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Spooky…

…a home on North Astor Street in Chicago is ready for Halloween…

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Oct 16, 2014
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Five Fab Finds….

artis cosmetic brushes…designed by ex-MAC executive…

100% egyptian cotton towels from daniella witte’s shop…

alada porcelain cup by estúdio manus

grass mounds…axial symphony, china, by design systems ltd.

cleartones…minimalist ringtones…here

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Oct 9, 2014
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Float Away…

…I have been nursing a sore muscle in my back for the past few days.  I happened upon, (thank you, Trendland,)  Float by Unnur Valdis and wished I could try to heal my aching back in the geothermal pools in magical Iceland…with Float gear in hand, of course…

Most hot springs are artificially constructed — many to marvelous results — altering the local scenery. But Iceland’s geothermal pools use the natural landscape as the experience’s foundation. Here, pools are larger, and unlike their counterparts in Japan, they’re ideal for floating your entire body.

With that in mind, Unnur Valdis dared to design an accessory that improves the bathing experience in hot water — and does so with an entirely understated and tailored approach. Float, her simple-looking swim cap, is made from Neoprene-Lycra-Polyethylene foam and designed to embrace the bathers head into total relaxation. Floating is no longer an awkward sensation overwhelming your body’s equilibrium.Valdis’ innovation is a shortcut for effortless relaxation, regardless of location. Try it at your local spring or pool (or, ideally, as an accomplice on your next trip north).

…yes, please!…

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Oct 8, 2014
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Natural Beauty…

may you find natural beauty today…and everyday.

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Sep 1, 2014
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1000th Post for cabbagerose…

…I would like to say thank you for visiting…the door is always open.  I have enjoyed getting acquainted with many of you.  Cheers!

Earlier this week I posted innovative uses for paper.  Now let’s take a look at Paper Cave Space, a stunning multi-functional device that can be used as an office, a saloon, a meeting place, a lounge or a bar.  A wildly creative design by Kotaro Horiuchi

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Aug 9, 2014
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H2O…

…when having fun in the sun, stay hydrated…

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Aug 3, 2014
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Lovely Buddha…

…always brings a sense of peace and integrity to a space…

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Aug 2, 2014
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Harvest JUICERY…

…oh my goodness…and I am speaking of  yummy goodness!  I cannot tell you how many times I have held my nose while choking down freshly squeezed concoctions.  Harvest JUICERY has snuffed-out my juicing misery with delicious cold-pressed juice delights.  What is cold-pressed juice, you say? It’s juice that’s hydraulically pressed…a fancy press that does not generate any heat, keeping the temperature of the product without oxidizing; and, then pressed with thousands of pounds of pressure to extract the juice. The juice contains two to three pounds of vegetables in every bottle…

of course a cool venue is needed to ‘get the juices flowing’…by Chicago-based design firm, blochaus

the packaging is simple and honest…just like the product…

 

Krissy Sciarra, owner and chef, refers to her business as “a 21st century milkman that really does your body good.”  Harvest JUICERY delivers in the Chicago area…and, great news…they will ship out of state.  Cheers!

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Jul 24, 2014
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Creative Mind…

illustration/jesús devia

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Jul 3, 2014
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Testify…

…thank you to TheCoolist for a sensitive and well done post on social justice…and what you and I can do to effect change…

 

5 Ways You Can Fight Sex Trafficking, Right Now, From Your Computer

By: Guest Writer

Editor’s Note — In March, I had the pleasure to meet Cameron Conaway, a journalist who has dedicated his career to exposing the terrors of sex trafficking around the world. While such an article is outside our normal realm at TheCoolist, it is a poignant subject that exists in part because most of us would rather ignore it.  Cameron was kind enough to share 5 ways that you can fight sex trafficking, right now, from your computer. – Seamus Payne

More than once I’ve had someone approach me and say, “I want to help fight sex trafficking but I simply don’t have any time to volunteer.”

This is usually when I get to learn about their boss, Bill, and of how he’s a passive aggressive narcissist. Or of the precise times of little Madeline’s soccer practice throughout the week. It’s all valid. We’re all busy. But you need not spend ten hours each week volunteering at a local shelter for survivors of sex trafficking in order to help combat the crime. Here are 5 ways you can fight sex trafficking, right now, without leaving your computer.Bonus: Do two or more of these as soon as you finish reading the article.

(1) Follow the Warriors. While it is unbelievably rewarding to volunteer your time at shelters or to attend talks from some of the leaders in this field, equally important is supporting those who are on the ground, day after day, trying to eradicate this crime. Numbers matter in this fight. “Like” these Facebook pages and Follow these Twitter accounts:

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(2) Buy Books. I’ve been in this fight long enough to see the way in which some writers are simply using this cause to make money. Lots of money. So here are a few books by those who are pioneers in the anti-slavery movement, and by those who are continually pushing the conversation forward:

(3) Donate What You Can. Here are two organizations that I’ve connected with and that I personally believe do productive work with the money they receive. It’s cliché, but no donation is too small.

(4) Share an Article. Publishers are struggling to stay afloat these days, and one way they pay the bills and can pay their writers is through pageviews. This means that just as you wield your consumer power in the grocery store and at the mall, so too do you wield consumer power with each site you visit. Here are a few articles worth reading and sharing:

(5) Join the Google+ Human Trafficking Community. With updates every hour (and the ability to toggle them on and off) the Google+ Human Trafficking Community is a terrific way to stay informed about all aspects of the global anti-slavery movement. Members will find everything from breaking news and influential political decisions to inspiring stories from survivors. And you know the next part: Share what you learn!

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Cameron Conaway, Executive Director at The Good Men Project, is a freelance journalist who has covered stories of human trafficking from Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, and elsewhere. A frequent speaker on the topic, Conaway serves on the Editorial Board at Slavery Today: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Human Trafficking Solutions.

via:  TheCoolist

 

Jun 29, 2014
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Spin Gold…

…go ahead…you can make it happen…

Jee Young Lee

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Jun 27, 2014
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Open Your Eyes…

…and flower…

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Jun 26, 2014
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Happiness…

…meet Chris…

John Chester from Apricot Lane Farms

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Jun 1, 2014
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Mom…

…take 5…you deserve it.  Happy Mothers’ day from cabbagerose…

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May 11, 2014
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