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Launching heARTbeat on ecosalon.com »

Launching heARTbeat on ecosalon.com

If one lives long enough, and pays attention, everything seems to come full circle. A few years back, with my other company, we were asked to work on developing a blog project. It was full of win for an eco-marketing company. The brief was ambitious : create the basis to become the go-to green blog for the latest eco news, fashion, products [...]

Mixing Reality : Three Months of Blogging »

Mixing Reality : Three Months of Blogging

Thoughts on being back at blogging : At first it was an anonymous daily experiment to see if I could muster the personal discipline to be consistent, but three months  have gone by quickly.   I had help with contributions from Shaun Bybee who now lives in Lyon, France.  She spent many years in the fashion and beauty world, later [...]

Arbor Day : Elizabeth Klein : the Evolution of an Idea »

Arbor Day : Elizabeth Klein : the Evolution of an Idea

Today is the last Friday in April, Arbor Day, 2011.  The father of Arbor Day, J. Sterling Morton, said of his idea : Arbor Day is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future. We love this concept.  It reminds us of that it takes courage to propose for the future.  Which leads us [...]

Video of the day : Jonathan Harris : Today »

Video of the day : Jonathan Harris : Today

Jonathan Harris's picture a day project was one of those things we looked forward to seeing every day in 2010.  When he stopped, we wondered how he felt about it. So did the folks at  m ss ngp eces, creative storytellers "inspired by the limitless potential of the web".  In this video they made a film of all of the photos Jonathan [...]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s prophetic last »

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s prophetic last speech

On the 43rd anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  we are moved to post his last speech.  A speech, which was chillingly prophetic of what was to transpire the very next day, April 4, 1968.   Below please find John Legend's version of U2's tribute : Pride (In the Name of Love) in which Dr. King leaves us with the [...]

Peter Strange Yumi & Thoughts on the State of the »

Peter Strange Yumi & Thoughts on the State of the Economy

It's April Fools Day, 2011.  The New York Times reports : The United States economy added 216,000 jobs in March, as the nation continues a modest recovery. Still, threats to a more robust recovery remain, including a surge in energy and food prices, with the possibility of disruptions in oil production in the Middle East continuing to [...]

Charitable controversy? HELP JAPAN : Should we »

Charitable controversy?  HELP JAPAN :  Should we contribute by consuming?

Given all the goodwill and charitable efforts around the Japan disaster, there is always going to be the critic, the one to shed light in those dark corners where asking the tough questions can create quite a stir.  Currently,  John Pavlus is probing :  "Is This Poster to Aid Japan's Tsunami Victims a Crime Against Design?"  Designers like [...]

Age Doesn’t Apply for Fashion Doyennes of »

Age Doesn’t Apply for Fashion Doyennes of AdvancedStyle.com

  With the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, our thoughts are on those wonderful style mavens worth remembering both then and now.  Their personal style continues to inspire and will live on through history and  future generations. Fittingly,  albeit coincidentally,  photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style blog launched  an [...]

Question-of-the-day : 7 year olds being marketed »

Question-of-the-day : 7 year olds being marketed ‘push-up’ bikini tops?

We post about fashion, and the cultural influences of fashion regularly.  So this one caught our eye,  the new bikinis from Abercrombie Kids.  The spring line features three styles of tops:  triangle,  bandeau…and push up. Abercrombie Kids, the youth offshoot of Abercrombie, is selling push-up bikini tops for girls. The target market for [...]

RIP Elizabeth Taylor : 1932 – 2011 »

RIP Elizabeth Taylor : 1932 – 2011

Violet eyes, famous marriages, film star from the age of nine, and vulgar jewelry aside, we want to remember Elizabeth Taylor, who died today of congestive heart failure.  May her unfailing dedication to AIDS funding, and those who suffer with it, remain a legacy that outlasts her enduring image. Rest in peace, [...]

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