A bottle that’s really swell


Did you know there’s an estimated 50 billion plastic bottles of water consumed each year in the US and over 200 billion bottles globally? Even with all this talk of going green, there’s still a lot of unnecessary plastic being manufactured and consumed for no other reason than convenience. The S’well Bottle is a beautiful … Continue reading

A new kind of bottle


We all know plastic is fantastic…but it can also be harmful to the environment. Not every type of plastic is recyclable in all areas, so unfortunately a lot of it ends up in landfills. Glass, on the other hand, is a class-act. First of all, it’s completely natural, made of silica (or sand). Unlike plastic, … Continue reading

Green Living Expo, Part V: Bag Lady


From now until November 15th, receive 25% off your entire purchase of Esse Reusable Bags online with the promo code: INTRO25 upon checkout. If you’re like me, you compartmentalize your life into many different bags. I have a gym bag, lunch bag, work bags, going out bags, bumming-around-town bags, and of course, reusable bags for grocery shopping … Continue reading

Something old, something new


Read all about Reknit and our exclusive interview with creator and graphic-designer extraordinaire, Haik Avanian.

Season’s Greetings


It’s (unofficially) spring! Here in Minneapolis it’s 62°F, and for this time of year, that’s fantastic! I have an overwhelming urge to sing Nina Simone‘s “Feeling Good,” while jogging by the lake. Instead, I am stuck indoors, going through my closet and mountains of paperwork. For some odd reason, I always tend to get more … Continue reading

Pebbles in the water


If you’ve ever traveled abroad you know that water conservation is a big thing. Some countries highly regulate water usage and charge a heavy tax on water consumption. In most countries, bathrooms are very small—especially showers—designed to get you in and out, in a very short amount of time. Wouldn’t it be great to have … Continue reading

The circle of life


An expository essay about the correlation between eggs and life, as seen through the Ovetto Recycling Bin and Wall·E’s Eve.