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Goodlifer: Like Scarlett Johansson, You Can Have Your Bubbles and Reduce Your Impact Too

Like Scarlett Johansson, You Can Have Your Bubbles and Reduce Your Impact Too

Sparkling water is a great alternative to less healthy beverages. A cold glass of (alcohol-free) bubbly with a fresh lemon wedge can be incredibly satisfying. It’s actually one of my current obsessions. Although…

Good (Last Minute) Gifts for Holiday Procrastinators

Good (Last Minute) Gifts for Holiday Procrastinators

The holidays snuck up on you again? Forgot to get presents for half the people on your list? Don’t worry, these ten crafty, thrifty, widely available gift ideas will ensure you won’t have…

Goodlifer: Shabd's New How-To Book: In Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It Share It

Shabd’s New How-To Book: ‘Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It’

The art of tie dye might seem like a trippy pastime complete with flower-crowned hippies celebrating Summer of Love chic, but this historic, alchemical technique is actually a time-honored textile tradition preserved by…

Goodlifer: Gift Guide: Good Gifts From A to Z, Part 2

Gift Guide: Good Gifts From A to Z, Part 2

As part 2 of our A to Z gift guide we continue our celebration of handcrafted goodness, artisan collaborations, wild(er) publications, and environmental art projects that propose new models for urban renewal. Giving…

Goodlifer: What I Made This Week

What I Made This Week: A Happy Initial

One of my resolutions for the new year is to make something, by hand, every week. And, in order to make good on that promise, I decided that I would share with you….

DIY Xmas – Make a Tree Topper From an Old Magazine & Tape

When I set up my Christmas tree this year I noticed that my tree topper was nowhere to be found. Not feeling like buying one, I started thinking about how I could easily…

Eco-Alternatives: 7 Pieces of (Sustainable) Wood Statement Jewelry

I often see something great from a conventional brand and find myself wishing there was a good eco-alternative. Well, chances are there is. At Stockholm Fashion Week, I fell seriously in love with…

Good News: Week 14

This week, we found new life from ancient giants, and hope in that 2011 promises to be a big year for important food issues. We discovered the beauty of mundane routines and 11…

Goodlifer: Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things Need But One LBD

Sometimes restrictions breed incredible creativity. Such was the case with the Uniform Project (which I wrote about last year), where Sheena Matheiken wore the same dress every day for a whole year, and…

Goodlifer: Recycled Couture at NY Fashion Week

Recycled Couture at NY Fashion Week

It’s the time of teetering heels again. Uncomfortable, spectacular footwear takes over the streets as the Bryant Park tents fill with fashion’s A-listers for the last time. Meanwhile The GreenShows, this year housed…

Goodlifer: Good Gifts

Good Gifts for the Holidays

The holidays are all about gathering with loved ones to enjoy a bountiful meal. Many of our most cherished memories evolve around food. But, we all tend to cook too much and a…

Goodlifer: D.I.Y. Cleaners: For the Kitchen

D.I.Y. Cleaners: For the Kitchen

Very few of those who like to cook actually enjoy cleaning their kitchen, but a way to make it a bit more pleasant, and a bit more like cooking, is to make your…

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