Friday, June 29, 2007

Liquid Enjoyment

Many of you are still sleeping and Happy Hour is hours away. Since we are faced with another weekend of Arizona like temps here's some great all natural and even organic cocktail mixers. Because you know you are going to be drinking and you care about what's in that cocktail!


ModMix - all organic mixes. Great flavors like Pomegranate Cosmo and Lavender lemon drop.


Colorado based Freshies - with all sorts of mixes. Including the Margarita and Bloody Mary mix which started it all.




Stirrings which offers everything from cocktails mixers to cocktail sodas, unique flavors like Espresso Martini and Wild Blueberry.



And last but not least Fever-tree - with various offerings including Bitter Lemon. As someone who loves lemon with their vodka this is right up my alley.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

An Object Gently Floating in Space

= PukaPuka in Japanese. I am a big Calder fan and these beautiful mobiles are reminiscent of his work, definitely on the list for my next baby gift. The mobiles are one-of-a-kind and created by Nina Still a Melbourne based designer. For more PukaPuka designs click here

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pearl's Back....

If you didn't get enough of Will Farrell and the Landlord (aka young Pearl) click here for the latest - Good Cop, baby Cop

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Red Flag Bags

Red Flag Design is a Vancouver company making fab bags from used sailcloths since 2004. I've posted a few of the all white versions - which I love, they have a very summery and nautical feel about them. Visit their website to check out all the great styles - click here.


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Monday, June 25, 2007

Indie Redux

Harrison Ford is working on another Indiana Jones film!! This is a recent shot of him on the set, incredible especially since I was face to face with him in Mexico 2 Xmases ago. Trust me, he did not look like this! Don't know how he's done it but he's turned back time.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Body absorbs 5lb of make-up chemicals a year

GRRROOOOSSSS - it seems so logical but when you wake up in the morning feeling pale and looking exhausted the last thing you want to do is skip the morning make-up/freshen-up/spruce-up/wake-up routine. Click here for article
Future postings may include recommendations for organic makeup options...stay tuned.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

More circles of poop

A week or so ago I wrote about worm poo, ele poo and the bitched, "when is someone going to do something about all the dog poo trapped in plastic bags??" (click here for post). Now it seems my question has been answered - a SF company is trying to convert dog poo to power/energy - click here for full article.

Here's a cute photo of a puppy from flickr just cuz....

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Milk Eggs Vodka

I am always spying on what others have in their grocery carts - come on you know you do it too!!! So needless to say, I love Milk Eggs Vodka, the book by ├╝ber-collector Bill Keaggy. It features more than 200 grocery lists discarded from shopping carts and parking lots. Keaggy offers his insights about what we eat and why. The book is based on Keaggy’s popular website - click here to view.


Curious how I discovered this book/blog, etc - via the fab Three Minds at Organic which is via an article in Ad Age (click here to read) - love that.

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Daily Sellout

After many years as a faithful devotee and preacher of the greatness of dailycandy.com, I've seen one too many laser treatment emails enter into my inbox and I am unsubscribing! I was griping to a friend and he recommended idealbite.com - same premise but with a green slant. So, I've signed up - it's been so good so far...Give it a try - click here




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Monday, June 18, 2007

I Crave

When the thermometer explodes - like yesterday (99'). I crave cold drinks and ice cream. I already love Green&Blacks organic chocolate bars so it was an exciting moment when I discovered their organic ice cream - yum. yum!

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Friday, June 15, 2007

WKND

A few mentions..

Fri - Heaven on Earth Festival - Denver 6-10p. Featuring edible art projects, cocoa butter chair massages, tarot readings and art
Fri-Sun - Climb4Life Colorado- climb-fest with clinics, yoga, parties, gear giveaways, free massages, and goodie bags— your money goes toward finding a cure for ovarian cancer. Various canyons around Boulder.
Sat - Sun - Lyons - Art on Apple Valley Road - 10-5 think Open Studios in Boulder - see artists Sarah Kinn, Juli Lunk and others +++ Check out the sculpture trail in downtown Lyons.
Sun - Niwot's Whistle Stop Sunday Market. The farmers market runs every Sunday from 10am to 2pm, through Sept 16, at Whistlestop Park, on the green next to the Bandstand.

Thursdays in Denver - Fashion on the Riverfront - good fashion, cocktails and scene.


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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wandering Sweets

We need more of these and less of....what were they called Flash Mobs?

Treat Street is a roving pop-up bakery stand running around LA (no Boulder plans). Take a look, how beautiful are these???
Pop-ups are all the rage - I blogged about the Uniqlo's some time ago - click here for story

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Excellent RSS

RSS is a GREAT tool. The inventor is a genius! Not everyone understand RSS feeds and thus takes advantage of this freebie.
I found this diagram via one of my RSS feeds ;o). Since I thought it provided a great visual, I pulled it and included a basic overview of the feature just for you.

The acronym stands for Really Simple Syndication, an XML format that was created to syndicate news, and a super easy way to read/share content on the web. But not everyone gets that so in it layman's terms = Ready for Some Stories. It is a way for you to get a quick list of the latest story headlines from all your favorite websites and blogs all in one place - YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT.

Instead of going to each site the RSS feed essentially brings them all to you.. . With RSS, you sign up for a website or blog, and get all the new headlines from your favs or bookmarked sites delivered to you.

This is the RSS icon. I have one on my Blog, down on the bottom on the left. All you need to do to start receiving RSS feeds, from my blog or any other location, is click the icon. This gives the website permission to send stories to your email. When you receive the feed, if the headline or byte looks interesting click and this will take you to the full story.

What are you waiting for....?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Cute & Cuddly

In need of a baby shower gift? Well, don't look to this company. These adorable & organic toys by SimplyFido are for your friend or family member of the 4-legged variety.

I wonder how these toys would rate in my dog (others refer to him as dinosaur, sasquatch or muppet-like) Ollie's, vigorous quality control testing?

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Leaf Freak



I luv tea & I am the BIGGEST sucker for packaging. I recently discovered Leaf teas. They offers all the above ++++, 100% natural teas and they give back 10% of the profits to the workers at tea gardens. I have not tried the tea (so no comments on the taste) but I am highly tempted...

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Lotus Fibers

It's been a scarf obsessed spring & I found theses gorgeous ones via Lotus by League of Artisans BUT then I read each purchase helps to bring $$$ to underprivileged artisans in India I was hooked!!



Next stop bedding....


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Monday, June 11, 2007

Good Bros & Bags

So you can't swap endless cases of beers for one of these babies (click here for story) and Freitag bags are nothing new. But these two brothers (what it is with these creative, eco, entrepreneurial pairs - see my previous post on Mio) make rad bags & there's a new model - 'the Leland.'

If you are not familiar with Freitag - they are bags made from discarded bike inner tubes, seat belts, used airbags and truck tarpaulins.

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Organic Data

Good growth indicators but no category has yet reached 10%, head to our local Whole Foods on a Sat or Sun afternoon (or most any evening) these stats seems most impossible. Then again, Boulder most definitely does not reflect any national standard or average.

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Could it be???

I spied this little bit O' street art over the weekend & you'll never guess where??? It was not painted by Cisco, although he said he wish he had...

For LOTS of amazing street art visit Wooster Collective

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Veggie Virgin

Sir Dick has done it again...

Today Europe's first vegetable-fueled train begins service in Branson's continued bid to fight global warming. He is running one of its trains on a 20 percent biodiesel blend for a six-month trial - click here for story


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My-Oh-My

While the temps last nite wouldn't indicate it's summer, or even spring for that matter, there seems to be lots of summer-esque events on for the weekend...

  • Fri - Boulder Outdoor Cinema Opens with Blazing Saddles, Sat - An Inconvenient Truth
  • Fri - Art, Music, etc at Broadway and Pearl (click here) by Jake Johansen
  • Fri - Second Friday at Joy Engine
  • Fri - Eldorado Springs Studios Party - Art, Fashion Show, Music - begins at 6p - no link...
  • Sat - Farmers Market and free admission to BMOCA - take a break from the crowds of the market, go upstairs in the museum to see the new installation by David Zimmer
  • Sat - SOBO Summerfest in the Southern Sun Parking Lot. Stars at 1p - JJ Grey & MOFRO Johnny Polanco, Quemando, Sambadende - 8 hours of live music - Beer Garden, Vendors, etc.
  • Sat - Summer Art Market: The Art Students League of Denver 15th annual outdoor showcase of works from over 270 artists. Sat–Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m. West Wash Park, Second and Grant streets.
  • Sat - BMA Benefit @ 6pm at RockyMounts. Food from Centro and West End, Beer from Oskar Blues, and Izzie! $15 for non-members, includes a one year membership and music all night by some of the best DJ's in Boulder.
  • Sat - Richard Thompson at Chautauqua
  • Sun - YOU NEED MORE??? Go see the Police at the Can

Next & Every Thursday @ 7:15p - Elephant’s Summerlong Backyard Talk Show- at the Trident

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Locavore

There is an article in Ad Age (click here) about the locavore movement and how big brands are scrambling to catch up, as usual...

It includes an interesting stat, albeit very outdated...
Every $100 spent at a local firm leaves $68 in the Chicago economy, compared with just $43 when $100 is spent at a chain store, according to the Andersonville Study of Retail Economics, published in October 2004. The study also found that for every square foot occupied by a local store, the economic impact topped $170, compared with $105 for a chain store.

All serving as a good reminder to visit the Farmers Market tonite!

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Circle of Poop

We now have worm poop producing plant food - see Terracycle. Although Scotts-Miracle Grow is fighting it every step of the way. Get over it Scotts!! Read more about the suit here

And Elephant Poop used for beautiful paper products with profits funneled back to protect those lovely Elephants. See Elephant Dung Paper for products and more info...
When is someone going to come up with a use for all the dog poopy stagnating away in plastic baggies?

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Venice Beach

I know am in the minority but I love LA. There are nooks and crannies all over the city that go against all the knee jerk stereotype of LA (you know it!!).

Great places like the Getty and areas like Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice where the shop and building owners strive to keep chains off the street (hello pearl street when did you sell out…) even though it grows like crazy.
It was recently uncovered that one of the building owners in AB is set to lease to a Pinkberry shop (for those of you not familiar with pb it's disgusting, totally faux yogurt chain that has replaced the ginormous Starbucks cup as the hit accessory and diet supplement on the virtually non-existent arms of celebrities in LA).
And it is causing quite the ruckus! Read a bit here
So now that I have sold you on a trip to LA (haha) - visit Abbot Kinney & go to Jin Patisserie - the most amazzzing and elegant sweets! A serene little shop set back off the main blvd. I mean check out this pasteries, they are works of art....

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Consumed with Murketing and Andy Warhol

If you follow the Consumed column by R.Walker in the NY Times Magazine I highly encourage you to visit his blog Murketing.

He recently linked to this Andy Warhol clip on youtube (click here) to view.
Since I was a kid I have loved Andy's work and think he was a flipping genius! I had pictures of his art plastered all over my room in high school. Read all the bios of him, Edie, etc...
Here's a work of Andy's with a Boulder connection and that's all I will say....

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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Water Watch

Dow teamed up with National Geographic magazine to create this map - Water Watch. The map shows the amount of safe water in the world, how quickly it's disappearing and what the future holds. It's an interesting site/map/whatever and worth visting.
Of course Dow omitted how much water is no longer 'safe' because they already polluted it. HEY, it's my blog I can say what I want.

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Monday, June 4, 2007

100% Looolo


100% Lovely.
I have not experienced the loveliness of these textiles first-hand but I have read so much about them I was compelled to share. And everyone can appreciate the beauty not only of their products but their commitment via this post.
Looolo - The name "LoooLo" is a visual representation of "100%", symbolizing our commitment to every aspect of the design process – from making the choice to use organic materials during development to consideration of the environmental footprint our products leave at the end of their useful lives. Since the textile industry is one of the largest known environmental polluters, we want to address this in order to affect global change.

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