, sticky, and strange smelling products. Today, thanks to a focus on consumer health, the market is booming with a number of skincare and beauty products that boast vegan, organic, and even gluten-free properties. Not only are these luxe items good for you and the Earth, the quality of these products are up-to-par with other household brands to help make the world and your vanity stand a more beautiful, natural, and chemical-free place.... Read More

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