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Goodlifer: Designing for Movement - Q&A with Nicole Lenzen

On Ethical Design, Feminine Silhouettes & Swing Dancing – Q&A with Nicole Lenzen

After a decade creating custom hand-made gowns, Brooklyn-based designer Nicole Lenzen has developed a keen understanding of how to create beautifully constructed garments that flatter and empower the modern woman. She spent the…

Goodlifer: Monstrum, Putting the Play Back in Playground

Monstrum, Putting the Play Back in Playground

On a beautiful evening in Stockholm this summer, I was walking to dinner with a friend. Suddenly my eye caught a giant wooden owl on the other side of the street, part of…

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…

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…

Goodlifer: Talking Collaboration, Poetry, Design & Beauty — Q&A with Florian Gonzalez of Jardins Florian

Talking Collaboration, Poetry, Design & Beauty — Q&A with Florian Gonzalez of Jardins Florian

The word “curated” is certainly overused these days, but there really is no better way to describe the collection of items available at Jardins Florian. Launched a year and a half ago, this…

Goodlifer: Karen Kanan Corrêa

Creating Beautiful Music and a Better World – Q&A with Futurebrite

In honor of International Women’s Day, we would like to introduce you to one of our favorite women. Karen Kanan Corrêa is a singer-songwriter who, when she’s not creating amazing music, somehow also…

Goodlifer: Amanda Henderson Knits for Autumn/Winter 2013

Textural Magic: Amanda Henderson Knits for Autumn/Winter 2013

It is always totally energizing to discover new talent during New York Fashion Week (NYFW), in part because many young designers today are opting out of traditional runway shows in order to present…

Goodlifer: Action Star Dolph Lundgren on Wellness, Happiness & the Good Life

Action Star Dolph Lundgren on Health, Happiness & Living The Good Life

Action star Dolph Lundgren may be known mostly for uttering classic lines like ‘I will break you’ (as Ivan Drago in ‘Rocky IV’) and blowing stuff up in action flicks, but there is…

Goodlifer: Nudie Jeans Co.

Going 100% Organic, Nudie Jeans Inspires Change in the Denim Industry

Ever since it was founded twelve years ago, Swedish denim brand Nudie Jeans Co. has had a strong focus on sustainability and responsibility, but in 2006 they made a public commitment to, in…

Goodlifer: People for Urban Progress

People for Urban Progress – Using Design to Improve Life in Cities

Based in Indianapolis, People for Urban Progress (PUP, for short) is a non-profit organization that successfully uses design and nostalgic ephemera to promote and advance public transit, environmental awareness, and urban design. It’s a…

Goodlifer: a.d.o. S/S13 - Dreaming of a More Organic Future

a.d.o. Spring/Summer 2013 – Dreaming of a More Organic Future

I first met Anjelika Krishna in conjunction with an art and fashion event that I organized at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn for Earth Day 2011. I had heard about Anjelika’s unusual…

Goodlifer: Nurmi - Sustainable Style from Finland

Nurmi – Sustainable Style from Finland

Nurmi is a Finnish sustainable clothing label that wants to “bring back the times when both the quality and the design of clothes were meant to last.” Anniina Nurmi, who hails from Tampere…

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