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  • Mindful Holiday Traditions: Dairy-free Eggnog Chia Pudding

    By Staff | Living

    This season, in addition to our Magnifeco Holiday Gift Guide, we want to share more mindful ways to celebrate the holidays and asked some of our favorite people for their holiday traditions. Today, Dana McIntyre shares her dairy-free Eggnog Chia Pud...


  • How to Have a Mindful Holiday: Giving the Gift of Time

    By Kate | Living

    We've just written 12 days of holiday gifting ideas, featuring over 100 ethical and sustainable gift ideas. But when it comes to the holidays, buying and gifting 'things' is not the only way to celebrate. One of the things our loved ones want more th...


  • Holiday Gift Guide: Making Air Travel Zen, Gift Ideas for Travelers

    By Kate | Living

    Between launching EcoSessions (our global event series that connects industry, designers and citizens around topics for change) and speaking about the Magnifeco book, I flew over 70,000 miles this year. Whether traveling for work-or getting ready for...


  • Sustainable Seaweed Collection: Nienke Hoogvliet

    By Valerie Hutterer | Living

    For Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet it all started with SEA ME: A rug made of sea algae yarn, knotted by hand in an old fishing net. Capturing the contrast between the polluting plastic waste issues and the beautiful things the sea has to offer....


  • MushLume Lights: Biodesign adding Beauty to our Homes

    By Staff | Living

    You love vegetables, right? What about as part of your decor? Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe has figured out how to use mushroom mycelium (the root structure of the fungus) to grow lampshades. The mycelium has thin networks of filaments, that branc...


  • Ishinomaki Laboratory - a studio for recovery from the Japanese tsunami

    By Aya | Living

    A large number of people in east Japan, especially residents in the seaside towns who suffered from the tsunami, lost family, friends and homes on March 11th, 2011. After the disaster, great efforts of reconstruction were made by locals and with help...


  • Boutique of the week: EuropeanMarket

    By Kate | Living

    For people with European tastes, live is getting easier; EuropeanMarket, the brainchild of Chris and Sue Ellibee, is an online boutique offering European homewares, accessories, crafts, antiques, foods, and toys from artisans and small manufacturers...


  • Organic cotton sheeting, sweet and basic

    By Kate | Living

    Conventional cotton is problematic; harmful to the farmers, their animals, their communities and the water tables in their proximity. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency considers seven of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton in the United S...


  • Taking what was destined for the dump + making new

    By Kate | Living

    The mission of New Zealand bag maker WAS is to 'make great products that people love!' But the fact that all WAS products are upcycled waste that would be otherwise be destined for landfill, grabbed our attention. WAS started as a bag company taki...