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Wild Thymes, Honey

Wild Thymes, Honey

Posted 06 May 2009 | By | Categories: activism, animals, better world, branding, consciousness, consumerism, emily approved, environment, flowers, food, gardening, happiness, health, interconnected, product review, retail, science, senses, shopping, sustainability, taste, typography | No Comments

I’ve been seduced by a terroirist network known as New Zealand Artisan Honey, made up of passionate beekeepers producing honeys in small, quality batches from specific varietal sources among some of New Zealand’s most spectactular locations.

The Latest Issuu

Posted 20 February 2008 | By | Categories: advertising, art, better world, books, branding, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, photography, product review, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

Copenhagen-based ISSUU invites everyone to upload and turn their documents into beautiful turn-the-page magazine experiences for free. Once uploaded, people can bookmark, share and comment on it. Text is searchable so the document is easy to find. You can subscribe to an RSS feed of publications. Finally, you can also post and embed Issuu documents […]

G1G2 – Get One Give Two XO OLPCs

G1G2 – Get One Give Two XO OLPCs

Posted 11 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, marketing, observations, passions, product review, sustainability, technology | 4 Comments

Waveplace’s XO OLPC pilot program in Haiti needs your XO PCs. Emily’s analysis of the XO PC and requirements for next laptop.

NZ Notes: Sorry S.P…. I’m leaving you for Antipodes

NZ Notes: Sorry S.P…. I’m leaving you for Antipodes

Posted 06 December 2007 | By | Categories: better world, branding, consumerism, culture, design, emily approved, environment, food, happiness, health, marketing, passions, product review, senses, sustainability, taste, travel, typography | 1 Comment

I love bubbly beverages: Champagne and sparkling water are always my drinks of choice. Among the sparklers, Antipodes stands out. Coming from a deep natural aquifer to the surface in Whakatane, New Zealand, Antipodes has real mouth appeal. It’s less aggressively carbonated than my usual brew, San Pellegrino, and it’s easy on the eyes too. […]

Travel: Best Way From New York to Boston

Travel: Best Way From New York to Boston

Posted 09 November 2007 | By | Categories: better world, emily approved, nyc, product review, travel | No Comments

“I loathe the bus. There has to be a more dignified means of transportation.” –Sixteen Candles What’s the best way to get from New York to Boston? It’s not the Delta Shuttle or Amtrak Acela. Forget about Fung Wah and Vamoose. The most fabulous, luxurious and yet relatively environmentally friendly way to get from the […]

links for 2007-11-01: Looking at Things Differently

links for 2007-11-01: Looking at Things Differently

Posted 01 November 2007 | By | Categories: consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, fashion, funny, happiness, links, observations, photography, Product, product review, technology, typography, video | No Comments

Eye-Fi Wireless Camera 2GB SD Memory Card This is brilliant – a 2GB SD card for your camera that automagically uploads images to flickr (and many more services) when on a wifi network. (Thanks Photojojo!) (tags: photography wifi wireless camera cool gadgets flickr mobile photo technology) Undercover Jun Takashi’s Brain Bag Definitely my it-bag for […]

The Principles of Uncertainty with Maira Kalman

The Principles of Uncertainty with Maira Kalman

Posted 26 October 2007 | By | Categories: art, books, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, food, funny, happiness, love, music, nyc, people, product review, typography, women | 1 Comment

Mocha cream cake from Maira Kalman’s mother’s bakery on Johnson Avenue in Riverdale, NY (see p.246-247), served at a celebration for the release of The Principles of Uncertainty at the NYPL. Do you engage with pleasure, curiosity, fun and celebration (with time for naps) in the face of the tragedy of the day? Do you […]

On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance

Posted 28 May 2007 | By | Categories: books, culture, emily approved, happiness, product review, sustainability | 1 Comment

Four Sobering Facts About Women and Money:

  1. 50% of single women ages 21 to 34 report that “at this time in their lives money is for spending not saving”
  2. 55% agreed with the statement that “they were more likely to accumulate 30 pairs of shoes than $30,000 in retirement savings.”
  3. Thirty million of America’s 40 million-plus boomer women will not be able to afford to retire, will fall below the poverty line, and will experience poorer health in their later years with limited aid from traditional safety nets.
  4. The average age of widowhood in America is 55. Four out of five widows
    living below the poverty line had not been poor before their husbands died.

Four Empowering Insights About Money:

  1. Most people don’t have a clue about money.
  2. Things aren’t always what they seem.
  3. Literally millions of people are intimidated by money matters.
  4. After reading this book, you’ll know more than the vast majority of
    Americans.
What’s for Dinner, Dog: The Honest Kitchen

What’s for Dinner, Dog: The Honest Kitchen

Posted 18 April 2007 | By | Categories: animals, ask emily, emily approved, food, health, love, product review, shopping, sustainability, taste | 2 Comments

George of DiPaola Turkey Farms explains the benefits of local, free-range, humanely raised, antibiotic free turkeys to Cosmo at the Abingdon Square Greenmarket in New York City. Photo by Emily Davidow.[all the juicy stuff will soon be pasted in here.

ecolo at alessi

Posted 13 November 2006 | By | Categories: consumerism, culture, design, emily approved, environment, flowers, nyc, product review, senses, shopping | No Comments

Dropped in to the new light and uplifting Alessi store in SoHo designed by Hani Rashid of Asymptote. Their witty designs on every day objects always make me smile, but the “product” that captured my heart on this visit was Ecolo, a glorified set of instructions by Enzo Mari on how to recycle used plastic […]

the ultimate backpack: art + solar + helping others

Posted 30 July 2006 | By | Categories: art, branding, consumerism, culture, design, emily approved, environment, fashion, product review, shopping, technology | No Comments

New backpack coming out this fall from Tumi co-designed by Anish Kapoor to benefit Doctors without Borders, coinciding with the launch of Kapoor’s Sky Mirror installation at Rockefeller Center from September 19 through October 27th (also sponsored by Tumi and organized by Public Art Fund).The backpack features a solar panel on top for charging a phone or PDA. Constructed from red-on-gray FXT ballistic nylon with silver metallic lining, a removable padded laptop sleve and temperature controlled neoprene compartments.