"Inspiration" tag
Goodlifer: Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries – Jobs, Hope & Transformation for LA’s Former Gang Members

Since 1988, Homeboy Industries has provided job training and counseling to thousands of former gang members, giving them a rare opportunity to change their lives. The organization was started by Father Greg Boyle…

Goodlifer: Incredible Makeovers Help Cancer Patients Forget About Their Illness, If Only For a Second

Incredible Makeovers Help Cancer Patients Forget About Their Illness, If Only For a Second

You know what I miss the most? Being carefree. This statement is the inspiration behind the “If Only For a Second” project, a collaboration between the Mimi Foundation and Leo Burnett France. Twenty…

Goodlifer: My Mandela Moment

My Mandela Moment

As a great man passes on, I am grateful to have had the honor of spending two of his approximately 50,170,000 minutes on earth with him. In spring of 2000, I visited South…

Goodlifer: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk to Brooklyn

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk to Brooklyn

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is the first international exhibition dedicated to showcasing the work of one of the most groundbreaking French couturiers. Bold, poetic,…

Goodlifer: Farm Chic - Bruce Weber's "First Crush" for British Vogue

Farm Chic – Bruce Weber’s “First Crush” for British Vogue

In Bruce Weber‘s recent fashion film “First Crush,” shot for British Vogue, we meet a fresh-faced couple who seemingly live a pretty good life in a non-descript small town somewhere in rural America….

Goodlifer: Have These Scientists Discovered the Secret to Happiness?

Have These Scientists Discovered the Secret to Happiness?

Of course there’s no one key to universal happiness, but the scientists (it’s unclear if they are actually scientists) who performed this experiment may be onto something. Experiencing gratitude makes both you and…

Goodlifer: La Bella Figura Returns to Nature (And Manhattan)

La Bella Figura Returns to Nature (And Manhattan)

With more and more “green” and “eco” beauty products flooding supermarket and pharmacy shelves, it’s hard to decipher all the real organic and natural beauty products from the fake. Kathie Butler, a sustainable…

Goodlifer: Veuve Clicquot Goes Eco-Luxe With New Sustainable Packaging

Veuve Clicquot Goes Eco-Luxe With New Sustainable Packaging

It’s no secret that two of the things we like most here at Goodlifer are the color yellow and champagne. Imagine our excitement when we saw the new sustainability initiative from Veuve Cliquot,…

Goodlifer: Please Like Me - Celebrating The Difficulties That Make Us Unique

Please Like Me – Celebrating The Difficulties That Make Us Unique

There’s a lot we don’t share for fear of not being liked. By breaking the silence and talking about difficult things, we can also start breaking the stigma. That is the idea behind…

STATE’s Secret Summer Catalog Goes Old School Retail

STATE’s Secret Summer Catalog Goes Old School Retail

STATE’s Secret Summer Catalog is a tactile foray into what we want fashion to be: curated, handmade and so special we can’t help but want to buy and support. Goodlifer caught up with…

Works That Work: A Magazine of Unexpected Creativity

A week and a half ago I received the premier issue of a magazine that I have been thoroughly looking forward to, Peter Bil’ak’s Works That Work: A Magazine of Unexpected Creativity. Mid-sized…

Goodlifer: Birds on Wire - Music Inspired by Nature

Birds on Wire – Music Inspired by Nature

Bird sounds are one of nature’s finest forms of music and have probably inspired many musicians. But, what happens when the birds don’t even know they are making music? We took this picture…

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