Elevated Indulgence

Have you caught onto the trend for self-care? At one time, it may have been considered indulgent to, at least at times, put yourself first. Now? Here’s what we’re seeing. Variables such as budget, demographic, lifestyle, and location can all … Read More

Bringing The Outdoors, Indoors

I’m one of those people that “runs cold”… perhaps you know someone who has cold extremities. Especially in the winter, my hands and feet can be used as icy weapons against my warm blooded friends. So as lovely as wooden … Read More

The Cycle Of Life – Green Burial

There have been many “green funeral” alternatives in the last few years,  vertical burials or solar panels atop mausoleums, for example. Well the latest comes from Spanish designer Martín Ruiz de Azúa.  These biodegradable “Bios Urns” combine human remains with … Read More

Gender Nurturing

Whether you act like a girl or play like a boy may not correspond to the sex you happen to be. In a recent study, researchers disguised the gender of the babies in the test and allowed adults to observe them. … Read More

The Nature Cure

Depression is up. Connection with nature is down. This modern schism is being reconnected by something called eco-therapy. People spend so much time in their heads doing email, texting, iPodding and iPhoning, it’s no wonder they feel cut off from the earthy, foundational feelings that come from interacting with nature and all the benefits that entails. … Read More

The i:wing Fan

Several recent advancements in technology and design have come out of things based on nature, from glue based on how ivy hangs to bullet trains based on the precision of a bird. … Read More

Getting Back to Nature

Are you stressed? Anxious? Disconnected? Depressed? Do you really want to go sit on a couch in a dark office and talk about your problems? Whah whah….psychologists are beginning to recognize that some of this issues could be relieved by simply getting back to nature. … Read More

Mind the Curb

A year ago we saw the reverse graffiti work of Paul Curtis, who would wash messages onto the dirty surfaces of cars, streets, and walls throughout Leeds, England. It made for interesting street art seeing the contrast between the dirty … Read More

Natural Year Phone

Not really sure what to make of this phone. As one blogger pointed while reviewing the device, it’s really not very practical considering the abuse cell phones go through in everyday use. However, the effort is commendable as it took … Read More

South

In our search for the meaning of life, some have found that the answer lies not in a definite answer but in a process, an experience, something that leads us in a direction of how to give life meaning instead. … Read More